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
Gunnison: 470 CFS The Gunnison is still fishing well this week with some great trico hatches. Dry fly fishing has been good throughout the day. Dry/dropper rigs are also producing well to fish the drop-offs and deeper runs. Streamers can be great too, so its worth having your 6 weight ready to go for those cloudy afternoons!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Gunnison River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers
RIGS Adventure Co

Water flow: 470 cfs

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 8am - 12pm

Best stretch: Riverway - Wilson's Landing

Best access point: Cooper's West

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, BWO's, Golden Stoneflies

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Summer

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

Dry Flies, Dry/Dropper, Nymphing, Streamers

7-Day Forecast

Great weather in the forecast, get out and enjoy the great Summer fishing!


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