THREE RIVERS SUMMER 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 great and the rest of Taylor Canyon has been good midday through the afternoon.
The Gunnison River has been on or off this week depending on cloud cover and time of day. Kokanee are in the river all the way up to Almont. BWO’s, Stones, midges, SJ Worms, and Egg Patterns are all producing. Cloudy days have been awesome for streamer fishing. The most productive float is from Almont to North Bridge. The best walk/wade access is at Neversink & Cooper’s Ranch.
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. 5x fluorocarbon tippet is your best bet right now. Taylor Canyon from the Catch and Release downstream to Almont is buggy right now with Drakes, Caddis, Tricos, Stones, and PMD’s. Expect those hatches to keep working upstream this week. Streamers have also been productive in the canyon at low-light times. 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