Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Flow above Lake Estes is 20 CFS and clear of ice most days.  Ices over with a cold night. The Big T is free of ice except for a little edge ice down river.  You can fish the Big T from Estes down now 6 miles.  Highway 34 is closed below Mile Marker 71.  You can access from Estes Park. The Big Thompson below Lake Estes has been steady at 22 CFS.  Use Blue Poison Tung followed by Sparkle Wing RS2 or Copper Ribbed RS2 or Gray RS2.  Small midge dries in 24 to 26 like Mole Fly or Trailing Shuck Midge.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is open water and flow of 30 CFS.  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:

 Pumphouse to State Bridge is open and starting to fish.

Big Thompson below drake:

The road to Loveland is closed again until Spring.  Flow is 30 CFS with basically no fishing with all the silt from rerouting the 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.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

The higher lakes are iced over.  The Upper Big T is open in many locations and Glacier Creek has some open holes lower down.

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Fly of the Week: #18 Tan Soft Hackle Sowbug

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Peyton with Rainbow

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