Eagle River Fishing Report | 7/25/13
Caddis from the banks is the way to go
Wade fishing on the Eagle River has been nothing short of fantastic from the headwaters to the confluence. Flows are below 200 cfs for the summer and the boats will be other places. The public hot spots this week has been the Gypsum area and the headwaters above Minturn. While nymphing continues to produce most fish, be on the lookout for risers in low light conditions. Pmd’s, Yellow Sallies, Blue Quills, Terrestrials and of course Mr Caddis have been on the menu in abundance. When the fishing gets tough remember your midge box or a good old black ant.
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 been the place to be for you dry fly nuts. The Attractor Dry hatch is in full swing from Kirby Cosmos upstream.
Watch rising water temps in the afternoons, protect the resource.