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

  • Black Mini Sex Dungeon
  • #18-22 BH Juju Baetis Black or Purple
  • #18-20 Rainbow Warrior Black
  • #20 BH Butt Crack Baetis Brown
  • #16-18 BH Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
  • #18-22 Parachute BWO

Report Date:  Oct 21st, 2019

The snow is here folks! I would say today is the official kick off to winter tactics on the river.

 

Every section of the river is fishing well, And there are appropriate times for all approaches. Early morning fishing can start a little slow due to the cold temps at night, but surprisingly drifting a streamer thew the current into the soft water on the side can wake the fish up, makes for a nice little fishing session before the work day. As the morning progresses stick to your skinny or shallow nymph rigs. This time of year it is wise to lighten your tippet and and take the indicators to a smaller size. When the afternoon bite finally hits I strongly recommend switching up to a double dry fly rig and watch the magic happen(small caddis/BWO’s), the gore creek has also been great for this. One major thing we would like to note is that for this time of year the river has been surprisingly busy. Seeing a lot of people trying to get there last few days of the summer season so please be courteous to others, and remember we’re all out there to have a good time. 

Water Levels

River Levels

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