Fall Trip into the Gunnison Gorge!!!
September 14, 2012
The Gunnison Gorge Conservation Area is a unique part of the Gunnison River directly downstream of Black Canyon National Park near Hotchkiss Colorado. This area is remote and can be accessed on a number of trails leading from the Canyon rim to the river bottom. On September 11th Dragonfly guides and clients took a two day one night self supported trip into the Ute Park area. This high desert environment is contrasted by the lush canyon bottom of the Gunnison River and produces some great rainbow and brown trout fishing. Our recent trip was highlighted with several nice rainbows and browns like the one seen above. On the day of our scheduled trip mother nature decided to throw us a curve ball and produced rain and storms for better part of half of the trip. Our clients were tough and fished through the weather and saw some great fish! The clouds helped us a lot with the fish staying active as long as the clouds were hanging around. The fishing in the Canyon is excellent and makes for a great Fall adventure!!!