Fishing Report


Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Flow above Lake Estes is 365 CFS with some early runoff. Inlet and golf course is fishing slower with the high flow.  You can fish the Big T from Estes down now 7 miles to mile marker 72.  The highway will open for good on May 24. You can access from Estes Park. The Big Thompson below Lake Estes has climbed to 500 CFS.  Use Pats Rubber Legs, Blue Poison Tung then follow with Sow Bug or Copper Ribbed RS2 or Gray RS2.  Small Parachute Adams or size 18 BWO works on the risers.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is open water and flow of 700 CFS.  The water finally cleared with the Canyon construction done and the fishing is GREAT!  Pats Rubber legs, Olive Micro Mayfly and tan sow bugs or Chubby with a RS-2. 

Sylvandale:  Mother Lake is fishing great and lower Valley ponds are very productive.

Colorado River:

Several recent trips have produced some really nice rainbows and browns.  Use Pat's Rubber Legs in brown and tan.  Trail with RS2 or Rainbow Warrior.  The flow is running at 890CFS

Big Thompson below drake:

The road to Loveland is closed until May 24th 4:00 PM.  Doing a lot of Stream restoration but don't expect the fishing to pick up much until Fall.  Flow is 705 CFS, most of the in river work is done and the silt has cleared in the lower river.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

Mary's Lake is open and fishing OK.  For lures, use Silver Panther Martin, Blue Fox, or Copper Kastmaster.   Lake Estes is open fish near power plant inlet good with lures, flies and bait.  Lake Estes got a fresh planting of trout by the Parks and Wildlife on the 14th.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

High Mountain lakes like Fern, Spruce, Dream, Mills and the Loch have lots of open water at the inlet and outlets.  The highest lakes like Thunder and Lawn are still iced over.  The Upper Big T is open and Glacier Creek is open and starting to fish well on pink worms.

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