Eagle River Fishing Report -April 18, 2019 – Vail & Beaver Creek ,CO

UPDATED: April 18, 2019

It’s Springtime! Go Fishing

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.

4/18/2019- The Eagle river is open from Minturn to the Colorado confluence. Some early spring runoff from all the snow. Conditions are very good and so has the catching. Eggs, Midges and Blue Winged Olives are the main menu choices right now.  Some dry fly action in the afternoons on adult midges & Blue Wings. Otherwise nymphing is the best technique.

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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.

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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! 

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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