Tips, Maps & Reports

Map of Great Fishing Spots

Courtesy of the experts at Scot’s Sporting Goods, see our map of the best fishing spots in and around Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Rivers in Estes Park Area

BIG THOMPSON RIVER BELOW THE DAM -  Run off is starting to subside. many areas now opening up  Smaller flies are working again size 18 and 20 zebra midges, Rainbow warriors.  Fish the sides of the water and stay away from the center. 

BIG THOMPSON RIVER ABOVE THE DAM.   Flying black ants, zebra midges and san juan worms

FALL RIVER.,  flying black ants, san juan worms and zebra midges

Lakes in Estes Park

LAKE ESTES

Worms and dardevils.  Also try Mepps spinners in gold and silver, salmon eggs and panther martins spinners gold and black

MARY’S LAKE

Worms and power bait, power worms and power eggs

Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park

SPRAGUE LAKE

Orange Asher dry fly in the evenings

 

HIGH MTN LAKE

Most lakes open below tree line. Flying back ant, loop wing emerger

 

MORAINE PARK   try San Juan worms and Bronco worms flying black ants, adams parachute, royal wolff

 

ROARING RIVER

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Other Colorado Fishing Areas

FOR OTHER REPORTS ON COLORADO FISHING CHECK OUT THIS SITE

www.ColoradoFishing.net

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