Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - April 08, 2019
Stream levels are very high. There are some new hatches taking place. The lower
sections of the river w
as turning out trout befor the high water.

Stream Conditions:








7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain and snow through Saturday,
otherwise clear for this coming week. Highs will range from
47 to 75 degrees and
lows from 2
5 to 35 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
Rate:
1340 cfs
Level: 3.66 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
Clarity: clean
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow at Durango
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 16, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size
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
March Browns, size 12/14, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Trout:
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.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
March Browns are hatching.

Little Black Caddis are hatching.

We still think a good strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator
with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge
only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Copyright 2019 James Marsh
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