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Gunnison River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
January
13, 2017
If you fish the freestone section, fish the lower end of it prior to it reaching the lake
but where the current slow down some. There are lots of midges hatching there,
otherwise the water is very cold. The tailwater may provide some opportunity this
week. There is less snow predicted and getting there may be easier.

Stream Conditions:














7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow through Sunday,then
clearing.
Temperatures will range from 29 to 31 and lows from 5 to 17 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Gunnison:
Rate:
xxx cfs (ice in gauge)
Level: 1.28 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 33-35
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gunnison
Lower Gunnison (Black Canyon):
Rate:
594 cfs
Level: 2.59 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 37
Clarity: Clear
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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, pupa and adults
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.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Black flies are hatching in the tailwater section.
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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, pupa and adults