Last Update: 8/1/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 119 cfs below Lake Estes, 149 cfs above Lake Estes, 66 cfs at Moraine Park
Big Thompson Fishing Report:
Fishing on the Thompson has been as good as it gets. Caddis, PMD's, and most sizes of attracter patterns have been working great for us. As the river begins to drop into the standard clear summer flows, think about reaching for your nine foot leaders and consider down sizing your flies. Fish will become more wary as the season progresses, but are still hungry and will be looking up. Bigger nymphs like stones and princes make great droppper patterns and if the fish are a bit more picky, drop a smaller attractor nymph such as a Hot Wire Prince or soft hackle Pheasant Tail.
As always with the Big Thompson, don’t forget about the 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 weather and get to enjoy the tailwater of the Big T!
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Recommended Flies for the Big Thompson River ::
Dries: M's Hopper Tan #10-14, Para Hopper Tan #10-15, EC Caddis #14-18, Chew Toy Stimulator #14-16 Cousin It #10-12, Para Adams #16-18, Head Light Sally #14-16, Film Critic PMD #16-18, Purple Haze #16-18, PMD Extended Body #14-18, CDC PMD Dun #14-16, Headlight Caddis #14-18, Foam Caddis #14-18.
Nymphs:: GB Poxyback PMD #16-18, Prince Nymph #14-18, Girdle Bug #6-10, Flashback Pheasant Tail #16-20, Micro Stone #16-18, Hotwire Prince Yellow/Red, Olive/Copper #14-18, Soft Hackle Pheasent Tail #16-18, 20 Inchers #12-16, Red Sparkle Worms, GC Hares Ear #14-18.
Streamers: Krystal Bugger Olive #6-10, Tung Thin Mint #6-10, Seal Bugger #8-10, and Vanilla Buggar #6-8.
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