Curecanti Fishing Report - June 26, 2022
The Gunnison River - The river is fishing really well right now and seems to get better every day. While the Caddis numbers are down, they are still around in sufficient numbers to get some action. Drakes are due any time and, when they show up, you might consider a Parachute Adams. Beaver Creek or Cooper Ranch may well be worth a short drive of an evening -- lots of elbow room and willing takers. (Thanks to the staff at Gene Taylor’s for the tips)
Shore - Trout fishing for browns and rainbows is steady but unspectacular. Most success is early in the day, especially where the deeper water is close to shore like at North Willow. As the surface water warms, slightly heavier rigs will help get your casts out and down.
Boats - Mid-week (6/23), there were very few trailers at Elk Creek and nary a vessel in sight on Cebolla Basin – seems word got out that there was a good Kokanee bite on down near Lake Fork. Rather than burn a ton of gas scooting down there by water, a lot of regulars trailered their rigs West and launched down there. Reports from the crew working there were that most folks came home with some Salmon and the wilier veterans were limiting out. By the weekend, ever hopeful, a lot of effort was put back into Cebolla but there were not a lot of happy faces at the fish cleaning station Saturday or Sunday. Willing Rainbow saved many a trip…Haven’t gotten an update yet from my secret source of all things Yellow Perch but will update this as reports come in.
Overall, the fishing is pretty good. Get out early before the wind gets up or the rain starts.(Thanks to the National Park Service Aquatic Invasive Species crew for all the help)
All Colorado State fishing regulations apply within Curecanti National Recreation Area. Please refer to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing Regulations.
GOLD MEDAL & WILD TROUT WATERS - EAST PORTAL
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KOKANEE SALMON AND LAKE TROUT IN BLUE MESA
Last updated: June 27, 2022