TU Fall Classic | Fishing Reports | Adventure Travel Trips

TU Fall Classic | Fishing Reports | Adventure Travel Trips

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Eagle River
Fishing continues to be great on the Eagle River with Fall in the air and temperatures dropping. Fish are feeding! Blue Wing Olive hatches signal the start of spring and the close to summer and fish are keyed in on these size 22 beauties around 1:30 daily on the Eagle. Fishing in the riffles continues to produce during the warmer parts of the day using San Juan worms, swing caddis and various midge patterns. Most of summer crowds have gone leaving this river for the locals to enjoy, so make it a point to visit this amazing fishery. The river from Gypsum to Dotsero is off colored from rains so use attractor patters for best results.  Need a guide? We got em >>>
Gore Creek


Gore Creek is down to a trickle but fish are feeding with cooler air temps lowering the water temps. A stealthy approach is your best bet with longer leaders tapered down to 6x and even 7x tippet. Best flies for Gore Creek right now include Sniper Baetis, Starling Softies, Netbuilder Caddis


Colorado River 
Water temps are dropping and the fish know it. Cooler water means big fish feeding for the winter and trying to fatten up. Streamers have been getting more and more love as the water continues to drop. Fish are still feeding throughout the water column in the faster riffles and slower eddies. If you’re nymphing, plan on using size 18-20 grey and black RS-2’s. Still in the fast water but  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 Summer 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!


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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