Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:
The Flow is 15 CFS above Lake Estes. Updated 12/1/2016. The Flow is running 23 CFS below Estes. We have had several cold days and nights and the river is starting to ice up. Flow below the dam is fluctuating as they finish up repairs. The fishing has been good with nymphs and small midges. Micro Mayfly, Zebra Midges, Tan sow bug, RS-2 in Black and sparkle wing RS2. Lead with Tarnished Bead Micro May or Pheasant tail with Blue Poison Tung or Red Two Bit Hooker in the middle. The inlet to Lake Estes has been affected by the low lake level but has some good fishing further up from the inlet.