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,…

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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…

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June 6th, the Bureau of Reclamation peeked the river at 7330 cfs. On June 7th and 8th they started bringing the river down to June 13th where it will stabilize at 3100 cfs. Reports coming off the river at the Gunnison River Pleasure Park are that they fishing has been good even though we have…

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As of last night, the Reclamation will be operating the Aspinall Unit to allow the one day Black Canyon water right peak target flow of 6,800 cfs to be met during the next two weeks. Releases from Crystal Reservoir will ramp up from the current release of 3,500 cfs beginning Friday, June 3rd. Crystal Reservoir…

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At this time the Gunnison Gorge has been holding at 2540 cfs and fishing good. The Gunnison omelet has been working very well. We have been fishing streamers, some caddis, as well as bwo’s and San Juan worms. We had a trip go through the gorge on May 30 with good success, they caught about…

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Our reports are saying that they are supposed to raise the water 200 cfs a day until the river reaches 3800 cfs. About two weeks ago that water stabilized at 2560 cfs where its been holding for two weeks. The fishing is getting better by the day. We are at the end of the blue…

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We know there is a lot of interest concerning peak flow operations on the Gunnison River this year.  Reclamation would like to assure you that we are taking all flow and timing requests seriously and doing our best to weigh all issues.  Timing of the peak operation is dependent on many factors including tributary flows,…

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The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC) has issued the final May 1st forecast.  In the two week period between April 18th and May 2nd the CBRFC forecasts that the runoff into Blue Mesa Reservoir has increased by 145,000 ac-ft to 945,000 ac-ft.  This changes the Black Canyon water right one day peak target to…

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At this time we have single boats available on June 21, 27, and 28. Four boats are available June 4, 5, and 6. Gunnison Gorge below the tunnel is flowing 1450 CFS and running clear. Water temperature is about 36 degrees. Yesterday there was a large midge hatch during the middle of the day. We…

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 We had a guided dory float fishing trip yesterday and the fishing was good. Water temperature was 36 degrees below the confluence. From the confluence down to Austin the water was off color with 12 inch visibility. We had a lot of water in the river; the CFS was about 1355. In the Gunnison Gorge,…

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