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Big Thompson Trip

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you new to the club or needing a little extra help to get started?  Look for “Buddy Here!” in the attendee list above. Reach out directly to Buddies to  coordinate. We can’t guarantee that CWF Buddy Volunteers will always be available on a trip but we’ll try!

POC (Name, Email, Phone):

Yeida Chang
9/14/2021 Location/Directions:

Big Thompson tailwater, Estes Park
Meet Time/Location:

10:30 am at the tailwater parking lot https://goo.gl/maps/M16GgPZgA35ouPEZ9
or park for free at https://goo.gl/maps/B4HU3YiGKhVzBQeD7
Trip Details:

Flows down canyon on the Big Thompson are pretty low now, so I plan on fishing the tailwater below the dam in Estes Park, where it's still flowing at around 75cfs. Let's meet at the parking lot at 10:30 am. It costs $5 to park there, or you can park up on Big Thompson Ave https://goo.gl/maps/B4HU3YiGKhVzBQeD7 for free and walk down.

There's usually a midge hatch in the morning, (TINY midges, like 20-26). The water is thin enough that dries and dry/droppers can work, or also try nymphing with worms and leeches.

I'll also probably hit Lake Estes afterwards for some less technical fishing (waders useful there too)

Day. Trip



September 14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:


CO United States
Attendance: 1