The Taylor River
(Below Taylor Park Reservoir)
The Taylor River below Taylor Park reservoir is a classic Colorado tailwater boasting insane fish counts. This stretch of river continues for roughly 20 miles before meeting the East River to form the Gunnison River. Right below the dam, the catch and release section contains thousands of mysis-eating rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. These fish can grow to astronomical sizes; however, this combined with immense angling pressure makes catching these brutes a challenge. For most of its length, the Taylor flows through the Taylor canyon and is popular amongst anglers and boaters with numerous public access sites.
Waiting for Cottonwood Pass to open so that we can check it out! Expect fishing to be heating up, but this stretch of river is notoriously cold, so be prepared for the worst...