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The Gunnison River is fishing well in all sections with consistent hatches including Caddis, Stones, BWO’s, and PMD’s. Some Kokanee Salmon have began making their way up the Gunnison. The Taylor River is fishing well with lots of fishable wading access and great holding water. Taylor canyon is seeing great Drake hatches right now. BWO, Caddis, PMD and Midges are also hatching throughout the canyon.
Taylor River Catch & Release (C&R – below the dam):
Flow Below Dam: 402 cfs
Caddis, 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.
Flow at Almont: 508 cfs
Flies: Hairwing Drake (12-16), BWO Parachute Extended Body (16-20), Elk Hair Caddis Yellow (12-14). Tandem nymph rigs which include Drakes, BWO’s, Stonefly nymphs, Caddis Pupa & Larva, and various midges. Good BWO nymphs include micro 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, Brassies, or the JuJubee Midge in olive or black.
For more information, check out the Taylor River report on Orvis.com
Flow at Almont: 291 cfs
Anglers on the East are finding good success nymphing, dry-droppers along the banks, and dry-emerger rigs.
Flies for the River: Prince Nymph (12-16), RS2 (18-22), Sculpzilla (4-8), Western Coachman (10-14), Pink San Juan Worm (12-18), 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 Adams (12-18)
Flow at Gunnison: 910 cfs
All sections are fishing well with midday water temps in the mid-50’s. Caddis, BWO, and PMD hatches are consistent throughout the day along the Upper Gunnison.
Flies: Chubby Chernobyl Royal (8-10), Elk Hair Caddis Yellow ( 12-16), Stimulator Yellow (10-16), Weighted streamers including Sculpzilla in black, white, and sunrise, 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), Lafontaine’s Sparkle Pupa (16-18), RS2 gray (18-22), Brassie red (18-24).
For more information, check out the Gunnison River report on Orvis.com