River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 222 cfs
River Statistics:
»Gunnison River at Gunnison
Current:   222 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   227 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   242 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   232 cfs
Gage Height:   1.21 ft

Gunnison River Below Tunnel
Current:   936 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   936 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   936 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   936 cfs
Gage Height:   3.26 ft

Taylor River
Current:   102 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   102 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   102 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   102 cfs
Gage Height:   3.59 ft

It's definitely Winter on the Western Slope, but mild conditions and lack of snow have much of the Gunnison Valley looking more like fall. The C&R section of the Taylor River below Taylor Park Res will fish very well throughout the winter months, and is always a top choice for anglers fishing in Jan-April. Big rainbow trout and brown trout forage on small Mysis shrimp, a constant source of protein present even in the Winter time thanks to reservoir outflow. If you are really trying to catch a trophy fish, this is one of the places that you will definitely get some shots at them. Aside from Mysis, midges will certainly be the main bug on the menu, complemented with some BWO's as well. Small flies, light tippet, and a stealthy approach are crucial to this river, especially in Winter! The Gunnison will also fish well through the Winter with a similar assortment of flies (sans Mysis). If you fish the Gunny, focus on the deeper wintering holes and adjust your depth and weight often until you start finding fish!

Report Updated On: 01/07/2018
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