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Fishing Report

FISHING REPORT THREE RIVERS SPRING 2017

6/15/17
Gunnison River @ Gunnison:  3,650 CFS
Taylor River @ Taylor Park: 572 CFS
Taylor River @ C&R: 799 CFS
Taylor River @ Almont: 1,400 CFS
East River @ Almont: 1,970 CFS

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Fishing Report Guide on Taylor River

Guide Eric Kiklevich scouts the Catch and Release

Gunnison Fishing Report:
It’s Spring time in the Gunnison Valley which means temperatures are rising and so is the water level.
BE ADVISED AS OF JUNE 7TH THE UPPER SECTION FROM ALMONT TO NORTH BRIDGE IS CLOSED BY GUNNISON SHERIFF FOR LOW BRIDGE CLEARANCE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The Gunnison River is high but can still fish well if you have visibility in the 20+ inch range. Floating is the best way at these flows to fish the Gunnison.  Throwing streamers to the banks and soft water will produce fish. Streamers of choice are sparkle minnows, yellow and white double bunnies, and krystal buggers. Nymphing with a cream or chartreuse egg and a caddis pupa can produce as well. Be aware that the whitewater park below Gunnison has some very large features that can flip boats so be sure and rig to flip and always wear a PFD. Wading at high flows can be dangerous. If you’re planning on wading, stick to the banks and don’t step anywhere you can’t see the bottom!
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Gunnison tip of the week:
When throwing streamers from the boat, give the streamer as much time in the soft pockets as possible by mending them quickly and allowing them to sink and nearly dead drift. Giving the fly an extra couple seconds in these small pockets can be the advantage needed to catch lethargic spring fish on streamers.
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Taylor Fishing Report:
The Taylor River below Taylor Dam continues to rise this week. With high flows comes lots of mysis shrimp getting flushed down. Charlie’s Mysis and Mayer’s Mysis are good producers right now. We are seeing BWO’s and Midges coming off midday into the afternoon. Fish are being taken on Parachute BWO’s, Craven’s Moleflies, Barr’s BWO Emergers 22, Miller’s D-Midge Purple 18 (https://umpqua.com/products/flies/midges-and-emergers/d-midge) , Mysis Shrimp 18-22, and Floss Worms. Look for actively feeding fish OFF of the spawning beds. Beds are any area of lighter colored gravel where rainbows will pair to spawn this time of year. If you see this activity let those fish get it on in peace. Float fishing the lower Taylor is challenging at these flows. The pockets look good but it is tough to slow down enough to get a shot. If you do float remember to always wear you PFD!
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Taylor tip of the week:

Try fishing the 90-Degree Rig when nymphing the C&R. From your sighter material or small clear indicator run 8′ of straight 4x monofiliment tippet material to your weight. From the weight then run 12-14″ of 5x fluorocarbon to your lead fly. Then 12″ or less of 5x monofiliment to your unweighted trailing fly.

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Call or stop by the fly shop for any of your Spring Fishing needs. Check back to see an updated fishing report regularly.
1-888-761-FISH or 970-641-1303

Fishing Report Guide and Client on Taylor River

Guide Eric Grand with Client Davis Brown

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