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The Gunnison is pretty packed with shelf ice, making fishing a challenge until Spring rolls around and opens things up. Fish will be confined to the very deepest runs, so if you do decide to fish the Gunny, focus on those spots and be very cautious of where you wade, as slipping on ice can be a real hazard. A much better call would be to fish the Taylor River tailwater, which offers what's quite likely you're best bet at a 10 pounder all Winter long and even into the Spring months! Much like the Pan, fish here will always eat a Mysis Shrimp, midge, or small Annelid style worm under an indicator. When selecting your flies, smaller is always better on this river- fish will literally swim around a size 22 midge, but eat the same pattern tied in a size 24 or even 26. 6x fluoro is mandatory, especially with the low Winter flows the river has seen lately. The best thing to see would be a bump in flows up over 100CFS, so be sure to keep a close eye on the gauge and hope for a spike. Crowds have been pretty minimal as far as the Taylor goes, but you probably won't be the only guy/gal out on the water unless you're up early or the weather is extra chilly. However, the best fishing has been from 11am-3pm, so unless you've gotta prove it to yourself, there's no pressure to get up at the crack of dawn!

Report Updated On: 02/20/2017
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