Originally Posted by Dukejb
Great pics and fish David! I've really been enjoying your posts. I do have a question for you if you don't mind. What are water temps running out there? My wife and I will be in RMNP in 2 weeks and I'm trying to decide if we can get away with leaving the waders at home. We will probably be fishing in the meadow stretch of the colorado and in moraine park on the big t. The last time we were out there was in early October and the high country was already getting snow. In fact we woke up to 4" our second morning. If Kirk would get on the ball like Byron with his fishing report, I wouldn't have to bug you with this
Things are looking pretty good. I was on the Big T in Moraine Park last evening and wore sandals. When I'm fishing these meadow streams I rarely ever get in the water and often just wear hiking boots. If you are wanting to wade, the water temps are definitely cool but not frigid. Wet wading is fine except it will be chilly early and late. The plains are really hot but the high country is seeing lows dipping into the 30s on some nights. I expect to see the first snows on the highest peaks in another 2-3 weeks. Feel free to shoot me an email when your trip gets closer, and I'll see if I can get an actual temp on both of those streams...