Fishing Report


Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:


The Flow above Lake Estes is 20 CFS and mostly iced up.  Warm weather has kept the river open.  You can fish the Big T from Estes down past Sleepy Hollow even with the Canyon closed due to construction.  You can access from Estes Park.  Native flow has returned to the Big Thompson below Lake Estes and is now 20 CFS.  Use Blue Poison Tung followed by Sparkle Wing RS2 or Copper Ribbed RS2.  Small midge dries in 24 to 26.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is still open water and flow of 25 CFS.  Olive Micro Mayfly and tan sow bugs or Chubby with a RS-2.  Lower Valley a is frozen 

Colorado River:

 Too much ice to Float safely.

Big Thompson below drake:

The road to Loveland is closed again until Spring.  Flow is 25 CFS with fair fishing.

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 near power plant inlet and fishing good with lures, flies and bait.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

The higher lakes are iced over.  Mostly iced over Upper Big T and Glacier Creek

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Fly of the Week: #24 Trailing Shuck Midge

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Cortland Brown Trout

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