Taylor River - Central CO Rockies, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Taylor 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 Taylor River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Willowfly Anglers

Water flow: 50 cfs @ C&R 112 cfs @ Alm

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 9AM-6PM

Best stretch: Taylor River State Wildlife Area (C&R) - Below Taylor Dam

Best access point: Taylor River State Wildlife Area (C&R) - Below Taylor Dam

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, BWOs

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Fall

Nearest airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport

Taylor River Description

The Taylor River is fed from high up in the Colorado Rockies and drains into Taylor Reservoir at about 9,300 feet. The tailwater below the dam flows down through Taylor Canyon some 20 miles before it joins the East River to form the Gunnison River at Almont. The Taylor is a medium-sized river which contains deep pools and pocket water, and plenty of riffles and runs. The bottom releases from Taylor Reservoir ...

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 Taylor 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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