Fishing Season: all

Gunnison Gorge of the Black Canyon - CO

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Gunnison River Expeditions's Tip of the Week

Gorge continues to fish well. Fisherman are finding success on little midges, blue wing olives, parachute adam,

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Map of Gunnison Gorge of the Black Canyon

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Gunnison River Expeditions RIGS Adventure Co

5-Day Outlook as of 5/12/21

Water levels higher this week

Techniques & Tips as of 5/12/21

Dry fly and nymphing techniques are catching fish.

Current Conditions as of 5/12/21

Water levels higher this week

Local Species Available all

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    Rainbow & Brown trout

Gunnison River Expeditions's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper N/A 4-8
Foam Park Hopper N/A 14-16
Elk Wing Caddis White 14-16
Tunghead Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail N/A 16-18
Pats rubber legs black/brown 6-8
Shaggy Wire Caddis N/A 16-18
Flashback Hares Ear Nymph N/A 14-18

Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper

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Gunnison River Expeditions's Recommended Gear

Description: About Gunnison Gorge of the Black Canyon

Gunnison River Pleasure Park 8949 Pleasure Park Rd. Hotchkiss, CO 81419

Nearest Airport:

Montrose & Grand Junction


Hoppers Caddis Baetis

Best Time to Fish:

morning and afternoon

Best Stretch:

Chuckar to Pleasure Park

Best Access:

Pleasure Park to Chuckar Trail