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Fishing Report

Fishing Report March 18th – by Patrick Blackdale, Willowfly Anglers Staff & Guide

Happy Spring! With the equinox here, its time to get out on the water and find some hungry pre-spawn fish! This is truly an exciting time to fish in the Gunnison Country. There are few other anglers, unpressured fish, and longer days. Of course there is still quite a lot of snow along the banks which can make access and parking a hassle, but if you’re willing to trudge through snow or snowshoe into the river, you could be hugely rewarded!


Taylor River Fishing Report

Its spring which means one of the best times of year to have a crack and a massive pre-spawn rainbow at the C&R. Fish activity has really ramped up this week, with anglers reporting many fish to the net on the tailwater. A few giants have been spotted and I anticipate we will see more and more over the coming weeks. As always at the C&R, your persistence will pay off. Important note, if you fish trout beads, PLEASE keep the barbless hook close (1 inch) to the bead.

East River Fishing Report

The East River is waking up from its winter slumber, and the determined angler can find troves of hungry fish in the Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery section of river. Midges and eggs are the primary menu items, but stonefly nymphs, BWO nymphs, and worms could also get munched right now.

Gunnison River Fishing Report

The Upper Gunnison River is opening up more by the day, which means fishable pools! Access can still be tricky, but check out the Almont Campground and Riverway for some nice fishy water. Nymph the deep pools with golden stonefly nymphs, eggs, worms, and midges and you will find some hungry fish.


Check out our Orvis Fishing Reports here:

Taylor River

Gunnison River

Orvis Reviews


Guide Audrey Morries with a hefty equinox rainbow!

Guide Audrey Morries with a hefty equinox rainbow!



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