The Lake Fork To the Gunnison is Fishable!

Mornings are registering below freezing,  afternoons are sunny and warm, leaves still cling to the cottonwoods as if defying winter to come to the valley, and streets are quiet and uninhabited except at school and mail time. The deer are beginning to hang around nipping at dried flowers and hoping to find some edible goodies. The Browns are moving in the Lake Fork but the water is getting quite low and is cold until mid-afternoon.

Mid-October leaves still clinging to cottonwoods.

Mid-October leaves still clinging to cottonwoods.

 

Current Fishing and Weather Conditions

The cfs on the Lake Fork is running in the 80s.  It is low but fishable.  Best time is after it warms up starting around 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Browns are spawning so the males are aggressive and will respond to streamers. There are some very nice sized Rainbows in deep holes. Use small bead head nymphs such as copper johns and princes.

This is the time that the Browns move into the Lake Fork and spawn.

Bobby Eckert landed one of these impressive Browns.

Bobby Eckert landed one of these impressive Browns.

(970) 944-2281

Dan's Fly Shop Hours
June 9:00-5:00
Summer 8:00-6:00
October-May: Dan's Fly Shop is always open for mail orders

Address
P.O. Box 220
723 Gunnison Ave.
Lake City, CO 81235

Phone
(970) 944-2281

E-mail:
dansflyshop@lakecity.net