East River - Lower Fly Fishing

The 25th most popular fly fishing river in Colorado.

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North of Gunnison and Almont, the lower section East River offers exciting flyfishing opportunities. You can expect to find both wild rainbow trout and brown trout. Plus, there is a salmon hatchery mid-river, so you can expect to find Kokanee Salmon species as well (no fishing near the hatchery from August 1 to October 31). The best hatches are in June and July.

To reach the access parking area from Gunnison, head north on SR135 to Almont. Continue north on SR135 for another 3 miles. There is a signed roadside parking area on the left westside of the road. The river is just alittle further west across the fence. Please respect the private property that you cross to get to the river.

Note: The printable fly fishing river map is provided courtesy of HANDYMICROFIBERCLOTH.COM.

Overall, East River - Lower is the 25th most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado.

East River (CO/US)

East River (CO/US)

East River (CO/US)

East River (CO/US)

East River - Lower Fly Fishing Map



Local Contact(s):  Gunnison National Forest (970) 641-0471; Crested Butte Visitors (800) 545-4505; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Dragonfly Anglers (970) 349-1228; Troutfitters (970) 349-1323.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfisher's Guide To Colorado" from Marty Bartholomew

Best Season:  May - Jul.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/gmug

GPS:  38.70304, -106.84954

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  3/24/2018

ID:  19597

East River - Lower Fly Fishing Map


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