The Gunnison has seen a spike in flows due to valley snow melt but when conditions are right has been seeing good midge and BWO hatches. The Gunnison will typically fish very similar to the Arkansas but generally hatches will be a couple weeks later due to the colder temps of the area.
The Gunnison River sits about an hour west of Salida and is know for it’s world class fly fishing opportunities. We typically target the Gunnison in the fall when large numbers of Kokanee Salmon migrate upstream from Blue Mesa Reservoir to spawn. The Kokanee themselves are a great fighting sport fish and are a blast to catch on a fly rod. As the Kokanee start to spawn, the resident trout on the Gunnison will gorge themselves on the eggs of the spawning salmon. Targeting large trout feeding behind the Kokanee is the main goal for this fall fly fishing adventure.