Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The River is fishing good, the flow is steady out of the dam. Updated 8/19/2015. The Flow is running 99 CFS going into Lake Estes, 98 CFS below Estes and 111 CFS at the mouth of the Canyon.  There have been nice Yellow Sallie and Green Drake hatches on the Thompson.  Subsurface try Micro May followed by Rainbow Warrior. Trailed with a Tan Sow Bug.  The inlet to Lake Estes fishing is still fishing good, fish with and oregon cheese egg fly and a beaded Prince Nymph pr soft hackle pheasant tail.  Try the Evening Hatch trip for a couple hours of some good dry fly action!

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch has been fishing Great as the flow comes down.  Pat’s Rubber legs with blue poison tung or Gray Ray, with Yellow Stream Bank Hopper on the surface. 

Colorado River:

Flow has come a lot at about 1210 CFS with good clarity.  The River has fished great with smaller flies and dries.  RS2's and Rainbow Warrior work best with Yellow Sallies and Hoppers on the surface.

Big Thompson below drake: 1.0

fishing is still real slow. Flow at Cedar Cove 111 CFS.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

Lake Estes is still fishing good with night crawlers off the bottom.  Powerbait also taking a lot of fish at the Power Plant inlet.  Mary’s Lake is fishing well with a Parachute Adams for small rainbows.  Pheasant tail and egg fly working well at both lakes for fly fishermen.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

Moraine Park is fishing Very good on Yellow Sallies, Deer Hair Ant or Hoppers trailed with a Quasimodo Pheasant tail.  Flow in Moraine is very wadable..  It is dry fly time in the Moraine and Glacier Creek.  Glacier Creek is fishing great in the pocket water, use Deer Hair Ant and in the evening try Tan Elk Hair Caddis.   The high Mountain Lakes are fishing great, be sure have a Loco Beetle and Deer Hair Ant! 

Fly of the Week: #14 Amy's Ant

Catch of the Week

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