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River: Gunnison River (Black Canyon)

Good Day On The Water

Post By: bharper      Posted: 1/10/2019 8:22:56 PM     Points: 154    
I fished the River for the first time in three weeks.It was mostly overcast with temps in the 30’s with 3 mph winds.The day started off really slow until I hooked the first fish of the day an approximate 18” Rainbow but lost it three feet from shore! The fish were not very aggressive until the afternoon especially between 2-5 pm! There was quite a bit of icy shorelines but I was able to fish around it. I ended landing 28 fish which included two nice 18” Browns and the best fish of the day an 18” Rainbow! I caught all but two fish on a #7 Rapala Countdown in the Hot Mustard Muddler Pattern! Almost half of the fish caught were 16” or better!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jan. 10, 8:43:46 PM     Points: 154    
Even though it was chilly it was great to get back out after all the snow and cold temps.
 Reply by: Phostakidd      Posted: Jan. 10, 8:49:02 PM     Points: 51    
BEE-autiful fish!! And BEE-autiful river scenery!!
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Jan. 10, 9:14:58 PM     Points: 3307    
River pic Is AWESOME !!!
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: Jan. 10, 9:57:53 PM     Points: 564    
I love the black canyon, awesome day bharper!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jan. 10, 10:11:05 PM     Points: 154    
Thx guys! Good times!
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Jan. 10, 10:16:45 PM     Points: 48057    
Man that looks like a good time. Congrats on another nice day in the hills man.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jan. 10, 10:20:06 PM     Points: 154    
Thx Kev-O! 👍
 Reply by: Phostakidd      Posted: Jan. 10, 10:22:57 PM     Points: 51    
Trout Moustaches!!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jan. 10, 10:31:13 PM     Points: 154    
Ha! Ha! It’s all about the fish! 👍
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: Jan. 10, 11:02:42 PM     Points: 213    
Back at it, slaying them in the new year! Very nice.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jan. 11, 6:09:55 AM     Points: 24079    
Love that river photo! Way to go Harper!
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Jan. 11, 8:13:38 AM     Points: 6516    
Starting off 2019 in good fashion. So far the start looking like another good year.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jan. 11, 5:43:19 PM     Points: 154    
Thx guys! Looking forward to Spring/Summertime but we need more snow!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jan. 14, 5:00:37 PM     Points: 154    
I got back out Sunday with my friend Chet.It was a little colder with temps ranging from 25-35 with pretty much sunny skies and a light wind.The bite was real slow to start but really picked up in the afternoon. I was down River when Chet caught this beautiful 22+” Bow on a Black Crappie Jig.His selfie picture taking needs work! It was definitely a real nice Bow! The pictured Brown was my best fish and the other pictured Brown was a beauty! We both ended up between 20-30!

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