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Fishing Report

It’s Spring time in the Gunnison Valley which means temperatures are rising and so is the water level.
The Gunnison River has come down some this week with cooler temps. 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 and Yellow Double Bunnies. Nymphing with a San Juan Worm and a Stonefly Nymph 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!
The Taylor River is up to 300 cfs below Taylor Dam and will continue to rise over the month of May. Due to these flow increases the fishing is best at the Catch and Release section below Taylor Dam. Fish are being taken on Barr’s BWO Emergers 22, Miller’s D-Midge Purple 18, 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. If temperatures are on an upward trend be prepared to fish a dry / emerger rig with a size 22 Parachute BWO extended body and a Black Sparkle Wing RS2 22/24. Craven’s Molefly BWO is also a great emerger pattern for the C&R. Float fishing the lower Taylor can be productive at these flows throwing streamers early and late in the day. Sparkle Minnows, Triple Doubles, and Thin Mints have all been productive streamers as of late. Do treat this class II+ section as a whitewater run – rig to flip and always wear a PFD.
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