Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Flow above Lake Estes is down to 48 CFS. The flow below Lake Estes is 335 and will remain high until November. Updated 9/20/2017.  The fishing has been great with a lot of dry fly action on Red Quill, Mahogany, and Parachute Adams and Hopper Dropper with a Chubby or Parachute Hopper on top.  Nymphing is good in the mornings with Pheasant tail, Micro May and Blue Poison Tung.  The inlet to Lake Estes is slow along the Golf Course. Private Waters at Grandpa’s is great!

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is fishing great and a nice flow of 175 CFS.  Pat's Rubber legs 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 and the river section has some really nice rainbows.

Colorado River:

The Colorado River Flow at the Pumphouse area is down slightly to 1250 CFS.  Our trips have had great success and the weather is still cooperating. The fishing is very  good on Pat's Rubber legs and stonefly nymphs, gray and sparkle wing RS-2's.  Some Hopper dropper action as well.  Great wildlife viewing on the drive over and on the Float. 

Big Thompson below drake:

The road to Loveland will close again on October 2nd.  Flow is 325 CFS with fair fishing.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

The fishing has been great with Powerbait, worms, and salmon eggs on both Lake Estes and Mary's Lake. Lake Estes got a fresh planting of fish from the Parks and Wildlife last weeks. A few big fish can be found among the many small rainbows in Mary's Lake.  There are plenty of new fish that are anxious for bait. You can get a few on dry flies on Mary's Lake in the afternoon.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

The streams and lakes in the Park are at the ideal time for outstanding dry fly action.  Upper Big T in the Moraine is running at 20 cfs and it is fishing very good on Yellow Sallies, Parachute Adams, Deer Hair Ants, and PMD's.  Glacier Creek is fishing great, use Parachute Adams and small pheasant tail. Sprague Lake is fishing good on dries and lures.  The high lakes Fern, Spruce, Loomis, Dream, Mills, and The Loch are fishing great.


Fly of the Week: #16 Yellow Sallie

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