River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 47 cfsCurrent Temp: 71°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Lake Estes
Current:   47 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   51 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   52 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   49 cfs
Gage Height:   0.88 ft

Flows are stable currently running @75cfs. The big bugs of summer are all but gone, and the T is transitioning into smaller bugs of fall. Small midges and baetis nymphs have been most productive lately, and 6x seems to be taking more fish as well. There are still plenty of caddis around, but it seems that the fish are keying in on smaller flies these days. Small baetis patterns and RS@'s down to #22 have been fishing well, and the Rainbow Warrior is killing it as well. Small egg patterns on point with a baetis or midge trailed off the back will be a go to rig for the next 6-8 weeks. Streamers are also taking fish early and late in the day, and the mousing was still very good under the last full moon. Crowds are thinning out, but it is still crowded below the dam and weekends are seeing the majority of pressure. Look for the dry fly fishing to be good with midges, caddis, and BWO's. Dry dropper with hoppers and ants is good, and should hold as long as we stay on the warmer side. Try a smaller chubby chornobyl, with small mayflies and midges off the back on 6x tippet. Swinging some caddis pupa is still working as well, especially in heavier riffles, or close to dark. Bugs are transitioning to smaller sizes, so don't be scared of fishing some #20-24's on 6x tippet.

Report Updated On: 09/15/2014
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