Fishing Information

Gore Creek

31 cfs
8 mph
30 °F
Weather @COLORADO BASIN - Updated March 30, 2024 - 2:06am by OpenWeather

Current River Flow Updates

Latest Update: 10/23/23

Gore creek is flowing at 23 CFS. Water is low and clear in Gore at the moment and a hopper dropper rig is certainly your best bet at feeding some Trout in this amazing stretch of water. Small olive or tan terrestrials such as chubbies, amy's ants and hippy stompers in a #12-14 are some over producers in here. Dropping 5x tippet off the dry, try any sort of beadhead nymph. Pheasant tails, HDA variants and spanish quills are some of our favorites. Adding a second smaller dropper off the back on 6x is usually a great approach for getting more eats especially during the lower flows of fall. RS2's and foamback midges in a #18-20 work great as trailing flies at the moment. Don't be afraid to try a small streamer like a lil' kim or mini Dungeon.

Historical River Flow

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.

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.


Winter/Spring: Midges, Baetis

Summer: Caddis, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Terrestrials

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

Additional River Information

Gore Creek at Dowd Junction

COLORADO BASIN River Gauge View Detailed Information

  • Flow 31 cfs
  • Wind 8 mph
  • Temp 30 °F
  • High/Low 27/45

Gore Creek above Red Sandstone Creek

COLORADO BASIN River Gauge View Detailed Information

  • Flow 22 cfs
  • Wind 8 mph
  • Temp 29 °F
  • High/Low 25/43

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.

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