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There are to big hatches I want to catch this summer:

1. The Green Drakes on the Frying Pan

2. The Salomon Flies on the Gunnisson

Just wondering if any of you have fished these and have any tips. What is the best time to catch these. I frequent the pan quite a bit so I am familiar with the area but have never been to the gunnisson. I hear for the gunnisson hiking in is the only way to go if you don't float it.

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1.green drake and pink pmd hatch at the frying pan is always fun.

2.caddis aka mothers day hatch on the ark.

3. White fish on the crystal river during summer.

4. Mexico in June (Can't wait) ;D
these are my trips this year. I have never been to the gunn. river I hear its great but every year I make trips to the frying pan once a week all summer my fav. time is mid july at dusk using a pink compara dun and a rusty spinner as a dropper.
 

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I have hit the slamon fly hatch on the Gunnison for a number of years now. It is true that if you want to get away from the crowds you need to float it. However, you can hike in on Bobcat, Ute, Duncan, or the Chukar trail. When you hike which trail depends on how far up the canyon the salmon flies have moved. Check each trail length, each trail is different with varying degrees of slope down. Some need a four wheel drive to reach the trail heads so be prepared.

You can also catch the hatch as it is just starting at Pleasure park of the Gunnison. It is located between Delta and Hotchkiss. You can call Leroy at Pleasure Park at this number (970) 872-2525. He has been predicting the hatch with in a few days for the last twenty years. he can let you know when the flies are going to be where plus he can set you up with a float trip or just jet boat you up the canyon and then you walk out.

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Hey hatch stay close to home and hit the salmonfly hatch on the CO. Always do great. And I gotta think the fish are just as big. Last year I was the only guy on the river with the exception of a few bait chuckers who looked pissed off.
Drakes on the pan can't be beat. Great hatch. I will be hunting the salmonflys up the CO starting a few days before memorial day. As soo as that water hits 53 degrees you bet I will be looking for those bugs. Got some great patterns for pre,post and all transistion periods of the hatch. Landed 75(roughly) fish on the CO last year in no more than a few hours.Pumphouse to parshall and on to hot springs. I like to follow the hatch for at least a few days. Give it a try. A lot better than driving all the way out to the gunny.
 

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nogooddrtytroutbum-Correct me if I'm wrong but I always thought the river would hit run off and blow out the hatch every year. Salmon flies close to home? You have my attention!
 
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nope.Last year was great. Not a dense hatch, not exactly the Clark fork. But it is still there. I will start doing my scouting and let you know when I see some bugs.
 
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