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Gunnison River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
ecember 02, 2016
The weather is getting quite cold and the water temperature in the upper freestone
section is rather low, in the mid thirties in places. The tailwater is okay, with decent
stream levels and flows. Midges and little Blue-winged olives are hatching. We
added Winter stoneflies to list as they have begin to hatch.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow today and Monday through
esday, otherwise clear for the next week. Temperatures will range from 25 to
36 and lows from -2 to 7 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
ice in gauage
Level: 1.26 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 36
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
594 cfs
Level: 2.59 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 40
Clarity: Clear
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
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.
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.
inter stoneflies are hatching.
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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