Eagle River Fishing Report -July 16, 2020 – Vail & Beaver Creek ,CO

UPDATED: July 16, 2020

Flows have peaked and are dropping!

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.


7/16/2020- Due to early run off the Eagle’s flows are now too low to float unless we get rain. The conditions remain excellent! Still good hatches of Caddis, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and some PMD’s. The Caddis hatch on the Eagle is maybe the best in the state! Novice’s as well as seasoned anglers will have an incredible experience. Lots of Dries being thrown out there!

Recommended Patterns; FKA Prince #14-18, Zebra Midges #18-22, , Pat’s Rubber legs Brown/olive #8-14, UV Jig leech Olive/Black #12, Iron Sally’s (#16-18) Pardigons(#12-16), Squirminators #12, Tan/Olive Elk Hair Caddis (#14-18) Peacock caddis (#16-18) Royal PMX(#14-18) Parachute Adams (#14-18) Purple Para Wulff (#14-18)



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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.

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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 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