15th Aug, 2012

Silverthorne Colorado Homes and Great Summit County Fishing

Love fishing? Think about purchasing a second home in Silverthorne Colorado or making the big move to Summit County real estate near Dillon Reservoir, Blue River and the Snake River. New developments of Silverthorne CO real estate have added fine mountain homes in Summit County to the established neighborhoods in the area.

Fishing around Silverthorne homes is pretty good this summer. Nearby waters are producing more fish than areas further away such as South Park. On July 24, 2012, the Summit Daily News article entitled “Summit County Fishing Report: Lower Blue River in Silverthorne fishing well,” talked about the mid-summer conditions.

Anglers fishing on the shores of inlets on Dillon Reservoir were catching rainbow trout with a variety of baits and lures. Dave Colson, the State of Colorado editor for FishExplorer.com recommended working steeper banks from a boat with marabou jigs to pull in brown trout.

Below Dillon Dam and all the way through Silverthorne, anglers are doing well on the Blue River. Coulson says successful ones necessarily use 6X or 7X light tippets, and they have to use midges, small mayfly nymphs, or Mysis shrimp to lure their catch.Further north, the Blue River near Green Mountain Reservoir will be experiencing flow changes from now into the fall season. While the Bureau of Reclamation makes adjustments, anglers will discover that the best fishing happens after “the releases are bumped up.”

Some fishermen are finding kokanee, a type of fish that swim in schools, in the inlet areas of Green Mountain Reservoir, Dillon Reservoir, Wolford Mountain Reservoir, Elevenmile, and other waters. Colson says is easier to find the kokanee using a depth finder. Where there’s one kokanee, there are usually more. Until one is caught, anglers may need to change depths, speeds, and lures.

For information about buying Colorado fishing properties in our scenic mountain villages, call Barrie Stimson, Breckenridge Realtor® at (970) 390-2560.

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