Rocky Mountain National Park has re-opened, and it’s great being back in the office! If you are visiting, make sure you check their COVID restrictions. If you are with a guided trip, we can get you into the park. Here’s my first crack at a recorded fishing report!
The snowmelt runoff is, by my approximation, a little over halfway done. The freestone rivers in the park are still a bit on the high side, and are cold, but the fish are there. Pick your spots to fish, which should be along the banks and deep, and don’t fish in the main fast current. Nymphing under an indicator will be your best bet, as the fish are still hunkered down and are lethargic. The lakes are beginning their ice-out, and fishing has been good on stillwaters. Overall, the water conditions in the park are normal for early June. It’s shaping up to be a great summer of fishing, which should last through mid-October!