Fishing Report

Anglers can enjoy fishing in the Ridgway area year round. See the fishing report below for general information for our rivers and streams for this time of year. For a detailed fishing report for each of the rivers, please visit the RIGS Fishing Report.

rainbow trout
A very nice rainbow trout on the Gunnison River.

April 28, 2017

During the warm part of the afternoons, we’ll see small midges and BWOs hatching on some of the rivers, along with some caddis. If fish are sipping, try a size 18 to 22 Mole Fly (gray, olive or brown), or a small parachute pattern, Griffith’s Gnat, or BWO pattern. For nymph fishing, try a tandem nymph rig using a combination of small mayfly nymphs and midges (or use an egg pattern or San Juan Worm up front with a small mayfly nymph or midge trailing). Good mayfly nymphs include Barr’s BWO Emergers, Two-Bit Hookers, Copper Johns, Juju Baetis, Micro Mayflies, and Pheasant Tails. For midges, fish small (size 20-24) black, zebra, olive, brown, cream, or red midge larva and emerger patterns.

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