January on the Animas

The weather has moved into Durango, and we have a lot of snow on the ground.  This will be great for the runoff season having 50% of our seasonal average snowpack as of the first of January! The fishing has been good for those willing to brave the colder temperatures with the most productive time being from 11am until 3pm.  Midges during the winter months along with caddis larva and mayfly nymphs under an indicator in the deeper and slower sections have proven to be the best setup. Although don’t be surprised to see some fish feeding on the surface.  Several areas in town are experiencing shelf ice and some ice flow, so be aware of your surroundings.  We have our half day guided trip 25% off until the end of February. 


Caddis Larva – Olive & Chartreuse – sz 16-20

Brook Sprout Midge – Black and Gray – sz 20-24

Krystal Flash Midge – Chocolate – sz 20-24

Rainbow Warrior – Black and Red – sz 16-22

Greg’s Eggesty Egg – Cream Delight, Apricot, and McCheese – sz 14-18