Animas Lunch Report – 4/4/16 – Really Damn Good

4 April 2016
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4 April 2016, Comments: 0

Animas Lunch Report – 4/4/16 – Really Damn Good

The past few weeks, the Animas has been fishing really damn good.  Good baetis hatches with fish up in the water column eating emergers and even a few rising.  Midges in plenty too.  Not to mention the streamer bite has been pretty great as well.  Let us hope this trend continues.

In the meantime, we are seeing higher temps, and with higher temps comes higher flows.  Look for the Animas to begin it’s annual discoloration with low elevation snowmelt.  Make sure you look for those cooler days where the water begins to clear if you want to get out for a few hours.  Here are just a few shots from of the past few weeks of fishing the Animas which show why we love this river so much.


Rob on floating the Animal this past Friday.

Andy Animas River Rainbow Trout Duranglers

Baetis eater.

Corky Brown Trout Eye Reflection

A downtown brown looks into his reflection.

Matt Animas River Rainbow Trout

Matt with a specimen.

DJ Animas River Brown Trout

DJ with a clutch brown.

Animas Rainbow Trout in the Net Andy McKinley

Streamer eating perfection

Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

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