Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:
The Flow is 22 CFS above Lake Estes. Updated 1/9/2017. The Flow holding steady winter flow of 24 CFS below Estes. Crazy weather week from 15 inches snow on Wednesday, 31 below on Thursday to 40′s and rain on Monday. First couple of miles of tailwater are open, more ice down river 3 to 4 miles. 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 and a Ken and Barbie or Jujubee on the bottom. The inlet to Lake Estes has a few places along the golf course with open water.