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Old 04-16-2010, 09:09 PM
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Default Fishing in the Silverthorne, Co. area?

I am planning a trip to Yellowstone this year and have a small detour for 3 days into Silverthorne, Co July 31st-Aug. 2nd. Any recommondations? What rivers are in the area worth checking into? What can I expect for bug activity? Did a little research on the Blue, looks pretty good. I would like to stay within a 30 - 45 minute drive if possible. Any help would greatly be appreciated. I live up in Northern michigan and fish the AuSable here in Grayling. We have had an early spring and have had some decent BWO's and Hendricksons coming off. Can't wait to get out west though.
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Default Re: Fishing in the Silverthorne, Co. area?

I used to live there. The Blue runs right through Silverthorne. When I lived there Silverthorne was all on one side of the river. It has become much bigger now. I used to clobber the fish right across the street from the mint bar. Probably gone now.
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Default Re: Fishing in the Silverthorne, Co. area?

Keep an eye on the Cutthroat Anglers web site fishing report and you will have a good idea how the Blue is fishing: Colorado Fishing Report from Cutthroat Anglers - Cutthroat Anglers

You would also have the opportunity to fish the Colorado River, travel north out of Silverton on Hwy 9 to Kremmling, then head east on hwy 40 toward Parshal and Sulfur Hot Springs, the Colorado River will be on your right and there are a number of well marked public access points.
Another option but a little further drive would to go go over to Glenwood Springs and head south on hwy 133. The Roaring Fork follows the road up to Aspen. It would be best to stop into one of the fly shops in the area and buy a river map of the Roaring Fork/Frying Pan that will detail all the public access points and to find out where the Green Drakes are located. They start hatching around the second half of July in Glenwood and progress up river. If you can hit the hatch you will have an epic day fishing big dry flies to silly trout! Here are a few of the local fly shop river reports, keep an eye out as you get closer to your trip.
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Default Re: Fishing in the Silverthorne, Co. area?

Silverthorne is all about the Blue. It's a tailwater that starts at Dillion Res. which is right there at Silverthorne. Great fishing for hard to get very large rainbows mostly. Bring Mysis shrimp patterns, and midges in sizes 22-26 and be prepared for crowds. Considering the time of year you're coming out, you may get into some good dry fly action, but those fish see so much sub-surface food they have no need to go to the top. If you go down river about 12 miles there is more public access at a State Park, whos name escapes me at the moment that is less crowded but the fish are smaller (12-16"). Enjoy and have a safe trip.
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Default Re: Fishing in the Silverthorne, Co. area?

There's a bike bath that runs along the Blue in Silverthorne that makes for easy access along the first couple miles below the Dillon Dam. Lots of fish of various sizes.
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