Gore Creek Fishing Report


June 25th. 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.

The Gore is improving every day as the flows continue to drop.  fish are easy to find, just look for slow or non moving water.  Nymphing with Princes, San Juan’s have been working very well.

Gore Creek Report Date


Gore Creek Flow
  • Red Sandstone 540 CFS Dropping fast
  • Confluence 470 CFS

With not much snow left on the Gore range the creek will drop a bunch each day!

Gore Creek Mid Day Water Temp

48.0 Degrees @ Confluence

Gore Creek Current Rating (1-10)

6 of 10 from Lionshead to the confluence. Best fishing is through Vail and above the Vail Golf Course.  Fish bends and Braids above the Vail Golf Course


Gore Creek Fishing Report

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Hot Flies on the Gore Creek

DRIES/ EMERGERS:PMX Peacock or Royal (#8-12)  royal Wulffs (12-16)

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)