Fishing Report

April 29, 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 Apr 21, 2017
Min (1964)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1965)
55398154151205960
Taylor River Below Reservoir

April 14, 2017

High

151

Low

148

April 15, 2017

High

150

Low

147

April 16, 2017

High

152

Low

147

April 17, 2017

High

151

Low

146

April 18, 2017

High

151

Low

149

April 19, 2017

High

152

Low

149

April 20, 2017

High

151

Low

149

April 21, 2017

High

150

Low

148

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Apr 21, 2017
Min (1941)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1965)
521442342773573281150
Taylor River at Almont

April 14, 2017

High

342

Low

312

April 15, 2017

High

345

Low

322

April 16, 2017

High

360

Low

354

April 17, 2017

High

367

Low

358

April 18, 2017

High

408

Low

352

April 19, 2017

High

388

Low

369

April 20, 2017

High

400

Low

375

April 21, 2017

High

372

Low

359

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Apr 21, 2017
Min (1975)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1936)
7217312743328534521330
East River at Almont

April 14, 2017

High

712

Low

603

April 15, 2017

High

803

Low

722

April 16, 2017

High

895

Low

810

April 17, 2017

High

910

Low

892

April 18, 2017

High

1001

Low

922

April 19, 2017

High

1080

Low

984

April 20, 2017

High

886

Low

800

April 21, 2017

High

804

Low

765

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Apr 21, 2017
Min (2013)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1962)
16945861272616709282760
Gunnison River Near Gunnison

April 14, 2017

High

1680

Low

1500

April 15, 2017

High

1724

Low

1634

April 16, 2017

High

1775

Low

1753

April 17, 2017

High

1799

Low

1784

April 18, 2017

High

2208

Low

1805

April 19, 2017

High

2301

Low

2289

April 20, 2017

High

2103

Low

1742

April 21, 2017

High

1730

Low

1702

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Apr 21, 2017
Min (2012)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1958)
201432062626173261010
Tomichi Creek at Gunnison

April 14, 2017

High

483

Low

412

April 15, 2017

High

512

Low

502

April 16, 2017

High

557

Low

524

April 17, 2017

High

583

Low

552

April 18, 2017

High

582

Low

574

April 19, 2017

High

602

Low

589

April 20, 2017

High

606

Low

603

April 21, 2017

High

610

Low

603

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Apr 21, 2017
Min (2012)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (2014)
5.14389129343212477
Ohio Creek Above Mouth

April 14, 2017

High

562

Low

498

April 15, 2017

High

555

Low

523

April 16, 2017

High

537

Low

520

April 17, 2017

High

538

Low

532

April 18, 2017

High

617

Low

534

April 19, 2017

High

610

Low

475

April 20, 2017

High

498

Low

468

April 21, 2017

High

469

Low

451

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov