Fishing Report

4/24/2018 

Cimarron River

Forks: East-Middle-West

Still winter conditions check back towards the end of May

Small nymphs and dry dropper rigs on warmer days can be productive.

This is small water so 2-3wt rods and floating line is all you need.

Big Cimarron: Below Silver Jack Reservoir

Flow:  —

 This area is still not open. There is better fishing on the tailwaters until next season.

This stretch consists of fairly dense vegetation and boulder hopping so rods in the 3-5wt range with softer/slower actions will serve you well. This stretch doesn’t have well defined trails but can be very rewarding for those willing to work for it.

Gunnison River

The best bug activity will typically occur on warmer, overcast days.

Flow: 601 cfs

East Portal:

The East Portal is now open for the season.

We are seeing BWO and small midge hatches during the warmer part of the day. We have seen the flows fluctuate between 330-660cfs over the last couple of weeks so make sure you check that out before heading down to this beautiful piece of water

Use 9-10ft 5-6wt rods as some of the casts will be longer and you may need to through some weight to get your bugs down.

Gunnison Gorge:

If you’re up for a good hike, then head on down into the Gorge on one of the marked trails off Peach Valley Road. The water level in the gorge is at a very nice level for both wade and float fishing. There have been small midge hatches.  Don’t forget to bring along a selection of streamers. The best fishing now is with small mayfly nymphs trailed by midge imitations. Fish small drys and emergers during a hatch.

Use 9-10ft 5-6wt rods and reels with a good drag as some of the casts will be longer and we grow the fish large in this stretch of the river. 

Lower Gunnison:

The fishing both up and down from the Pleasure Park has been good. You can expect midge hatches during the warmer parts of the day. Fishing streamers near cover and nymphs in the deeper runs will be the most productive. This is big water so rods in the 9-10ft 5-6wt ranges are appropriate.

San Miguel River

Flow: —

The San Miguel is still in its winter fishing conditions.  Nymph rigs on warmer afternoons can still bring some fish to the net. Focus your efforts on deeper water that is moving at a moderate speed.  There is better fishing on our local tailwaters.

3-5wt rods with matching floating lines work well here.

Uncompahgre River

The best bug activity will typically occur on warmer, overcast days.

Flow: 125 cfs

In Town:

The in town stretch of the “Unc” is still fishing well. Traditional nymph/attractor nymph patterns and small streamers often work well here. 

3-5wt rods with matching floating lines are a good fit.

Paco-Chu-Puk:

The best fishing will likely happen with small midges and BWO nymphs/emergers during a hatch. Don’t forget to bring an assortment of small leeches, scuds and san juan worms.

Use 9-10ft 5-6wt rods and reels with a good drag to handle the large fish in this stretch of the river.

UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BELOW RIDGWAY RESERVOIR, CO

  • Flow: 39.2 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 1.80 ft
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UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER AT DELTA, CO

  • Water Temp: 36.5 ° F
  • Flow: 288 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 3.52 ft
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309 E Main St
Montrose, CO 81401

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Saturday: 9AM to 5PM
Sunday: Closed

Location:

309 E Main St
Montrose, CO 81401

Phone:

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10AM to 5PM
Saturday: 9AM to 5PM
Sunday: Closed