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Summit County Weekly Fishing Report

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Summit County, Colorado

Just because there aren’t as many anglers out on the river doesn’t mean fishing season in Summit County is winding down. In fact, it’s almost the opposite.

“I’d just say we’re heading into local’s season,” said Adam McKenzie of Cutthroat Anglers in Silverthorne. “You’re going to have less crowds, because people aren’t traveling up here as much.”

And fish are certainly still to be had on local waters. McKenzie said that he caught about five fish on the Blue River during a 10-minute break from his work in the shop just a couple days ago.

“Just looking toward those usual pools in and around town are a good place to look,” McKenzie said of those angling the Blue in Silverthorne.

Though the fishing is still in full swing, the hatches have slowed down as of late, and McKenzie said that now it’s “time to get ready for some winter fishing.”

Using blue-winged olive patterns or beta-type insects is a good strategy right now, McKenzie added, and some small midge patterns, such as RS2s and WD40s, also should work.

McKenzie said the Lower Blue is still fishing well north of town, but that anglers should stay south of final bridge before the Green Mountain Reservoir in order to avoid the snaggers who’ve set up near the reservoir.

McKenzie added that the upper sections of the Colorado River, east of Parshall, are a good place to look right now as well. Streamers are working well on the Colorado, McKenzie said.

As reported the past few weeks, the Kokanee salmon are moving out of the Green Mountain Reservoir and up the Blue River. The salmon normally congregate in deep pools, so brightly colored streamers and worms should work well.

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