Fishing Report

August 22, 2017

Moose Hofer, Director of Global Fishing Operations

Fishermen should be ready for elevated flows and potentially dirty, or off-colored water in much of the Gunnison drainage.  The warmer temperatures have started the first push of snowmelt and rivers and streams are starting to swell.  Day to day can be hit or miss, so check your hydrographs before you head out the door.  Wading can be difficult on pushy rivers, so use caution.

The Taylor River will maintain some fishable sections because of the dam upriver.  It will continue to increase in volume, but should maintain fishable clarity.  Some of the high country creeks will actually stay pretty clear and fishable too, as they haven’t seen as much snowmelt as the lower elevations.  In addition, be prepared for reservoirs, ponds and lakes to ice off soon.

A lot of techniques will be working on fishable water.  Watch for adult midges, mays, and caddis on warmer afternoons.  You may find some sipping fish.  Nymph fishing tandem setups with a variety of big and small protein patterns will pay off—Pat’s, 20 inchers, eggs, S.J. worms, and mays and caddis.  And, for the streamer addicted fisherman—now can be the time with a lot of chasing fish coming off softer seams and eddies.

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Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for August 16, 2017
Min (1943)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1956)
140241293342403428684
Taylor River Below Reservoir

August 09, 2017

High

413

Low

399

August 10, 2017

High

421

Low

396

August 11, 2017

High

414

Low

398

August 12, 2017

High

408

Low

397

August 13, 2017

High

415

Low

398

August 14, 2017

High

416

Low

398

August 15, 2017

High

413

Low

400

August 16, 2017

High

419

Low

396

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for August 15, 2017
Min (1913)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1956)
74304371405559505738
Taylor River at Almont

August 09, 2017

High

625

Low

605

August 10, 2017

High

593

Low

585

August 11, 2017

High

576

Low

563

August 12, 2017

High

574

Low

571

August 13, 2017

High

567

Low

558

August 14, 2017

High

560

Low

551

August 15, 2017

High

554

Low

537

August 16, 2017

High

548

Low

538

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for August 16, 2017
Min (1913)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1916)
22150196216257253650
East River at Almont

August 09, 2017

High

333

Low

310

August 10, 2017

High

360

Low

285

August 11, 2017

High

337

Low

329

August 12, 2017

High

330

Low

300

August 13, 2017

High

289

Low

253

August 14, 2017

High

273

Low

250

August 15, 2017

High

276

Low

260

August 16, 2017

High

257

Low

249

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for August 16, 2017
Min (2002)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1957)
2425476707009347931430
Gunnison River Near Gunnison

August 09, 2017

High

1100

Low

1074

August 10, 2017

High

1085

Low

1020

August 11, 2017

High

1080

Low

1070

August 12, 2017

High

1065

Low

1000

August 13, 2017

High

1007

Low

974

August 14, 2017

High

971

Low

950

August 15, 2017

High

990

Low

950

August 16, 2017

High

934

Low

904

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for August 16, 2017
Min (2002)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1968)
20.7100142153310170470
Tomichi Creek at Gunnison

August 09, 2017

High

443

Low

421

August 10, 2017

High

433

Low

411

August 11, 2017

High

390

Low

362

August 12, 2017

High

352

Low

328

August 13, 2017

High

340

Low

329

August 14, 2017

High

314

Low

308

August 15, 2017

High

307

Low

299

August 16, 2017

High

312

Low

304

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for August 16, 2017
Min (2002)25th PercentileMedianMean75th PercentileMost Recent Instantaneous ValueMax (1999)
6.032741475760167
Ohio Creek Above Mouth

August 09, 2017

High

101

Low

95.2

August 10, 2017

High

90.1

Low

80.9

August 11, 2017

High

80.2

Low

74.8

August 12, 2017

High

79.9

Low

70

August 13, 2017

High

71.9

Low

66

August 14, 2017

High

65.9

Low

63

August 15, 2017

High

70

Low

66

August 16, 2017

High

61

Low

58

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov