Animas Lunch Report – 10/13/15 – It’s a Summer Kind of Fall
One thing you don’t expect to see this time of year is the rubber hatch. Well with these pleasant days of sun and high 70’s, it seems that locals are taking full advantage of the good flows and warm weather to make an afternoon tube float on the Animas a priority. Soon enough it will be cold and rainy (this weekend in fact).
Andy – I managed to get away for an hour on lunch and had a lot of the river to myself. Throwing the two hander as I do, it wasn’t a numbers game; but I did manage a few grabs and one nice brown to hand. I noticed an abundance of hoppers along the banks as well as in the water and did witness a few splashy eats. It seems fish are becoming accustomed to seeing these big bugs on the water and are keying in. If you get out in the next few days, a small hopper or ant pattern with a BWO nymph or emerger dropper should be deadly.
Derek – Our local lakes are also giving up some absolute slabs right now. Crayfish and leech patterns are a must.