Do you fish? Would you like to learn? Estes Park Fishing includes world class fly fishing along several miles of the catch and release restricted Big Thompson River. We’ve had more than one of our guests spend a good portion of their time fishing these waters and even on those days when the fish are finicky, they say it was still one of their best days, ever.
For those that like to sit and wait there’s plenty of trout in Lake Estes just waiting for a fat worm or lure. You can stop by the Lake Estes Marina and pick up your license and supplies, and maybe rent a small boat. The kids love it!
And when you’re Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park, or just Estes Park Hiking, take some fishing gear along; even some of the smallest streams can be hiding a large trout.
Last year my son, grandson, and I were treated to an all-day guided fly fishing trip into the park. We were fitted with excellent waders, rods, and flies and at noon we had a fine lunch along a small stream. The goal for the day was to improve our casting skills and water reading abilities and if at all possible catch all four of the trout species found in the Park; Brown, Rainbow, Brook, and the rare Rocky Mountain Cutthroat. We succeeded on all counts with my grandson catching the “Grand Slam.” What a sense of pride to watch your 12 year old grandson take control of a fly rod and swish, swish, plop, put a fly right where he was instructed. And don’t leave the girls at home; my granddaughters are younger but they still can cast with great accuracy and success; they don’t like sitting and waiting on a worm, and it’s more fun than standing in line at Disneyland.
Ask us at The Appenzell Inn which Estes Park Trails to take fishing and which Estes Park Trails will take you to other Estes Park Attractions and Family Fun.