Gore Creek Fishing Report

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Updated: February 5th. 2016

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.

The Gore can fish very well all winter long if you know the where and the how.  Sight fishing to big and smart fish.  Some afternoon midge hatches, but most action is sub surface. Our guides are Gore Creek specialists.

Gore Creek Report Date


Gore Creek Flow
  • Red Sandstone ice on gauge
  • Confluence ice on gauge 

Very good conditions on the Gore right now.

Gore Creek Mid Day Water Temp

34.0 Degrees @ Confluence

Gore Creek Current Rating (1-10)


best fishing is from Lionshead to the confluence.

Gore Creek Fishing Report

Mostly nymphing with midges and some small egg patterns.  Some mid day midge hatches as well.

Hot Flies on the Gore Creek

DRIES/ EMERGERS:Morgans Midge (#20-22) Parachute Adams(#14-18) Griffiths Gnat(#20-24).

NYMPHS: Prince nymphs(#12-16), Red/Green Disco Midge (#18-22)Guides Choice Hares Ear (#12-16) BH Prince (#10-16) San Juan Worms red/pink (#10-14) BH Soft hackle Pheasant Tails (#12-16)Barr Emergers(#18-22)Zebra Midges (#18-22) Craven’s JuJuBee Midge all colors we got ’em (18-22)