Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The River is fishing good, the flow is steady out of the dam for now. The runoff has peaked and is slowly coming back down.  The Flow is running 470 CFS going into Lake Estes, 127 CFS below Estes and 220+ CFS at the mouth of the Canyon.  There have been nice PMD hatches on the Thompson.  Subsurface try Micro May followed by Rainbow Warrior. Trailed with a Copper Ribbed RS2.  The inlet to Lake Estes fishing is still fishing good, fish with and oregon cheese egg fly and a beaded Prince Nymph.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch has been fishing Good 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 3350 CFS with good clarity.  Pat’s Rubber Leg, Stone Bomb and Stinger Stone are the best producers.  PMD's and Green Drakes on the surface.

Big Thompson below drake: 1.0

fishing is still real slow. Flow at Cedar Cove 220 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 good on Purple San Juan worm trailed with a Quasimodo Pheasant tail.  Flow in Moraine 400CFS.  A little dry fly action on small PMD.  Glacier Creek is good on the lower sections with a on a small Parachute Adams. Subsurface action has been good on Pink San Juan worm and Quasimodo Pheasant Tail in size 20.  The high Mountain Lakes are all open and on fire! 

Fly of the Week: #16 Rainbow Warrior

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