Small Stream Fishing

The rivers in the Gunnison Valley are in full runoff now and it will last a while. It’s a good time to find some smaller water that’s really starting to fish well. These fish were all caught on small streamers on a fork of the Arkansas River last week. Beautiful place and a really fun small stream to fish, full of pretty wild trout.

Fall Dry Fly Fishing

September is here and we’re seeing typical early fall dry fly fishing now, with midges and small BWOs hatching. We should see some larger mayflies over the next couple of weeks, but the fall hatches are much more sparse than during summer. This nice rainbow today took a size 22 midge (dry fly). (Click on the image to enlarge.)