Gore Creek Fishing Report


Updated: October 5th. 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.

Excellent conditions on the Gore.  Great dry/dropper conditions on the Gore right now. THAT’S ALL WE ARE GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT.

Gore Creek Report Date


Gore Creek Flow
  • Red Sandstone 27 CFS Dropping fast
  • Confluence 29 CFS

Very good conditions on the Gore right now.

Gore Creek Mid Day Water Temp

48.0 Degrees @ Confluence

Gore Creek Current Rating (1-10)

9/10 Pretty much from East Vail to the confluence.


Gore Creek Fishing Report

Dry/droppers all day baby!  Go small and have the 6X tippet ready.

Hot Flies on the Gore Creek

DRIES/ EMERGERS:PMX Peacock or Royal (#8-12)  royal Wulffs (12-16) Parachute Adams(#14-18) Ant patterns.

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)