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Salmon Fly Hatch Gunnison River

The Salmon fly hatch on the Gunnison River has started. I was guiding a Drift Boat trip on the Lower Gunnison River on the 17th of May,  I started to see giant bugs fluttering across the water.  I was jumping out of my skin.  The Salmon Flies are out and fish are chowing them on the Lower Gunnison below Pleasure Park.  I started to dig through my boat bag hoping to find a few Salmon fly imitations, I did manage to find a few.  This caught me off guard because we have not had such low flows in years.  After switching to the Salmon flies my clients lost count of the fish they caught in an hour.  I have never had clients catching fish with Salmon Flies this early in May before. ~Matt McCannel