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Gunnison River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
February
24, 2017
The warm weather of the past week is gone and it is back to the normal cold winter
pattern. The upper freestone section is mostly clear of ice and still a little stained
from melting snow. Fish midges, Creams and Reds, with the larva and pupa rigged
in tandem for the best results. The tailwater in the canyon is running high.

Stream Conditions:














7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow everyday for the next week..
Temperatures will range from
22 to 29 and lows from -3 to 11 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
Rate:
237 cfs
Level: 1.24 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature:  38
Clarity: some stain where snow is melting
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
Rate:
1210 cfs
Level: 3.74 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 36
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Below Gunnison Tunnel
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives: size 16 and 18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, pupa and adults
Stratgies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the larger
trout.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
It is almost alway best to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator with the
midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge only
when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Black flies are hatching in the tailwater section.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing Gunnison River,
Colorado
A description of the Gunnison River,
Guide to fly fishing the Gunnison River,
Gunnison River fishing seasons, and
much more
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives: size 16 and 18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, pupa and adults