River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 52 cfsCurrent Temp: 38°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Lake Estes
Current:   52 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   52 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   52 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   51 cfs
Gage Height:   0.94 ft

As the Big Thompson sees the effects of Spring weather, expect the fishing conditions to continue getting better and better! On overcast days, a short leash nymph rig will make for your best shot at having a feel good day, while warmer days will have intermixed dry fly activity from about 12-4. When picking your bugs, think small midges and BWO's, including Black Beauty Midges, gray RS2's, and Barr's Emergers; if you do see some heads poking through the surface, a CDC Midge or Smokejumper should get the job done. Also, don't forget to toss small, simple attractors like Pheasant Tails or Copper Johns in the mix either. 6x fluorocarbon will see many more eats than 5x mono, and a delicate presentation will help your chances greatly. Crowds have varied between just a few other anglers to pretty busy, but there's always plenty of open water to fish through this stretch. Look to the Big T as a great half or full day option this Spring season!

Report Updated On: 04/09/2016
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Casting a fly in a tranquil mountain stream, feeling the tug on the line, and holding a beautiful rainbow trout makes us feel alive and intensely connected with nature. Fly fishing is our way of life and we are blessed with hundreds of nearby rivers and streams just a short distance away from Boulder. From the swift spring waters of the Clear Creek to the meandering bends of the South Platte, it's critical to consider fishing conditions in advance and prepare accordingly. We rely on our experienced guides who venture into the wild to let us know which rivers favor fly fishing, where fish are biting, and which fly patterns are most effective. Planning a successful fishing trip also requires knowledge of stream flows at various river points and an accurate weather forecast for a given destination. At Rocky Mountain Anglers, we are dedicated to providing all avid anglers with detailed and timely information about hatches, water, and weather conditions. So before you head out the door on your next fishing adventure, visit our web site to find valuable information that will prepare you for a successful trip. Have fun chasing after your next trophy trout and enjoy nature's beauty!The Rocky Mountain Anglers Crew
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