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Running through the town of Vail, Gore Creek is a small freestone trout stream whose lower section has earned Gold Medal distinction. The lower section begins at Red Sandstone Creek and continues into the Eagle River. It can fish extremely well and is easily accessed by foot.


Report Date: April 29th, 2021

Gore Creek has been fishing pretty good lately, and should continue to improve as the weather warms. Flows have come up a bit in the past week, and should continue to rise with the warmer weather in the forecast..  This should make the fish a little less weary and the fishing less technical.  The creek pretty much completely open, but the best fishing will still be from Vail Village down to the Confluence with the Eagle, where water temps are the warmest.  

Fish are starting to spread out a bit from their winter holes, so don’t hesitate to try some different water types if you aren’t having success.  Midges and BWOs are going to be the most prevalent hatch on Gore Creek right now, but slightly larger nymphs like Caddis larva and small Stoneflies are also on the menu.  Nymphing will still be the most productive, but the warmer temps are definitely providing some dry fly opportunities as well.  

Small bugger-style streamers have also been working pretty well and are a great way to cover water this time of year.

Rainbows and Cutthroats are starting to spawn, so please be mindful and avoid Redds and spawning fish! Stop by the shop or give us a call for more information!

Gore Creek Access Points

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