Upper Gunnison River - Central CO Rockies, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Upper Gunnison River, CO
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Upper Gunnison River - Central CO Rockies, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Look for fish to feed more aggressively on top water bugs in the evenings. Fish a double dry fly rig with a larger dry fly up top to act as a indicator for your smaller dry for the dropper.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Gunnison River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers

Water flow: 950 cfs through town

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 10 PM to 4 PM

Best stretch: Almont down to Blue Mesa

Best access point: All public water from Almont through town.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Green Drakes are hatching on the upper Gunnison size 10-14. PMD's size 14-18, Caddis hatch in the morning's and evening's

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Spring

Nearest airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport

The All New Silver Sonic Waders

Gunnison River Description

The Gunnison River begins at Almont, Colorado, where the Taylor River and East River merge to form its headwaters. The river grows in size as it flows down through the Gunnison Valley and into Blue Mesa Reservoir. This is the first of several dams as the Gunnison continues its flow through the Black Canyon and eventually into the Colorado River. Our section of the Gunnison River, the upper Gunnison, is from ...

Techniques & Tips

Tandem nymph rig or dry fly dropper rig.

7-Day Forecast

Water flows are on the decline. Look for fishing to greatly improve as water continues to drop.

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