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
Look for the warmest parts of the day to focus your fishing. Although fish aren't feeding all day long they they can in the summer months, they will gorge themselves when a midge hatch or bwo hatch occurs, even if only for half an hour.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Gunnison River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers
RIGS Adventure Co

Water flow: 200 cfs through town

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

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

Best stretch: Riverway - Wilson's Landing

Best access point: Van Tuyl, Neversink, Cooper's Ranch, Cooper's West, Beaver Creek

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, BWO's

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Fall

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

Nymphing from 10am - 4pm is effective with Beatis and Midge patterns. Fish are Starting to hole up in deeper water in anticipation for the cold months now. Be aware there are still a lot of Browns on Redd's (spawning beds) so be careful not to trample any light gravel areas! If you see brown's on the beds, please do not disturb them as the future of our fishery depends on their spawning success!

7-Day Forecast

The Gunnison should continue to fish well for the next week with some great cloudy days in the forecast. Expect some snowy days but don't let that scare you away! The fishing can be great on days with insulating clouds!

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