Gore Creek Fishing Report


Fishing report for May 18th. 2015.

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.

Great time of year to fish the Gore,no crowds and hungry fish.  Many people are saying that the Gore has fished better this year than in years past.  Although a bit more technical then the Eagle it is well worth spending some time on it. Winter fishing on the Gore is best from the Lionshead area to the Eagle River confluence.

The fishing has been EXCELLENT on the Gore Creek.  Get a guide and GET YOU SUM!!

Gore Creek Report Date


Gore Creek Flow
  • Red Sandstone 150 CFS
  • Confluence 214 CFS
Gore Creek Mid Day Water Temp

44.0 Degrees @ Confluence

Gore Creek Current Rating (1-10)

8 of 10 from Lionshead to the confluence.

Gore Creek Fishing Report

Excellent Spring conditions right now.  Perfect for the outdoors person who wants to ski/ride Vail in the morning grab a bite and do some afternoon sight fishing.  The best fishing is from below the water treatment plant below Lionshead to the confluence.   The Gore is pretty much all public access and runs along the pedestrian path for easy access.  Fish this great creek as though it is a tailwater, meaning small midges and Eggs.  Sight fishing can add to the thrill of the chase for these smarter then average Trout.  This fine  stream is locally known for it’s ability to produce a Grand Slam. Rainbow,Brook,Cutthroat and Brown trout all reside here.  The Gore is a technical fishery that requires a bit of stealth to go with the long light leaders (6X) 

Hot Flies on the Gore Creek

DRIES/ EMERGERS-Parachute Adams(#18-22), Royal Wulffs(#18-22), BWO’s(#20-22), Morgan’s Adult Midge(#20-24), Roy’s Special Emerger(#18-22)

NYMPHS- Prince nymphs(#12-16), Red/Green Disco Midge (#18-22) Red/ Black Zebra Midge (#18-20) , Barr BWO emerger (#18-22) Crystal Flash Midge (#18-22) Johnnie Flash emerger (#20-22) Princes (#10-16) Pheasant Tails (#18-22) JR’s emerger (#20-22 Hares Ear’s (#12-18)KB Flash Midge grey or black (#20-24)