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
Fish will be most active mid-day when air temps are the highest.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Gunnison River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers

Water flow: 362 cfs through town

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: noon 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:

BWO's mid-day, . Eggs, Streamers. Salmon run is over

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Fall

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 streamer

7-Day Forecast

trout beads and stones plus bead head emerger patterns

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