Fishing Report

photoReport for week of: September 1st, 2015

Kokanee Salmon are making their way up the Gunnison and the river continues to fish great for Trout as well. Hopper dropper rigs have been the way to go from a boat. The Taylor River is fishing well with lots of fishable wading access and great holding water. BWO, PMD and Midges are hatching throughout the canyon.

Taylor River Catch & Release (C&R – below the dam):

Flow Below Dam: 341 cfs

PMD’s, Midges and BWOs have been hatching and Mysis shrimp are abundant.
Flies: Various midge patterns 18-24, Mysis Shrimp 18-22, Jujubee Midge 20-24, Dennis Miller’s D-Midge 18-20, Brassie 20-22, Black Beauty 20-24, KF Flasher 20-22, Red Disco Midge 18-22, Barr’s BWO Emergers 18-20, Juju Baetis 18-20, RS2 18-22. Try small adult midge patterns, Griffiths Gnats, adult and Emerger BWO patterns for dry fly action (18 -22) Egg patterns, Trout Beads, San Juan Worms 12-16.

Taylor River:

Flow at Almont: 405 cfs

Flies: BWO Parachute Extended Body (16-20), Elk Hair Caddis Black (12-14).  Tandem nymph rigs which include BWO’s, Stonefly nymphs, Caddis Pupa & Larva, and various midges. Good BWO nymphs include micro mayflies, psycho mayflies, Juju Baetis, Barr’s BWO Emergers, and small Pheasant Tails (18-20). Good stonefly patterns include Pat’s Rubberlegs (8-12), and 20-inchers (8-12). Good caddis Pupa patterns are Lafontaine’s sparkle pupa and the Nitro caddis pupa. Good midge patterns include Miller’s D-Midge, small Brassies, or the JuJubee Midge in olive or black.

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East River:

Flow at Almont: 163 cfs

Anglers on the East are finding good success with dry-dropper rigs in shallow riffles and small pockets, along the banks, and dry-emerger rigs during hatches.

Flies for the River: Prince Nymph (12-16), RS2 (18-22), Sculpzilla (4-8), Two-Bit Hooker Red (18-20), Micro Mayfly (18-20), Pats Rubberlegs (8-14), 20-inchers (8-12), Nitro Caddis Pupa (14-16), RS2 Gray (18-22)

Flies for the Ponds: Beetle patterns, Wooly Buggers , Globug (12-18), Griffiths Gnat (14-18), Parachute BWO Ext. Body (12-18)

Gunnison River:

Flow at Gunnison: 563 cfs

All sections are fishing well with midday water temps in the mid-50’s. BWO, and PMD hatches are consistent along the Upper Gunnison with the occaisional Stonefly and Caddis.

Flies:  Chubby Chernobyl Royal (8-10), Micro Mayfly (16-20). Sparkle Wing RS2 gray (18-22), Copper John Red (16-18), Weighted streamers including Sculpzilla in Olive, Western Coachman (10-14), Tandem nymph rigs have been effective in deep seems. Good lead flies: Prince Nymph (12-16), Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails (12-16), Pats Rubber Legs (8-12), 20-Incher (8-12), Beaded San Juan Worm (8-12). Dropper flies: Two-Bit Hooker in black, olive, or red (16-20), Black Copper John (12-16), Nitro Caddis Pupa (16-18), RS2 gray (18-22).
For more information, check out the Gunnison River report on


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