Gunnison River Report

May 10, 2022

River flows have been steadily rising and the river is high and muddy but hopefully this weekends cold front should slow the thaw a bit.

Suggested Flies:

Soft Hackle PT #14-18, Zebra Midges #18-20, San Juan Worms #8-12, Glow Bugs #16-18, Duracells #14-18, Roza’s Violet Tailed Jig #14-18, Holo Point Jig #16-18, Pearl Perdigon #14-16, CDC France Fly #14-18, Chocolate Thunder #20, Miracle Midge #20-22, Mini Dungeon Olive #6, D & D Mini Brown #4


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About the river


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.

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