Current Conditions Updated 5/18/2022
RMNP Lakes/Rivers: HIGH ALTITUDE LAKES AND RIVERS ARE FROZEN!!
A little more open water at lower elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park.The Lower Fall, Big T and roaring are all open and water is rising with the higher temps.
Dries:STUCK IN SHUCK sz 20, BROOKS SPROUT sz 18-20, Parachute Adams sz18-22, Griffiths Gnat sz18-22, BWO sz18-22.
Wet Flies: San Juan Worm (pink,red,orange,purple) sz16,
Bead Head Hares Ear sz18-22, Pheasant Tail sz18-22, Rainbow Warrior sz18-22, Barrs Emerger sz20-22, ZEBRA MIDGE sz20-22.
Big Thompson River, Estes Park to Loveland: 87-125 cfs
Open water from the dam down to the Narrows! Inflow from the North fork is turning the river off color below Drake. Smaller tippet (5/6x) and smaller point flies with small dropper rigs (#16-20 Perdigon, #20-24 Zebra midges in black, red and olive, #20-24 Rs-2 copper ribbed and Black sparkle wing Rs-2, #22-24 Ju-Ju baetis red and black. As for Dries, think small...
#18-22 Parachute Adams, #18-22 Griffiths Gnat, BWO patterns #16-22, as well as other small dries.
Poudre River: @ canyon mouth 25 cfs, Not the best option, with the flooding...and partial closures.
Closures above Kelly Flats, No fishing/rec activities.
(#18-20 CDC Pheasant Tail, #18-22 Blue or Purple Poison tung., #20-24 Grey and copper ribbed Rs-2, if you are fishing in town strip some meat, woolly buggers, crayfish, leeches). Have fun, be safe & kind.
RMNP Trail Conditions: Hard and snow packed below tree line, some windblown snow in the woods. Traction devices advised on all trails.
Guides Pick Of The Week: Sz. 20-22 Mylar Midge