Fishing Report - Rivers and Lakes around Estes Park and RMNP

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes:

Fishing good down 5 to 6 miles. Lead with a Tungsten Micro may #14, Prince of Darkness #16  or a Tung. CDC Pheasant Tail #16, trailed with a Blue Poison Tung or Zebra Midge #18, and trailed with Gray Sow Bug #20, Copper-Ribbed RS2 #22, Sparkle-Winged RS2 #22  or  an olive jujubaetis #24. Dries that are working are Mole Fly #22 or a Trailing Shuck Midge #24. Winter flow is 25.5 cfs.

 

Big Thompson below Drake:

The river is open but fishing remains slow.  Some fish were caught in the Narrows last week, good sign of some recovery.


Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes:

Lake Estes is full again after dam maintenance.  The Power Plant inlet is flowing at 414 cfs so floating a pheasant tail or prince with rainbow warrior with produce.  The inlet at the Big T is good with a Prince and egg fly.  Powerbait is working in both lakes.


Rocky Mountain National Park:

Lower sections of Glacier Creek and Big T are opening back up with the warmer weather.  Fishing is Slow with San Juan worms and small pheasant tails, minimal dry action.

 

Fly of the Week:  Mole Fly #22

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