A guide’s secret to beating low water

By gre | May 28, 2013

By Gale Doudy, guide at Gunnison River Expeditions March and April can be the most frustrating time for an angler. Low water, extreme clarity and no hatches are the major problems to overcome. The Gunnison River this year has been running about 300CFS (minimum low), very clear and with sporadic hatches. For the most part,…

Gunnison Gorge August 3rd fishing report

By gre | August 3, 2011

The Gunnison Gorge has stabilized at 1380 cfs and running clear. Hoppers, streamers, and small bead heads are working well.

Gunnison Gorge July 18th

By gre | July 18, 2011

Whitewater trips are hot right now. The river is running at around 3400 cfs. The fishing is still pretty steady, even with the high water, we recommend using streamers. For more information contact us at 970-874-8184 or visit our website at www.gunnisonriverexpeditions.com

Gunnison river expeditions July 11

By gre | July 11, 2011

Over the next few days releases from Crystal Dam will be increased by a total of 800 cfs. Flows in the Gunnison River through the Black Canyon are expected to increase from a gage reading of 1750 cfs to around 2550 cfs by Wednesday, July 13th. Release changes will be done in 200 cfs increments,…

Gunnison Gorge July 7, 2011

By gre | July 7, 2011

This years runoff has been very difficult to predict. Currently the river is running around 1070 cfs and is expected, in the next few weeks, to rise to around 1800 cfs. The fishing is rated 10 out of 10 right now, with the fishing hitting golden yellow sallies hard. About a mile above the confluence…

Salmon Fly hatch June 30

By gre | June 30, 2011

Trips are coming off the river fishing adult stone flies throughout the whole canyon. It seems like each day the fishing is getting better and better. In the upcoming weeks, the reclamation will start a flow reduction of the Gunnison River of approximately 200 cfs bringing flows in the Canyon and Gorge to around 1,100…

Salmon fly hatch is on

By gre | June 29, 2011

We have adult flies from the confluence to chukar trail. Fishing has been great throughout the whole canyon, there are hot spots and fishing best from Ute Park up and Red Canyon down. All of the adult salmon fly patterns are working as well as pmd’s, yellow sally’s and golden stones. The flows are at…

June 22nd Gunnison River Expeditions fishing report

By gre | June 22, 2011

At this time, the fishing is slow. Still deep nymphing as well as some caddis coming off in Ute Park. It looks like the fish might be keying in, in the next three or four days. The current elevation of Blue Mesa Reservoir is 7498.2 feet, leaving about 20 feet or 183,000 ac-ft of storage…

June 21st Gunnison River Expeditions fishing report

By gre | June 21, 2011

As of today, the river has stabilized at 2140 cfs. We have been seeing adult flies throughout the whole canyon. The first emergence. The fish have not started to key in on the adult flies but it is on the fence where it could pop any day. The flies of choice have been girdle bugs,…

June 17th Change in Gorge Flows

By gre | June 17, 2011

Gunnison River Expeditions has been running trips through the Gunnison Gorge this last week. The fishing has become better each day, stone fly nymphs have moved to the edges of the water. Fish have been feeding on stone fly nymphs as well as the golden stone nymphs. We have seen a few adult flies in…