Animas Lunch Report – 2/1/15 – The Sucker
You know what they say if you are catching suckers in the winter? You are in the right spot. You are also are using enough weight. Just keep fishing until something else bites. Suckers might just be that X on the map for winter fly anglers. Although kind of a gross X with a beauty all its own…
We have been seeing a few of these suckers caught on the Animas lately…but we are seeing a whole lot of good rainbow and brown trout being caught too. There is a good winter flow coming through town which is currently at 214 cfs. With warmer, the Animas may be off color with low elevation snowmelt. Don’t let the tinged water scare you away, just tie on something a little bigger and a littler darker. Midge and caddis pupa patterns have been doing their fare share of damage lately, but don’t negate dark streamers fished deep and slow.
We are also seeing some lake turn over effect on the San Juan River Quality Waters. However, there is still about 2-3 feet of visibility and it has not put any of the fish down. Make sure you have a good selection of annelids, San Juan Worms, leeches, and midge pupa. An egg is also a good attractor in a two fly rig for the Juan. Fishing is actually pretty fire right now.