River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 199 cfs
River Statistics:
»Big Thompson in Moraine Park
Current:   199 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   179 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   N/A 
24 Hrs Ago:   222 cfs
Gage Height:   5.46 ft

Flows are on the higher side in the park drainages, as is the case pretty much everywhere. Good news is that these streams will rarely lose their clarity even at high flows. The Park has been fishing well, although a bit inconsistently depending on the day and the weather. Lower Glacier Creek has been good with bigger attractor dries, attractor nymphs, worms, etc. Waters in the lower drainages have been getting high, but typically clarity will still be good up here. High mountain lakes are now fishing well with terrestrials and leeches but pay attention to the inlets to these lakes and fish them. Good bets for dry flies in the park are stimulators, chubby chernobyls, elk hair caddis, hoppers, beetles, and ants. For nymphs, consider CDC soft hackle bugs like P Tails and caddis, as some CDC tends to catch attention even with flows high. Worms are sometimes downright unfair on a short nymph rig or dry-dropper rig in the park during runoff season too. On low-light days, small streamers can be a good time in the park, even in the smaller drainages, but the Big T in the moraine can be your best shot at a big dawg (although don't expect one to come easy, as this is one of the most heavily pressured sections of water in the entire Park). The thin mint is probably my favorite small streamer for the Park.

Report Updated On: 07/06/2019
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