This is an Archive of Fishing reports from the Animas River and other local Durango waters.
We have a separate archive for the San Juan Reports.
Apr 17th. - Jerome fished the Florida and reported some nice action with attractors such as a #20 beadhead prince. The water is relatively low but in great condition. Fish also took streamers.
The animas remains in good condition and continues to fish well, particularly on BWO's. The weather has not yet warmed sufficiently to generate much color and while it remains in this mode the fishing will remain strong.
Apr 14th. - The colder weather has persisted so the Animas remains in great condition. Midges and BWO's are coming off intermittently. In addition try nymphing with eggs, attractors and small baetis and stone patterns.
Apr 10th. - The freestones cleared a little with the onset of some colder weather. Over the coming week the weather is predicted to warm a little to average in the mid 60's. However the overnight temperatures are generally expected to drop below freezing. This will slow down the runoff a little and keep the rivers relatively clear. As soon as the overnight temperatures remain above freezing the pace of the runoff will pick up.
Apr 3rd - The warm weather has caused the flow in the animas to rise and color up. This is the beginning of the runoff. So unless there is a cold snap, the level will now keep rising and color will keep the fishing down. Best now to stick to the tail waters.
Mar 31 - The Animas also fished well over the weekend. There were hatches of both midges and BWO's. Generally fishing emergers sub surface worked well. But the fish did take larger BWO's fished dry when a few BWO's were coming off.
View of the Animas taken on Sunday Afternoon. The water condition was excellent with good visibility and a nice BWO hatch coming off.
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