Fishing Report


Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Big T is fishing great 28 CFS below the dam. Good dry fly action with Caddis and BWO’s and the bigger dries like Chubbies with dropper can be very productive.  Chubbies followed by Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail or Prince Nymph.  For Nymph setup use Radiation Baetis followed by  Sow Bug, Copper Ribbed RS2, or red double down .

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is running  15 CFS and fishing is great.  The Browns are in pre-spawn activity.


The River on Lower Sylvandale is running at 12 CFS and fishing very good.  The Ponds are fishing good with nice sized Rainbows in the upper ponds and a lot of Bass in the lower pond.

Colorado River:

The Colorado River has retreated a lot from the peak.  Flow is 1050 CFS,  The fishing has been great with lots of nice rainbows and browns.  Still some real nice dry fly action.  The bald eagles have all hatched and flying about above heads.

Big Thompson below drake:

Very good fishing all the way to Loveland.  Flow is 54 CFS, Use Chubby and Flashback Pheasant tail or Double Down. 

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

Mary's Lake and Lake Estes have been fishing very well.  A few big brood Rainbows were dropped in Lake Estes.  You can catch some nice fish if you fish the Power Plant area.  Fishing is good in the open water with Kastmaster lures.  Mary's Lake is best with bait, night crawlers and Power Bait.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

High Mountain lakes have now frozen and probably won't open until next spring.  Big T in Moraine is fish good by afternoon when the water warms up on small dries in #18 Parachute Adams.  Glacier creek is good on small pheasant tail behind a Chubby Chernobyl.

Fly of the Week: #16 Flashback Pheasant Tail

Catch of the Week 

Wayne's Cutthroat

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