Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - December 03, 2017
The river is in good shape from a stream level standpoint. The water is getting colder
and midges are about the only insects hatching. Fish the larva and pupa or the
Cream or Red midges rigged in tandem for the best results.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance for rain/snow for the next week. Highs
will range from
40 to 50 degrees and lows from 11 to 19 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
182 cfs
Level: 2.25 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 40
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow at Durango
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 16, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges are hatching. Fish the lava and pupa in tandem for the best results.
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.
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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