Eagle River Fly Fishing Report July 31st

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Eagle River Fly Fishing Report

The Eagle River is fishing well early in the morning but getting too warm in the afternoon to safely fish for trout. Current water flows are at 81 CFS which is incredibly low for this time of year. Despite the low flows we are still finding trout in the faster water and deeper pools. Dry dropper has been a great technique for anglers who are willing to cover a lot of water. Deep pockets and fast riffles are holding a lot of trout in the Eagle River. Black Chubby Chernobyl has been getting chewed on early in the day. As the sun gets on the water adult midge patterns, ants and tricos are also taking trout on the surface. Our guides have been dropping a variety of jig hook patterns off of their hoppers and finding trout hugging the bottom of the river. Guides Choice, Rainbow Warrior, Pheasant Tails are all working well as dropper flies. If you are struggling to find fish try smaller midge nymphs under your hopper or indicator. Chocolate Thunder, Zebra Midges, RS2’s, Disco Midges and Cream Midge Larva are finding picky trout in the Eagle River. The is a voluntary closure after 12pm on the Eagle River below Wolcott due to high water temps. Please carry a thermometer and check water temps before you begin fishing. 65 degrees is getting to too hot to fish for trout. High mountain lakes and streams have been a good alternative to fishing in the afternoons. We are doing our rain dance and hoping for the best. Until then our wade trips are starting very early and ending early. Give us a call at the shop for last minute questions. 970-368-5959.