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

Early bite

Post By: Digginjiggin      Posted: 8/9/2020 12:06:27 PM     Points: 327    
After catching mostly stocker rainbows on Grand Mesa the last few trips, I needed a brown trout fix. I headed to the Lower Gunny early this morning, pleasant surprise of only a few groups down there, last time it was crazy busy. First cast with a white marabou, fish on! 15” brown. First of 20 browns and a nice rainbow for the next three hours. The particular jig has flash about I had added. Others similar jigs didn’t get touched. Also used my #8 weight sink tip to throw some buggers which they like. Fish were very aggressive because of a 10 mph wind at daylight that was blowing hoppers in the river. Nice fish rising everywhere. Added a Whitlock hopper as a dropper and they loved it. Then the wind quit and I had to return to the jig and keep it swimming. Biggest was a 19.5” brown, then a 18” Hofer rbt and an 18” brown. All great fighters, made my day. Bet I’ll be taking the grandkids in there soon. Assuming I can get em up that early!
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: Aug. 9, 12:08:23 PM     Points: 327    
Couple more:
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Aug. 9, 2:02:18 PM     Points: 232    
Nice job! Good to see a super healthy Brown and really nice Bow!🎣👍🍻
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Aug. 9, 2:51:49 PM     Points: 2355    
Good job diggin! Congrats.
 Reply by: ScottyK      Posted: Aug. 9, 3:50:37 PM     Points: 139    
You gotta get Al the fisherman out of northglenn for a few days
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: Aug. 9, 4:07:59 PM     Points: 327    
Yep, my brother n I were just talking about him getting over here for Rifle Gap in September.

Thanks bharper and Ski for the kudo’s.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Aug. 9, 6:10:01 PM     Points: 38501    
Really nice browns...way to go! Bet it was nice and cool down there too.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: Aug. 9, 7:05:32 PM     Points: 327    
Thanks, Bron, the strange thing was over half of the browns jumped a foot out of the water and kept jumping. The rainbow stayed deep and fought like a brown. This stretch is at the bottom of the canyon near the Confluence so it stays hot in August, the reason the number of fishermen is down. But the bite totally died at 9:30 and it was getting hot when I left right after.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Aug. 9, 9:34:01 PM     Points: 399    
Beautiful Browntime’s Jerry! -A
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Aug. 10, 9:23:47 AM     Points: 622    
Very nice! Was actually thinkin about hitting it this weekend
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Aug. 10, 9:52:29 AM     Points: 14528    
Very nice, guess you get the the Brown Hog award.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Aug. 10, 1:41:17 PM     Points: 68    
Nice trip. Thanks for sharing. Signed, Watching from my desk.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: Aug. 10, 3:17:20 PM     Points: 327    
Big Al, Russ, Brad’ n Greg

This fall, October, we can get full days in and fish 3 different places on the Gunny. Come on over, bring your shirt, oh, Russ already has his. Course, I don’t think any of those qualified as a “hog brown”. Gotta go north to get those. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Aug. 10, 3:21:33 PM     Points: 622    
I need me a shirt like that
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: Aug. 10, 3:58:04 PM     Points: 327    
Absolutely you need one, Brad. Go about 60 yards north of your office, Ed’s Fly Shop. I think he gives a discount on your first order.. Christmas present like mine.
 Reply by: Americanwolf      Posted: Aug. 11, 6:27:27 AM     Points: 87    
Nice browns. Up by me fishing's been good on the river till about noon. then just too hot.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Aug. 11, 9:51:47 AM     Points: 14528    
Yep got the t-shirt. I remember that brown well, still got the scar!

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