Eagle River Fishing Report: October 10th 2019

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Plump Eagle River Rainbow Trout caught sipping Blue Winged Olives in the riffles.

First Snow YUCK

Yup, it snowed last night and while the moisture is excellent for the Eagle River some of us are not ready for snow boots yet. Luckily this front is passing quickly and our fall temperatures will be back to the 50’s-60’s moving into next week.



Expect the fishing to be slow for the next day or so, very cold night temps will slow the hatches down and trout will be a little less active. Try fishing during the warmest parts of the day and look for deeper runs. However, we are still finding a few trout in the riffles but with the colder weather they will start to find the deeper runs. A dry dropper rig has been good for fishing shallower water and believe it or not we had a few fish look at the hopper yesterday. Olive quill bodied jig has been a consistent producer under a hopper or indicator. Mixing in a variety of midges and BWO emergers have also been finding fish feeding under the surface. If you see noses breaking the surface best bet is throw smaller midges and adult BWO’s. Parachute Adams, Royal Wuff, Sprout BWO, Griffith Gnat and Renegade are all good options for rising trout.



The Brown Trout have been aggressive and taking streamers regularly. Small natural slump busters in Tan or Olive have been the perfect. Hit the banks, pockets and riffles. Keep the streamer moving and look for that golden hue chasing it across the water. Be sure to strip set once they close their mouth on it.



Next week we will begin our two for one private water special which saves you between $75 – 150.00 per trip. This is a great way to save a little jingle and access some of the best private water in Eagle County. Give us a call and let’s go fishing. 970-368-5959