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We know the best fishing spots in and around Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park

Latest Fishing Conditions In and Around Estes Park, Colorado

Rivers in Estes Park Area

BIG THOMPSON RIVER BELOW THE DAM: – Try prince nymphs size 16, rainbow warriors size 20, squirmy worms, hot head sow bug, RS-2, and BH Pheasant tail size 16.

BIG THOMPSON RIVER ABOVE THE DAM:  Prince nymphs, RS-2, WD40, Ray Charles, sow bug, zebra midge size 18

FALL RIVER:  Bead head squirmy worms, WD40, and black thread midge size 18, or poison tung

Last-updated Date: April 25, 2024

Lakes in Estes Park

LAKE ESTES

Trout worms, night crawlers, and salmon eggs.  Also try power bait in pink or orange. Kastmasters in gold or silver or Thomas Bouyants work great

MARY’S LAKE- They are biting on trout worms, salmon eggs, and green fire balls. Also try panther martin spinners in yellow and black.  The bubble fly method with a pistol Pete or Woolly Bugger is a good choice as well

Last-updated Date: April 25, 2024

Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park

SPRAGUE LAKE: Good fishing in the evening.  Try size 18 parachute mosquito or flying black ant, also BWO extended bodies

HIGH MTN LAKES:, all lakes open and fishing well.  orange asher, renegades, or elk hair caddis

MORAINE PARK:  flying black ants, hoppers, beetles, or BWO size 16,

ROARING RIVER: flying black ants, stone flies, or stimulators

Last-updated Date: April 25, 2024

Catch of the Week

Week: May 20th 2024

Location: Big Thompson Canyon

Flies and Lures This Week For the Areas Around Estes Park, Colorado

Size 12 Pats Rubber Legs

prince nymph fly for fly fishing in Estes Park Colorado

Week of May 20th 2024

Dynamic HD Trout- Brown Trout

Gold and Red Thomas Bouyants cyclone lure for fishing lakes in Estes Park Colorado

Week of May 20th 2024

Size 14 San Juan Worm

elk hair caddis fly for fly fishing in the Rocky Mountain National park lakes and Estes Park rivers Colorado

Week of May 20th 2024

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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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