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Releases to the Blue River from Green Mountain Reservoir have resulted in a river that is much more enjoyable to fish. Now is a good time to give it float. Not much dry fly action reported at this time, but evenings should start seeing a few caddis. During the day, a variety of nymphs are working, including small stones.
The Dillon Reservoir tailwater continues to fish well, especially during the week when pressure is far less. Some excellent dry-fly fishing has been reported, primarily with midges. Early mornings or late evening is the best time for this approach. During the weekends, I personally would head west.
Consider passing by the Eagle River, tough as it is fishing well also, and make the trip to the Roaring Fork and Fryingpan rivers where the annual green drake hatch is under way. Let's face it, what more fun than fishing size 10 dry flies.
If the drakes aren't on top and the fish uncooperative, consider Ruedi, where the trout action from the shore has been excellent on just about everything thrown at them. Heavy spoons are a good starting point, as you can cover a lot of water quickly and they produce well.
Dillon has been fishing slow for many anglers. Personally,
I would avoid boating as the ANS inspection process is reportedly slow and operating on bankers hours. A canoe, kayak or float tube launched at the inlet areas is a better bet. Concentrate your efforts late and early with a fly and bubble rig will produce a few fish.
Williams Fork is one of the few area waters reporting decent lake trout action. Most fish have been coming on jigs worked from boats in 50-70 feet of water. Electronics are must to locate fish.