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
The Gunnison is flowing at 2,200 cfs and dropping daily. The clarity is at a perfect "gunny green" which is making fish wrecklessly hunt down emergers and nymphs. Our float guides are crushing it on dry-droppers to include Green Drake Emergers and Golden stones. Lots of bugs and the dry fly fishing will only improve as the flows continue to drop. We are currently seeing Drakes, PMD's, Caddis, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, and Midges. The entire river from Almont to Blue Mesa is floatable and fishing produtive.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Gunnison River is currently Hot!

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers
RIGS Adventure Co

Water flow: 2,200

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 53 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: 8AM-9PM

Best stretch: Riverway - Wilson's Landing

Best access point: Cooper's West

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Green Drakes, PMD's, Golden Stones, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, BWO's, Midges

Fish species: Trout

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 techniques, streamers, dries!

7-Day Forecast

The next week should be exceptional fishing with great hatches and chances at lots of hungry fish!


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