Eagle River Fishing Report -September 5, 2018 – Vail & Beaver Creek ,CO

UPDATED: September 5, 2018

The Caddis are Here! The Caddis are Here!!

Overall conditions:  Great conditions 

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 its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards. The upper Eagle is famous for its 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 in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.

9/5/2018 – Because of the less then average snow melt at this point, the conditions are very good and water clarity is excellent!   Good hatches of Tricos, PMD’s, Red Quills and BWO’s.  Terrestrials are always a good choice this time of year.  With the water temps hitting mid to upper 60’s’s in the late afternoon it’s best to be off the water  by about 1pm  to let the fish recover.

Get the free Avenza PDF Map App on your Mobile Devices.

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

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 Eagle 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 needed! 

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

Click on the maps below to view expandable web maps

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Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App
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Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App
Eagle River Report Date


UPDATED: August 1, 2018The Caddis are Here! The Caddis are Here!!Overall conditions:  Great conditions 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 its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards. The upper Eagle is famous for its 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 in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.8/1/2018 – Because of the less then average snow melt at this point, the conditions are very good and water clarity is excellent!  The annual Caddis hatch has  come earlier this summer.  We are seeing stronger hatches every day. It’s prime time on the eagle right now! Yellow sallies and PMD’s are also very active.  With the water temps hitting mid to upper 60’s’s in the late afternoon it’s best to be off the water  by about 1pm to let the fish recover. We are NOT floating the Eagle as of right now but if we get some rain this week we might be back!We are offering our discounted winter guide rates right now so take advantage of our knowledge to make you a better Fly- fisher.Get the free Avenza PDF Map App on your Mobile Devices.Get the best, most detailed digital GPS Maps ever created for the Eagle River.  These maps can be purchased and downloaded in to the free Avenza PDF Map App.To get the free Avenza PDF Map App: Text iphone or android to 57682Once 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 Eagle 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 needed! Get the Free Map App the river maps are only $9.99 each.Click on the maps below to view expandable web maps

    EagleRiverLower400.fwEagleRiverLowerQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App
    EagleRiverUpper400.fwEagleRiverUpperQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App

    Eagle River Flow


    UPDATED: August 1, 2018The Caddis are Here! The Caddis are Here!!Overall conditions:  Great conditions 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 its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards. The upper Eagle is famous for its 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 in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.8/1/2018 – Because of the less then average snow melt at this point, the conditions are very good and water clarity is excellent!  The annual Caddis hatch has  come earlier this summer.  We are seeing stronger hatches every day. It’s prime time on the eagle right now! Yellow sallies and PMD’s are also very active.  With the water temps hitting mid to upper 60’s’s in the late afternoon it’s best to be off the water  by about 1pm to let the fish recover. We are NOT floating the Eagle as of right now but if we get some rain this week we might be back!We are offering our discounted winter guide rates right now so take advantage of our knowledge to make you a better Fly- fisher.Get the free Avenza PDF Map App on your Mobile Devices.Get the best, most detailed digital GPS Maps ever created for the Eagle River.  These maps can be purchased and downloaded in to the free Avenza PDF Map App.To get the free Avenza PDF Map App: Text iphone or android to 57682Once 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 Eagle 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 needed! Get the Free Map App the river maps are only $9.99 each.Click on the maps below to view expandable web maps

    EagleRiverLower400.fwEagleRiverLowerQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App
    EagleRiverUpper400.fwEagleRiverUpperQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App

    Eagle River Mid Day Water Temp


    UPDATED: August 1, 2018The Caddis are Here! The Caddis are Here!!Overall conditions:  Great conditions 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 its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards. The upper Eagle is famous for its 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 in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.8/1/2018 – Because of the less then average snow melt at this point, the conditions are very good and water clarity is excellent!  The annual Caddis hatch has  come earlier this summer.  We are seeing stronger hatches every day. It’s prime time on the eagle right now! Yellow sallies and PMD’s are also very active.  With the water temps hitting mid to upper 60’s’s in the late afternoon it’s best to be off the water  by about 1pm to let the fish recover. We are NOT floating the Eagle as of right now but if we get some rain this week we might be back!We are offering our discounted winter guide rates right now so take advantage of our knowledge to make you a better Fly- fisher.Get the free Avenza PDF Map App on your Mobile Devices.Get the best, most detailed digital GPS Maps ever created for the Eagle River.  These maps can be purchased and downloaded in to the free Avenza PDF Map App.To get the free Avenza PDF Map App: Text iphone or android to 57682Once 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 Eagle 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 needed! Get the Free Map App the river maps are only $9.99 each.Click on the maps below to view expandable web maps

    EagleRiverLower400.fwEagleRiverLowerQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App
    EagleRiverUpper400.fwEagleRiverUpperQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App

    Eagle River Current Rating (1-10)


    UPDATED: August 1, 2018The Caddis are Here! The Caddis are Here!!Overall conditions:  Great conditions 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 its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards. The upper Eagle is famous for its 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 in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.8/1/2018 – Because of the less then average snow melt at this point, the conditions are very good and water clarity is excellent!  The annual Caddis hatch has  come earlier this summer.  We are seeing stronger hatches every day. It’s prime time on the eagle right now! Yellow sallies and PMD’s are also very active.  With the water temps hitting mid to upper 60’s’s in the late afternoon it’s best to be off the water  by about 1pm to let the fish recover. We are NOT floating the Eagle as of right now but if we get some rain this week we might be back!We are offering our discounted winter guide rates right now so take advantage of our knowledge to make you a better Fly- fisher.Get the free Avenza PDF Map App on your Mobile Devices.Get the best, most detailed digital GPS Maps ever created for the Eagle River.  These maps can be purchased and downloaded in to the free Avenza PDF Map App.To get the free Avenza PDF Map App: Text iphone or android to 57682Once 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 Eagle 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 needed! Get the Free Map App the river maps are only $9.99 each.Click on the maps below to view expandable web maps

    EagleRiverLower400.fwEagleRiverLowerQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App
    EagleRiverUpper400.fwEagleRiverUpperQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App

    Eagle River Fly Fishing Report


    UPDATED: August 1, 2018The Caddis are Here! The Caddis are Here!!Overall conditions:  Great conditions 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 its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards. The upper Eagle is famous for its 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 in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.8/1/2018 – Because of the less then average snow melt at this point, the conditions are very good and water clarity is excellent!  The annual Caddis hatch has  come earlier this summer.  We are seeing stronger hatches every day. It’s prime time on the eagle right now! Yellow sallies and PMD’s are also very active.  With the water temps hitting mid to upper 60’s’s in the late afternoon it’s best to be off the water  by about 1pm to let the fish recover. We are NOT floating the Eagle as of right now but if we get some rain this week we might be back!We are offering our discounted winter guide rates right now so take advantage of our knowledge to make you a better Fly- fisher.Get the free Avenza PDF Map App on your Mobile Devices.Get the best, most detailed digital GPS Maps ever created for the Eagle River.  These maps can be purchased and downloaded in to the free Avenza PDF Map App.To get the free Avenza PDF Map App: Text iphone or android to 57682Once 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 Eagle 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 needed! Get the Free Map App the river maps are only $9.99 each.Click on the maps below to view expandable web maps

    EagleRiverLower400.fwEagleRiverLowerQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App
    EagleRiverUpper400.fwEagleRiverUpperQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App

    Hot Flies on the Eagle River


    UPDATED: August 1, 2018The Caddis are Here! The Caddis are Here!!Overall conditions:  Great conditions 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 its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards. The upper Eagle is famous for its 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 in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.8/1/2018 – Because of the less then average snow melt at this point, the conditions are very good and water clarity is excellent!  The annual Caddis hatch has  come earlier this summer.  We are seeing stronger hatches every day. It’s prime time on the eagle right now! Yellow sallies and PMD’s are also very active.  With the water temps hitting mid to upper 60’s’s in the late afternoon it’s best to be off the water  by about 1pm to let the fish recover. We are NOT floating the Eagle as of right now but if we get some rain this week we might be back!We are offering our discounted winter guide rates right now so take advantage of our knowledge to make you a better Fly- fisher.Get the free Avenza PDF Map App on your Mobile Devices.Get the best, most detailed digital GPS Maps ever created for the Eagle River.  These maps can be purchased and downloaded in to the free Avenza PDF Map App.To get the free Avenza PDF Map App: Text iphone or android to 57682Once 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 Eagle 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 needed! Get the Free Map App the river maps are only $9.99 each.Click on the maps below to view expandable web maps

    EagleRiverLower400.fwEagleRiverLowerQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App
    EagleRiverUpper400.fwEagleRiverUpperQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App

    USGS Eagle River Report


    UPDATED: August 1, 2018The Caddis are Here! The Caddis are Here!!Overall conditions:  Great conditions 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 its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards. The upper Eagle is famous for its 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 in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.8/1/2018 – Because of the less then average snow melt at this point, the conditions are very good and water clarity is excellent!  The annual Caddis hatch has  come earlier this summer.  We are seeing stronger hatches every day. It’s prime time on the eagle right now! Yellow sallies and PMD’s are also very active.  With the water temps hitting mid to upper 60’s’s in the late afternoon it’s best to be off the water  by about 1pm to let the fish recover. We are NOT floating the Eagle as of right now but if we get some rain this week we might be back!We are offering our discounted winter guide rates right now so take advantage of our knowledge to make you a better Fly- fisher.Get the free Avenza PDF Map App on your Mobile Devices.Get the best, most detailed digital GPS Maps ever created for the Eagle River.  These maps can be purchased and downloaded in to the free Avenza PDF Map App.To get the free Avenza PDF Map App: Text iphone or android to 57682Once 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 Eagle 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 needed! Get the Free Map App the river maps are only $9.99 each.Click on the maps below to view expandable web maps

    EagleRiverLower400.fwEagleRiverLowerQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App
    EagleRiverUpper400.fwEagleRiverUpperQRCode.fw
    Eagle River Digital GPS Web MapGet these maps on your phone. Scan the QR Codes with the QR Code Reader in the free Avenza PDF Map App