Winter fishing has its perks

Despite cold, anglers can enjoy fishing Gunnison, Uncompahgre

A lone Great Blue heron stands on the shelf ice bordering the Gunnison River just above the confluence with the North Fork. The danger of walking on a thin shelf of ice makes fishing a risky proposition for heavier anglers.



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A lone Great Blue heron stands on the shelf ice bordering the Gunnison River just above the confluence with the North Fork. The danger of walking on a thin shelf of ice makes fishing a risky proposition for heavier anglers.

To this reporter’s surprise, a recent Sunday noon found the Bureau of Land Management parking lot at the Gunnison Forks, where anglers can cross the North Fork to reach the main stem of…




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