Eagle River Fish Report

Eagle River Fly Fishing Report for July 13th 2014 .

 

The Eagle River is one of the last true large freestone rivers in Colorado.  The Eagle runs right through the heart of the Vail Valley.  Starting it's 77 mile journey high above the valley floor near Tennessee pass and dropping 2,400 vertical feet in it's first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards.  The upper Eagle is famous for it's great Brown Trout habitat and faster water/ pocket fishing, this area is overlooked by many anglers but offers some great wade fishing using big dry flies and streamers.  As the Eagle cuts it's way west towards the Colorado River from Edwards, Float and wade fishing for a mix of larger Browns and Rainbows is some of the best fishing in Colorado.  The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access.  Fish up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River. Spring fishing conditions can change quickly up here so best to call the shop for updates If you are looking to get out on your own stop in the shop and we can point you in the right direction with the right bugs.  It's full on Caddis Fly season on the Eagle right now.  Flows are perfect for wading or floating.  There are also a lot of Pale Morning Duns and Yellow Sally Stone flies to you on your toes.  Call now and get a float trip while their still happening.  The white water rafting season is over on the Eagle so it's just us!

Eagle River Report Date:

                        7/13/2014

Eagle River Flow:

  • Avon 520  CFS  behind the shop
  • Wolcott 840 CFS 
  • Gypsum 1220 CFS

Eagle River Mid Day Water Temp:

            60.0 Degrees @ Wolcott Mid day at Wolcott

Eagle River Current Rating (1-10):

                         10 of 10

Eagle River Fly Fishing Report:

Fantastic dry fly fishing right now. Caddis, PMD's and Stoneflies are hatching throughout the day. Try a PMX (Royal, Peacock, Yellow) or Stimulator with a Hares Ear, Prince, Golden Stone, Pats Rubber Leg Dropper.  The Caddis hatch should really take off in the next few days.  Mornings are fished best withn ymphing bigger attractors and streamers right now.  water temperatures are at their best later in the day hitting the low 50s behind the shop.  The water is going to start dropping quickly so get your Eagle River float on NOW!!!

 Hot Flies on the Eagle River:

STREAMERS; Buggers(Black, Olive) , Tequilly's....

DRIES: PMX's ( Yellow, Royal, Peacock) Stimulators (Yellow, Tan, Peacock)  Royal Wulff's, Para Wulff's, Elk Hair Caddis Rolling Golden stones, Bullet head Stones.   All #10-14's

NYMPHS:  Copper John red / chart. (#14-20)   BH Pheasant Tails(#12-16)  JU JU Bee midges in blue, red and black (#18-22) Fly Formerly (#16-18) Pats Rubber Legs (#6-8) Epoxy back Golden Stones (#10-16)  Sost Hackle Phesant Tail (#14-18) Barr BWO  Emerger (#18-22) Hares Ears (#12-16) 20 Inchers(#10-14) JR's Emerger (#20-22) Black beauty (#20-24)Biot Black Midge Emerger(#20-22)M&M Midge Black (#20-22) Dorsey's Top Secret(#20-24)Eggs (#12-18)Prince Nymphs (#14-18) Black Copper Johns(#14-18)

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