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
  • #16-#20 Juju Baetis
  • #14-18 BH Frenchie
  • #18-#20 RS-2
  • #10-#14 Chubby Chernobyl
  • #16-18 Peacock Elk Hair Caddis

Report Date:  Aug 20th, 2019

The flows have come down on the Eagle, which has opened up some great wade fishing opportunities.  The main hatches right now are tricos, caddis, and midges as well as PMD’s sporadically hatching throughout the day.  The yellow sallies have tapered off, but you still may see a few flying around. The hopper fishing has also been good, especially on windy days when they are more prone to being blown into the water.  Tandem nymph rigs will likely still produce the most consistent results, but a hopper dropper rig is my go to this time of year. Also don’t be afraid to throw a double dry fly or dry/emerger rig when you find yourself in the midst of a hatch.  Stop by the shop or call to book your trip, or for more detailed information!

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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