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Fishing Report - Gunnison River, Colorado -
March
23, 2019
The freestone level is fine and the water clear and still fairly cold averaging about
44 or less.
The tailwater flows are near normal. Launches often have ice on them.
There are some hatches starting to take place.

Stream Conditions:














7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow through Sunday, otherwise
clear
for this coming week. Temperatures will range from 39 to 47 and lows from 16
to 2
4 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
Rate:
xxx cfs (ice)
Level: 1.21 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature:  45
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
Rate:
470 cfs
Level: 2.36 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 44
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
Skwala Stoneflies: size 10, nymphs and adults
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
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.
Black and Olive Matuka sculpin streamers are also working.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
S
kwals Stoneflies are hatching.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
March Browns 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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