Rivers we fish

We Love Our Rivers!!

We at SAGE are very passionate about our amazing resources in the Vail Valley and keeping them healthy and happy. Invasive aquatic species are a very real threat to our watershed and we are doing everything possible to minimize the risk of spreading them. If you have your own felt soled wading boots we will soak them in a mild bleach solution prior to the trip. Catch and Release of all fish species will be strictly practiced. We love our rivers and know you will too!!

Eagle RiverTX

Our backyard favorite! This extremely accessible freestone river is only minutes from every resort in the Vail Valley. Offering both wade and float fishing trips, this is one of the best year round fisheries in the state! Rainbow and Brown trout average 10-16 inches but fish in the 20+ in. range are possible. Though these fish species are less abundant Brook trout and Cutthroat trout are also present in the river.

Colorado RiverTX

This iconic river’s great fishing and beautiful landscape makes this a favorite among fisherman. Though wade and float fishing are both possible, float fishing this river in a boat is the best way to experience this amazing stretch of water. Whether you’re throwing streamers to the banks, nymphing deep runs and riffles or delicately presenting dry flies to rising fish, this river has it all!! Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat Trout average 8-16 inches in size but fish in the 20+ inch range aren’t uncommon.

Gore CreekTX

Another backyard gem, this small creek runs through the heart of the town of Vail. This small technical fishery has large populations of Brown, Rainbow, Brook and Cutthroat trout. Fish average 8-16 inches

Homestake CreekTX

A beautiful alpine stream high in the Rocky Mountains. This breathtaking creek has good numbers of Brown and Brook trout in the 6-14 inch range. This is a great spring time fishery when the rivers down in the Vail Valley are too muddy to fish.