looking like the Gunnison River peak was May 17th and 18th.
Today’s flows are 3270 cfs in the Gunnison Gorge with off color water. The
river should stabilize by the 26th at 800 to 900 cfs, with the
river clearing a couple of days before the flow stabilizes. The stoneflies
should be on the move as the water gets warmer. Nymph fishing has been
productive while the water has been rising, and with the
water dropping the nymphing will improve . There has been a strong caddis
hatch in the early afternoons. Nymphs have proven more productive, but a
watchful eye can find a riser during the hatch.
North Fork has been similar, even with the warm weather, bouncing around
750 cfs and 1000 cfs. We will see if we have a second peak on the North
Fork, which is still blown out.
staff just came off Westwater for a fun trip to kick off the
season. An impressive sight was the huge abundance of dead Tamarisk,
suggesting success with the beetle biocontrol program. Dead
Tamarisk was spotted in every drainage . The question is will this
last? We still have some open dates in June, please call for details. Al