River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 174 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Lake Estes
Current:   174 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   165 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   165 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   164 cfs
Gage Height:   2.01 ft

Flows have been a bit sporadic at the Big T below the lake lately, which can make fishing range from downright easy to challenging. Bumps in flows will kick bigger bugs around like worms, stoneflies, caddis larvae, leeches, etc. Fish these bugs as a point fly when nymphing in sz #10-14. As always when we're still in these late spring/early summer stages where the water is a little high, fish those slower edges and eddies and get your bugs down! US 34 is now open down the canyon, which is great news for having some more water in play if the tailwater is crowded. Dry-dropper rigs with Chubbies and Stimulators on top are always a good bet down in the canyon. Good bets in terms of point flies on a tandem nymph rig at the tailwater and in the canyon include Blue Poison Tungs, dark Zebra Midges, Micro Mays, Pheasant Tails, etc. in #16-20, dropping to small unweighted midges and emergers such as Sparkle Wing RS2s and WD-40s, Disco Midges, Foldover Baetis, Radiation Baetis, Bling Midges, Tailwater Tiny, Black Beauties, Top Secrets, Choco Foamback RS2, etc. #20-24. Para extended body BWO #18-22, Sparkle Dun #18-22, Crippled Baetis #18-22, Loopwing Emerger #18-22, Sprout baetis #18-22, Smokejumper baetis #18-22, and of course the para adams #16-22. Sometimes a big, dark stonefly nymph can do some damage in all sections of this river when water is high, as can the notorious squirmy worm!

Report Updated On: 06/11/2018
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