Taylor River - Central CO Rockies, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Taylor River - Central CO Rockies, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
C&R fishing will continue to heat up with better weather and higher flows. Fish have been especially susceptible to egg patterns, so make sure to have a few in different colors. The lower river is pretty much ice free, and most of the snow along the banks has melted. Fish are out and moving around, with a few nice fish being taken on streamers. Try smaller flashback nymphs behind a larger, beadhead nymph, like a 2-bit hooker and an Rs2.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Taylor River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers

Water flow: 151cfs @ C&R, 353 @ Almont

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: 10am-5pm

Best stretch: Taylor River State Wildlife Area (C&R) - Below Taylor Dam

Best access point: Taylor River State Wildlife Area (C&R) - Below Taylor Dam

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, Blue Winged Olives

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Spring

Nearest airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport

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Taylor River Description

The Taylor River is fed from high up in the Colorado Rockies and drains into Taylor Reservoir at about 9,300 feet. The tailwater below the dam flows down through Taylor Canyon some 20 miles before it joins the East River to form the Gunnison River at Almont. The Taylor is a medium-sized river which contains deep pools and pocket water, and plenty of riffles and runs. The bottom releases from Taylor Reservoir ...

Techniques & Tips

nymphing, let your rigs swing out at the end of your drift

7-Day Forecast

Weather will be nice for the next week, and with that we will probably see some high country melt and some off color water. With mud season upon us and less pressure in the area the fishing should continue to heat up daily. Give us a call before traveling for weather updates. 888-761-FISH

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