River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 12 cfsCurrent Temp: 38°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Lake Estes
Current:   12 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   13 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   13 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   12 cfs
Gage Height:   0.38 ft

The Big T is always a wintertime go-to for good fishing and easy access. Although the recent cold snap has the canyon locked up with ice, it shouldn't be too long until some of the more sunlit areas begin to open up. The 1/2 mile immediately below the dam is your best bet until then, and has been fishing well day in and day out. It is all about the midge right now, as that is the only bug hatching. Starting to see some surface activity in the meadow below the dam, and this will increase dramatically through the end of February. Good flies continue to be: Medallion Midges, Sow Bugs, Poison Tungs, Black Beauty Midges, UV Emergers, Rubber Leg Stones, Ray Charles, Rainbow Warriors, and Foam Back Emergers. If you see noses, try some Trailing Shuck Midges, Smoke Jumpers, Matt's Midge, or a #24 Parachute Adams. 6x and even 7X is getting more eats with the flow staying below 20cfs this late winter. Look for the midge hatch to grow even stronger as the month continues. Last but not least, expect to see some RMA fish along opportunities on the Big T over the next few weeks and months. Check our website and Facebook Page for the most up to date schedule.

Report Updated On: 02/06/2016
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