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
Kokanee Salmon are making their way up the Gunnison! Look for salmon in deeper runs and target them with weighted attractor nymphs such as San Juan Worms, Eggs, and Red Copper Johns.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Gunnison River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers
RIGS Adventure Co

Water flow: 237 cfs through town

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 8am - 8pm

Best stretch: Riverway - Wilson's Landing

Best access point: Van Tuyl

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Tricos, Midges, BWO's

Fish species: Trout, Kokanee Salmon

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport

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

Dry-dropper setups have been productive lately, to include beatis nymphs such as PT's, RS2's, and Barr's Emergers. If the clouds roll in a smaller streamer such as a black slump buster (sz 10) has been a solid choice.

7-Day Forecast

Be prepared with a rain jacket and don't be afraid to fish a streamer when the clouds roll in! Also expect to see some BWO's hatching when weather gets cloudy and muggy.

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