Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 250
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Get those flies on the bottom!

Current Conditions at Gunnison:

Winter conditions on the Gunnison have really settled in. Fish are being found in deep holding areas. Be sure to target the warmest part of the day, at that your flies are at the right depth. A good nymph rig with a bead-head point fly followed by a more selective offering is the way to go. Midges are a big part of the game now, so when in doubt size down. RS2s, jujus, disco midges and top secrets are all good places to start.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Gunnison

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Gunnison

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 24
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  27 F
Temp Max:  34 F
Temp Min:  20 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 41 SW mph
Pressure: 1033
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 22 .
Wind: 5 NE mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Snow Monday 11:00PM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 26 .
Wind: 11 NE mph; Humidity: 84%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 23 .
Wind: 3 NNE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — 18 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 18 .
Wind: 4 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00AM — 21 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 5 NNE mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 2 E mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 29 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 9 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 18 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 17 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 1 W mph; Humidity: 97%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 1 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%; 
Snow Wednesday 5:00AM — 17 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 2 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00AM — 18 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 2 NNE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00AM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 3 S mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 30 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 24 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 31 WSW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 10 WSW mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 3 WSW mph; Humidity: 98%; 
Snow Thursday 5:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 3 ENE mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.