Fishing Report

A nice brown trout from the Taylor River. See more photos on the blog.

February 21, 2019

Last year was a tough one for the rivers in the Gunnison Valley with the severe drought we had. Storage levels in our reservoirs are extremely low as a result, so we’ll see minimal flows during winter and spring.  The flow out of Taylor Reservoir is 50 cfs, and it will remain at this level through the winter months.

There is plenty of ice on the rivers now and fishing is pretty much done except for tailwaters. If you’re out fishing a tailwater, you can target the warm part of the day and fish small midges. Try various colors for larva and emerger patterns in sizes 20 to 28. For most anglers in this valley, it’s time to tie flies and go skiing.

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