The rivers have dropped and cleared, offering some of the best dry fly fishing of the year.


Experience the thrill of the season’s top hatches: Baetis, Caddis, Pale Morning Duns, Yellow Sallies, and Golden Stones.

Trout Trickers guides are ready to take you on an unforgettable float or wade fishing adventure on our renowned local rivers, including the Roaring Fork, Eagle, and the Colorado.

Let us put you on the fish!

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The Best Fishing Of The Entire Year Is NOW!


Warm days and hungry fish, discover EPIC spring fishing in Colorado! Our expert guides will ensure an unforgettable experience away from crowded lift lines.

 

Take advantage of $100 off when you book and fish before May 1st!

Valid For All Full-Day Float Trips

North Platte River Fishing – July 20, 2023

If you want to fish the Mile, you want to be there now. Golden stones just started popping off, later than typically. Usually July 4th is the peak of the hatch, but the peak is right now this year. The stones are complimented by midges and PMD’s. It’s holding steady at 2,600cfs and conditions as far as water is concerned it’s looking great. A little grass and weed debris is floating around but nothing too hindering.

The Reef got a much needed bump from 1000cfs to 1500cfs this weekend. It’s helping flush a lot of the floating grass out that’s been super annoying to work around. Our hatches right now are midges in the morning, (you can count on that year around) and PMD’s and Yellow Sallies getting going mid morning/afternoon. Tricos have made an appearance on the lower, farmers are cutting alfalfa fields and hoppers are more and more prevalent on banks. A week or two of flows holding steady, and it should be epic dry fly fishing.

Fly Fishing the famous North Platte River near Casper, Wyoming

With Colorado runoff in full swing, we are booking trips on the famous North Platte River near Casper, Wyoming.

Considered the Crown Jewel in and around Casper, the North Platte offers some of the best trout fly fishing in the lower 48. Rainbows and Snake River cutthroat hybrids thrive here with a normal fish per mile count exceeding 3,500. Expect to catch fish averaging over 17” and trophy class fish weighing over 10 pounds are not uncommon.

Our guide Ryan Stevens put one of our guests on this beautiful Cutthroat a couple days ago!

Give us a call to get your picture taken on this famous tail water fishery. 970.306.6255

March Midge Madness Special

March fly fishing in Colorado is arguably one the best fly fishing months of the entire year. Daytime temps in the mid 50’s are not uncommon and fly fishing opportunities can be epic with the first big hatches of midges and blue wing olives. Get the rust off your favorite fly rod and float with us through the trout filled pockets of the gold medal Roaring Fork River or the lower Colorado River. (Our guides are also available for half-day walk-n-wade trips on Vail’s Gore Creek or the local’s favorite Eagle River.)

We are offering a “March Midge Madness” full day float special at 10% below our normal rate on any trip booked now through April 15th. Our floats always include an iced cooler stocked with water, assorted beverages, and a hot lunch of wild game stew, Bison chili or similar.

Give us a call to book your March fly fishing trip in Colorado and take advantage of this prime time special!

To Say We’re Proud Is An Understatement!

For 3 years in a row, we have been nominated and voted on by our community as “Best Fly Fishing Outfitter” in the Vail Valley region! Thank you so much to all of our guests, friends, family and partners who voted for us!!! ⁣

We are currently taking reservations for 2023 in both Colorado and Wyoming.

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Cooler water temperatures remove closures on the Eagle River

Glenwood Springs, Colo. – Recent weather patterns with cooler overnight temperatures and precipitation have led to improved river conditions on the Eagle River prompting Colorado Parks and Wildlife to lift voluntary fishing closures.

Effective immediately, CPW has removed the afternoon (noon to midnight) voluntary fishing closures on the Eagle River from the Eagle County Fairgrounds to the Colorado River Confluence.

“I would like to thank our public anglers and guides for your continued support in conserving our valuable resources this summer,” said Sr. Northwest Region Aquatic Biologist Ben Felt. “Closures are a necessary measure to ensure the resiliency of these fisheries. Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to conserve them for our future generations.”

The full-day closure on the Yampa River from Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area to the western edge of Steamboat springs remains in effect until further notice.

Anglers are encouraged to check current fishing conditions and fishing closure information on the CPW website or by calling the local CPW Office.

To learn more about fishing in Colorado, visit the CPW website – https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Fishing.aspx

Colorado Parks and Wildlife modifies voluntary fishing closures on the Colorado and Eagle Rivers

Grand Junction, Colo. – Recent weather patterns with cooler overnight temperature and several days of precipitation  have led to improved river conditions on sections of the Colorado River and Eagle River prompting Colorado Parks and Wildlife to modify voluntary fishing closures.

“We have been very fortunate with cooler temperatures and consistent afternoon rain showers over the last few weeks,” said NW Region Senior Aquatic Biologist Ben Felt. “Our hope is that conditions will continue to improve and that we will be able to lift other voluntary fishing closures in Northwest Colorado soon.”

Effective Wednesday, August 3, the following voluntary fishing closures have been modified:

  • REMOVED – After 12pm, voluntary fishing closure on the Colorado River from the confluence with the Fraser River near Granby downstream to the confluence with the Williams Fork River at Parshall

  • REMOVED – Full-day, voluntary fishing closure on the Colorado River from State Bridge downstream to the Red Dirt Creek confluence (downstream of Burns).

  • REVISED – From a full-day, voluntary fishing closure to an after 12pm, voluntary fishing closure on the Eagle River from the Hwy. 131 bridge at Wolcott downstream to the Eagle County Fairgrounds at Eagle.

  • MAINTAINED – Full-day, voluntary fishing closure on the Colorado River from the Red Dirt Creek confluence downstream to the Hwy. 13 bridge in Rifle.

  • MAINTAINED – Full-day, voluntary fishing closure on the Eagle River at the Eagle County Fairgrounds in Eagle downstream to the Colorado River confluence at Dotsero.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife would like to thank anglers for your continued help and support in conserving these valuable resources. “Conservation is a team effort,” said Felt. “Without the continued support of the public, access to these valuable resources may not be around for future generations.”

It’s important to keep in mind that fishing conditions change on a constant basis. CPW reminds anglers to look fast before you cast in Colorado’s rivers this summer and check out conditions related to mandatory and voluntary fishing closures on our website. Anglers can also check with local CPW offices to learn about destination water conditions before traveling.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife Voluntary Fishing Closures on the Colorado and Eagle Rivers

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has put both the Eagle and Colorado Rivers under a voluntary fishing closure due to high water temperatures. The lower Eagle (Wolcott to Colorado River confluence) has been reaching temperatures up to 70 degrees in the afternoon and the Colorado River (State Bridge to Bair Ranch) reaching temperatures up to 72 degrees in the late morning.

As trout are a cold-water species, they thrive in a water temperature range of 45 to 66 degrees. Once the temperature reaches above 68 degrees, the amount of dissolved oxygen significantly decreases in the water which stresses out the fish. Catching a trout in these water conditions can stress out the fish to the point of the fish likely not surviving when being caught.

Though the Colorado and Eagle are in closures currently, the Roaring Fork River, located near Glenwood Springs, is still open for fishing all day! The Roaring Fork is a Gold Medal River that is steep and fast paced in which hosts some of the best trout fishing that Colorado has to offer.

The Upper Eagle and Gore Creek in Vail are open for wade Trips! Gore Creek runs right through the heart of Vail and is also a Gold Medal Fishery. The upper Eagle is currently fishing very well! As this section is the head waters of the Eagle River with water temperatures are staying low.

Guided fly fishing trips North Platte River Wyoming

It’s that time again to make your reservations and join Trout Trickers fly for guided fishing on the North Platte River in central Wyoming.

Considered the Crown Jewel in and around Casper, the North Platte River offers some of the best trout fly fishing anywhere. Rainbows and Snake River Cutthroat hybrids thrive here with a normal fish exceeding 3,500 per mile. Expect to catch fish averaging over 17” and trophy class fish weighing over 10 pounds are not uncommon.

Wyoming Game and Fish have just finished a 9-day flush bringing flows to 4000 CFS daily that will clean critical spawning gravel and refresh aquatic insect habitat the trout depend on.

We are guiding this famous tail water during our runoff in Colorado, with trips available in April, May, and June. We invite our regular clients and those new to Trout Trickers to explore this amazing trout paradise. Come join us for guided fly fishing in Wyoming on the North Platte River.

We fish the Grey Reef section and the lower river all the way to Casper, the Miracle Mile and surrounding dam tail waters. – This is the best fishery we guide period!

Call us at 970.306.6255 or shoot us an email and cross this special fishery off your bucket list!

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