Updated: 7/27/19
Rocky Mountain National Park-
If there was ever a time to get up into the park and fish, it’s now. The Colorado River and East Inlet drainages have been fishing phenomenal, with no real reason to even tie on a nymph. Expect to see a variety of caddis, red quills, PMDs, and even green drakes. Chubby Chernobyl’s will get slapped throughout the day as well, try a double dry fly rig with a Chubby as your lead fly. The lakes in RMNP are open and still fishing great.  Timber Lake is a short hike on this side of the park. Stop by the shop for more information.

Current River Flows Here

Flies:
Nymphs: #16 Tung Gummy Worm Pink/Purple, #18 Mighty Mite Tan, #18 Quasimodo PT, #18 CDC PT Olive, #18 The Ticket Brown/Green, #16-18 CDC Double Down PT Red, #16 Barr’s Uncased Caddis

Dries: #18-20 Parachute Adams, #16 Deer Hair Ant Black, #16-18 Foam Beetle, #16-18 Mahogany, #16-18 Cutters Caddis Tan, #18-20 PMD, #16-18 AK’s Red Quill, #12-14 Green Drake, #16-18 Elk Hair Caddis, #14-16 Chubby Chernobyl

Streamers: #10 Thin Mint,#10 Balanced Swim Leech, #10-12 Olive Wooly Bugger

Colorado River (Parshall)- Flows from Hot Sulphur down to Kremmling are almost perfect right now. You will see many large stone fly casings on rocks along the river, so keep leading with a large stone fly such as a pat’s Rubber Leg. A combination of emergers such as a Sparkle Wing RS2 have been very effective as a trail fly.

Current River Flows Here

Flies:
Nymphs:Pat’s Rubber Legs Blk/Brn, Jiggy Mega Stone, #12 Runt Stone Black, #16 Rubber Legged CDC PT, #12-16 Copper John, #18 Barrs BWO Emerger, #18-20 Sparkle Wing RS2, #16-18 The Ticket Green/Brown, #14 Tabou Caddis

Dries: #12-16 Chubby Chernobyl, #18-20 Parachute Adams, #16-18 Cutters Caddis, #16-18 Elk Hair Caddis, #16 Mahogany, #16-20 PMD

Streamers: #4 CH Bow River Bugger White, #4 Rio Precious Metal, #10 Balanced Leech Black

Colorado River (Pumphouse)- The Pumphouse area has continued to fish great. A cutters caddis has been effective on the top.  Trail your worm or stone fly patterns with an array of caddis and mayfly emergers such as the Sparkle Wing RS2, and if you have enough split shot on, you will be successful.

Current River Flows Here

Flies:

Nymphs: #10-12 Pat’s Rubber Legs Blk/Brn, Jiggy Mega Stone, #12 Runt Stone Black, #16 Rubber Legged CDC PT, #12-16 Copper John, #18 Barrs BWO Emerger, #18-20 Sparkle Wing RS2, #18-20 Juju Baetis Black and Purple, #18 Jujubee Midge, #16-18 The Ticket Green/Brown

Dries: #18-20 Parachute Adams, #16-18 Cutters Caddis, #14-16 Chubby Chernobyl Orange, #16-20 PMD, #16-18 Elk Hair Caddis, #16-18 Mahogany, #16-18 AK’s Red Quill

Streamers: #4 CH Bow River Bugger White, #4 Rio Precious Metal, #10 Balanced Leech Black

Lakes

Grand Lake/Shadow Mountain-

Trolling the bottom in 40-60 feet of water has been effective as of late for lakers and browns alike in Grand Lake. Shore fisherman should try Power bait and worms at public access points. If you’re targeting Kokanee, try a meal worm on a slip bobber. Trolling a Tasmanian devil early or late in the day has been the best for numbers out of Shadow Mountain. Shadow has become tougher to fish as it is becoming overgrown with weeds. Fishing the bank has slowed down some.

Lake Granby-

Water temperatures have risen and fish are dispersing and moving to deeper water. A fish finder is key in marking structure and depth off of a boat. Fishing sucker meat or spoons from the bank has still been effective.

Williams Fork Reservoir- Jigging tubes, grubs, and swimbaits in 30-60 feet of water has still been producing nice size lake trout. If you are hunting trophy sized lake trout, Williams Fork is a great option. Be prepared to fish hard for only a few bites throughout the day, but fishing tube jigs with persistence has produced some great sized lakers.

Wolford Reservoir-

Trolling small spoons early in the morning and late in the afternoon will be the most efficient way to catch trout in Wolford. Fishing has also been good from the bank.