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River: Gunnison River (Black Canyon)
Fish: Brown Trout

First open water brown of 2020.

Post By: Digginjiggin      Posted: 3/15/2020 4:02:04 PM     Points: 307    
Dan, mine ainít a sacred eye, but a nice brown was my first hit this morning. Fishing was erratic with a light bite, lost 5-6. The lower river was crowded, I just started at one of my spots and fished a mile to my next good spot on the river below the confluence. Bite was good from 9-10 and from 11-12. Not much before or after. River level perfect and clear. Gotta get back on a weekday. Five drift boats today. They hadnít had much luck and were grouchy. This one went back, but kept 3 others a couple inches smaller.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Mar. 15, 4:15:03 PM     Points: 54222    
Sure is pretty country over there! Nice fish too.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Mar. 15, 6:12:07 PM     Points: 37295    
Well done Diggin! Purdy brown!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Mar. 15, 9:04:46 PM     Points: 238    
Nice Brownie! 🎣 Glad you took a few smaller ones! Thatís one of my favorite spots down below! 😜 I caught a 4+ lb FlannelMouth Sucker there on a hair jig,thought it was a big Trout at first!🤬 I walked down the canyon a couple of weeks back and got 16 Browns with the biggest being a 17Ē.It was a sporadic bite that day! Iím going to meet a friend and his wife down there tomorrow.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Mar. 15, 10:29:17 PM     Points: 62    
And not freezing your A@@ off! Fun!!!!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Mar. 16, 8:37:06 AM     Points: 664    
Very nice! I though about taking the boys down there this weekend, but we did Ridgway instead
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: Mar. 16, 7:46:52 PM     Points: 307    
Thanks, guys, was a good day. The temp got up to 64 and felt really good. Gotta get back out now, with all the ďsocial distancingĒ going on now, maybe we donít have to fish elbow to elbow for a while now! Just bring your own TP.

Thatís the beauty of our sport. Solo, or with a few buddies, out in the open air, and good clean excercise that ESPN canít control.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Mar. 16, 10:42:24 PM     Points: 238    
I went today and it was the busiest non holiday Monday that Iíve seen there! My friend caught a nice 19Ē male Brown on a Dynamic JSpec in the Brook Trout Pattern! I caught 22 (half JSpec/half 3/16 oz Black Marabou Jig ) and he caught 17 with most of them on the JSpec .
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Mar. 17, 8:55:34 AM     Points: 39    
Good Stuff! Congrats on the first brown of 2020 for ya!
 Reply by: CoachK      Posted: Mar. 17, 3:31:46 PM     Points: 140    
Love that! LOVE that river!
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Mar. 17, 10:22:51 PM     Points: 12985    
Very nice, wish I was with you.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: Mar. 18, 8:42:29 AM     Points: 534    
UV (sunlight) kill corona virus. Just another excuse to fish

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