River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 340 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Lake Estes
Current:   340 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   342 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   337 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   339 cfs
Gage Height:   3.03 ft

The Big T is running high for this time of year below the lake, which is great news for fishing both the tailwater meadow and the canyon along US 34. Favorite patterns for September in the canyon include caddis such as the Graphic Caddis, Sparkle Pupa, Breadcrust, etc, and stones have continued to do well in a variety of sizes. On cloudier days, try RS2s and midge patterns like the good ol' Zebra in #18-20, or a Top Secret. Hothead Soft Hackle Sow Bugs will always do damage at the tailwater at current flows, as will leeches as the point fly on a nymph rig. Terrestrials will remain on the menu in a big way as long as overnight lows continue to hover around the 40s. A great rig for the canyon right now, especially for some of the deeper pools, would be a foam hopper or beetle in a #10-12 with a heavy Caddis or jigged Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail in a #14-16 dropped underneath. Keep an eye out for some nice hatches of red and mahogany mayflies down in the canyon in September too. If you find yourself in the midst of one of these, a standard Parachute Adams or Adams in the approximate size and color you're seeing will generally get the job done.

Report Updated On: 09/16/2017
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