Eagle River Fishing Report | 7/17/13
Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Blue Quills and Pale Morning Duns!
With flows below 300 cfs the boats have more or less disappeared above Wolcott and the wade fishing has been fantastic. It’s hard to say where the best fishing is on the Eagle River right now, it’s happening from the Colorado- the headwaters. Pmd’s, Yellow Sallies, Blue Quills, Terrestrials and of course Mr Caddis have been on the menu in abundance. The dry fly fishing above Minturn is an all day event while down valley look for morning and evening surface activity.
The lower River below Eagle- the Confluence is also fishing very well with some of the same food sources. This stretch can be water temperature sensitive so try and stay away from the heat of the day. This is one of the best places on the Eagle to find some space to your self and have the opportunity at some of her big resident browns.
The upper reaches above Minturn- Red Cliff have turned on this week. As water levels continue to drop we have access to more and more of our favorite spots on our headwater stretch. The attractor dry fly bite has been on here and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our summer golden stone hatch.