Latest Update: 10/15/2017.
We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.

Current Streamflow : Upper Big T at Moraine Park: 23 cfs, Big T above Lake Estes: 32 cfs, Big T Below Lake Estes: 105 cfs

Highway 34 is closed! Check the Big Thompson Report for more info.

Fishing in the alpine lakes is winding down for the winter. Depending on the body of water you head to, expect to find hungry brook trout and cutthroats cruising the shallows during the warmer portion of the day.  Target these fish with a variety of streamers and baetis patterns.  Be ready for a match the hatch situation when mayflies or midges come off as fish can become selective on various life cycles in the blink of an eye.

Fishing in high country streams can be very good during the fall, as the trout found here will be trying to up their caloric intake in preparation for the upcoming winter. Small streamer patterns and dry dropper rigs will generally be the most effective during this time. For specifics, come on down to either shop for a some advice and good fly patterns for your day up in the park.


Also check out our Big Thompson Report.

 For more info regarding guided trips into Rocky Mountain National Park, hit the LINK.

Recommended Flies:


Dries :: Sprouts BWO #20-24, Hazy Cripple Purple #18, Rocky Mountain Mint #18, Sprout Midge #20-22, Film Critic BWO @18-20, Parachute Adams #18-22, Parachute Midge #20-22, Renegade#16-18

Nymphs:: GB Hares Ear #18-20, Iron Sally's #16-18, Micro Pink San Juan Worm #16-18, Hotwire Prince #16-18, Micro Mayfly #18-20, Flashback Pheasant Tails #16-20, Poison Tung #18-20, Chironocone #16-18, Zebra Midge #18-20

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