The Gunnison is in full runoff, river flows have been steadily rising and the river is high and off color but hopefully this weekends cold front should slow the thaw a bit. Fish are still being caught with large dark streamers, big stonefly patterns, worms, etc. The fishing is challenging but for the persistent angler fish can be caught.
San Juan Worms #8-12, Glow Bugs #16-18, New Bury’s Knuckle Dragger #10, Pats Rubber Legs Coffee #8-12, H/E Double TH Black #10, Rusty Trombone Black #6, Mini Dungeon Black #6, D & D Mini Brown #4
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.