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Spring 2014 Outlook for the Gunnison Valley

The Gunnison Valley has enjoyed more consistent snowfall this winter and early spring snowpack is sitting just above average at 109%, which is great to see after the last couple dry winters. We have also been enjoying fairly warm temperatures recently, which has opened up water on the East, Taylor, and Gunnison Rivers. There has been summer-like action on all three rivers and as we move into the spring, conditions will only get better. We have been busy guiding not only walk-wade trips but float trips, as well. The midges have been providing some dry fly action, and we will see Blue Winged Olive mayflies and some small stoneflies as we move into spring. March, April, and May can provide very good days on the water with virtually no crowds. Do not be afraid of the “mud season” in Crested Butte, there are always places to fish and things to do. 

Stop by our shop during the spring time for tips, advice, the latest gear, and more. We look forward to seeing you soon! Not in town? Contact us today at 800-491-3079 or send us an email

Dragonfly Anglers Blog--Lucky, the Catch and Release Superstar: Part Three

We did not make it back to Lucky before the river froze over, but I have already visited that area twice this year in search of Lucky, and I know I will have to bring my A game if I want to see him up close again. 

One way to ensure the survival of each fish is proper catch and release techniques. If done properly, mortality rate can be less than one percent, but success not only requires putting the fish back in the water at the end but also proper treatment during the landing and handling of the fish. Read the full blog online.

Hurry to Book your Summer 2014 Guided Fishing Trip!

Get a jump start on your summer fishing trip! Dragonfly Anglers' spring and summer 2014 guided fly trips are already starting to fill up, so call us today to reserve your spot to fish with the finest guides in the Gunnison County area!   
We're in our 4th decade of guiding in the region. Established in 1983, you will be guaranteed professionalism, knowledge, and experience from the oldest shop and guide service in the valley. Book your trip today by calling (800) 491-3079.