The Gunnison Gorge Anglers Fly Fishing Club met on March 15 at Needle Rock Brewery in Delta. Eric Gardunio, area aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, was the featured speaker.
Gardunio addresses the club annually on topics of interest to area fishing enthusiasts. This year's topics included the status of the Gunnison River fishery, information regarding a potential threat posed by trout parasites, and an update on a planned creel survey to be conducted along portions of the Uncompahgre River in Montrose. Gardunio stated that the Gunnison Gorge club members have been reliable partners in his efforts to monitor and enhance regional fisheries and he welcomes their support and assistance.
The next general meeting of the Gunnison Gorge Anglers takes place on April 19 at 7 p.m. at a location to be announced on the club's Facebook page.
The Gunnison Gorge Anglers are affiliated with the larger organizations of Fly Fishers International and Trout Unlimited. The club's officers are president Trent Hannafious of Olathe, vice president Jeff Dean of Austin, treasurer Stan Hayes of Montrose, and secretary John Sandels of Delta. The club's membership includes individuals from throughout Delta County and communities in the neighboring counties of San Miguel, Ouray, and Montrose. In addition to monthly meetings at locations throughout its broad service area, the club also hosts a monthly fly-tying gathering that meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. at Two Rascals Brewery, 147 North 1st Street in Montrose.