Black Canyon of The Gunnison Fall 2009


It’s hard to beat spending time in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison during the Fall. Outside of the San Juan’s this has to be one of my favorite areas for sure. Very few crowds on the water, little remoteness, incredible weather and if you wanted to catch 30 fish, it’s not that very hard to do. Big fish are not as prevalent but when you’re there big fish, or any fish is that last thing you’re worried about with all of this great scenery.


You can have a good day, great day or an incredible day out on the Gunnison. Now whether that means catching 30 fish, or simply sittung back teo relax the spectacular scenery, either one bodes well for me. I think for most fisherman here, you can catch some nice fish, overall nothing huge but you can catch quite a few. Or one can sit back and marvel the granduer or some an amazing place is what brings me back here year after year.

Past Trips to the Black Canyon Here                  Black Canyon  National Park Info

Black Canyon Anglers Outfitter                            Bill Dvorak Outfitter


Hiking, oh yeah you will definitely do some walking in the canyon. Whether you take the East portal south rim trail, the Chukar trail, or a few others we keep to ourselves, exercise will be a part of your daily journey here in the Black Canyon.


Access to the East Portal is relatively easy, whether you want to drive up to the river, or even hike 10 miles on another trail, there's access for anyone. Nothing like having the place to yourself though on a Fall day. This day I think I noticed "maybe" 3 other fly fisherman in the canyon. Not sure about other places of this magnitude in beauty during the Fall where you can find that.

Both Boca and myself enjoyed a few days int he canyon with mild nights, warm days and fish that were eager to bite all day.

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