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Fishing Information

Gore Creek

-999999 cfs
15 mph
40 °F
Weather @COLORADO BASIN - Updated December 01, 2022 - 10:06pm by OpenWeather

Current River Flow Updates

We have been having success on a variety of terrestrials, caddis flies, and mayflies. A classic elk hair caddis is a size #14 is one of our favorites. Chubbies, Hippie Stompers, or Morrish hoppers have also worked well. If you need some buggy-looking dries for the area, stop by and browse our selection.

Historical River Flow

River Information

Gore Creek is a wonderful little tributary of the Eagle River. Running through the Vail Valley, this 18-mile long freestone is farily small in stature but can hold some truly great fish. Gore Creek can be fished 12 months a year and offers anglers the opportunity to catch Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook trout-- often by sight fishing them. This river sees abundant bug life as well.

Seasonal Conditions

Gore Creek can be fished year round and can provide 12 months of dry fly fishing. Sight fishing (typically nymphing) can be very productive during the winter as long as light tippets and a fair bit of stealth are used. Summer time brings about abundant bug life and can offer some fantastic dry/dropper fishing. During the warmer months look for Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies and Terrestrials to all put fish in the net.


Winter/Spring: Midges, Baetis

Summer: Caddis, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Terrestrials

Fall: Midges, Caddis, Baetis, some Terrestrials, small Streamers.

Additional River Information

Gore Creek at Dowd Junction

COLORADO BASIN River Gauge View Detailed Information

  • Flow -999999 cfs
  • Wind 15 mph
  • Temp 40 °F
  • High/Low 20/43

Gore Creek above Red Sandstone Creek

COLORADO BASIN River Gauge View Detailed Information

  • Flow 13 cfs
  • Wind 15 mph
  • Temp 39 °F
  • High/Low 18/41

River access

River access is fairly easy to come by on Gore Creek. The river follows the I-70 frontage road through the towns of East Vail, Wests Vail and Avon. Access can be had at many of the public parks in these towns. When you're on I-70, take exits 171, 173 or 176 for some quick and easy access and plentiful fish.

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