Eagle River Fly Fishing Report: August 15th 2019

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Eagle River Colorado Fly fishing report

The fly fishing on the Eagle River has been excellent. Water levels have dropped and trout have moved throughout the river. We are still floating the upper section of the Eagle River but our days are numbered with the constant drop in flows. Tricos and Midegs are dominating the hatch scene early in them morning followed by the PMD’s as the water warms up. There are still Caddis and Yellow Sallies coming off here and there but the fish seem to be keying in on smaller bugs, especially early in the day. Dry dropper has been an excellent way to find trout in the shallow riffles and buckets. Small midges, tricos and PT’s are getting a lot of attention under a chubby or indicator. The streamer fishing has been incredible throughout the morning. White, Black, Tan and Olive colored buggers are turning a lot of fish. If you have never streamer fished out of a boat, consider trying it before the Eagle River gets too low to float.

Expect the Eagle River to fish well though the end of summer and into fall. Be sure to fish hoppers along the grassy banks and don’t be afraid to twitch them when they hit the water. Remember big bugs move when they hit the water. Keep your eye out for BWO’s as they will become more abundant as we move towards September. Feel free to call us for last minute fishing reports and fishing conditions on the Eagle River. 970-368-5959.