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Fishing Report

Fishing Report November 7th – by Patrick Blackdale, Willowfly Anglers Staff & Guide

 

Fishing in the Gunnison Country is slowly turning the corner toward winter conditions. Minimal ice on the main drainage yet means great wade access everywhere. Expect fishing to be best midday, from 11am to 3pm. Hatches right now consist of midges and sporadic BWO’s. This is a very uncrowded time to fish and can produce some of the best fish of the season!

 

 

Taylor River

The catch and release section (C&R) on the Taylor is fishing well from 10am – 4pm with hatches near midday to include midges and sporadic BWO’s.

In Taylor canyon effective patterns includes a barr’s BWO emerger (20) or a black/grey sparkle wing RS2 (20).

Fish are Starting to hole up in deeper water in anticipation for the cold months now. Be aware there are still a lot of Browns on Redd’s (spawning beds) so be careful not to trample any light gravel areas! If you see brown’s on the beds, please do not disturb them as the future of our fishery depends on their spawning success!

East River

The East River is low water but still fishing well in the pockets and deeper buckets and runs. Smaller flies with longer leaders tend to work better now, as the water is low and clear. Expect to see BWO’s, and midges.

Gunnison River

The Gunnison River has been fishing well with beatis nymphs and midge larva throughout midday. Smaller flies with longer leaders tend to work better now, as the water is low and clear. Expect to see BWO’s, and midges. Dry Fly action has been sporadic but can be great fun midday into the afternoon. Look for the slick tailouts of runs for rise forms. A size 18-22 Griffith’s Gnat or Parachute Adams will do the job.

 

 

 

 

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