Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Flow above Lake Estes is 38 CFS and falling. You can fish the Big T from Estes down past Sleepy Hollow even with the Canyon closed due to construction.  You can access from Estes Park.  The snow from last week is mostly gone with the warm days.  The flow below Lake Estes is back up to 120 CFS. Updated 11/14/2017.  The fishing has been great.  Most action with Pheasant tail, Micro May and Blue Poison Tung followed by Sparkle Wing RS2.  Private Waters at Grandpa’s is great!  The inlet to Lake Estes is very good with a stocking in Lake Estes recently.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is fishing great and a flow of 70 CFS.  Olive Micro Mayfly and tan sow bugs or Chubby with a RS-2.  Several nice rainbows in the 18 inch range have been landed the last several weeks.  Lower Valley at Sylvandale is great in the Bass ponds and Trout ponds. 

Colorado River:

The Colorado River Flow at the Pumphouse area is running 600 CFS.  The cool Fall weather has slowed the fishing action.

Big Thompson below drake:

The road to Loveland is closed again until Spring.  Flow is 95 CFS with fair fishing.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

The fishing has been excellentt with Powerbait, worms, and salmon eggs on both Lake Estes and Mary's Lake. For lures, use Silver Panther Martin, Blue Fox, or Copper Kastmaster.   A few big fish can be found among the many small rainbows in Mary's Lake.  Lake Estes was stocked two weeks ago by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.  You can get a few on dry flies on Mary's Lake in the afternoon.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

The higher lakes are iced over.  Upper Big T in the Moraine is running at 17 cfs and fishing is starting to slow down, use Yellow Sallies, Parachute Adams, Deer Hair Ants, and droppers of small pheasant tails and pink San Juans.  Glacier Creek is fishing good, use Parachute Adams and small pheasant tail. Sprague Lake is mostly iced over, a lot of Brookies are stacked at the inlet to spawn.  A great sight to see.

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