Take particular note of the 5th post on this thread. sulross describes where a newbie should go very nicely. I used his info the first time I went and after a day there it made great sense. In particular, I used this part and now it’s my go-to area:
”If you will turn left just before Hughes Crossing and drive up that road until you see the dirt road going left and take it uphill, you can park in the lot and hike back to some beautiful areas.”
From that parking lot, start hiking north on the trail. The beautiful areas he mentions are what I call “The Waterfalls”. The first waterfall is about 1/2 mile up the trail. There are more nice waterfalls at the 3/4 mile point. The biggest honey of a waterfall is at the end of the trail which is about 1-1/4 miles from the parking lot. The pools below those waterfalls usually hold fish, especially in mild weather.
Last Edit: Nov 8, 2019 20:08:39 GMT -6 by darrelln09
Post by flyfishermann1955 on Dec 15, 2019 6:26:54 GMT -6
I made my first trip to the Blue River this season on Wednesday (4 Dec). The weather was sunny; temperature was above freezing in the AM and upper 50s in the PM. The water was high, but clear. I could see the bottom in 3 feet of water. I fished the upper campground area. The big pool below the upper dropoff was too deep to wade, so that was disappointing, especially since I was the only person there!
Catching was slow for me; 1 on a beadhead black WB and 4 on a size 24 zebra midge. Two guys in float tubes were hammering fish in 1 of the large, lake-like pools. They could reach the fish no one else could.