Kim Dorsey shows off a beautiful Kokanee salmon that she fooled on the Gunnison River. Kokanee salmon move upriver from Blue Meas Reservoir and hold in the deeper runs and slower pools providing some exceptional nymph-fishing this time of year! A variety of bead heads, San Juan Worms, egg patterns, and brightly-colored streamers fool these land-locked sockeyes.
Pat Dorsey is an author and fly fishing guide. He is a co-owner of the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, Colorado.