Fishing Lake Estes










Our favorite time is the hour before and after sunset. Many anglers use spinning gear with a fly and bubble rigging to present a weightless fly a long ways from shore. This works better in the middle of the day.  As the light goes dim large German brown trout come into the shore to feast on terrestrials. Grasshoppers, beetles, ants and big horseflies are favorites. Fly rod anglers can score with these fish just 5-10 feet from the shore. The trail around the lake provides easy access to most of the shoreline. Watch your back cast and avoid the pedestrian and bicycle traffic by fishing off of the trail. In the rocky areas, you must keep a big brown trout’s head up or get cut off as they dive into the rocks on the bottom.


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