River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 36 cfs Current Temp: 76°F 
River Statistics:
» Below Lake Estes
Current:   36 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   36 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   36 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   36 cfs
Gage Height:   0.77 ft

The canyon is opening up and the fishing is damn close to awesome. midges are the dominant hatch, bringing fish to the surface from 11am to about 4pm. BWO's should be starting soon as well, and have been seen sporadically on the lower stretches. Top flies continue to be leeches, Iron Lotus, Black Beauty, Black Beauty Emerger, Rainbow Warrior, Micro Mayfly, RS2, and Skinny Nelson. Flows are constant at @28cfs and may not bump for another month or so. The stable low flows should be good for the dry fly fishing over that time. Good dries have been: Molefly, Trailing Shuck Midge, Fore and Aft, CDC Emerging Midge, Matts Midge, and Small Adams as well. Look for a true #16 Midgezilla by the end of the month. BWO hatches through the end of March and into April are a fun fish as well. If flows bump try san juans, stones, and sow bugs sub surface. The canyon is opening giving miles of access to the Thompson. The upper stretches are fishing best right now, and there is obvious clean up and relief efforts still going on farther downstream. Look for delays from construction on HWY 36 to be posted on the link below. The Thompson is windy this time of year, but the fishing has been solid with nymphs and dries and it is worth the drive. http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/floodrelatedprojects/us-36-lyons-to-estes
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