Fall Elk Dates | ALASKA 2015 | Fishing Reports | Colorado Fall Classic

Fall Elk Dates | ALASKA 2015 | Fishing Reports | Colorado Fall Classic

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Eagle River
Lower water or not, the Eagle River continues to fish well. As the flows have thinned  to about 200 CFS, the bugs have gotten smaller and the water temps have risen. Plan on fishing the morning or afternoon with itty-bitty bugs. Most fish are being caught on flies in the 20-22 range. Bigger flies (Golden Stoneflies to be exact) are being fished in the lower river. Best sections are Avon down to Gypsum. Flies include Quasimodo Pheasant Tails, JuJu Baetis, Green Midges and Biot Stoneflies.
Gore Creek


Gore Creek is a big or small game right now. Small nymph rigs or big hopper rigs. The water is skinny and gin clear but they love the sight of a big bug slappin’ on the water. The bigger fish are loving the big bugs but plan on covering water when you’re fishing the hoppers. Otherwise, if your presentation is light, sit on some holes with your sz. 22-24 nymphs, larvae and pupae


Colorado River 
Calling all early risers and night owls – the fishing is killer for those that’ll be the first one on the water or the last one to leave. The middle of the day is for scenery mostly – animals and  the “bikini hatch”. Think small PMDs and emergers trailed behind the famous Pats Rubber Legs or any other big stonefly nymph imitation. The water is lower this time of year so if you are going on your own, bring the raft. If you are looking to float and don’t have a boat, hire a guide from Minturn Anglers for optimal fishing results!

Fall Floats – Get ready to chuck streamers!

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It’s not too early to think MEAT
Fall is a spectacular time to be floating on the Colorado River with Minturn Anglers. As the days shorten and the water cools, the brown trout start thinkin’ about passing on their genes. They are quick to mark their spawning territory and thwart off their lesser counterparts by, well, eating them. Expect endless follows and many vicious takes all day this Fall on a float trip with Minturn Anglers. Try something new and get on a boat with your favorite fly shop for some serious streamer fishing. Whether you want to chuck huge Double Gongas or strip double Slumpbusters you gotta be in an MA boat. Give us a call today!
Book your Fall fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers today >>> 

Dream Stream – Available NOW!

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Late Winter and Fall Trips Available

The stream rehabilitation work has really paid off on the Dream Stream. Fish numbers and sizes are up and the seasonal fish have been hanging around noticeably longer. Fall is around the corner and there’s no better time to start thinking about booking your Fall brown trout trip on the Dream Stream. Minturn Anglers Senior Guide, Erin Hale is booking up fast so don’t be late to the party, book your Dream Stream trip TODAY! 

Colorado River Fall Classic – Eagle Valley TU September 19th-20th!

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Fall Fishing Tournament from Trout Unlimited – September 19-20!

Show your fishing prowess this Fall with the Trout Unlimited Colorado River Fall Classic. Due to popular demand, this tournament has become an annual event so show your support for TU by drinking beer, listening to bluegrass and crushing fish! 


Day One
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Team Registration / Team Pictures / Welcome mixer   All team members must be present – location tbd.
6:30pm – 6:30pm|
Draw – all team members must be present
Day Two
All Boats Dropped at Pre-Determined Launch Sites.   Shuttles complete
Safety Discussion
Begin Boat Launch
All boats must be at designated takeout.
Hopperfest – Bluegrass in the park begins at the Eagle City Park.  All participants pull boats to city park
Introduction of Teams/Sponsors
Award Ceremony, Trophy Presentations, and Giveaways


Fly Fishing School 2015 – Available through November!!!

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Still plenty of time to book!

Summer fly fishing is nearing the end however it’s not too late to introduce the great sport of fly fishing to friends and family members. We offer our Fly Fishing Schools through NOVEMBER at our Parker location as well as select dates through November for Minturn as well. Whether you’d like to share this offer with a friend, give it as a gift to a loved one or you’d like to take the class with a child, Fly Fishing Schools are a great opportunity to share an awesome outdoor adventure with someone. This is also a great way to learn some Fall/Winter techniques from those that fish year-round! 
Front Range Fishing Reports
Alaska Fall 2015
SITKA Fall 2015 now available at Minturn Anglers!

Minturn Anglers Adventure Travel

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Fishing and Hunting – We’ve got it all!  

We aren’t out of Summer yet but it’s not too early to start planning that big trip for Fall, Winter and 2016. Check out the latest trips on the docket for Minturn Anglers… don’t be late to the party and book your Adventure Travel Trip today!
Aug 28th – Sept. 3rd – Archery Elk Hunts
Sept. 28th – Oct. 11th – Alaska Steelhead
Oct. 17th – 25th – Second Season Rifle Elk Hunts
Oct. 24th – Nov. 7th – Mexico Bonefish and Permit
Feb 1st – March 6th – Idaho Steelhead
March 7th – 13th – Christmas Island Giant Trevally


Boxwood and Long Meadow Summer Dates!

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Book today for your family fishing trip or corporate event!  

There’s plenty of water at Boxwood Gulch and Long Meadow this year so get on the water with Minturn Anglers to catch a/many fish of a lifetime. These dates book up quick so book your trip TODAY!


23rd, 29th and 30th



6th and 20th

4th, 6th, 13th, 15th and 28th

It’s time to nail down your 2024 fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers.

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