Gore Creek Fishing Report

Fishing report for September 12th. 2014.

This little gem of a creek cuts it’s way from the top of Vail pass through the town of Vail to the confluence of the Eagle River just west of Vail. The upper Gore creek is a faster moving creek that has a good population of brook trout as well as Cutthroats, Browns and Rainbows. Designated a gold medal fishery below the area at Lionshead the Gore can be a tremendous fishery for those who can figure out her little secrets. Sight fishing to large fish can be very rewarding if not Challenging. The Gore Creek fish are smarter then your average trout. So hire a smarter then average guide for success on the Gore. Enough said! The Gore is in good fishing condition if you know where to go, that’s why we’re here. Good dry/dropper fishing from Lionshead down to the Eagle confluence. Stealth and a good guide are the keys to success on the Gore Creek.

Flows have dropped making for very good wading conditions right now. Caddis, Pale Morning Duns, small Stone flies and Terrestrials are on the menu. Dry/Droppers are always fun on the Gore. Good fishing from East Vail to the Confluence.

Gore Creek Report Date


Gore Creek Flow
  • Red Sandstone 70 CFS
  • Confluence 80 CFS
Gore Creek Mid Day Water Temp

60 Degrees @ Confluence

Gore Creek Current Rating (1-10)

8 of 10

Gore Creek Fishing Report

Perfect fishing conditions on the Gore Creek right now.  Good flows and temperatures are making for good hatches of Pale Morning Duns, Blue Winged Olives and Midges.  The Gore is a technical fishery that requires a bit of stealth to go with the long light leaders (6X)  Dry Droppers are the best option.  the Gore also fishes a bit like a tailwater due to its large midge population.

Hot Flies on the Gore Creek

DRIES/ EMERGERS-Black Ants, Beetles, Parachute Adams, Royal Wulffs, Patriots and BWO’s

NYMPHS- Prince nymphs(#12-16), Red/Green Disco Midge (#18-22) Red/ Black Zebra Midge (#18-20) , Barr BWO emerger (#18-22) Crystal Flash Midge (#18-22) Johnnie Flash emerger (#20-22) Princes (#10-16) Pheasant Tails (#18-22) JR’s emerger (#20-22 Hares Ear’s (#12-18)