Rocky Mountain National Park Fishing Report

Rocky Mountain Fishing Report

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Latest Update: 5/28/2024

 Runoff has begun and the creeks in Rocky will have lots of cold water running down. The fishing can be tough in such high flows on the smaller sections. Big bugs and heavy rigs will be the key to finding success if you choose to hit the smaller creeks anytime soon.

The stillwaters in the park area have begun opening. Stripping or running leeches, wooly buggers and smaller thin mints under an indicator will be the go to rigs early on. As things warm, the chrinomids will begin to hatch and you maybe able to find some fish sipping smaller midges and dries in the afternoons on warmer days.

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Dry Flies

  • Adams#18-24
  • Para. Adams #18-22
  • Ext. Body BWO #18-22
  • CDC Baetis Dun #18-20
  • CDC Thorax BWO #18-20
  • Eric's HiVis #20-22
  • Griffiths Gnat #18-20
  • Renegade #18-22
  • Sprout Midge #18-24
  • Shucking Midge #18-20

Nymphs

  • Copper John #18-22
  • Zebra Midge #18-22
  • Poison Tung #18-20
  • Juju Midge #18-20
  • Juju Baetis #18-20
  • Tung. Redemption BWO #18
  • Radiation Baetis #20
  • Brassie #18-22

Streamers

  • Thin Mint #8-12
  • Wooly Bugger #10
  • Mini Peanut Envy #6
  • Trick Or Treat #6

The 2023 season in the Rocky Mountain National Park was an absolute blast!  If you have any questions about guide trips please contact us at 970-498-8968 or click here to book your trip now.