Fishing Report - Rivers and Lakes around Estes Park and RMNP
Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:
Flow has been on the rise so fishing best down deep. Lead with a Tungsten Micro Mayfly #14 or a Tung. CDC Pheasant Tail #14, trailed with a Glass-back Sow Bug #20, Blue Poison Tung #20, Sparkle-Winged RS2 #20, Foam-Winged RS2 #20, or a Red or purple Jujubaetis #20. Trailing Shuck Midge #20, Brooks Sprout #22, Parachute Adam #20 or an Extended Body BWO #20 on top mainly in the clear water right below the dam.
Big Thompson below Drake:
Haven’t seen many fish since the flood in this area wait until after runoff.
Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:
Fishing great for bait fisherman using pink power bait. Best flies have been black bunny leeches in a # 8.
Rocky Mountain National Park:
Pink and purple San Juan worm #16, fished down deep with some big browns being caught!
Best on sunny days use a Parawulff Adam #18, trailed with a Copper-beaded Micro Mayfly #18.
Big Thompson above Moraine:
On warm sunny days river is fishing well using Parachute Ant and Adams #18 trailed with CDC PT and Gidget #18
Fishing best in the Fan using a #16 pink San Juan Worm Trailed with a #20 Jujubee.
St Vrain in Wild Basin:
Using a Parachute Adams #16 trailed with a Mighty Mite #20
Fishing best with pink scuds #18 or an orange Asher on the surface #18
Using a Parachute Adams #20 Trailed w/ a Mighty Mite #22
High Mountain Lakes:
Still iced over.
Fly of the Week: Foam-Winged RS2 #20
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