Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Big T is fishing great in select areas as the high runoff has pushed the fish to the edges.  We passed the peak of runoff but will have a bump up this week with warmer weather.  The flow into Lake Estes is 600 CFS and out of Lake Estes the flow is 370 CFS but will vary a lot.  Not much Dry Fly action with the high flow, bigger dries with dropper can be very productive in the back eddies.  Pat’s Rubber Legs is the Nymph of choice during runoff followed by Blue Poison Tung, Sow Bug, Copper Ribbed RS2, or Gray RS2.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is running 500 CFS and fishing is great.  Recent trips by Jerry has yielded some really nice rainbows, see pics on Facebook.


The River on Lower Sylvandale is running at 550 CFS and fishing very good.  The Ponds are fishing good with nice sized Rainbows in the upper ponds and a lot of Bass in the lower pond.  We are now ice fishing the Ponds.

Colorado River:

The Colorado River is rising as runoff peaks.  Flow is 3710 CFS

Big Thompson below drake:

Very good fishing all the way to Loveland.  Flow is 530 CFS, Use Pats Rubber legs and soft Hackle Pheasant tail or red two bit hooker. 

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

Mary's Lake and Lake Estes have been fishing very well.  You can catch some nice fish if you fish the Power Plant outlet area.  Fishing is OK in the open water.  Fresh stocking of trout two weeks ago.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

High Mountain lakes are all frozen.  The Big T in Moraine is running high at 300 CFS.  Some nice browns have been caught in the Moraine.  Glacier Creek is a little tamer and fishing good on Pink worms and Pheasant tail

Fly of the Week: #12 Pat's Rubber Legs      

Catch of the Week 

Dr K with Nice Rainbow

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