Gore Creek Fishing Report

Fishing report for October 4th. 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.

Great time of year to fish the Gore,no crowds and hungry fish.  Many people are saying that the Gore has fished better this year than in years past.  Although a bit more technical then the eagle it is well worth spending some time on it.

Gore Creek Report Date


Gore Creek Flow
  • Red Sandstone50 CFS
  • Confluence 57 CFS
Gore Creek Mid Day Water Temp

54 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)