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B-22 Gunnison River

Gunnison River B-22

Description: Over 1 mile of this famous Blue Ribbon river. Big rainbows, browns, and a run Kokanee Salmon in the fall. Large river surrounded by huge cottonwood trees with long runs, islands, and deep holes. Available on even days only

Location: The ranch is located halfway between the towns of Gunnison and Almont along Hwy. 135.

Capacity: Limited to 4 anglers.

To make a reservation call 303-421-6239 or 1-800-524-1814.

Rate Notes:

Adult 1/2 Day
Adult Aftn.
Youth 1/2 Day
Youth Aftn.

Property Log Book Comments

Tried to fish the Gunny with two buddies today. Have fished this property a dozen or so times over the years and access is the main problem when the flows are high. The best access to the lease is from the far side of the river for most of the runs and crossing is anywhere from moderately difficult to near lethal depending on the flows. Surprisingly for late August, the flows were in excess of 800 cfs which is in the near lethal category. Tried to cross at all the usual spots and could not safely manage it. Aborted early. ~ ken -- August 29th, 2017

1st time to this stretch. Snowed overnight so any path or trails were covered. The best hole we found was down river from the parking lot where a water diversion area is. A big bend riffled into a very inviting deep run. Kokanee salmon were in full spawn along the shallow riffles and the rainbows were being opportunistic. The egg color coming from the Kokanee was orange and small.Hard to believe but the Kokonee were eating a 24 Wd-40. Im convinced they were not snagged at it repeatedly kept coming back in the mouth. Landed at least 20 rainbows and brown ranging from 14-17inches. If anyone has fished this water and has another hole in the stretch that should be fished send me a message. ~ Woodsie -- October 9th, 2016

I have fished this property many times and knew that wading would be difficult at the 1100 cfs flows. That being said, the fish were active below, nothing on top. Where we could safely get into the water, we caught fish regularly on double nymph rigs, using stonefly patterns in front and #18 mayfly nymphs trailing. Fly selection not too important if you could get your fly in front of fish. Top of the property fished better than the bottom at these flows. Propery fished best at flows of 600 and below. ~ ken cohen -- August 6th, 2015

Gunnison River Larger water here. Several combinations were used without much success on upper stretch. Only one Rainbow and one Brown were taken- each about 12". Thunder and rain at mid -day caused temporary stop, but back on till sundown. We woulb probably start on lower end next time. ~ john Naill -- September 24th, 2013

First time fishing this excellent property with a buddy. Flows were still high, just over 600 cfs. Found large and healthy fish within 10 feet of the bank. Tried a selection of nymphs but all fish were caught on Pat's Rubber Legs/girdle bug in black/orange. We did catch one nice rainbow on a San Juan. Fished from 9-2 and had to quit after buddy broke his rod on said rainbow. Landed a couple of browns over 15 inches. Only challenge here was finding property boundary on downstream end, did not see any RMA sign to indicate it. Would definately fish here again! ~ mwooster -- August 12th, 2013

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