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We hit the Taylor today and was planning on staying a couple nights but it rained all day so decided not to stay in the tent and headed back to Lake George and fish Spinney tomorrow. It was 28* when we arrived at 7:30 and started with a rs2-brassie combo and got 2. Also got a couple on the mysis shrimp. About noon a strong bwo hatch came off. Ended up with 9 fish bows and browns but no hogs with the biggest 16 ins. Very crowded for a crappy weather day. The big boys are there but werent eating. Saw 1 large bow caught all day. Good luck and tightlines.
 

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We have been up there the last 2 days and it rained a ton, no big fish were being caught even after trying everything! Caught an 18" as my biggest and Very crowded with not many others doing any better, we left for the Arkansas and had 20 fish days there with no crowds. Friends may head up this weekend but forecast has it raining a bunch more
 

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For the next month or so it will be elbow to elbow up there and the fish will be put down. The large influx of salmon chasers always run up there and try to pound a big fish. After the koke migration is over and the snow flies it will fish better. I will wait until the end of November before I even think about it.
 

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Same chit, different day!! Those fish don't get that big from not eating, they eat constantly. Sight fish to the bigger fish and I would always recommend a mysis as part of your combo. Fish in the Taylor know how to wrap you on a rock quick, so the hook to land ratio is low, but lots of fat, shrimp fed pigs in there. Higher flows (spring) gets the fish moving around more and makes them more vulnerable, so keep that in mind for future trips.
 

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If you want to land them use the four man approach. A savvy angler to hook. 2 people to help contain fish once hooked and a net man. If you can bring the beast to net within the first 30 seconds you have a great chance for a picture. If it goes past 30 seconds and the fish is over 20"....chances just got skinny.
 

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We were up there this past weekend. Fished the East, Spring Creek and the lower Taylor on Friday with good results. On Saturday we floated the Gunnison from Almont to Gunnison with limited success (new angler on the front of the boat and skinny water) Saturday night after a dinner and a couple of cold one’s, we decided that we would hit the “hog trough” at night, once the moon was over the water. Drove up about 10:30 to probably 8 cars and loads of lights on the edge of the river. As we jumped out of the car we saw a guy hooked up with a large 25+ fish under the bridge. He played the fish for at least 15 minutes, (maybe longer) on 6X tippet. It was a real communal effort, with 2 guys try to net the fish and the rest of us standing on the bridge and helping locate and light the fish. After a failed double net attempt, fish broke off and swam away. That fish never tired and would go wherever he wanted to go, to get away from the netters. Once that ended most of the cars left and we had the area to ourselves. Fished it for hour and then called it a night. Saturday the Gunnison was packed with people fishing for Kokes. Never seen the shoulder to shoulder line-up in Colorado before was glad to be in a raft. Great time, with great weather.
 

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hit it up in mid january when the when it is 20 below, wind blowing like crazy, dead drift a # 14 black wooly bugger on 6x flourocarbon and you have chance to get a big one.
 
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