Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - August 18, 2017
The stream level is finally down in good shape flowing just a little below normal. Wading is
safe and easy anywhere. Trout are being caught in all section of the river from the
headwaters to the lower section.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance for rain everyday from Sunday through
. Highs will range from 81 to 86 degrees and lows from 50 to 54 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
372 cfs
Level: 2.59 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 57
Clarity: clear
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
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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.
Western Green drake could begin to hatch anytime now.
Pale Morning duns should start at the lower end of the river.
Tricos are hatching.
Golden stoneflies are hatching.
Green Sedge caddis are hatching.
Spotted Sedge caddis are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials may be important at times - Japanese beetles, Carpenter ants and hoppers.
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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Fly Fishing Animas River, Colorado
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