Colorado Fly Fishing Reports for April 1st. 2018- Vail, Beaver Creek CO.

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Colorado Fly Fishing Report Last Updated: April 1st.  2018

Overall Fly Fishing Status: Incredible Spring conditions!

Fly-fishing conditions are as good as can be! Don’t worry the snow will come.

Our Orvis endorsed Guide Staff has over 275 years combined experience on local rivers.  The Vail valley offers access to some very diverse and high-quality Trout fisheries all within less than an hour from Vail/Beaver Creek. Recent rains have been great for the river levels and temperatures.  Many of the smaller creeks in the valley are also very fishable now too.

Floating and wading both the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers has been equally as good.  We have had some great Blue Winged Olive hatches this past week. Amazing dry fly action on the Eagle River.  The Colorado is down to winter flows, 580 CFS at Kremmling.  The low flows make for great wading potential, reach places you couldn’t otherwise wade to!  The fish are grouped up in the deeper pockets and easy to find. Please respect spawning Rainbow Trout.  The Lower Colorado below Glenwood Springs offers the Opportunity to catch a trophy Trout on Streamers from the boat at this time of year. The lower river has been fishing well too.

The Roaring Fork is a fantastic winter Trout fishery.  Lower elevation and good sunny days make for some great conditions most the entire winter for wading and floating.  Midges, Blue Wings and Streamers are all working on the Fork right now. There is a ton of public access as well for wade fishing, too much to begin to mention.

Conditions on the Eagle have been terrific!

Looking for something more intimate? The Gore, Brush and Cross creeks are all accessible and fishing these small streams can be a blast.  Low flows and clear water make for spooky fish so have your 6x ready.

It’s the diversity of the Vail valley’s fishery that makes it so appealing.  Also, there is a very good amount of public access on most of the major rivers we fish. Among the most notable of the larger rivers that lend to both wade and float fishing we are really fortunate to the rivers in our back yard.

Spring 2018 Shop Hours Mon-Sat 9-6, Open Sundays 9-3 

 Fly Fishing Outfitters is the Vail valley’s 1997/2007 Orvis Outfitter of the Year.  With over 275 years combined guiding experience on local waters our Orvis guides are by far the Vail valley’s most sought after professionals.  We recommend making your reservations for a day on the water as soon as possible.

All of our Colorado fly fishing reports are updated from our guides. Who better to report on the fishing conditions than the guides that fish the waters daily

Get the free Avenza PDF Map App.

Get the best, most detailed digital GPS Maps ever created for the Colorado River.  These maps can be purchased and downloaded in to the free Avenza PDF Map App on your mobile devices.

To get the free Avenza PDF Map App: Text iphone or android to 57682

Once you have the app installed, open it, click on the maps tab at the bottom of screen, click on the + sign and then From QR Code Reader.  Use the QR Code to scan the code below to purchase and download the Digital GPS Colorado River Maps.

After the maps are installed on your mobile device and when in the maps extent a Blue GPS Dot will appear on the map.  This marks where you are.  You can now interact with the map and the blue GPS Dot will always show your location while on the map.

  • Follow the blue GPS dot to the access points!
  • Drop pins on your favorite spots, take photos and GEO tag your pics to your locations.
  • You can even email or text pictures of your big fish to your friends.
  • Public access is highlighted GREEN. Private in RED
  • Detailed locations and descriptions of all public access points
  • Boat launch locations, rapid names and float mileages.

GPS means no cell signal or internet coverage needed! 

Get the Free Map App the river maps are only $9.99 each.


About Fly Fishing Oufitters

The Dry-Fly season is under way and the fishing is crazy!!  We have a huge selection of flies at the ready, for any condition or water you fish. Our guide staff has over 275 years of experience on local waters.  Call us now and get out on the water with best, or let us help you stock up on supplies.  Our shop staff is the friendliest, most helpful in Vail.  Call us at (970) 854-8090 or (970) 476-FISH (3474).