Fishing Report For: Week of
November 21st. 2022

 

The Eagle River is one of the last true large freestone rivers in Colorado. The Eagle runs right through the heart of the Vail Valley. Starting it’s 77-mile journey high above the valley floor near Tennessee pass and dropping 2,400 vertical feet in its first 30 miles the river slows and widens as it flows through the towns of Avon and Edwards.

The upper Eagle is famous for its great Brown Trout habitat and faster water/ pocket fishing, this area is overlooked by many anglers but offers some great wade fishing using big dry flies and streamers. As the Eagle cuts, it’s way west towards the Colorado River from Edwards, float and wade fishing for a mix of larger Browns and Rainbows is some of the best fishing in Colorado in early to late July. The lower Eagle is more heavily fished but offers good public access. Wild Rainbows and Browns up to 20 plus inches are not uncommon in the Eagle River.

11/19/22– Conditions have been good on the Eagle and should get even better as we head into Thanksgiving week. The weather is going to become much warmer with mid day highs in the mid 40’s on the valley floor. Best time to fish is late morning through the afternoons. Nymphing is going to be most productive, although some hatches of Midges can bring the Trout to the surface. The Brown Trout are in full spawn so please be aware of the Spawning Redds and let then get their thing on. Our Orvis endorsed guide staff is the most experienced when it comes to guiding the Eagle river drainage. Our reservations are booking up so get of the couch and let’s go fishing! Call us! (970) 845-8090

 

Recommended Patterns:

Nymphs: Eggs, Zebra Midges #18-22 Fly Formerly #16-18, Pardigon Purple, Green #14-18, Jiggy Pheasant Tails #12-16, Ju Ju Bee Midges #18-22

Dries: I can see it Midges #22-24, Giffith’s Gnats #20-24

Streamers: Buggers Olive, White, Black #18-12, Sculpin patterns Olive, Black #8-12, sex dungeons #2


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