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Fishing Information

Eagle River - Wolcott to Dotsero

COLORADO BASIN Fishing Report
Rating
3/5
Flow
149 cfs
Wind
1 mph
Temperature
39 °F
High/Low
64/34
Weather @COLORADO BASIN - Updated November 14, 2018 - 11:38am

Current River Flow Updates

Latest update:11/8/2018 -- Browns are moving around and still spawning so if you see a REDD please admire them but avoid fishing to these vulnerable fish. Indicator rigs have been productive. Attractor patterns such as eggs, worms, and stoneflies are going to get their attention. Our second and third fly tends to be a baetis nymph and midge pattern. On a warmer overcast day, you might catch a decent midge or BWO hatch. Covering water and throwing streamers has also brought in some nice fish. Happy fishing, and stop by either the Frisco or Denver shop for more of the lowdown on this river!

River Information

Seasonal Conditions

The Eagle is most often fished on foot, which can be done 12 months a year. For anyone lucky enough to own a raft (or know someone who does), it also offers a short float fishing window from April-July in most years. Float fishing this river can be extremely productive.

Home to prolific caddis, stonefly, mayfly, trico and midge hatches, many people flock to this river in hopes of fishing dry flies. Summertime almost always means dry/dropper or hopper/dropper rigs from start to finish and can provide some phenomenal action.

Matching your flies, whether on the surface or subsurface, to the corresponding hatch will almost always result in a fish-filled net. Streamer fishing can also be quite effective from late spring through the fall.

RECOMMENDED FLIES

Winter/Early Spring: Midges, Baetis

Late Spring/Summer: Caddis, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Tricos, Terrestrials

Fall: Midges, Tricos, Caddis, Mayflies

Additional River Information

Eagle River below Gypsum

COLORADO BASIN River Gauge

  • Flow 149 cfs
  • Wind 1 mph
  • Temp 39 °F
  • High/Low 64/34

Eagle River below Edwards

COLORADO BASIN River Gauge

  • Flow 72 cfs
  • Wind 1 mph
  • Temp 37 °F
  • High/Low 59/35

River access

The Eagle River has extensive public access and offers angler a variety of different locations to spend the day. One of the best ways access the river is along Hwy 6, which parallels I-70 and passes through the towns of Gypsum, Edwards, Eagle and Avon.

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