River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 3780 cfs
River Statistics:
»Gunnison River at Gunnison
Current:   3780 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   4080 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   4340 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   4000 cfs
Gage Height:   3.72 ft

Gunnison River Below Tunnel
Current:   1170 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1150 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1150 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1170 cfs
Gage Height:   3.66 ft

Taylor River
Current:   1190 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1210 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1190 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1200 cfs
Gage Height:   6.42 ft

The Gunny is high, real high. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy yourself and catch some trout along the Gunnison, but you're going to have to work for them. Be careful wading and walking along the banks. If white water rafting is your thing this can be a great time to be on the Gunny. If you're an angler this is not a great time of year to be on the Gunny. The river is swollen and in the willows. Chocolate milk is the term I've heard from more than one person. Streamers would be the most effective way to fish this. Look for drop offs and get your streamer right in the willows and drowned grass. Bright flies or dark flies will work. Basically you're hoping for a profile chase. Meaning the fish will feel the fly in the water and catch a glimpse of the fly and send it! Color will be secondary to size and profile. Big is good! Sink tips and heavy tippet are very effective in getting the flies in the strike zone and not getting broken off. If you want to nymph, get deep, mega deep. Lots of split shot, big flies and plenty of worms. Look for slow stuff. It will be tough to nymph with indicators as the water moving up top is so much faster than down below. As for the Taylor, the only fishable section is the upper 1/4 mile below Taylor Park Res. Running just below 700cfs the river is chuggin. Mysis are getting pushed out hard, stoneflies are in play, smaller BWO nymphs, streamers, and eggs are all working. Because this is literaly the only place to fish in the Gunnison Valley. Don't go on a weekend and try to stay away during busy hours 11-7, a true combat fishing scenario. Though, during high water, those mega fish have been known to slip down into the C&R section. I'd give the Gunnison Valley a week or two to calm down before I headed there. Call the shop for the most up to date flows and reports. 202-447-2400

Report Updated On: 06/12/2017
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