Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - March 24, 2017
The river is flowing high and fast and ranging from muddy to highly stained. The weather
is still very warm and melting a lot of snow and ice. We don't see much opportunity for
things to change much this coming week.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain or snow everyday for the next week
but Sunday.
Highs will range from 53 to 61 degrees and lows from 29 to 32 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
1020 cfs
Level: 3.42 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 45
Clarity: Muddy
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
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 Brown stoneflies 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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