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Fishing Report



Guide Pat Blackdale on the Taylor

Gunnison River @ Gunnison:  983 CFS

Taylor River @ Taylor Park:  104 CFS

Taylor River @ Catch and Release: 403 CFS

Taylor River @ Almont: 564 CFS

East River @ Almont: 281 CFS


Gunnison Fishing Report:
The Gunnison River is clear and fishing has been very productive over the past few days. We are seeing tricos in the morning until a midday BWO hatch, with some stones and Caddis also on the menu. Nymphing with Pats Rubberlegs and RS2’s has been a good bet most of the day. Another option is a deep Hopper/ Copper/ Dropper rig. Stimulators followed by Parachute Adams size 16 are also getting some
fish on top.
Gunnison tip of the week:
As the Gunny continues to drop, many fish are moving from the banks into the deeper center runs. As we’ve entered the dog days of summer the fish are losing aggressiveness, focus on making accurate casts and constantly pay attention to your depth.  The Kokanee Salmon are moving up out of Blue Mesa Reservoir which presents a unique fishing opportunity. Put some weight on your leader and get down in faster deeper water to find fish on hot sunny days. Go big and bright when targeting salmon. Micky Finns, Red Copper Johns, San Juan Worms, Polar Shrimp and Skunk Green Butts are all viable options. Tie up a long nymph rig and focus on setting up your drift through the deep pools to hook into some Kokanee.
Taylor Fishing Report:
The Taylor River catch and release section has been fishing well this week with fish eating Parachute BWO’s, Craven’s Moleflies, Barr’s BWO Emergers 22, Miller’s D-Midge Purple 18, Pheasant tail 22-24, Mysis Shrimp 18-22. Keep an eye out and target the feeding fish. that Flows in Taylor canyon are still swift so use caution while wading.
Taylor tip of the week:

Craven’s molefly can be deadly at the catch and release. Apply frog’s fanny fly floatant to just the CDC wing of the fly. Fish the molefly 12″ behind a size 18 parachute adams to see your drift.


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Healthy Taylor River Cuttroat Trout caught by Willowfly Guide, Ryan Lancaster








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