Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Flow above Lake Estes has climbed steadily this past week to above 300 CFS.  The flow will continue to increase as Spring progresses.  Updated 5/13/2017. The Flow  below Lake Estes increased to 140 CFS.  The flows will change quickly as the snow melts. 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 form wing Gray RS2, Copper Ribbed RS2 or tan Sow Bug in the 18 to 20 range.   The inlet to Lake Estes is fishing good all along the Golf Course.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is fishing great and flowing at 200 CFS.  Pat's Rubber legs and tan sow bugs or Fat Albert followed by a Zirdle Bug.

Colorado River:

Flow moved up to 2090 CFS.  Swanson "had a great day" on the Colorado with Jeremy.  The fishing is very  good on Pat's Rubber legs and stonefly nymphs, gray and sparkle wing RS-2's. 

Big Thompson below drake:

The highway is closed for road construction one mile below Drake, flow is 180 CFS.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

The fishing has been great with Powerbait, worms, and salmon eggs on both Lake Estes and Mary's Lake. Lake Estes got a fresh planting of fish from the Parks and Wildlife. 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 135 cfs and and it is fishiing very good on Pink San Juan worms and Parachute Adams.  Lower Glacier Creek is fishing good, use Parachute Adams and small pheasant tail. Sprague Lake is open.  Inlet and outlet on Fern is open and fishing well on Pink San Juan worms.  Mills and The Loch are open at the inlets.  Higher lakes are still locked up.


Fly of the Week: #14 Prince Nymph 

Catch of the Week


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