March Fly Fishing Report: Eagle River Colorado

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Healthy Eagle River Rainbow Trout caught on March 1st.

Eagle River Fly Fishing Report

The fly fishing on the Eagle River is as good as it gets right now. March into April offer excellent angling opportunities for novice and experienced anglers alike. Water levels are very low, making it easy to access most of the Eagle River. We are seeing a lot of big midges, which we refer to as “Midgezilla” and trout are keyed in on them throughout the day. Midgezilla is a cream/olive colored midge that ranges in size from #16-#14. Other hot patterns have been; Zebra Midges (red, purple, brown, olive), Buckskin Caddis, Soft hackle PT, Miracle Midge and Micro Eggs. The Eagle River is extremely clear right now so sizing down your tippet to 6x is helping quite a bit. Especially on sunny days. Trout are scattered throughout the river but the majority of fish you will find in deeper pools with slower moving current. Afternoon winds have kept the majority of fish below the surface. Despite the gusty P.M. wind we are seeing fish eat adult midges on top and this should only get better as we move further into March. Renegades, Roy Palms, Mayhem Midge & Griffiths Gnats are all good fly patterns to be floating up top.


We are still offering 2 for 1 discounts on our private water which has been fishing fantastic. We are also offering full day float trips at half day pricing so you can experience how incredible March Fly Fishing can be. Give us a call to book your Vail, Colorado fly fishing trip. 970-368-5959.