Fishing Report

6/7/17

Cimmarron River

Forks: East-Middle-West

With the snowpack up high fishing one of our local tailwaters would likely be a better bet.

Big Cimarron:

Because of all the snow in the high country, fishing will likely be slow on the Big Cimarron. Try nymphing the deep holes and runs with weighted Pheasant Tail and Prince patterns.

Dry Flies: Stimulators Orange, Yellow #12 – 16, Foam Caddis Tan, Green #14 – 16

Nymphs: Pheasant Tails #16-18, Beadhead Prince #14 – 18, Psycho Prince Red, Purple #14 – 16, Rubberleg Hare’s Ear #16 – 18

Gunnison River

East Portal:

You can expect midges, BWOs, and an afternoon caddis hatch. They are releasing a lot of water through the Black Canyon over the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye on flows.

NYMPHS: Cased Caddis #14, Caddis Pupa Green #16,Pheasant Tails #16-18, Midges #18-22, Scuds #16-20, Worms #12-16

Gunnison Gorge:

If you’re up for a good hike, then head on down into the Gorge. Fishing up from Pleasure Park has also been good. There has been a good BWO hatch, and Baetis and stonefly nymphs are working well. Keep an eye on flows because they have ramped up the flows through the Black Canyon/Gunnison Gorge.

DRY FLIES: Fast Water Caddis #16, Yeager’s Neversink Caddis #16, Peacock Caddis #18-16,, Yeager’s Neversink Yellow Sallie #16, Stacked Sallie #16, Chubby Chernobyl Red #8, Chubby Chernobyl Tan #8, Moorish Hopper #8

NYMPHS: Foam Back Emerger #24, RS2 #22 – 24 ,Cased Caddis #14, Caddis Pupa #16, Pheasant Tails #16-18, Olive Hare’s Ear #16-20, Pat’s Rubber Legs #6, Halfbacks #6, Twenty Inchers #6-#8, Worms #12

STREAMERS: Autumn Splendor #6, Slump Buster #6, Tung Mint Double Copper #8, Wooly bugger #6, Dirty Hippy #6

San Miguel River

Below about 400 cfs the San Miguel has been fishing well, especially around Caddis Flats. Fish a dry/dropper rig and focus your efforts on deeper water that is moving at a moderate speed. Watch the flows this time of year with rivers running high and dirty with runoff.

Drys: Elk Hair Caddis Tan# 16-14, Chubby Chernobyl Tan #16, Stimulators all shapes and colors

Nymphs: Cased Caddis #14-12, Psycho Prince Blue/Purple #16, Flashback PT #16, Partridge and Orange #16, Tungsten Soft Hackle PT #18-14, Montana Prince Black #14-16, Kyle’s Beerhead Baetis #18, Micro May Olive #18-20

Uncompahgre River

Paco-Chu-Puk:

We have been seeing good bug activity on the warmer days with midge and BWO hatches in the afternoons. The early little black stoneflies have also been making an appearance.

Dry Flies: Midge #22, BWO Comparaduns #20, Stimulators #16-18

Nymphs: Pheasant Tails #18, RS-2 #18-22, Midge Larva #20-#24, Midge Emergers #20-24, Baetis #18-22, Baetis Emergers #18-22

Streamers: Leeches #10-16, Wooly Bugger #8-12, Slump Buster #6

 

 

 

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