Gunnison Gorge of the Black Canyon - Below Crystal Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Gunnison Gorge of the Black Canyon, CO
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Gunnison Gorge of the Black Canyon - Below Crystal Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Try nymphing, don't ignore the shallow water. Midges in the morning.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Gunnison Gorge of the Black Canyon is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Gunnison River Expeditions

Water flow: 637

Visibility: 6 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 38 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 7:00 a.m. til noon, later afternoon til dark

Best stretch: chuckar to Pleasure Park

Best access point: Pleasure Park to Chuckar Trail

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis Tricos BWO's Midges Pat's Rubber Legs Yellow Sallies

Fish species: Rainbow & Brown trout

Fishing season: all

Nearest airport: Montrose & Grand Junction

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Techniques & Tips

Dry flies, small midges, and mayfly emergers can all be effective.

7-Day Forecast

Jet boating up to Smith Fork has been the great fishing for the week. Fishing excellent through this stretch

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