Animas Lunch Report – 7/9/15 – Mud Bugs
So with yesterday’s Animas Lunch Report, we brought you bugs you should be looking out for these days with their corresponding artificials.
But what if the river is looking like a total mud pit (like today when it shot up to 1800 cfs thanks to rain)? We you have to tie on the big junk. Don’t worry about tippet size either, you should be fishing at least 10 pound Maxima.
Dark stoneflies and streamers are what you should be throwing. With flow fluctuations, lots of stuff gets washed into the current; including stonefly nymphs, cranefly larva, aquatic earthworms, sculpins, and crayfish. Trout take this opportunity to hammer the wash out.
Andy – Checked out the river today…and it’s mud city. If the rains hold off some, look for clarity to return in the next day or two. In the meantime, the high country is fishing great!