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Fishing Report - Gunnison River, Colorado -
October 2
8, 2018
The freestone levels are still very low and you have to stay hidden from the trout.
The tailwater flows are a little low but both sections are turning out trout. You can
catch trout  provided you match the hatch and/or match what is about to hatch.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow through Wednesday,
otherwise clear for the coming week. Temperatures will range from
44 to 51 and
lows from
18 to 26 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
222 cfs
Level: 1.21 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature:  46
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
315 cfs
Level: 1.92 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 46
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Below Gunnison Tunnel
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives: size 20 and 18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
October Caddis, size 6, larva and adults
Stratgies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges are hatching. Fish the pupa and larva rigged in tandem for the best results. Fish  
the adult only when you see them on the surface.
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the larger
Black and Olive Matuka sculpin streamers are also working.
October Caddis are hatching.
Blue-winged olives are hatching
Spotted sedge caddis are hatching.
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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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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