Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Big T is fishing great all the way to Loveland!  The Flow below Lake Estes is running 227 CFS, perfect flow for great fishing.  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 170 CFS and fishing great.  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.  The Salmon Fly hatch is tremendous this year with the most activity in the canyon areas.  Use your biggest Salmon Fly dry on the surface.  Sub Surface use Pat's Rubber Legs in brown and tan.  Trail with RS2 or Rainbow Warrior.  The flow is running at 900 CFS.

Big Thompson below drake:

The road to Loveland is open for good!  Doing a lot of Stream restoration and the Parks and Wildlife have planted a lot of really nice trout in the River!  Flow is 289 CFS, most of the in river work is done and the silt has cleared in the lower river.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

Lake Estes got a fresh planting of trout on June 26th.  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.  

Rocky Mountain National Park:

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

Fly of the Week: #16 Chubby Chernobyl

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