River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 52 cfsCurrent Temp: 26°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Lake Estes
Current:   52 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   52 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   51 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   50 cfs
Gage Height:   0.94 ft

The Big T has been lights-out this week, both in the tailwater and through the canyon reaches! Fish are stacked in the deeper, walking paced holes and pools. Low flows call for inconspicuous indicators, delicate presentation and longer leaders. You definitely want to be bouncing bottom, so experiment with weight until you find the sweet spot. BWO's, Cardinal Midges, Top Secret Midges, Sow Bugs, and Scuds are all good choices. The San Juan worm can also do some serious damage in the tailwater if the fish are being picky. While nymphing will be the most productive way to pick up fish, the T also tends to be a hotspot to catch some fish on the surface. As the weather warms up throughout the day, you should start to see some fish come to the surface and become more active- single dries will fish, but a dry trailing an emerger such as an RS2 can be downright deadly when this occurs. 6x tippet is mandatory this time of year, and Fluoro will get more eats than Mono time and time again. Small baetis and midge patterns on a nymph rig, again touching bottom is where you want your flies. Warmest part of the day will be your best bet. Longer days and warmer temps will see the Big T get better each day. Get up there!!

Report Updated On: 03/30/2017
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