Animas Lunch Report – 8/11/15 –2015 Dos Mosca Recap
With most of the past week’s talk focused on the Animas this past week, we didn’t want to gloss over our yearly fly fishing tournament benefiting the local chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
For those that don’t know, Dos Mosca of course means “2 fly”. What that means is each competitor chooses 2 flies to fish for the day, one dry and one wet. That is not two patterns, but only two flies. Lose one, and you are stuck fishing the other. Lose both and you are done accumulating points for the day. There are 32 competitors total with 16 teams of 2. All proceeds from the tournament go to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado.
Friday morning kicked off the tournment where half the teams would be fishing the Los Pinos River and the other half floating the Animas. Well of course Friday just so happened to also be the day we woke up with our the Animas looking the color of fluorescent orange from the mine breech (Read more on that here) The La Plata County Sheriff’s department therefore closed the Animas due to high concentrations of toxic solvents and heavy metals. No floating was allowed.
Well we made due with the hand we were dealt and the float guides took their competitors to the creeks instead.
Friday, Eric Pfosi pulled ahead with a massive lead of 150 fish caught on Hermosa creek, and his Friday lead would remain untouched for the rest of the tournment. Friday night rains made for difficult fishing on the Los Pinos for a lot of people on Saturday. Depending on the beat fished on the Pine, some caught no fish while others put a handful of 20″ inchers in the net.
All in all, the Dos Mosca tournament was a complete success. While the fishing situation turned out different than we expected, the success lies in the fact that $82,000 was raised for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado.
Thanks to all who participated and made this year’s fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters such a stellar success. Here are a few shots from the weekend.