Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Dec 2, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 225
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing has slowed down as winter settles in

Current Conditions at Gunnison:

Nymph rigs set at the appropriate depth should move the most fish although there has been some good streamer action. Heavy bead heads are good place to start. 20-inchers, princes and small girdles followed by a more selective offering like an RS2, juju, or a disco midge has turned some nice fish. Target the warmest part of the day, focusing on deep holding runs.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  It is getting closer to winter and the fish are turning on to the midges again. Try fishing a Money Midge (size 18-22) for best results. The water is low and clear and the sight fishing is very good, make sure you have a quality pair of polarized glasses.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 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: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Gunnison

Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 24
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early December

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 


Current Conditions

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  26 F
Temp Max:  33 F
Temp Min:  18 F
Humidity: 85%
Wind: 77 WSW mph
Pressure: 1024
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 18 and 24 .
Wind: 1 SSW mph; Humidity: 99%;  Snow: 0.81 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 27 .
Wind: 3 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.94 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 26 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 26 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 1.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 24 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 29 WSW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00AM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 56 W mph; Humidity: 82%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00PM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 49 W mph; Humidity: 81%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 31 W mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 9 SW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 1.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 2:00AM — 26 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 5 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 2.94 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 5:00AM — 31 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 44 W mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 2.06 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 8:00AM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 33 WSW mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 11:00AM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 42 W mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 2:00PM — 32 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 57 W mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 1.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 6 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 1.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 3.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Sunday 2:00AM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 43 WSW mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 1.06 for next 3 hours.
Snow Sunday 5:00AM — 24 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 19 SW mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 2 for next 3 hours.