Eagle River Fly Fishing Report: November

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Nymphing with eggs and baetis patterns has been a good way to find trout in deeper water.

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The Eagle River has been fishing great, in fact I cannot think of a month that is hasn’t been fishing great..yet. The warmer weather has been bringing a lot of fish to the surface during the warmest parts of the day. Mostly midges on the menu and a variety of adult midge patterns are hooking fish up top. If the wind is blowing and the fish are not showing their beaks a shallow nymph rig is finding fish in their usual haunts. Eggs, Baetis and Midges are all putting a bend in the stick. The streamer bite has tapered off a bit but if you are willing to put in the time you will find some trout to chase. Smaller Slump Busters have been my favorite, especially natural.


There is no need to be on the river early. Sleep in and enjoy your coffee. I have been getting on the river around 10:30 -11 am and staying on the water until 3ish. Fish have been starting to rise around 1pm and will stay up as long as the wind isn’t too strong. The extended weather forecast looks pleasant with more sunny days on the horizon. We are still offering 2 for one specials on our Vail Rod & Gun Club water so take advantage and get up here before its too cold. Happy Thanksgiving.