THREE RIVERS SPRING 2016 FISHING REPORT
Spring is upon us in the Gunnison Valley, which means fishing will vary day to day depending on temperatures and flows. The Gunnison is above 1,000 cfs and we expect it to continue to rise this week with warm temps ahead. The Taylor River is expected to rise this week roughly another 100 cfs. The C&R has been fishing well and the rest of Taylor Canyon has been good midday.
Eggs & attractors, midges, Stonefly nymphs, and streamers continue to be the best bet on the Gunnison. The most productive float is from the Almont to the Whitewater Park. The best walk/wade access is at Neversink & Cooper’s Ranch.
The Catch and Release section below Taylor Dam is fishing well with egg patterns, midge larva, and mysis shrimp imitations. A longer leader of 12’+ is your best bet as water is still low and of course gin-clear. Use a small of indicator as you can get away with to avoid spooking fish. 6x flourocarbon tippet is your best bet right now with these low flows. Taylor canyon below the tailwater is still cold, but fishing can be good midday. Most fish are congregated in deep pools so a weighted nymph rig with egg patterns, midges, and stonefly nymphs is definitely the way to go. Streamers have also been productive in the canyon at low-light times. We do expect flows to increase in the next week (of May 15th) so 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