Eagle River Float Season is Here
Runoff on the Eagle River has peaked and the float fishing is on! As flows continue to decrease, clarity will improve and we should start to see some of the most outstanding fishing of the year. Right now, Streamers and large stonefly nymphs like the Pats Rubber Leg and the 20 Incher are catching fish in the slowest moving water along the banks. Once the water temperature begins to rise fish will start to key in on dry Flies. Some of my favorite patterns are the rubber legged PMX, Chuck's Variant Caddis, and Puterbaugh's Foam Caddis. Because the Eagle has so many different sections to float, and since its so close to the fly shop, this is a great trip either as a full day or half day float. Experienced anglers make the journey each year to fish the Eagle River from a raft because they know the season is short and no matter what, the trip is one that will never be forgotten.