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Fly Fishing with Vail Valley Anglers in Vail, Colorado.
Fly Fishing Catch from Gore Creek with Vail Valley Anglers from Vail, Colorado.
Reporter: Brody Henderson
Report Date: October 20, 2014


Current Conditions
Gore Creek is in prime shape and is fishing very well. The upper Gore in East Vail is ideal for stalking trout and dry dropper rigs are still producing. The Lower Gore near Donovan Park is best fished with a a nymph rig and small attractor beadhead flies.  Insect hatches are sparse and consist mainly of BWOs and midges. To target Gore Creek's larger trout, try nymphing any deeper holes very thoroughly. Deep water always hold the biggest trout in Gore Creek and as flows have dropped to very low levels this is where they'll be found.This is a great fishery for area wade fishermen with plenty of public access and a strong popuation of wild trout and is one the few places where anglers can land the coveted Grand Slam-four species of trout in one day! Some larger browns are already moving into lower Gore Creek out of the Eagle River. 

Guide Tip: Gore Creek is a better afternoon fishery this time of year. Use 6X flourocarbon and try a micro egg for good results!

Recommended Files
Dries: Renegades, Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis,Adams Parawulff #18, Foam Ant 
Nymphs: Micro Eggs, Black Rainbow Warrior, Two Bit Hooker, Flashback Hare's Ear (Beadless), Red Copper John, Disco Midge, RS-2 Black and Olive, WD-40 all colors, Biot Midges Olive
Streamers: Brown, Black and Olive Conehead buggers #6-10
 

FISHING REPORT: GORE CREEK

OVERVIEW

Gore Creek flows from high in the Gore Range to the east of Vail.  It originates at Gore Lake and flows to the confluence with the Eagle River at Dowd Junction just to the West of Vail.  This is a small freestone stream with excellent sight fishing. Fishing is best from the golf course in East Vail down to the Gold Medal stretch in West Vail and the confluence with the Eagle River.  However, fish can be caught along the entire length all the way up to the lake.  There are some beautiful fishing areas along the upper river as you approach the lake above the "Grave Site" turn off.  Gore Creek offers fly fishermen a legitimate shot at landing a Grand Slam of brookies, cutthroat, rainbows and brown trout and some surprisingly large fish reside in this fine trout stream.

Select the updated graph for a larger version. River Levels

Hatches: Midges, BWOs, Caddis

Other Information
The fishing on Gore Creek is good every month of the year. Winter provides some of the best fishing of the year and a few powder runs on Vail Mountain followed by a couple hours of sight fishing is a popular activity. An angler on Gore Creek has the chance to land all four species of trout found in Colorado. We provide Guide Fishing Trips,even throughout the winter. Let us show you some tips to catching the trout that inhabit Gore Creek by hiring a guide for the day.