Lower Gunnison River & Gunnison Gorge NCA – Summer Fly Fishing Conditions
After the thrill of spring fishing season on the Lower Gunnison River and the fabled “Stone Fly Hatch” have wound down, anglers are left to ask: where do we go from here? With a myriad of conflicting conditions and reports on current drought conditions throughout Colorado, as well as being in the midst of fire season, anglers have been left chasing water instead of fish and high and dry on many traditional float fishing rivers throughout the state. Not the case for RIGS guided drift boat float fishing section: Lower Gunnison River – Gunnison Gorge NCA.
As demand for water often plagues many smaller trout streams, the Gold Medal waters on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison / Gunnison Gorge are actually on the rise, with almost ideal stream flows stabilizing and settling in for the summer. This demand on water downstream inadvertently gives us the highest and best river levels of the year – making for prime fishing habitat, cooler water temperatures and ideal conditions for aquatic insects to proliferate – great for sizable trout and consistent feeding habits.
While not inherently an easy section to walk wade fish, it pays to visit this section with experienced float fishing guides, familiar with the waters, where the fish are and why they’re there. Otherwise, wind, heat and solid flow with little river structure can quickly add up to a frustrating walk wade day on unfamiliar waters.
Drift Boat Float Fishing, by design, is by far the most successful way to experience this section of the Lower Gunnison River. While our float fishing trips on the upper Wilderness section of the Gunnison Gorge NCA offer amazing scenery, rapids, and wildlife opportunities, it’s the lower sections and the ability to utilize the ultimate float fishing craft (Drift Boats), thus providing trout anglers the edge. Mellow waters, daily accessibility, and low crowds make Drift Boat Float Fishing on the Lower Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA) a prime time event not to be missed by even the most avid fly anglers.
Call RIGS today to reserve your space on this limited availability drift boat section for the best-guided fly fishing of the summer!