The waters are rising with the latest rain storms and warmer temperatures, so the tactics for trout are starting to change! The Taylor is up to a respectable 205 toward the dam but closer to 300 near Almont. I had success with green streamers slowly stripped through pocket water along with jigging them up the bank then letting them fall back, creating some impressive strikes from fish that just could stand that thing dying in front of their faces. Stonefly patterns trailing emergers during BWO hatches are still productive as well. The Taylor remains clear so longer flourocarbon leaders are still the ticket. Keep your eyes peeled for caddis as the waters start to get close to 50 degrees. Currently our three major rivers are around 44 degrees.

I spent a few hours on the lower Gunnison which was a completely different scenario as it was up to 600cfs. Although it was still fairly clear when I started, a quick thunderstorm put some color in the water for about an hour before clearing back up. Size 10 two bit hookers, a jigged gold ribbed hairs ear and a large frenchie put fish in the net for me. Pat’s RL and SJ worms have been producing as well.

Tight lines, wade safe and leave no trace! Dave