Willowfly Anglers Fishing Report Spring 2016June 02, 2016
Spring conditions continue in the Gunnison Valley, which means fishing will vary day to day depending on temperatures and flows. The Gunnison is well above 1,000 CFS and we expect it to continue to rise this week with warm temps ahead. The Taylor River is up to 450 CFS below the dam. The C&R has been fishing well and the rest of Taylor Canyon has been good midday.
Eggs & attractors, midges, Stonefly nymphs, and streamers continue to be the best bet on the Gunnison. The most productive float is from the Almont to the Whitewater Park. The best walk/wade access is at Neversink & Cooper’s Ranch.
The Catch and Release section below Taylor Dam is fishing well with egg patterns, midge larva, and mysis shrimp imitations. Use a small of indicator as you can get away with to avoid spooking fish. 5x flourocarbon tippet is your best bet right now upstream of the bridge and 4x downstream. Taylor canyon below the tailwater is still cold, but fishing can be good midday. Most fish are congregated in deep pools so a weighted nymph rig with egg patterns, midges, and stonefly nymphs is definitely the way to go. Streamers have also been productive in the canyon at low-light times. Call the shop for the latest updates on flows and what to expect. Our shop is also fully stocked with 2016 flies, and gear so come check out whats new this year.