River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 26 cfsCurrent Temp: 43°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Lake Estes
Current:   26 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   26 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   25 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   25 cfs
Gage Height:   0.65 ft

The Big T is always a wintertime go-to for good fishing and easy access. The canyon tends to shut down right around now, but the first mile or so of river stays open year round and the fishing can be absolutely off the charts. Midges, midges, and more midges seem to be all the fish want, but various patterns will take fish. Try an RS2 with a Blue Poison Tung off the back for your starter rig, and adjust depth as needed to find the fish. On the warmer days, a strong Midge hatch will also bring a few heads to the surface, and throwing a Smokejumper Midge or unweighted RS2 can be a blast with these selective eaters in the slack water. Expect to see some other folks on the river, as the Big T really is our closest true tailwater, but the fish are used to it and there's always plenty of room to move around. The mornings tend to be slowest with the cold weather, so expect the bite to turn on once the sun's had time to warm the water- after that, it should stay consistent all day. Last but not least, expect to see some RMA fish along opportunities on the Big T over the next few months. Check our website and Facebook Page for the most up to date schedule.

Report Updated On: 11/28/2015
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