1. After Chet caught his beauty we went around a bend in the River where I pitched out a #7 Perch Patterned Rapala Countdown and this nice 20” Male Brown hit it in ...more mid current on a slow roll crank! I ended up landing 39 while Chet ended up in the low 40’s! Great day with temps in the 50’s after a few cold nights!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Kev! 🍻👍
    2. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Sweet brown Bryan!!
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx John!👍🍻
    4. john stimson 0
      awesome catch
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Chris and Jimbo! This River is generally a quarantined good day of fishing! In the Winter the fish get finicky and the numbers drop but it’s better than sitting ...more at home or working!👍👍👊🍻🍻
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Awesome catch Bryan to you and Chet 👍👍🍻🍻 sounds like another awesome day on the water
    7. both awesome fish!
    8. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx guys! One of those days that you don’t want to end even though you’re wore out!
    9. Noah Shapiro 0
      Nice Brown
    10. Nice Brown Bryan!
    11. Chad Jaco 0
      Awesome brown , you the man Bryan!!!
    12. Robert Coleman 0
      Wow, you guys had a great day! That's a great looking Brown! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    13. Josh Sommerville 0
      Nice one Bryan👊👍
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  2. I fished the Gunnison River with my friend Chet today.We both landed really quality Browns today mostly on X-Raps,Rapala Countdowns,and Dynamic J-Specs! We were ...more in this one good spot and a real nice chunky Spawning Brown jumped to the right of Chet! So after a couple of casts he moved to his right pitched his X-Rap out and bam this super chunky 19” beautiful spawner Male slammed his X-Rap!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Good luck! I’m going for a multi location/species day trip tomorrow!Pike & Bass at two Reservoirs within 7 miles of each other and River Trout for an hour or ...more two along the way)
    2. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Pretty soon bud ! Going up Erie for a day trip soon ! Getting the steelhead jitters! Lol!
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Erich & Kevin! Good luck catch that biggin’!👍🎣🍻
    4. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Sweet brown Chet !!
    5. Erich Senft 0
      Wow super awesome color for sure. Heading up to the river tonight. Back at it baby !! :D
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      Yes Jimbo it was pretty awesome to somewhat site fish that fish after we seen it jump! Trout are generally way harder to site fish than Bass! 👍🍻😋
    7. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great colors on that fish 🍻🍻👍👍
    8. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx guys! One prettiest Browns I’ve seen in a while.
    9. Chad Jaco 0
      Beauty!!!! Go Chet !!
    10. Robert Coleman 0
      Beautiful fish Bryan! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    11. Josh Sommerville 0
      Good one 👍
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  3. I had my best day ever on the Gunnison River landing 60 Browns! I caught over 50 of them on the Dynamic J-Spec in the Fire Craw Pattern and the rest using a #7 ...more Rapala Countdown in two different patterns! Lots of fish in the 13-16” range but did get an 18” and three 17”!

    1. Not as many bigger ones as last week but lots of fun Jeff!
    2. epic day!
    3. Thx guys! The Browns are in full on pre-spawn mode! I lost quite few nice Browns on the jump throwing the hooks! I wish they would change the regulations on keeper ...more Browns in these Gold Metal Waters! They have it at two 16+” keeper Browns! They should have it at four Browns 12-15” because they’re lots o them that size that are on the skinny side! Bows must be returned and are kinda scarce because of the over population of Browns!
    4. wow 60 trout...unreal!
    5. That's awesome
    6. Great day!!!
    7. wow great day ,
    8. Very nice 👍🎣🎣🍻
    9. Sounds like an epic day of fishing to me 👊
    10. Awesome day Bryan. Congrats.
    11. Nice Bryan! Good pic too!
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  4. Here’s the two cubs trailing the Mother Bear! Not the best picture because I took it through the car windshield as I was driving!

    1. .45 Sig P227 double stack, Imperial penetrator rounds and Bear spray. Pray Mamma doesn't charge.
    2. Noah Shapiro 0
      I don't have to, I just have to trip someone
    3. john stimson 0
      lol Noah you wont out run a bear
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Noah- Lol! I let you pick up the cub and take a picture as a momentum!
    5. Noah Shapiro 0
      Those things might look cute but they are vicious. the only way to make the situation safe is to grab one of the cubs so then there will be a hostage situation and ...more the momma bear will back down.
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  5. Then I seen a big Mother Bear as I was driving down a steep road to fish the River! I was fumbling with my phone to get the full picture of her but just missed it! ...more All of these Bear photos are from the same general area at different times except the cubs were trailing this mother bear

  6. Here’s another shot of a bear eating berries as we were walking the road above the River!

  7. Here’s a shot of an up close encounter with a bear while Fishing that some of you have seen in one of my posts!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      I live at 7,000 ft so I get deer,turkeys,an occasional red fox,coyotes,and I’ve had one beat about 40 ft from me under my bird feeder!
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Yeah I think with the temps cooling they’ll be out a lot! I seen so many because the heat so they would come to the river to cool off,eat,and drink water! In the ...more past I would be lucky to see two bears here from Apr-Nov!
    4. john stimson 0
      my son spotted 5 last month up turkey hunting
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Jeff-Yes, I talk to one fisherman and reported seeing a Mountain Lion a few years ago on the steep road going up out of the Canyon!
    6. jeff mcelroy 0
      awesome sight but too close for comfort for me
    7. Bryan Harper 0
      John- Black Bears have been getting a little too curious with humans as we invade their territories more and more across the US and Canada!
    8. john stimson 0
      ya that a good look at each other , that will get the heart pumping
    9. Bryan Harper 0
      Erich-Not so far but I always practice catch and release! If I had some on a stringer that might be a different story! 😬
    10. Noah Shapiro 0
    11. Bryan Harper 0
      Clay-It does make you more alert!🧐
    12. Erich Senft 0
      They don't ever go for your fish do they ?
    13. This picture is legit! Talk about adrenaline rush!
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  8. This was my best fish today! I landed it using a Dynamic J-Spec in the Fire Craw Pattern! The other two producers were a Dynamic J-Spec in the Brook Trout Pattern ...more and a #7 Rapala Countdown in the Hot Mustard Muddler Pattern!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Anytime! 🍻🎣
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      That would be an amazing trip 😁🍻🍻🍻🎣🎣
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Jeff
    4. jeff mcelroy 0
      nice one
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Buddy
    6. Buddy Pierce 0
      Nice one!!!
    7. Bryan Harper 0
      Yeah Jimbo but you have Musky,Salmon,Steelhead,Walleye,and lots of killer Smallmouth Fishing! We have limited locations for nice Pike,Walleye,Smallmouth,and a rare ...more Tiger Musky! I would trade you any day! If you ever get a wild hair I have an extra room if you want to come for a Trout Tour? 👍🍻🎣
    8. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Sweet trout 🎣🎣👍🍻🍻🍻 Man you guys have some incredible trout fisherys by you.. im jealous.. 😠😂😂😂🎣🎣
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  9. I got back out to the Gunnison River today with a friend. I landed 26 Trout mostly Browns.The Fishing wasn’t as productive as Monday but what a gorgeous day!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      I’ve been close to two this year but they were both about 30-50’! One just walked up the embankment from the River as we fishing west of it! The other one was too ...more busy eating berries off a bush!Then I seen two mothers with their cubs! One I was driving down a steep road and they were on the shoulderThe other mother and cubs were about 75 yards down river!
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Lol dang i would have pooped myself 😁 And NO YOU AINT!! That wouldnt have been even a challenge for it.. lol.
    3. jeff mcelroy 0
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Kevin-I agree 👍
    5. That is good that there are restrictions on size like that I wish there were more places like that around here If I had a choice I would rather catch more fish than ...more keep them. Trout has to be smoked or I can't eat it Too fishy tasting! Lol
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      Jimbo-The Black Canyon from the beginning to the end is filled with so much diverse beauty! The beginning part of the Canyon is awesome! That’s where I had my first ...more close up encounter with a bear about 3 yrs ago! I was about 8 feet down an embankment Fishing the River when a mid sized Bear stopped directly above me on the trail! I talked to him and he grunted a few times then ran off! You aren’t out running a Bear!🏇
    7. Bryan Harper 0
      Kevin-There are lots of fly fisherman for this River is classified as Gold Metal Waters! I always show them my hair jig and the fish I caught on them because most ...more fly guys don’t like my Jerkbait Trebles!!! 😵 You’re only allowed to keep two 16” Browns,Rainbows must be released on this River
    8. Jimbo Harwood 0
      breathtaking 👍👍👍🍻🍻
    9. Nice pic what is that in the water some one fishing?
    10. john stimson 0
      like the pic
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  10. My last fish and only Bow from today!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx guys! Action packed day!
    2. john stimson 0
      real nice catch
    3. hefty trout
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Noah & Melissa
    5. nice catch 😀
    6. Noah Shapiro 0
      dam nice
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I live in Western Colorado and I’m an avid angler fishing all year long! I don’t ice fish but hit the rivers in the winter.I love fishing mostly ...more for Bass,Trout,and Northern Pike!

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Bass,Trout,and Northern Pike
  • Waterway Gunnison & Uncompahgre Rivers as well as Jerry Creek Res
  • Lure Top water,worms,Spinnerbaits,Jerkbaits,and Marabou Hair Jigs