River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 196 cfs
River Statistics:
»Gunnison River at Gunnison
Current:   196 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   192 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   192 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   200 cfs
Gage Height:   0.95 ft

Gunnison River Below Tunnel
Current:   413 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   402 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   357 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   361 cfs
Gage Height:   2.18 ft

Taylor River
Current:   82 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   82 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   82 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   82 cfs
Gage Height:   3.41 ft

The Gunnison's mega-water year seems to have calmed down, and fishing is hot! Stoneflies and caddis are two very prominent hatches in the valley this time of year, with both dries and nymphs of each bug proving very effective. Skating caddis in the evenings can be a total blast, and the fish are receptive to swung or twitched Stoneflies as well, so don't be afraid to move the fly a little bit! On the same note, streamer fishing the Gunny can be a great way to cover water and locate some bigger fish- this rings especially true on a cloudy, overcast, or rainy day.

The lower reaches of the Taylor are fishing great with all the same flies mentioned above. The C&R has been good as well- while many people only think to fish small nymphs on this stretch, larger dries can actually move some fish this time of year too. We find that Stonefly and Green Drake patterns often do the job just fine!

Report Updated On: 08/14/2019
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