San Miguel River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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San Miguel River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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ORVIS P.T. SOFT HACKLE OR FLASHBACK (SIZE 14) BOTTOM FLIES---BARR'S NET BUILDER, BLACK COPPER JOHN OR ANY P.T. IN SIZE 18 OR 20. MIDGE EMERGERS (SIZE 20 OR 22) MIGHT BE WORTH A TRY FOR A DROPPER.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing San Miguel River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Telluride Fly Fishers

Water flow: 190 CFS AT PLACERVILLE

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All Day

Best stretch: From Deep Creek all the way to below Norwood Bridge..

Best access point: Most of the river is public. Look for deeper, slower water.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Tan Caddis. Yellow Sally, BWO (18), Pteronarcis Stonefly.

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: June 25-October 31st (Also March and April)

Nearest airport: TELLURIDE AIRPORT

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San Miguel River Description

The breathtaking San Miguel River begins high in the mountains above Telluride, Colorado. From Telluride, the troutfishing runs for over 45 miles to the northwest where it eventually becomes a warmwater fishery. The San Miguel is a high gradient, freestone river with average depths between 1 and 3 feet. It has abundant pocket water with occasional pools and riffle-like runs. It holds five species of trout ...

Techniques & Tips

TRY DOUBLE NYMPHING WITH STONEFLIES ORVIS DOUBLE TUNG STONE -BROWN OR BLACK (SIZE 14) FOR THETOP FLY AND COPPER BOBS, BEADHEAD P,T'S AND BARR'S NETBUILDER (SIZE 18) FOR THE TRAILER.

7-Day Forecast

THE RIVER HAS BEEN STOCKED IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS MAKING FOR SOME DECENT FISHING. CADDIS FLATS HAS BEEN SEEING SOME NICE RAINBOWS GOOD LUCK!

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