Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - February 19, 2018
Stream levels are still a little below a normal level. As mentioned before, that's good
for wading the cold water. Just make sure you have an extra set of dry clothes and
preferably, fish with a partner. Light Green midges have started to hatch.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance for snow through Thursday, otherwise
clear for the next week. Highs will range from
28 to 37 degrees and lows from 3 to 20

Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
135 cfs
Level: 2.13 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 35
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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs 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.
Winter 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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