River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 39 cfs
River Statistics:
»Big Thompson in Moraine Park
Current:   39 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   38 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   41 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   43 cfs
Gage Height:   4.44 ft

It's prime time in the Park, folks. The biggest obstacle to good fishing up here at this time of year starts to be the crowds. It can be a parking lot getting into the main entrance from around the Fourth through when the kids go back to school in August -- especially on weekend days. But if you're willing to hike a bit and/or are able to get out on a week day, RMNP is a summer dry fly paradise. In terms of bugs, caddis are always a presence, and green drakes will be starting to show up. Yellow sallies, stoneflies, PMDs, mahogany-colored mayflies, and terrestrials are other main items on the menu. If they're really looking up, think about trying a double dry fly rig with a bigger attractor like a Chubby Chernobyl or a Stimulator on point dropping to a small black beetle or ant. As always, stealth and a good approach/presentation are your best friends when fishing the Park. These freestone fish in the Park's lakes and streams are opportunistic feeders that can't afford to let much viable food drift past in the summer months. That being said, they are wild fish and can be vary wary of unusual stimuli like shadows, vibrations, a sloppy cast hitting the water, etc. Fish with a conscience, debarb your hooks, and get up there!

Report Updated On: 07/01/2018
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