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Eagle River (Gypsum)

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Eagle (Below Gypsum)

Rating: 3/5

Current River Conditions

April 15, 2024

The Eagle is kicking out fish after fish right now. Rainbows are spawning so please be aware and leave these fish alone, there's plenty of fish that aren't spawning! Big spring midges (aka Buffalo Midges) are hatching in clouds right now, in addition to the plentiful spring BWO's. That said, we don't see a ton of surface action this time of the year on the Eagle, so prepare for a fair amount of nymphing. We aren't necessarily ruling it out, but just a fair warning. Streamer action has also been very consistent lately, fish have been keying in on smaller baitfish patterns, as well as larger crawdad patterns. Be aware though, river flows are rising quickly and will soon be at unfishable conditions, so get out before the runoff is here to stay.


Dries:

Cream Midge, Booty Midge, Griffith's Gnat, Drymerger BWO, Improved Sparkle Dun, Parachute Adams, Pat's Midge

 

Nymphs:

Foam Wing RS2 18-22, Chocolate Thunder 18-24, Flux Capacitor 18-22, Money Midge 18-24, Zebra Midge 18-20, WD-40 18-24, Sparkle Wing RS2 18-22, Tungsten Tube Midge 18-22, Black Beauty 18-24, Top Secret Midge 20-24, Rainbow Warrior 18-22, Pale/Irish/Red Ale Midge 18-24, Mercury Midge 18-20, Poison Tung 16-20, Massacre Midge 20-24, Manhattan Midge 20-24, Demon Midge 18-22, Mighty Midge 18-24, Glass Holo Midge 18-20, Midge Bomb 18-22, Rojo Midge 18-22, Jujubee Midge 18-22, Hare's Ear 16-20, Copper John 16-20, Perdigons 16-20, Eggs

 

Streamers:

Sparkle Yummy White, Montana Humdinger Black, Mini Dungeon Olive, Nancy P

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