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Fishing Report - Gunnison River, Colorado -
February 1
9, 2018
The lower section of the freestone is in decent shape as well as the confluence of
the Taylor. You can catch trout on midges, even in water near freezing. Fish the
slow current seams. Midges and Winter stoneflies are the most important insects to
imitate.
Stream Conditions:














7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow everyday for the coming
week.
Temperatures will range from 19 to 31 and lows from -9 to 10 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
Rate:
xxxx cfs (ice in gauge)
Level: 1.28 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature:  33
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
Rate:
674 cfs
Level: 2.74 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 36
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 16 and 18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs 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
trout.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Winter stoneflies 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, A
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