Winter Fishing 2018

By gre | January 19, 2018

Greetings from Gunnison River Expeditions hoping everyone’s New Year has started off great, the Gunnison Gorge is flowing at 936.  Winter fishing has been off the charts this year, with warmer than usual temperatures and less moisture. Streamers, caddis, egg patterns, and midges have been the popular flies.  A slow ski and snowmobile season has…

July 2015 Fishing Report

By gre | July 16, 2015

Greetings from the Gunnison Gorge where the river’s big browns and rainbows are aggressively looking up and providing exciting July dry-fly angling. Top to bottom – from Chukar beach the Gunnison Forks and beyond – hungry browns and aggressive rainbows have been lurking from the shadows and grassy banks to smack big Chernobyl ant patterns…

Fishing Report 6/16/14

By gre | June 16, 2014

The Gunnison Gorge is currently running 6380 CFS and green. The Lower Gunnison is running around 7600 CFS at the Confluence and is clearing. Yellow Sallies and caddis are active from Drysdale up to the confluence. Stoneflies are starting to become active up to Smith Fork. We expect to see them in the canyon in…

Guided fly fishing

Fishing report 4/28/14

By gre | April 28, 2014

The Gunnison Gorge is currently running around 463 CFS and clear down to the Smith Fork Creek. Flies that are working well through the gorge are blue winged olives, San Juan worms, caddis, and streamers. The Gunnison from the Smith Fork down to the Confluence is currently running off color but still fishing okay. The…

Fishing Report 3/3/14

By gre | March 3, 2014

The flows through the Gunnison Gorge are currently at 427 CFS. The North Fork has come up to 532 CFS making the flows 959 CFS below the confluence. The Gunnison Gorge and Smith Fork to the confluence is running clear. The lower Gunnison is blown out. There has been a large midge hatch throughout the…

Fishing Report 9/16/2013

By gre | September 16, 2013

The Gunnison Gorge is currently running at 447 CFS. This morning the river was running clear and we are expecting it to be clear for the next week. The trips that came off yesterday said it was good fishing. Hopper Droppers, streamers, Killer mayflies, and ants were all working. The North fork of the Gunnison…

Fishing Report 8/26/13

By gre | August 26, 2013

The Gunnison Gorge is currently running at 670 CFS. It is slightly stained but fishing very well. Flies to use are caddis, hopper droppers, streamers, tricos, Pat’s rubber legs and stonefly nymphs. The Lower Gunnison is currently running around 780 CFS at the confluence. It is also slightly stained but fishing well. Green Caddis, hopper…

Gunnison River Fishing Report 7/15

By gre | July 15, 2013

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison Gorge is currently running at 714 CFS. From Chukar Trail down to Red Canyon, the fishing is excellent. There was a short flash flood on Friday from Red Canyon to Drysdale Flatts (the town of Austin) causing the river to blow out so it is running muddy. There has…

Gunnison Gorge Fishing report 4/29/2013

By gre | May 28, 2013

The Gunnison Gorge is running around 304 CFS, clear and fishing well. The North Fork is too high to cross at this time. We have pontoon boats available to row across and float back to the Gunnison River Pleasure Park. Jet boat is still running up to Smith Fork. Flies that are working are stone…

Aspinall Meeting on 4/25/2013

By gre | May 28, 2013

According to the Aspinall meeting on 4/25/2013, The snowpack in the Gunnison is 89% of normal. Projected flows are going to be from mid June through July 10th around 697 CFS. At this time they do not have a date for a 24 hour peak flow. The Bureau of Reclamation thinks they will be running…