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Gunnison River Fly Fishing

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With over 3,900 miles of trout streams and lake fishing, the water around Gunnison is sure to challenge the skilled enthusiasts and delight the novice.

Fly Fishing:
Rising early to fly fish some of the most diverse waters in southwestern Colorado and grill the rainbow trout later that evening.

~Blue Mesa Reservoir:
15 miles west of Gunnison. Largest body of H2O in Colorado where Brown, Rainbow & Lake Trout, Kokanee & Yellow Perch abound.

~Taylor Reservoir:
NE of Almont on HWY 742. 
Look for Lake Trout, Kokanee & Browns.

~Taylor River:
East River (starts @ Crested Butte to Almont)
Gunnison River ( Taylor merges with East to form the Gunnison)

~Tomichi Creek
~Spring Creek

Colorado free fishing day is the 1st full weekend every June.

Guided trips:
Blue Mesa Fishing Guide/Current Lake Fishing Conditions
Casey Gdowski/Licensed Fishing Guide
Chartered Boat Trips

Gunnison River Guides - 970-596-3054 - 970-641-3131 - 970-641-1845 - 800-641-0504 - 970-641-1845 - 970-641-1303

Don Walker - who's fished the reservoir since it opened more than 40 years ago - landed a new state record mackinaw, or lake trout, May 23 on the lake; and Larry Cornell, who was nearby when Walker caught the monster fish, held the previous record, set in 2002.

Walker's fish tipped the scales at 50.35 pounds, measured 44 1/4 inches in length with 34 3/8-inch girth. That beat Cornell's record by about 3 1/2 pounds.

Read the full story here...

Sport Fish Colorado
Call for more information 719-649-3378

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The Waterwheel Inn
P.O. Box 882 ~ Gunnison, CO 81230
37478 W. Hwy 50 ~ Gunnison, CO 81230
Toll-Free 1-800-642-1650 ~ Local (970) 641-1650

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