01-16-2022Report by: Madalaine McLaughlin
Location: Big Thompson Meadow and Lake Estes Inlet
Flies used: Fish caught on Perdigons, Blue Poison Tungs. Hippie Stompers (Red and Yellow), and Chubbies as attractor dries
Fishing Conditions: Fishing in both the meadow and inlet was extremely technical. Hopper-droppers were the best bet for catching fish as strike indicators were spooking fish. Fish were holding in deep pools as well as underneath overhanging ice shelves. Had success sight-casting in meadow when spooks were avoided.
General Comments: Fish in the meadow were active but spooky. Had several bites mostly on Perdigons. Inlet fished better, with a nice 13-14 inch brown getting landed.
FRA Guide: Mark Haley
Wind Conditions: Light-Breeze
Flow Level: low CFS