Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - June 17, 2017
The stream levels are still far to high to wade or fish in our opinion, but it is falling back
down fast. We think the runoff has peaked. There are a lot of insects starting to hatch,
especially in the lower section of the river.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a slight chance of rain Monday, otherwise clear..
Highs will range from
91 to 96 degrees and lows from 51 to 53 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
2660 cfs
Level: 4.69 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 54
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
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Salmonflies, size 4/6, nymphs and adults
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
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.
Salmonflies are hatching.
Golden stoneflies will start anytime now.
Green Sedge caddis are hatching.
Spotted Sedge caddis are hatching.
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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