RIVER REPORT

EAGLE RIVER

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.

RECOMMENDED FLIES

  • Sculpzilla Olive/Black #8-10
  • Guides Choice Hare's Ear #14-16
  • Parachute Adams Grey #20
  • Rainbow Warrior Black #20
  • Pats Rubber Legs Coffee/Black #8-10
  • Zebra Midge Red & Black #16-20

Report Date:  May 13th, 2019

 

Th Eagle River has been fishing great.  The recent colder weather has caused the flows to drop and water clarity to improve substantially.  There have been good blue wing olive and midge hatches that are bringing fish to the surface in calmer water.  A size 18-22 Parachute Adams or Griffiths Gnat with a long leader and 5x or 6x tippet should do the trick to fool these fish.  Your most productive method is still going to be nymphing. A double or triple nymph rig with a stonefly or worm followed by midges and baetis nymphs will be your best bet.  The streamer bite has also been good on cloudier days with small to medium olive streamers turning the most fish. Now is a great time to get on the water, stop by the shop and we will get you set up for a great day!

 

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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