Fishing Report - Rivers and Lakes around Estes Park and RMNP

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

Fishing good down to the old handicap access at mile marker 72. Lead with a Tungsten Prince Nymph #14, Prince of Darkness #16  or a Tung. CDC Pheasant Tail #14, trailed with a Two Bit Hooker Red #20, WD 40 #20, Blue Poison Tung #20, Copper-Ribbed RS2 #20 or a Tung. Pink or Purple San Juan Worm #16. Dries that are working best…Royal Wulff #18, Pearl Elkhair Caddis #16, Extended Body BWO #18 or Parachute Adam #18.

 

Big Thompson below Drake:

Water is looking more clear and a few fish are being caught.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

Fishing great for bait fisherman using pink power bait or Salmon Eggs.  Best flies have been Renegades #16, Hornbergs #14 and Orange Asher #16 on the surface.


Rocky Mountain National Park:

Moraine Park:

Parawulff Adam #18, Red Quill #18 or a Extended BWO #18, trailed with a CDC Pheasant Tail #16 or a Mighty Mite #20.

Glacier Creek:

Use a Royal Wulff #18 or a Parawulff  Adam #18, trailed with a Copper-beaded Micro Mayfly #18 or a Tung. Pink San Juan Worm #16.

Big Thompson above Moraine:

Royal Wulff #12, PMD #16, Deer Hair Ant #16 or a Orange Stone Fly Stimmi #16, trailed with a Pink or Purple San Juan Worm #16, CDC Pheasant Tail #16 or a Two Bit Hooker Red #18.

Roaring River:

Fishing best in the Alluvial Fan, using a #16 pink San Juan Worm, trailed with a Mighty Mite #20. May also try a CDC Cluster Midge #18 or an Extended-Body BWO #20, trailed with a Brown Gidget #20 or a Crystal Hunchback Baetis #20.

St Vrain in Wild Basin:

Use a Yellow Sally #18, Parachute Adam #18, Royal Wulff #16 or a CDC Pheasant Tail #14, trailed with a Mighty Mite #20, Tung. Beaded Pink San Juan Worm #16 or a Beers Glass Beed Midge #16.

Lily Lake:

Few fish being caught, but will fish best with pink scuds #18 or an Orange Asher #18 or Hi-Vis Griffith’s Gnat #20 on the surface.

Sprague Lake:

Use a Parachute Adam #20 or a CDC Cluster Midge #20, trailed with a Mighty Mite #22 or a Chrystal Hunchback Baetis #20.

High Mountain Lakes (All High Mountain Lakes):

Use an Orange Asher #18, CDC Cluster Midge #18, Yaeger’s Neversink Gnat #20 or a Parawulff Adam #20, trailed with a Copper-beaded Micro Mayfly #18, Copper-Beaded Flashback Pheasant Tail #20 or a Crystal Hunchback Baetis #22.

 

Fly of the Week:  Extended BWO #18

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