Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - October 13, 2017
The river is in great shape in all sections. We recommend the middle and lower
sections. Sculpin streamers are catching the larger trout for our customers. There
are a few hatching still taking place, including blue-winged olives. Midges have
started to hatch good as well.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance for rain on Monday, otherwise clear
for the next week. Highs will range from
63 to 71 degrees and lows from 24 to 36

Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
246 cfs
Level: 2.40 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 49
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
October caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Mahogany duns, 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
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.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
October 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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