Overall River Rating:

4/5

Gore Creek

Last Update: 10/6/14- Midges and Baetis should be your focus for the next several months. A few fish may still be looking up on warm, sunny days.

River Information

Gore Creek is a wonderful little tributary of the Eagle River. Running through the Vail Valley, this 18 mile long freestone is farily small in stature but can hold some truly great fish. Gore Creek can be fished 12 months a year and offers anglers the opportunity to catch Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook trout-- often by sight fishing them. This river sees abundant bug life as well. 


Hatches

Winter/Spring: Midges, Baetis

Summer: Caddis, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Terrestrials 

Fall: Midges, Caddis, Baetis, some Terrestrials,  small Streamers. 


Seasonal Conditions

Gore Creek can be fished year round and can provide 12 months of dry fly fishing. Sight fishing (typically nymphing) can be very productive during the winter as long as light tippets and a fair bit of stealth are used. Summer time brings about abundant bug life and can offer some fantastic dry/dropper fishing. During the warmer months look for Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies and Terrestrials to all put fish in the net. 


River Access

River access is fairly easy to come by on Gore Creek. The river follows the I-70 frontage road through the towns of East Vail, Wests Vail and Avon. Access can be had at many of the public parks in these towns. When you're on I-70, take exits 171, 173 or 176 for some quick and easy access and plentiful fish.