Fishing Report

July 27, 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 July 21, 2017
Min (1972)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1995)
1472523393804064261280
Taylor River Below Reservoir

July 14, 2017

High

416

Low

396

July 15, 2017

High

410

Low

393

July 16, 2017

High

405

Low

400

July 17, 2017

High

412

Low

400

July 18, 2017

High

417

Low

403

July 19, 2017

High

410

Low

391

July 20, 2017

High

403

Low

396

July 21, 2017

High

413

Low

396

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for July 21, 2017
Min (1913)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1995)
913634545076066181710
Taylor River at Almont

July 14, 2017

High

649

Low

640

July 15, 2017

High

650

Low

645

July 16, 2017

High

632

Low

618

July 17, 2017

High

680

Low

640

July 18, 2017

High

654

Low

638

July 19, 2017

High

643

Low

631

July 20, 2017

High

621

Low

614

July 21, 2017

High

615

Low

600

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for July 21, 2017
Min (1977)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1995)
702003494135045171700
East River at Almont

July 14, 2017

High

708

Low

672

July 15, 2017

High

720

Low

555

July 16, 2017

High

610

Low

520

July 17, 2017

High

570

Low

535

July 18, 2017

High

545

Low

500

July 19, 2017

High

590

Low

520

July 20, 2017

High

598

Low

492

July 21, 2017

High

504

Low

492

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for July 21, 2017
Min (1977)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1995)
2566368521030110012804060
Gunnison River Near Gunnison

July 14, 2017

High

1400

Low

1380

July 15, 2017

High

1475

Low

1420

July 16, 2017

High

1290

Low

1200

July 17, 2017

High

1250

Low

1150

July 18, 2017

High

1130

Low

1095

July 19, 2017

High

1160

Low

1100

July 20, 2017

High

1152

Low

1100

July 21, 2017

High

1100

Low

1090

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for July 21, 2017
Min (2002)25th PercentileMedianMeanMost Recent Instantaneous Value75th PercentileMax (1957)
21.780124170270224662
Tomichi Creek at Gunnison

July 14, 2017

High

255

Low

210

July 15, 2017

High

275

Low

230

July 16, 2017

High

245

Low

225

July 17, 2017

High

265

Low

250

July 18, 2017

High

263

Low

252

July 19, 2017

High

277

Low

273

July 20, 2017

High

268

Low

260

July 21, 2017

High

270

Low

267

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov

Daily Discharge, Cubic Feet Per Second - Stats for July 21, 2017
Min (2002)25th PercentileMedianMean75th PercentileMost Recent Instantaneous ValueMax (2011)
12.25810099134149222
Ohio Creek Above Mouth

July 14, 2017

High

290

Low

220

July 15, 2017

High

250

Low

200

July 16, 2017

High

199

Low

190

July 17, 2017

High

180

Low

171

July 18, 2017

High

154

Low

149

July 19, 2017

High

163

Low

157

July 20, 2017

High

165

Low

160

July 21, 2017

High

155

Low

149

Information sourced daily from waterdata.usgs.gov