Fishing Report - Rivers and Lakes around Estes Park and RMNP
Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:
As of 02/09/2016, The fishing continues to be good. The Flow is running 12.88 CFS below Estes. The warmer weather will open up more of the Big Thompson for fishermen. There have been very good nymph fishing on very small midges. Red Two Bit Hookers, Tan sow bug, and RS2 Foam Wing gray. Small BWO’s and midges have been the dries in the afternoons. The inlet to Lake Estes is mostly iced over.
Private Water - Waterdale Ranch:
Waterdale Ranch fishing good now that the flow is not diverted to the irrigation ditches. Pat's Rubber legs and sow bugs are working well.
Flow is running 520 CFS and fishing good. Pat's Rubber Legs followed by a Rainbow Warrior and Black Death have produced very well. Streamers have been effective on the bigger Browns. The upper Canyon is mostly ice.
Big Thompson below Drake:
The fish have spread out all the way down the canyon with some good fishing below Drake. Mostly iced over.
Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:
Lake Estes has a lot of open water to fish. The fishing has been surprisingly good with Powerbait and worms on both Lake Estes and Mary's Lake.
Rocky Mountain National Park:
All lakes and streams in the Park are iced over. Fair ice fishing on Sprague Lake using marabou jigs.
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