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GORE CREEK

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.

RECOMMENDED FLIES

Report Date: April 8th, 2021

Gore Creek has been fishing pretty good lately, and should continue to improve as we go further into spring. Flows have started coming up a bit which means the fishing should be a little less technical than it has been.  The creek is starting to open up, but the best fishing will still be from Vail Village down to the Confluence with the Eagle.  

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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