Gore Creek Fishing Report

 Latest Fishing report for the Gore Creek


Updated: May 11th.  2017

This little gem of a creek cuts its 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 than your average trout. So hire a smarter than 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.

5/11/2017-  The Gore Creek is known by locals as a great Trout fishery.  Sight fishing to Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats and Brookies makes this one stop fishing for your Grand slam!  More technical in some areas, but well worth the effort.  This Gold Medal fishery is a must. Picking the right spot at the right time of day during the Winter can make for a great afternoon fishing.  There are some impressive Trout in the Gore.

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Gore Creek Report Date


Gore Creek Flow
  • Red Sandstone 190 CFS.
  • Confluence 223 CFS. 


Gore Creek Mid Day Water Temp

46.0 Degrees @ Confluence

Gore Creek Current Rating (1-10)

7 of 10. 

Gore Creek Fishing Report

Good Dry/dropper

Hot Flies on the Gore Creek

DRIES/ EMERGERS:Morgans Midge (#20-22) Griffiths Gnat(#20-24) Roy’s special Emergers(#20-22) Parachute Adams(18-22) Extended Body BWO(#18-22)

NYMPHS: Prince nymphs(#18-22), Red/Green Disco Midge (#18-22) Black beauty’s (#18-22) Barr Emergers(#18-22) Zebra Midges (#18-22) Craven’s JuJuBee Midge all colors we got ’em (18-22)JuJu Beatis (#18-20) Crystal Flash Midges Black(#20-22) Flash Bang Midge (#18-22)