Fishermen are experiencing overcast skies in the mid-to high 30s and 40s on the lower Gunnison River. Water temperature is 36 degrees and clarity is gin-clear. This makes for excellent fishing conditions.
Last Thursday we caught 35 fish (two anglers) with multiple fish every 20 inches or so – Rainbows and Browns. This was in the stretch from the Confluence to Austin. The flies of choice were streamers, wooly buggers and micro-mays. Fishing was only a bit slower on Friday, but still terrific. With the warm days predicted, the fishing will continue to be excellent through rest of the month.
Duck hunting this weekend for two groups was also great. We took eight birds the first morning, and six the next – Mallards and Teals. We’re hunting open water as the ponds and lakes are opening back up due to the warm temps. The ducks are coming off the river, so these areas are holding more birds. The birds did decoy up and we had a few birds going by off past shootings.
Pheasant and Chukar hunting continues to be excellent as well. There’s no snow on the ground and cover is still good so the Chukar population is better than most years. We had an exciting weekend with several families here hunting together. It’s great to see the young hunters out!
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