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Fishing Report

Fishing Report February 11th – by Patrick Blackdale, Willowfly Anglers Staff & Guide

A Gulf Redfish caught by Dave Pinkerton

A Gulf Redfish caught by Dave Pinkerton

Happy Holidays! Winter conditions are in full swing now. 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 Fishing Report

The catch and release section (C&R) on the Taylor is fishing well from 12 pm – 4 pm with hatches midday to include midges and sporadic BWO’s.

In Taylor canyon effective patterns include a JuJu Midge (22) or a black/grey sparkle wing RS2 (20).

Fish are in deeper water for the cold months now. Once you find the deep holes adjust your weight and depth until you start to find the fish. Typically trout are just above the bottom when water temps are low.

East River Fishing Report

Smaller flies with longer leaders tend to work better now, as the water is low and clear. Expect to see some BWO’s, and midges. The Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery section of the East River offers up some nice deeper runs that can produce great winter nymphing. The Hatchery ponds stay ice-free all season and can be great fun stripping small streamers for rainbows.

Gunnison River Fishing Report

The Upper Gunnison River is mostly iced over now.


If you’re considering coming up from the front range or in the area to ski, stop by the Fly Shop, open 7 days a week. We’ve got logo apparel, hats, and everything you need to get you on the water. Or treat the special angler in your life to a gift certificate for a guided trip! Some of our best fish of the season come in the winter months!


Check out our Orvis Fishing Reports here:

Taylor River

Gunnison River

Orvis Reviews


Guide Jeff Dodds with a colored up Rainbow

Guide Jeff Dodds with a colored up Rainbow



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