Lake Estes Fishing

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Lake Estes Fishing

Lake Estes Near Dam Near Estes Park is located in Larimer County in Colorado. If you live in Estes Park you're less than 10 miles from Lake Estes. The fishing regulatory body for Colorado is Colorado Parks and Widlife. If you need a fishing licence you can purchase one directly from Lake Estes Fishing License 24/7. Prices and optons are listed including non resident fishing licenses. Please ensure to adhere to the fishing regulations for the state. Remember, regulations are there to protect fish species and enable fishing for generations to come.

Lake Estes Fishing Report Card

Here's your fishing report for today the 23rd of April for Lake Estes. We take a number of different data points to make our fishing recommendation. Our recommendation is based on aspects about the weather conditions, moon phase & water conditions. Of course these should only be used as indicators combined with your own past fishing experience fishing on the banks of Lake Estes.

Clour Cover

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It's common knowlege cloud cover is an angler's best friend. Clouds are not your friends today as less than 50% cover at 25% but if over conditions are favourable still head out to Lake Estes


  • Poor Fishing

Wind Direction

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There’s an old saying on wind direction which has many variations but here's the most popular which I'm sure you've heard: “Wind from the West, fish bite the best. Wind from the East, fish bite the least. Wind from the North, do not go forth. Wind from the South blows bait in their mouth.” Its less so about the direction but the cause for the direction. We’ll cover this more in a blog post soon but for Lake Estes right now the wind is coming from a northerly direction which means fishing is poor.


  • Poor Fishing

Wind Speed

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Good news, the wind speed is currently at 8 mph is considered in the optimal range for fishing as the ripples caused by the wind on the water's surface will help hide the line an lure on Lake Estes


  • Average

Moon Phase

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Moon phases have split fishing folk's opinion straight down the middle with the bigger impact on saltwater fishing but some freshwater anglers swear their catch improves when the moon is in a "New" or "Full" moon phase. These phases cause bigger tides making fish more active and susceptible to feeding meaning an opportunity for you to nab a catch. Lake Estes is currently under a "Full Moon" phase which means its optimal fishing time.


  • Average

Lake Estes Map Location

Lake Estes Fishing 7 Day Weather Report

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Fish Information For Lake Estes

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Lake Estes Water Conditions

Find out if theres a raging torrent for torent or a calm mirror like surface using our daily updated stats for over 500,000 fishing locations.

Lake Estes Fishing Lunar Forcecast

Moon phases have a signifigant impact on fishing. The moon in the night skies over Lake Estes is in a Full Moon phase. This means if you're planning of fishing at night then fishing conditions are optimal. Due to the moon conditions night brightness levels are at 99%.