Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Jun 11, 2020

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 429
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Run off

Current Conditions at Big Thompson:

Flows are sitting around 450cfs below Lake Estes. These high flows can make fishing tricky but streamer fishing can be very good when the water high and off color. Try fishing a bright-colored streamer close to the bank and hold on. A lot of the bigger fish in the Big T come out to play when the water is high. So get out and explore the Big T.

The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Big Thompson

None

Recommended Flies for Big Thompson

Fly: Slump Buster
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Slump Buster Slump Buster
Fly: San Juan Worm
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San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Zonker
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Zonker Zonker

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  34 F
Temp Max:  42 F
Temp Min:  16 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 39 W mph
Pressure: 1015
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 12 and 25 .
Wind: 35 WNW mph; Humidity: 69%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 16 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 6 and 16 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 11 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 11 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM —
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 7 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 25 WNW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 34 WNW mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 8 and 8 .
Wind: 34 NNW mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 11 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 23 NNW mph; Humidity: 71%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 17 NW mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00PM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 0 and 0 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 29 W mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 10 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 22 WSW mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 28 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 15 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 74%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 15 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 29 W mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 34 W mph; Humidity: 74%;