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Fishing Report - Gunnison River, Colorado -
October 17, 2019
The freestone level is below normal levels in the freestone section. The tailwater
flows are also below normal levels but in good shape. Trout are being caught in
good numbers in all sections of the river.

Stream Conditions:














7 Day Weather Forecast:
Sunny today with a chance of rain/snow tonight and
Friday.Sunny and breezy Saturday with rain/snow moving back in Saturday night
through Monday Temperatures will range from highs 42 to 69 and lows from 10 to
27 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
Rate:
308 cfs
Level: 1.25 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature:  50
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
Rate:
462  cfs
Level: 2.24 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
Clarity: mostly clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Below Gunnison Tunnel
Blue-winged Olives: size 16 and 18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin and articulated/non-articulated sculpin,size 6
Spotted Sedge caddis, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Mahogany Duns, size 18, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Stratgies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the larger
trout.
Black and Olive Matuka sculpin streamers are also working.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Spotted Sedge caddis are hatching. October caddis are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching.

October caddisflies are hatching.

We still think a good strategy is 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.
Fly Fishing Gunnison River, A
description of the Gunnison River, Guide
to fly fishing the Gunnison River,
Gunnison River fishing seasons, and
much more
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