Animas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - February 24, 2021
The river is a little below a normal level. There are some midge, winter stonefly and
little BWos hatches taking place and our customers are catching trout.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
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Recommended Trout Flies:
Animas River:
107 cfs
Level: 2.06 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 40
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow at Durango
Blue-winged Olives, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, Articulated/Non-Articulated  4/6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults -tailwater
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults - tailwater
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults - tailwater
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others.
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Brown sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers are working are some of
the very best streamer flies to use during the entire year.
Various species of Blue-winged olives will hatch mostly on cloudy days.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
We still think a good strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator
with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge only
when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Aquatic worms are working.
Copyright 2021 James Marsh
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