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
The Gunnison River has been fluctuating slightly due to rain and temperature changes. Look for a water temp of at least 50 degrees for decent activity. Near Tomichi Creek could be off color so above the confluence or below Riverway will be best. Throw tandem streamer rigs and tandem nymph rigs which incorporate an attractor pattern. Prospect along the banks with shallower nymph rigs and dry-dropper rigs.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Gunnison River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers

Water flow: 828 cfs through town

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

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

Best stretch: Whitewater Park - Wilson's Landing

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, Beatis, Caddis Larva, Stoneflies

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Spring

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

Tandem nymph rig for deeper seems, Dry - dropper rig along the banks, Dark colored streamers.

7-Day Forecast

As the water continues to fluctuate, use caution while wading. Streamers should continue to produce as well as deep heavy nymph rigs. We are looking at some cloudy days ahead with potential for thunderstorms. This could result in good beatis hatches and some caddis. Call the fly shop for the most current update. 888-761-FISH

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