A nice Taylor River brown trout.
September 25, 2020
The rivers in the Gunnison Valley are very low due to drought conditions this summer. The cooler weather this month has been good for the rivers and the fish. We should see nice fall fishing conditions during the next few weeks.
Fishing opportunities include nymphing with small mayfly patterns and midges. Good mayfly nymphs include Two-Bit Hookers, Pheasant Tails, Micro Mayflies, Barr’s BWO Emergers, RS2s, and JuJu Baetis in sizes 16 to 20. Zebra Midges and midge larva and emerger patterns in various colors, sizes 18 to 22, can be trailed behind a mayfly nymph. For dry fly fishing, there are small (size 20 to 22) BWOs hatching, and you can also fish a Red Quill or mahogany body mayfly (size 14) if you see a larger mayfly out there. Streamer fishing can also be productive during fall.