Fishing Report

March 27, 2017

John Bocchino, Colorado Fishing Manager

Anglers should plan on winter fishing conditions for the next couple of months. Based on snowfall so far, we’re probably looking at a big water year. Hopefully we’ll have a better handle on runoff predictions by April. During the warm part of the afternoons, we’ll see small midges hatching on some of the rivers. If fish are sipping, try a size 18 to 22 mole fly (brown or gray), or a small parachute pattern or Griffith’s Gnat. In general, nymphing will be the most productive now through spring. For nymph fishing, try a tandem nymph rig using a combination of small mayfly nymphs and midges (or use an egg pattern up front with a small mayfly nymph or midge trailing). Good mayfly nymphs include Barr’s BWO Emergers, Two-Bit Hookers, Copper Johns, Juju Baetis, Micro Mayflies, and Pheasant Tails. For midges, fish small (size 18-22) black, zebra, olive, brown, cream, or red midge larva and emerger patterns.

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Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Mar 25, 2017
Min (1964)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value (Mar 25)75th PercentileMax (1985)
4.54975103102105605
Taylor River Below Reservoir

March 18, 2017

High

3.54

Low

3.53

March 19, 2017

High

3.55

Low

3.54

March 20, 2017

High

3.55

Low

3.54

March 21, 2017

High

3.55

Low

3.54

March 22, 2017

High

3.55

Low

3.54

March 23, 2017

High

3.58

Low

3.54

March 24, 2017

High

3.60

Low

3.55

March 25, 2017

High

3.55

Low

3.47

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Mar 25, 2017
Min (1938)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value (Mar 25)75th PercentileMax (1985)
32100130151191156840
Taylor River at Almont

March 18, 2017

High

1.73

Low

1.71

March 19, 2017

High

1.77

Low

1.75

March 20, 2017

High

1.80

Low

1.78

March 21, 2017

High

1.83

Low

1.80

March 22, 2017

High

1.84

Low

1.83

March 23, 2017

High

1.85

Low

1.84

March 24, 2017

High

1.87

Low

1.85

March 25, 2017

High

1.86

Low

1.83

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Mar 25, 2017
Min (1955)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value (Mar 25)75th PercentileMax (2004)
4256688021384265
East River at Almont

March 18, 2017

High

2.75

Low

2.70

March 19, 2017

High

2.78

Low

2.75

March 20, 2017

High

2.88

Low

2.80

March 21, 2017

High

2.98

Low

2.88

March 22, 2017

High

3.05

Low

2.95

March 23, 2017

High

3.05

Low

3.02

March 24, 2017

High

3.9

Low

3.12

March 25, 2017

High

3.19

Low

3.10

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Mar 25, 2017
Min (1964)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value (Mar 25)75th PercentileMax (1985)
120204256291623367934
Gunnison River Near Gunnison

March 18, 2017

High

1.40

Low

1.35

March 19, 2017

High

1.45

Low

1.43

March 20, 2017

High

1.59

Low

1.49

March 21, 2017

High

1.68

Low

1.56

March 22, 2017

High

1.67

Low

1.61

March 23, 2017

High

1.67

Low

1.64

March 24, 2017

High

1.76

Low

1.72

March 25, 2017

High

1.79

Low

1.70

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Mar 25, 2017
Min (2013)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value (Mar 25)75th PercentileMax (1939)
53951201497121621060
Tomichi Creek at Gunnison

March 18, 2017

High

2.1

Low

1.9

March 19, 2017

High

2.5

Low

1.95

March 20, 2017

High

3.0

Low

2.4

March 21, 2017

High

3.3

Low

2.4

March 22, 2017

High

3.48

Low

2.6

March 23, 2017

High

3.75

Low

2.9

March 24, 2017

High

3.95

Low

3.5

March 25, 2017

High

4.0

Low

3.7

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for Mar 25, 2017
Min (2008)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value (Mar 25)75th PercentileMax (2012)
1724364611261104
Ohio Creek Above Mouth

March 18, 2017

High

2.90

Low

2.55

March 19, 2017

High

3.05

Low

2.70

March 20, 2017

High

3.35

Low

2.90

March 21, 2017

High

3.50

Low

3.10

March 22, 2017

High

3.48

Low

3.30

March 23, 2017

High

3.52

Low

3.30

March 24, 2017

High

3.60

Low

3.40

March 25, 2017

High

3.62

Low

3.38

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov