Animas Lunch Report – 5/26/15 – Let it Snow
It’s raining here.
It has been raining here. It is going to continue to rain.
Apparently Durango decided to dress up like Seattle this May. The truth of the matter is that when it has been raining here in town, it is snowing up high. Our snowpack increased a whole lot this month. Because of the unusual weather (May is historically our driest month), the flows have done a very strange dance. Fluctuating up and down all month, runoff has not been normal. Flows are currently at 1690 cfs and dropping on the Animas. Dropping flows mean the clarity is getting better. As has been said on pretty much every report this month: big, dark bugs.
You should seriously consider floating the Animas in the next few days before it beings to climb again.
This also means that our Rio Grande float season is turning into a very different story than we were seeing a month ago.
I am sorry to tell you this if you are planning a trip here in the next week or so…but let it snow.
Soon enough it will be 90s, dry, and baking. For right now, we will take it.
If you need some inspiration as to why this is a good thing, read this previous post.
For those (like me) who need visuals to understand a little better…
Kyle – *sound of can opening
(I don’t think Kyle has much for us today)
Andy – Fishing with these conditions is easy, trout are stacked close to the bank. Just show them a Pat’s Rubberlegs or a Black Circus Peanut.