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!

This is one of the best times of year to be on the water! The leaves are changing and the weather has been cooling off. The brown trout are getting aggressive!  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 Early October

Caddisflies

Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  51 F
Temp Max:  63 F
Temp Min:  43 F
Humidity: 7%
Wind: 26 W mph
Pressure: 1019
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 5 NNE mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 38 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clear Monday 12:00PM — 55 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 24 WSW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clear Monday 3:00PM — 58 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 46 WNW mph; Humidity: 14%; 
Clear Monday 6:00PM — 51 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 28 WNW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Monday 9:00PM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 2 ENE mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 54 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 15%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 59 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 45 W mph; Humidity: 11%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 51 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 15%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 7 NW mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clear Wednesday 6:00AM — 22 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 4 NNE mph; Humidity: 64%;