The Eagle River is a magnificent fishery, that while not well known, is a consistent producer of hard fighting rainbow, brown, and cut-bow trout. The Eagle River begins outside of Camp Hale and terminates in the Colorado River near Dotsero.


  • #14-20 PMD Emerger
  • #10-12 Pat’s Rubber Legs Coffee/ Black
  • #14-16 UV Caddis Emerger
  • #6 Slumpbuster Olive
  • #12-16 Prince Nymph
  • #18-20 Zebra Midge

Report Date:  July 17th, 2019

Runoff has finally peaked! We are still experiencing higher flows but clarity is starting to go up. Along with clarity, we have seen very nice PMD hatches happening across the eagle. Wading has open up more areas of the eagle are becoming accessible. We are in store to have an amazing season this year, and the fish are just starting to confirm that. Our go to nymph rigs would be a yellow stone fly/coffee Pat’s Rubber Leg, trailed by a squirmy and a PMD emerger. Fish are still stacked up on the banks or in slow moving pools, but don’t be afraid to give shallow riffles a couple cast. Yellow sallies are right around the corner and we have seen an increase amount flying around the shop. Switching out a PRL for a yellow sally nymph be plan B to the nymph rig. 


Eagle River Access Points

Major public access sites are the Wolcott put in sites off old US Hwy 6, 1 1/2 miles west of Wolcott and Eagle City Park. If you want to explore some more, there is always this link to keep you experimenting for years.

Water Levels

River Levels

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