Animas Lunch Report – 7/22/15 – Palomino
A Palomino Trout (also known as a ‘Lightning’ Trout in California) is a pretty rare little gem here in Colorado. We don’t often see these guys, but when we do we make sure to remind them that they are rainbow trout with a genetic defect before we release them. We don’t want any palomino trout to swim away with a chip on their shoulder after all. All the other rainbow trout may feel inferior when found in proximity to a palomino’s golden sheen and beautiful coloration. Heck, a palomino may go out of it’s way to belittle any of the other, less colored trout.
Anyway, this guy had big aspirations and was caught by Duranglers shop jock Derek on a recent road trip through Colorado.
Andy – The Animas has dropped down to 978 cfs today. With the water dropping and the temps rising, fishing has been best in the mornings and evenings with PMDs and Caddis (respectively). Float fishing is still a go. Make sure to have some trico spinners if you plan on fishing the Ute water.
We saw a nice and short afternoon rain shower here in town, hopefully the helped keep the water temps down a scosh.