Last Update: 7/3/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 125 cfs below Lake Estes, 436 cfs above Lake Estes, 200 cfs at Moraine Park
Big Thompson Fishing Report:
Flows below Lake Estes have dropped back to a very fishable flow and clarity remains good. We are getting reports of fish being caught on dries along the edges. Caddis and smaller attracter patterns have been the best. When the water is clear, smaller baetis and midge patterns will still produce, but if clarity becomes less than two feet, try reaching for the bigger scuds, princes, san juans and such. Bigger nymphs like stones and princes make a great droppper pattern and if the fish are a bit more picky, drop a smaller pattern like a Rainbow Warrior or RS2 pattern.
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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