Upper Gunnison River - Central CO Rockies, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Upper Gunnison River - Central CO Rockies, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Flows on the Gunnison dropped a lot over the past week. Look for trout to be congregating in deeper pools. There are definitely still fish in the shallow riffles eating rs2's too. Fishing egg patterns behind Salmon can produce some nice trout as well.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Gunnison River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
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Water flow: 280 cfs through town

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 11am - 5pm

Best stretch: Riverway - Wilson's Landing

Best access point: Almont Campground

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO's, Tricos, Midges

Fish species: Trout, Kokanee Salmon

Fishing season: Fall

Nearest airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport

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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

Nymphing and Streamers early until the hatch starts midday when a dry/dropper can produce. Kokanee Salmon are in the river and will eat attractor patterns such as Mickey Finns, Theo's Bombers, and San Juan Worms, as well as size 18-20 flashback nymphs.

7-Day Forecast

Blue Wings and Midges will remain the bulk of the trout diet this week. Fishing small in the size 20-24 range will be your best bet whether it be dry flies or nymphing. Egg patterns can also produce some trout right now especially behind pods of Kokanee. 888-761-FISH

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