March Fishing Forcast

River Conditions in March March is the month Southwest Colorado starts to come alive from the winter slump.  The fishing on the Animas will start to pick up immensely with the onset of the spring temps.  Fish will begin to move off of the bottom of the deepest pools into the more swift riffles and runs.  Consistent hatches…

February Fishing Report

  River Conditions in February Most of our local rivers are under ice and snow, however the Animas has started to clear up considerably.  Fishing can be slow, but a string of warmer days in the high 30’s will cause the fishing to pick up.  Don’t rule out a midge hatch to bring some fish…

The State of Our State

Mountain living: peaceful, serine, secluded, safe. I hear the phrase “the end is nigh” more and more these days.  Ok so maybe I don’t hear that exact statement, but something similar is often slipped into daily conversation regarding the state of our world.  Those that make this claim go on to explain that when the…

An Introduction

What’s up blogosphere?  I thought I would put a word in here and introduce myself.  My name is Andy and I will be a frequent contributor to the Duranglers blog.  Some of you may have met me while in the shop, if not, well then hopefully someday.  I am a frequent lounge about at Duranglers,…

JUNE 2012 TIP OT THE MONTH

June is upon us and the snowmelt is pretty much done.  The Animas River is fishing well and the high mountain creeks and the Piedra are very soon to be in fishable condition.  The Animas is in prime streamer condition and there have been reports of caddis hatches in the evening.  Here is Duranglers Guide…

Durangler’s News!

Area Waters:  With the moderating temperatures and our current snowpack condition, we are seeing wonderful conditions on the Animas for streamer fishing.  Numerous big fish are being caught by both wade and float anglers.  One of our shop staff was out last evening wade fishing across from the Dog Park with a new pattern he’d…

Hermosa Park Road Open!

  Since the Forest Service opened the Hermosa Park Road on May 1, we now have access to the East Fork of Hermosa Creek.  With the early snow melt the East Fork in the Catch and Release, Native Cutthroat section is beautifully clear and running nice and full.  As a result the dry fly fishing…

Why can’t I catch fish on the Animas?

Almost 30 years ago when I first fished the Animas, there were a few caddis, a few sculpin and a few large brown trout. Since then, due to many factors, water quality and bug life has improved dramatically; so much so that in 1996 A stretch of the Animas was designated as Gold Medal. So,…

Animas River Fishing Report 2/6/12

Fishing Report Courtesy Of Duranglers Guide Spencer Schreiber        Conditions on the Animas River are more favorable for fishing than they normally are through the cold month of January.  It is definitely winter in the Durango area, but we are not seeing the really cold nights that can turn the river into something…

February Fly Fishing Tip Of The Month

Historically, February is a great winter month for fishing the Animas and the San Juan. Longer days and slightly warmer temperatures can bring on some good midge hatches and occasional BWOs. Don’t be afraid to get out on those snowy days, when temps aren’t too bad. These are the days to see fish feeding on…