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 Upper Gunnison is beginning to ice over and is mostly unsafe to access due to ice.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Gunnison River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers
RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service

Water flow: 200 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 9am - 6pm

Best stretch: Almont to Blue Mesa

Best access point: Neversink / Cooper's West / Cooper's Ranch

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, Baetis.

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Winter

Nearest airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Nymphing, Streamers.

7-Day Forecast

Winter storms in the forecast means trout moving to winter holding water.


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