Fishing Reports | ALASKA 2015 | Dream Stream | Fall Floats

Fishing Reports | ALASKA 2015 | Dream Stream | Fall Floats

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Eagle River
Bye bye float season, hello stealthy wading. The Eagle River is down to 239 CFS but the fish haven’t gone anywhere. Lighter tippet and longer leaders are your approach these days as well as smaller bugs. Thompson’s Forky Baetis, small pheasant tails, micro emergers and rs-2’s are the flies to fish right now as small mayflies are dominating the meat of the river. Further up the Golden Stones are making their presence felt and big hare’s ears will trick most. Fish are being found everywhere – riffles, runs and pools so make sure to fish every inch of river on an outing. Don’t be put off by lower flows. It’s still fishing incredibly well, just a little techier. Need to dial in the lower flows on the Eagle? Book your trip today with the guys who know the low water game.
Gore Creek


Gore Creek in Vail is a trickle right now and the fish are spooky. 6x tippet is a must and smaller bugs on a tight presentation is what’s going to make your day. If you’re going to fish the Vail Valley and are looking for a technical challenge, this is the spot. If you’re looking to make the most of your day, drive the extra 10-25 minutes to fish the Eagle River.


Colorado River 
The raft hatch is in full effect making for some bumper boats through the meat of the day. Fishing remains good but timing is impeccable. Shoot for an early morning or afternoon 3/4 Day float for best success and avoiding the crowds. The Colorado River is fishing great from Pumphouse to State Bridge on deep nymph rigs with tiny bugs. PMDs in the 18-20 range as well as quasimodo pheasant tails are taking fish right now with wreckless abandon.

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! 

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! 

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Eagle River Private Water/Float Combo!
Alaska Fall 2015
SITKA Fall 2015 now available at Minturn Anglers!

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!


9th, 11th, 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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