Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 400
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: There's still plenty of good fishin' left!

Current Conditions at Gunnison:

Fall fishing on the Gunnison has been great! Fish have started to spread out and seek faster moving currents. Nymph rigs set at the appropriate depth should move the most fish although there has been some good streamer action. There have been some Salmon starting to move as well. Heavy bead heads are good place to start. 20-inchers, princes and small girdles followed by a more selective offering like a Barr's emerger has turned some nice fish. Be sure to fish ethically and leave fish that are getting ready for the spawn alone!

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Gunnison

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)

Color: Olive

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Gunnison

Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Slump Buster
Color: Gray
Size: 8
Time: 
Slump Buster Slump Buster

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late February

Midges

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: 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: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Broken Clouds
Temperature:  19 F
Temp Max:  27 F
Temp Min:  7 F
Humidity: 45%
Wind: 29 NNW mph
Pressure: 1015
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 16 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 17 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 69%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 8:00PM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 5 and 6 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — -0 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -0 and 1 .
Wind: 3 NNE mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — -5 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between -5 and -4 .
Wind: 5 ENE mph; Humidity: 93%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — -9 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -9 and -9 .
Wind: 6 ENE mph; Humidity: 96%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — -5 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -5 and -5 .
Wind: 4 SW mph; Humidity: 98%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 12 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 8 NW mph; Humidity: 61%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 18 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 21 NW mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 13 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM — -3 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -3 and -3 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -9 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -9 and -9 .
Wind: 2 ESE mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — -12 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -12 and -12 .
Wind: 3 ENE mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — -15 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -15 and -15 .
Wind: 3 ENE mph; Humidity: 92%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — -10 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -10 and -10 .
Wind: 3 ENE mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 4 SE mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 3 SE mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00PM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 3 SE mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 2 E mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — -0 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -0 and -0 .
Wind: 1 ENE mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — -3 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -3 and -3 .
Wind: 2 E mph; Humidity: 84%;