THREE RIVERS FALL 2016 FISHING REPORT
The Gunnison is holding at a steady 450 cfs through town. The Taylor River is flowing 250 CFS below the dam. The C&R has been fishing well and the rest of Taylor Canyon has been good midday through the afternoon.
The Gunnison River has been fishing well from 11am to 4pm this week. Kokanee are in the river all the way up to Almont. Egg patterns behind Kokanee pods have been taking some nicer browns. BWO’s, midges, SJ Worms, and Egg Patterns are all producing. Cloudy days have been awesome for streamer fishing, the browns are pretty aggressive right now – vary your retrieve a lot to find out what they will strike. The most productive float is from Almont to North Bridge. The best walk/wade access is at the Almont Campground.
The Catch and Release section below Taylor Dam is fishing well with BWO emergers & dries, midge larva, midge pupa, and mysis shrimp imitations. Use as small of an indicator as you can get away with to avoid spooking fish. 6x fluorocarbon tippet is your best bet right now. Taylor Canyon from the Catch and Release downstream to Almont is seeing some BWO’s and midges. Streamers have also been productive in the canyon as the water gets lower and the browns get aggressive. Call the shop for the latest updates on flows and what to expect. Our shop is also fully stocked with 2016 flies, and gear so come check out whats new this year.
For more information, check out the Gunnison River report on Orvis.com