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Fishing Report

Fishing Report  1/20/20  by Patrick Blackdale, Willowfly Anglers Staff & Guide

















Taylor River Fishing Report

C&R: 100 CFS

Almont: 150 CFS

The Taylor River is in winter mode now with ice developing in the canyon. Focus your efforts at the Catch and Release section and you will find active fish. Hatches are sporadic, but midges are the main bug you will encounter. Tandem rigs are the way to go, with a small stonefly or worm up top as an attractor, and a midge on the terminal end. This is a great time of year to try different midge patterns of all varieties and colors. I have had days where fish key in on green or blue midges at the C&R! Sometimes experimenting pays off, not to mention it makes the winter tying more fun!

East River Fishing Report

Almont: 95 CFS

The East River at Roaring Judy SWA is nice and quiet this time of year. When fishing the ponds, you can usually find some risers in the inlets all the way through the winter. A small drab emerger is needed to fool these fish, brown or black, sizes 20 to 24 can work very well. 

Gunnison River Fishing Report

Gunnison: 275 CFS

The Gunnison River is mostly iced over now. If you encounter open water, look for the slowest deepest pools. Nymphing with an attractor and a midge should be the ticket. Of course, be careful of any ice along the banks. I don’t trust any ice on the river, so for the most part fishing on the Upper Gunnison is done until spring.

Good luck and enjoy the fishing!



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