Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Flow is 45 CFS above Lake Estes.  Updated 3/21/2017. The Flow  below Lake Estes holding slightly above normal at 27 CFS.  Warm weather the last week has opened up all of the Big T all the way down to Drake. The fishing has been  good with nymphs and small midges. Micro Mayfly, Zebra Midges, Tan sow bug, RS-2 in Black and sparkle wing RS2. Lead with Tarnished Bead Micro May or Pheasant tail with Blue Poison Tung or Red Two Bit Hooker in the middle and a Ken and Barbie or Famous Amos on the bottom.  The inlet to Lake Estes is completely ice free along the golf course.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch has slowed with most of the Big T flow now diverted, Flow is 15 CFS.  Pat's Rubber legs and tan sow bugs or Fat Albert followed by a Zirdle Bug.

Colorado River:

Flow moved up to 570 CFS and ice Free!

Big Thompson below drake:

Ice free and the highway is closed for road construction one mile below Drake.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

The fishing has been surprisingly good with Powerbait and worms on both Lake Estes and Mary's Lake. With water coming over from Grand Lake, both lakes are ice free. There are plenty of new fish that are anxious for bait. You can get a few on dry flies on Mary's Lake in the afternoon.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

Upper Big T in the Moraine is running at 27 cfs and starting to show some action on Pink San Juan worms and Parachute Adams.  Lower Glacier Creek is starting to pick up on small dry dropper combinations. High mountain lakes all iced in.

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Catch of the Week

John's Big Rainbow

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