Animas Lunch Report- 2/9/16- The Penalty Box Diaries
Rob here with my first Animas lunch report. I’ll be contributing to the Duranglers blog from time to time with tales of trout, stripers and hockey.
Warmer weather the last few days has eliminated most of the ice in the river and the midge hatches are strong. With this warmer weather expect to see fish feeding on midges, caddis larva, baetis and other nymph patterns. A slowly fished streamer will catch fish in these conditions as well. The weather report calls for sunny and warm through the beginning of next week so get out there and get after it.
The San Juan is flowing just under 500cfs and is fishing good. Nymphing with annelids, worms, eggs and midge has been productive with a good amount of fish eating dries as well. Most of the smaller fish that were somewhat of a nuisance the last few weeks have begun to spread out.
If you are interested in learning how to tie flies, we have a beginners fly tying class next week on Tuesday 2/16 and Thursday 2/18 from 6pm-8pm. All materials and tools are provided for the class and it costs $125. Call the shop for more info.
Now that football season is officially over it’s time to cheer on the Avalanche in their push for the playoffs.