Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 530
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Gunny has been fishing consistently

Current Conditions at Gunnison:

The Gunnison has seen a summer's preasure and fishing has become more selective. Hatches have also slowed down. 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.

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 fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 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: Mayfly

Insect: Trico

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Gunnison

Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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 
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: 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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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 & 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: 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:  62 F
Temp Max:  68 F
Temp Min:  52 F
Humidity: 14%
Wind: 31 WSW mph
Pressure: 1023
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 59 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 59 and 62 .
Wind: 28 WNW mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 40 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 40 and 43 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 37%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 5 NNE mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 47 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 4 NE mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 62 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 62 and 62 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 70 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 70 and 70 .
Wind: 21 WSW mph; Humidity: 12%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 65 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 27 WNW mph; Humidity: 15%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 48 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 28%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 35 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 4 NNE mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 49 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 4 ENE mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 63 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 9 SSW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 71 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 71 and 71 .
Wind: 39 W mph; Humidity: 11%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 45 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 32%;