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Old 11-02-2013, 03:40 AM
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Does anyone fish the RMNP (the area closest to Estes Park) during the winter? I go there about every 2 yrs, but only in the summer.

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I haven't lived near or fished the area for a long time but the floods that ravaged the whole of north west Colorado effected the area you are asking about really badly. Whatever winter fishing is available may be quite different if you're headed there soon. Better try to contact some regional fly shops,

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The park freezes solid by Thanksgiving, I fished right below Lake Estes on New Years day last year and it was -5 degrees and elbow to elbow fishing. I did fish down the Big Thompson canyon alot after Feb, there were quite a few open seems. Caught alot of fish on RS2 and blue micro tube midges both size 20
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I snowshoe RMNP quite a bit in the winter. Besides the fishing, winter is the best time to hike and ski the trails of RMNP. No people and lots of wildlife. To answer your question, the fishing is kaput by about December 1st. And like others have already answered, RMNP was devastated by the flooding in September. From what I've heard, the trails are still closed at the trailheads.
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I haven't driven up to Estes since the flood, but I believe 34 is still closed? I agree with countr21- RMNP in winter is beautiful, just not necessarily for fishing. From where I live, getting there without using Rt34 is a long drive.
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