Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 2760
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: The Gunny is starting to get good

Current Conditions at Gunnison:

The Gunnison is starting to trend downwards, but flows are still a bit high. Expect fish to still be holding in softer water, aside from major currents with low and slow presentations. A nymph set-up is the way to go. San juan worms, Girdles and leeches are great choices with high water. Be sure to get those flies down into feeding lanes, one more split-shot can make a huge difference. Do not forget your streamers! Some really nice fish have been moved with olive and white streamers.

Look for fish spreading throughout the river.  A good nymph rig is going to fool most of the fish. Time to throw the meat! Ripping and stripping streamers has been providing for some awesome days on the water.  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Gunnison

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Giant Golden

Color: Brownish

Size: 6

Time: AM

Recommended Flies for Gunnison

Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 14
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Wd 40 Wd 40

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
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

Rain
Currently: Light Rain
Temperature:  65 F
Temp Max:  72 F
Temp Min:  59 F
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 29 NE mph
Pressure: 1027
Clear Saturday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 50 and 52 .
Wind: 4 NE mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Sunday 6:00AM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 42 .
Wind: 4 NNW mph; Humidity: 88%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 61 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 5 E mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 77 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 77 and 77 .
Wind: 10 SSE mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clear Sunday 3:00PM — 83 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 83 and 83 .
Wind: 16 S mph; Humidity: 11%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00PM — 83 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 83 and 83 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 11%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 59 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 8 N mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 48 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 8 NE mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 63 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 7 ENE mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Monday 12:00PM — 78 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 78 and 78 .
Wind: 4 ENE mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clear Monday 3:00PM — 81 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 28 NNW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Monday 6:00PM — 81 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 19 N mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 65 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 36 ESE mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 6 NNE mph; Humidity: 89%;