Last Update: 04/28/2016. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 49 cfs below Lake Estes, 68 cfs above Lake Estes, 27 cfs at Moraine Park
Big Thompson Fishing Report:
Water flows are finally up a little allowing those fish to spread out and feel less exposed. These levels are great for dry fly fishing so look for some good surface activity early morning or late in the day. The Big Thompson see's some great Blue Wing action this time of year so a few bugs in a variety of sizes, colors and life stages are key. Stick to the water above Drake for the highest fish counts.
As usual, other small dries like a simple Para Adams, Eric's Hi-Vis Midge, or Sprout Midge, Sprout BWO or CDC BWO will be your most effective dries. The best dry fly fishing window is from 12-3pm usually so keep your eyes open.
Nymphing will be the most productive way to fish throughout the day so having a variety of baetis, midge, and even some golden stone nymphs on the rig is a great way to find fish. Water is still low so use longer, finer leader and tippet (5x-6x and smaller indicators). For tips on rigs and where to go stop by either shop and we are happy to point you in the right direction.
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Recommended Flies for the Big Thompson River ::
Dries: Para Adams #18-24, Film Critic BWO #18-20, Purple Haze #16-18, BWO Extended Body #18-20, BWO Compardun #20-22, CDC BWO Dun #18-20, Sprout BWO #18-22 Eric's Hi-Vis Midge #18-22, Griffith's Gnat #16-24, Sprout Midge Cream and Black #20-24, ARF Midge #22
Nymphs:: Flashback Pheseant Tail #18-20, Rainbow Warrior #18-22, RS2 #18-22, Sow Bugs #16-18, Juju Baetis #18-22, Zebra Midge #18-22, Poison Tung #18-22, Desert Storm #20-24, Top Secret Midge #20-22, Bling Midge #20-24, Juju Midge #18-22
Streamers: Krystal Bugger Olive #6-10, Tung Thin Mint #6-10, Seal Bugger #8-10, and Vanilla Buggar #6-8.
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