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Gunnison River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
May 1
9, 2017
The runoff is still underway but slowed down some due to the cold weather. This is
the opposite of what we would prefer. That means it will just last a little longer. Both
the freestone section and the tailwater are high, too high to wade or fish.


Stream Conditions:














7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain today and Sunday, otherwise
clear
for the next week.. Temperatures will range from 55 to 63 and lows from 28 to
3
3 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
Rate:
2060 cfs
Level: 2.75 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature:  51
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
Rate:
4740 cfs
Level: 7.65 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 43
Clarity: stained
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
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Stratgies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the larger
trout.
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.
Little Brown stonefies are hatching. Skwala stoneflies are hatching.
Little Black Caddisflies are starting to hatch.
March Browns are hatching.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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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Fly Fishing Gunnison River,
Colorado
A description of the Gunnison River,
Guide to fly fishing the Gunnison River,
Gunnison River fishing seasons, and
much more
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