|Weather: 18 degrees mid day. Very windy COLD!!
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
#of fish landed: About 18-20 trout between 2 anglers
Species of fish: brown trout, rainbow trout
Area fished: Fist 1/4 mile below dam.
Rigging used: Indicator nymph fishing (due to high wind).
River Flow: ??
River condition: 1 other angler
Very very COLD! The lower river had a lot of ice and is un-fishable this could change
quickly with a warm up. The stretch below the dam in Estes Park was ice free and the
fish didn't mind the extreme temps. The fish were feeding actively under the surface and
a few even were feeding on the surface. Unfortunately my hands were so cold I didn't
change over to dry flies. Most fish were in deeper water.
Small red midges were productive, a few trout ate brown midge patterns, small eggs as
All fish were in the 8-14 inch range.
With warmer temps on the way the fishing should get better, but I have heard reports that
this section has been very crowded on nice days.
Colorado Trout Hunters Pro Staff-