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Gunnison River Fishing Report

Winter Fishing 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…

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July 2015 Fishing Report

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…

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Fishing Report 6/16/14

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…

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Fishing report 4/28/14

Guided fly fishing

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…

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Fishing Report 3/3/14

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…

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Fishing Report 9/16/2013

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…

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Fishing Report 8/26/13

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…

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Gunnison River Fishing Report 7/15

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…

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