RIVER REPORT

HOMESTAKE CREEK

Homestake Creek is one of the main tributaries into the Eagle River. Homestake is our closest tailwater and is very accessible to even the most inexperienced angler. It is full of brook, brown, and rainbow trout.

RECOMMENDED FLIES

  • #18-20 BH Rainbow Warrior
  • #20 Tungsten Quill Body BWO
  • #18-22 Sparkle Wing RS2 Black, Grey, and Olive
  • #18-22 Renegade
  • #18-22 BH Zebra Midge Black With Red Butt

Report Date: Oct 21st,  2019

It’s a winter wonderland in the high country and there is snow all over the place. However, there will be nice weather returning to the valley, so there may still be a few good days to be had up there. This is a time of year where I recommend bringing gloves, hand warmers, and toe warmers, your must keep your blood flowing while marching through the snow.  Homestake is a great option if you are looking to avoid the crowds and experience some amazing scenery. Focus your efforts on the deeper parts of the creek with tandem nymph rigs consisting of small attractors like prince nymphs, pheasant tails, and hare’s ears followed by smaller midge patterns. Homestake also has a large population of Brown and Brook trout that should be aggressive and willing to take a small streamer this time of year as they prepare for their annual spawn. I have also had a ton of fun throwing micro mouse patterns, and watching the bigger fish come out of nowhere. Please watch out for spawning redds and don’t fish to actively spawning fish.  Feel free to stop by the shop or give us a call for more detailed information.

Homestake Creek Access Points

Water Levels

Homestake Creek Water Level

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