Fishing Report - Rivers and Lakes around Estes Park and RMNP

Big Thompson River Below Lake Estes

You can fish the Big T from Estes all the way down to Loveland! The Big Thompson below Estes and is running 37 CFS!  Dry fly action has been great.

Private Water - Waterdale Ranch:

Waterdale Ranch is running 70 CFS and fishing great!  Olive Micro Mayfly and tan sow bugs or Chubby with an RS2.    Sylvan Dale Mother Lake is fishing great and valley ponds are very productive with nice sized Rainbows and Bass.

Colorado River:

Several recent trips have produced some really nice rainbows and browns.  Flow at 1150 CFS.

Big Thompson below Drake: 

Fishing is great with some really nice trout.   Flow is 45 CFS.

Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes: 

Mary's Lake is fishing good.  Lake Estes is open near power plant inlet and fishing good with lures, flys, and baits. Lake Estes got a fresh planting of trout on August 23rd.

 

Rocky Mountain National Park:

High lakes like Fern, Spruce, Dream, Mills and Loch are all fishing good.  Upper Big T, Glacier Creek and St Vrain are fishing well with nearly all dry flies.  The highest lakes like Thunder, Lawn, Crystal, Louise are all fishing great and mostly dry flies.

 
Fly of the Week:       #2 Dolly Llama.

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