Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 338
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Gunny is starting to come out of it's winter hibernation!

Current Conditions at Gunnison:

Fishing today is only as good as how cold the night time temps were last night. Even though most of the river is running free and clear of ice, the night time temps here in the Gunnison Valley can still get brutally cold so on those particularly cold nights the fishing is going to be pretty slow the next day. SJ Worms trailed by small midge larva and pupa patterns are working well at the moment--Zebra Midges, Top Secrets, and Black Beauties are all bringing trout to net. Regardless of your pattern, trout are still hugging bottom so add plenty of weight to your nymph rig.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Gunnison

None

Recommended Flies for Gunnison

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Gunnison

Current: 34 °F Clear Wind: 4 MPH NNE
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 34 °F
Humidity: 69%
Wind: 4 mph NNE
Pressure: 14.91 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 4 mph SSE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 65 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 65 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 68 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSE