Fishing Report

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

The Flow is 15 CFS above Lake Estes.  Updated 12/1/2016. The Flow is running 23 CFS below Estes.  We have had several cold days and nights and the river is starting to ice up.  Flow below the dam is fluctuating as they finish up repairs.  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.  The inlet to Lake Estes has been affected by the low lake level but has some good fishing further up from the inlet.

Private Water Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch fishing great, Flow is 15 CFS and fishing great.  Pat's Rubber legs and tan sow bugs are working well.  Fat Albert followed by a Zirdle Bug is working good.

Colorado River:

Flow is  at 500 CFS and fishing very good but no one is taking the Float Trips.  Some ice is starting to form on the edges.  Most activity is below the surface on nymphs.  The fishing is very good on  brown and coffee Pat's Rubber Legs followed by a Rainbow Warrior.  Streamers have been effective on the bigger Browns. 

Big Thompson below drake:

Mostly iced over and the highway is mostly closed for road construction.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

The fishing has been surprisingly good with Powerbait and worms on both Lake Estes and Mary's Lake.  Lake Estes is being lowered for dam maintenance, access to water can be a little muddy.  Both lakes got a fresh planting of fish on the 18th of October. You can get a few on dry flies on Mary's Lake in the afternoon.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

Mostly iced over, a few open pockets will produce fish.  High mountain lakes all iced in.

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