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Gunnison River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
22, 2017
The first hard freeze will kill most of the terrestrial insects and that may be this
Kokanee salmon are migrating upstream from the lake. We haven't received
any reports of many being caught yet. Conditions are good for this time of the

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain through Saturday, otherwise
clear for the next week. Temperatures will range from
56 to 62 and lows from 25 to
40 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
425 cfs
Level: 1.46 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature:  51
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
952 cfs
Level: 3.29 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48
Clarity: slight stain
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Below Gunnison Tunnel
Blue-winged Olives: size 16 and 18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Stratgies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the larger
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
October Caddis are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Green Sedge caddisflies are hatching.
Spotted Sedge caddisflies are hatching.
Terrestrials are becoming important - Japanese beetles, Carpenter ants and Hoppers
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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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