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Gunnison River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
21, 2017
The river is still in good shape with good stream levels in all sections. There is a
chance of rain in the forecast everyday this coming week. The cloud cover should
help. We are still getting a few good reports from customers but the number of
anglers fishing has slowed down.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain about everyday for the next
week. Temperatures will range from
78 to 80 and lows from 45 to 49 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
1030 cfs
Level: 2.06 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature:  58
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
957 cfs
Level: 3.30 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 53
Clarity: clear
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
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, 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.
Western Green drakes are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Golden stoneflies 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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