Gunnison River
Headwaters (Above Blue Mesa)

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. San Juan Worm  

  2. Pat's Rubberlegs  

  3. Pheasant Tail  

  4. Wired Stonefly  

  5. Sparkle Stone  

  6. Prince Nymph  

  7. Frenchie  

  8. Woolly Bugger  

  9. Sex Dungeon  

  10. Parachute BWO  

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Recent Guide Reports

May 28 Duranglers

Flows have dropped and fishing is really good. Stonefly nymphs and SJ worms are a good betbut be on the lookout for the big bugs. The North Fork is running extremely dirty.

Patterns/Bugs:
Pats Rubberlegs, 20 Incher, Sparkle Stone, Atomic Stone, Brown Wired Stone in sizes #8-12.
BH Copper John, Psycho Prince, Prince Nymph, #14-18, Frenchie 12-14.
San Juan Worms.
Streamers: Buggers, Mini Dungeon, Lunch Money.

This report was written by Duranglers: http://www.duranglers.com
(970) 385-4081

May 26 RIGS Fly Shop

Happening Now: Water is very off color below the confluence due to the north fork coming in. Look to fish upstream of the north fork as the water is clearer. Coming in on the south side of the river is the only way to access this water the north fork is too high to cross.

Most Productive:Nmyphing stones, caddis, and san juan worms will be the most productive. We have seen some Salmonfly activity around this area but over the next week it be in full hatch mode by next week. even though we are seeing adults the fish arn't looking up yet so nymphing close to the bank is the way to go.

Water Clarity: Muddy

May 26 RIGS Fly Shop

Happening Now: Spring is heating up and so it the fishing in the gorge. Hiking in any of the trails is a great idea even if you dont camp its worth getting to this water. Fish are looking to feed and will eat larger stonefly nymphs or large jigged flies and worm patterns. Flow are back down to great level and we are seeing fish looking up but nymphing has still been the best.

Most Productive:Tandem nymph rig with stoneflies and worms or bright colored flies. Fish are in the active feeding lanes and looking for food.

Water Clarity: Cloudy Gunni Green

May 25 Riffle and Rise Outfitters

The rivers in the Gunnison Valley will continue to rise with runoff for the next couple of weeks or so. Tailwaters (Taylor River) and some smaller creeks are in good shape and continue to fish well.

This report was written by Riffle and Rise Outfitters: http://www.riffleandrise.com
(970) 641-4828

May 25 Riffle and Rise Outfitters

The rivers in the Gunnison Valley will continue to rise with runoff for the next couple of weeks or so. Tailwaters (Taylor River) and some smaller creeks are in good shape and continue to fish well.

This report was written by Riffle and Rise Outfitters: http://www.riffleandrise.com
(970) 641-4828

May 19 RIGS Fly Shop

Happening Now: Water is very off color below the confluence due to the north fork coming in. Look to fish upstream of the north fork as the water is clearer. Coming in on the south side of the river is the only way to access this water the north fork is too high to cross.

Most Productive:Nmyphing stones, caddis, and san juan worms will be the most productive. The spring flow bump is going on now with the peak on the 20th so heavy visible nymphs with be your best friend. Water will be droping the day after and should take 7 days to get to is summer flow.

Water Clarity: Muddy

May 19 RIGS Fly Shop

Happening Now: Spring is heating up and so it the fishing in the gorge. Hiking in any of the trails is a great idea even if you dont camp its worth getting to this water. Fish are looking to feed and will eat larger stonefly nymphs or large jigged flies or worm patterns. Nymphing is the way to go as the water rises to it peak on the 20th. Water is off color through the gorge but should start to clear up as the water starts dropping back down on the 21st.

Most Productive:Tandem nymph rig with stoneflies and worms or bright colored flies.

Water Clarity: Cloudy Gunni Green

May 15 Riffle and Rise Outfitters

The rivers in the Gunnison Valley are in runoff now and will be for the next few weeks. Tailwaters (Taylor River) and some smaller creeks are in good shape and can continue to fish well.

This report was written by Riffle and Rise Outfitters: http://www.riffleandrise.com
(970) 641-4828

May 15 Riffle and Rise Outfitters

The rivers in the Gunnison Valley are in runoff now and will be for the next few weeks. Tailwaters (Taylor River) and some smaller creeks are in good shape and can continue to fish well.

This report was written by Riffle and Rise Outfitters: http://www.riffleandrise.com
(970) 641-4828

May 12 Duranglers

BWOs are coming off on the Gunny! A stonefly/mayfly nymph combo is one that cant be beat!

Patterns/Bugs:
Pats Rubberlegs, 20 Incher, Sparkle Stone, Atomic Stone, Brown Wired Stone in sizes #8-12.
BH Copper John, Psycho Prince, Prince Nymph, #14-18
BWOs: BWO Film Critic 18-20, Pheasant Tails 16-20, Smoke Jumper Baetis 18-20, BWO Vis-a-Dun 18-20.
Streamers: Buggers, Mini Dungeon, Lunch Money.

This report was written by Duranglers: http://www.duranglers.com
(970) 385-4081

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