Copyright 2009 James Marsh
Eagle River Colorado
The Eagle River starts out at the Tennessee Pass near
the little mining town of Leadville. Access it difficult, if at
all possible, in its headwaters. The first access in near
Camp Hale near the pass where the stream flows
though alpine meadows. Below that the Eagle flows
through private property. It can be accessed again
near Minturn. Below Minturn there is about fifty miles of
the stream prior to its convergence with the Colorado
River. The stream flows though the little towns of Avon,
Edwards, Wolcott, Eagle and Gypsum.

The stream runs along highway #6 for most of its
length. From the point Gore Creek, one of its many
tributary streams, enters the river, it turns westward
and flows parallel with I-70. There are several public
areas you can fish along this stretch but most of it runs
through private property.

Several leases provide some excellent access areas
where you can fish the Eagle River. In many cases,
floating the river provides the best opportunities.

Seasons:
A year-round season allows you the opportunity to fish
the Eagle River any day of the year.
Winter:
Although you can fish during the winter, fishing is
generally tough and limited.
Spring:
Spring is probably the best time to fish the Eagle River
because of the hatches.
Summer:
Except for the spring runoff which occurs from mid June
to Mid July, the fishing is excellent.
Fall:
Fall provides great opportunities to catch some large
spawning brown trout.

Fly Fishing Guide to the Eagle River:
The headwaters provide mostly small stream, alpine
meadow fishing for small trout.
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Type of Stream
Freestone Stream

Species
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Brook Trout
(Wild)

Size
Medium

Location
Central/Western Colorado

Nearest Towns
Minturn
Avon
Eagle

Season
Year-round

Access:
Fair

Non-Resident License
State of Colorado

Weather
National Weather Service Link

Hatch Chart
Coming Soon

Fly Fishing Guide

Hatches and Flies

Fly Fishing Gear
Eagle River Colorado
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