Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - April 21, 2017
The river is blown out with very high levels from the headwaters to the lowest section. All
you can do is to check back with us. We will keep you informed as to the status.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain or snow until next Tuesday. Highs
will range from 6
4 to 73 degrees and lows from 33 to 40 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
1940 cfs
Level: 4.20 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48
Clarity: Stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow at Durango
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 20, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Little Black Grannom Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Brown sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are two of the very best flies to use during
the entire year.
Various species of Blue-winged olives will hatch mostly on cloudy days.
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Midges are hatching. Light Greens, Creams and blood or red midges. Fish the larva
and pupa imitations in tandem with the larva the bottom fly.
Skwala stoneflies are hatching.
Little Black Caddis are hatching.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
March Browns are starting to hatch.
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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