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Fishing Report

Fishing Report  11/12/19  by Patrick Blackdale, Willowfly Anglers Staff & Guide

Taylor River Fishing Report

C&R: 100 CFS

Almont: 150 CFS

The Taylor River is turning to winter conditions now, with single digit nights. Focus on runs with DEPTH! Fish have moved out of skinny water to seek cover. You may encounter some BWO’s and Midges hatching in the afternoons. With chilly temps mornings are best fished with streamers or nymphing tandem rigs to include an attractor and a midge larva. For a winter attractor I prefer a floss SJW in red or orange. For a midge larva I’ve been fishing a Bling Midge, tan (sz 24). Many trout are seeking deeper water now, so look for slower pools. On warm afternoons you can expect fish to feed on BWO emergers such as a Mercury RS2 (sz 20) or a Darth Baetis (size 20). Please be aware that brown trout are Spawning now, so be careful not to trample Redds. A Spawning Redd is an area of shallow, lighter-colored gravel where trout spawn. Please do not fish to spawning fish! The future of our precious resource relies on their success.

East River Fishing Report

Almont: 95 CFS

The East River at Roaring Judy SWA is fishing just OK right now. Colder nighttime temps slow down bug activity on this freestone stream. You can expect some midge and BWO activity on warmer afternoons, but probably not prolific hatches. My rig of choice right now would be a double-nymph rig to include a Pheasant Tail (sz 18), and a Bling Midge, tan (sz 24). Remember that the ponds and the East River downstream of the pond outlet are CLOSED to fishing until November.

Gunnison River Fishing Report

Gunnison: 275 CFS

The Gunnison River is at winter flows, and fish are in the deep runs. Midges and other winter attractors can do well, especially on warm afternoons (40+ degrees). Nymphing deep water methodically is the ticket right now, as the Gunny has a lot of “in-between” water that is not really holding much for trout right now. If you burn through a hole too quick, you could have quite a walk to get to the next good run. If moving a lot is you style, consider working downstream and swinging black or olive streamers through the runs.

Good luck and enjoy the fishing!

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