Monday, July 18, 2016

No Bait

The sign reads, Fishing by flys and lures only. Catch and release. No bait.

The Blue River is know for it's ample conditions for fly fishing. Beginning on the upper reaches of Hoosier Pass, the Blue River flows north through Breckenridge and Silverthorne on its way to its confluence with the Colorado River. During its trek north, the Blue fills two reservoirs and features many different fishing environments.

The Upper Blue, locally called the "Stair Steps," is located just north of the town’s rec center. The town improved this Colorado fly fishing stretch with a series of drop pools to hold trout during low water conditions and to offer an easy access fishery for visitors. This major restoration project was completed in the 1990’s to mitigate the damage of decades of mining