Last Update: 4/24/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 50.6 cfs below Lake Estes, ICE cfs above Lake Estes, 121 cfs near canyon mouth at Drake, 54 cfs at Moraine Park
Big Thompson Fishing Report:
They have finally started to release a little more water into the river so those fish are spreading out. Cloudy days are bringing midges and BWO's out in full force. Once you get above Drake, any open stretch of water has been fishing very well. Flows have come up out of the Olympus Dam as we start to move out of Winter flows. The flows have bumped significantly and water is slightly off color use larger tippet 5X and consider using larger flies, Purple Prince Nymphs #14-16, Hot Wire Princes #14-16, Sparkle Worms and Thin Mint.
With the recent warmer temperatures, be on the lookout for smaller sized baetis hatching. Rising fish can be spotted in the slower moving pieces of water. Don’t forget about the year round presence of Sow Bugs, another great option to try out there. If right below the dam is crowded, downstream from here has been fishing well also. For the best fishing options stay above Drake. Take advantage of the warm spring weather and get to enjoy the tailwater of the Big T.
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Recommended Flies for the Big Thompson River ::
Dries: Eric's Midge #20-22, Shucking Midge #20-22, Sprout Midge #20-24, Griffiths Gnat #18-22 Sprout BWO #18-20, Film Critic BWO #18, Split Flag BWO #16-18.
Nymphs:: Juju Emerger #18-22, Ray Charles #16-18, Spicy Scud #14-16, Flashback Pheasant Tail #16-20, Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Zebra Midge #18-22, Desert Storm #22-24, Soft Hackle Emergers #18-20, Juju Midge(all colors) #18-22, Split Foam Back #18-20, Greg Emerger #18-20, Juju Baetis #18-22, RS2 #20-24, Micro Mayfly #18-22, Epoxy Back Stones #12-16, 20 Inchers #14-18, Red Sparkle Worms, Cannon's Worm #10, Orange and Pink Micro Eggs.
Streamers: Krystal Bugger Olive #6-10, Tung Thin Mint #6-10, Seal Bugger #8-10, and Vanilla Buggar #6-8.
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