Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 300
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Follow the sun!

Current Conditions at Gunnison:

The Gunny has given up some good fishing through the first wave of winter, but as flows and temps drop fishing has slowed down. 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. Please do not fish to trout showing spawning behavior or sitting on redds.

This is one of the best times of year to be on the water! 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 days are getting shorter and the weather is drastically cooling down.  Winter is around the corner and soon you can have the Frying Pan and the Taylor all to yourself!  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 19 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: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Egg
Color: Orange
Size: 18
Time: 
Egg Egg
Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: 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: 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 

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  29 F
Temp Max:  36 F
Temp Min:  24 F
Humidity: 74%
Wind: 5 W mph
Pressure: 1013
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 29 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 29 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 29 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 2 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 26 WSW mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 1.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 14 WSW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 8:00AM — 26 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 93%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00AM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 22 WSW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 33 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 40 W mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 31 WSW mph; Humidity: 89%; 
Clear Friday 8:00PM — 22 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00PM — 19 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 2 WNW mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Snow Saturday 2:00AM — 19 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 3 NNE mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM — 16 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 1 N mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 17 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 5 ENE mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 25 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 3 E mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 5 SSW mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 3 WSW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 2 NNE mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 2 NNW mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clear Sunday 2:00AM — 14 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 1 WSW mph; Humidity: 88%; 
Clear Sunday 5:00AM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 2 ESE mph; Humidity: 89%;