Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Big T is fishing great all the way to Loveland!  With some really cool nights this week, the water temperature is no problem. The Flow below Lake Estes is running 29 CFS.  Dry Fly action has been great on Chubby Chernobyl and Deer Hair Ants and Caddis in the evenings. Droppers use  Blue Poison Tung, Sow Bug, Copper Ribbed RS2, or Gray RS2.  Small Parachute Adams or size 18 BWO works on the experienced fish.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is running 60 CFS and fishing great, see catch of the week below.  We have had many trips recently and the all clients have been very happy with the results.  Pats Rubber legs, Olive Micro Mayfly and tan sow bugs or Chubby with a RS-2. 


The River on Lower Sylvandale is fishing great for browns  and nice sized Rainbows.  Book your next trip to Sylvandale.  The Ponds are fishing great with nice sized Rainbows in the upper ponds and a lot of Bass in the lower pond.

Colorado River:

Several recent trips have produced some really nice rainbows and browns.  Hoppers are becoming very effective in the afternoons.    Sub Surface use Pat's Rubber Legs in brown and tan.  Trail with RS2 or Rainbow Warrior.  The flow is running at 950 CFS.

Big Thompson below drake:

The road to Loveland is open for good!  The fishing is great for some really nice trout in the River!  Flow is 40 CFS, Use Blue poison tung or red two bit hooker under a Grass Hopper. 

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

Mary's Lake is fishing Good.  For lures, use Silver Panther Martin, Blue Fox, or Copper Kastmaster.   Lake Estes is fishing very well near power plant inlet and the Big Thompson River inlet good with lures, flies and bait.  Lake Estes got a second planting in a week of rainbows on August 28th. The best bait is a piece of night crawler on a small hook bounced off the bottom.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

High Mountain lakes like Fern, Spruce, Dream, Mills and the Loch are all fishing really good.  The highest lakes like Thunder, Lawn, Crystal, Louise are all fishing great and mostly dry flies.  The Upper Big T, Glacier Creek, St Vrain are fishing well with nearly all dry flies like Yellow Sallie, Deer Hair Ant, Chubby Chernobyl, Loco Beetle, and Parachute Adams.

Fly of the Week: #16 Para Yellow Sallie

                                                         Catch of the Week 

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