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 –

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!

After Bay

Best of Vail Valley – Fly Fishing Outfitter

Thank you to all who have supported us through the years! We’ve been nominated twice and won twice. Best of Vail Valley – Fly Fishing Outfitter.

Clean up in aisle 131!

What does a team of elite Colorado fly fishing guides do when they have a couple hours to spare? They join together to clean up 2 miles of HW-131 headed toward the Colorado River. It’s hard to believe on this remote stretch of Highway we could bag up 14 large trash bags and several boxes of trash. Many thanks to Tom, Kaitlyn, Matt, Scotty and Pete for their efforts. We’ll visit again next Spring with more trash bags in hand. #coloradoriver #flyfishing #eaglecounty #statebridge #colorado #trouttrickers
Highway Cleanup

Trout Trickers – Best of Vail Valley

Trout Trickers has been nominated again for Best of Vail Valley – Fly Fishing Outfitter and Charlie is asking for your support. Please click here to vote and scroll down to fly-fishing Outfitter click to vote. You can vote every day until September 8th to show your support for Trout Trickers. And the next time you see Charlie, he’ll be sure to show you some luv.

Voluntary fishing closure on 2 of our favorite rivers

EAGLE, Colo. – Due to warm water temperatures and low stream flows, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking anglers to voluntarily avoid fishing after 12 p.m. on sections of the Eagle and Roaring Fork rivers beginning Sat., July 24.

The specific closure sections are:
Eagle River: Wolcott (Highway 131 Bridge) downstream to the Colorado River (13 miles)
Roaring Fork River: Carbondale (Highway 133 Bridge) downstream to the Colorado River (25 miles)
“Both rivers have been exceeding 71 degrees Fahrenheit consistently for the last several days and isolated rain showers haven’t provided much relief,” said CPW Aquatic Biologist Kendall Bakich. “Anglers fishing in these reaches have reported sportfish mortalities and, in the case of the lower Roaring Fork, mudslides have muddied the waters from the Crystal River tributary and contributed to fish stress in the hottest section of the Roaring Fork.”

Note to anglers: the Colorado River downstream of these closure sections continues to have exceedingly high water temperatures and remains under voluntary closures. The section from Red Dirt Creek to Rifle is under a full-day voluntary closure and the section upstream of Red Dirt Creek to State Bridge has a voluntary closure after noon. CPW is also continuing to monitor conditions in other waters, and anticipates a possible fishing closure on the Crystal River in the immediate future.

Anglers should be aware that most of the major rivers on Colorado’s Western Slope are experiencing adverse conditions heading into the hottest days of summer. Follow the Leave No Trace Principle to “Know Before You Go” to the West Slope this summer and check out conditions related to mandatory and voluntary fishing closures:

Roaring Fork fishing closures
Eagle fishing closures