Nice rainbow on the Gunnison River. See more photos on the blog.
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.
March 24, 2018
We’ll see some small midges hatching on the various rivers in our area during the winter months. If fish are sipping small bugs, try a size 20 to 22 Mole Fly (gray, olive or brown), or a small parachute pattern or Griffith’s Gnat. For nymph fishing, try a tandem nymph rig using a combination of small mayfly nymphs and midges. San Juan Worms and egg patterns can also work well. Good mayfly nymphs include Barr’s BWO Emergers, Two-Bit Hookers, Copper Johns, Juju Baetis, Micro Mayflies, and small Pheasant Tails. For midges, fish small (size 20-24) black, zebra, olive, brown, cream, or red midge larva and emerger patterns.