Post By: Digginjiggin Posted: 8/9/2020 12:06:27 PMPoints: 313
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, 7:05:32 PM Points: 313
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: Digginjiggin Posted: Aug. 10, 3:17:20 PM Points: 313
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!