San Miguel River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of San Miguel River, CO
Bookmark and Share
San Miguel River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
TAN CADDIS ARE HATCHING BIGTIME. TOP FLY--ELK HAIR CADDIS, FURIMSKY FLUTTERING FOAM CADDIS IN SIZE 14. BOTTOM FLY--ANY CADDIS PUPAE IN SIZE 18-20. BARR'S EMERGER (NET BUILDER) IN SIZE 16.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing San Miguel River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Telluride Fly Fishers
RIGS Adventure Co

Water flow: 87 cfs AT PLACERVILLE

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 68 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

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

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

DRY-DROPPER. TOP FLY ADAMS PARACHUTE OR ELK HAIR CADDIS IN SIZE 14-16. BOTTOM FLY IN SIZE 20 IN ORVIS ZEBRA MIDGE (RED OR BLACK) ALONG WITH PURPLE HAZE (20) OR ANY BWO EMERGER (20) ARE WORKING O.K..

7-Day Forecast

FISH ARE STRESSED FROM HEAT AND LOW WATER. TRY TO BE JUDICIOUS IF YOU MUST CATCH FISH. COMING RAINS SHOULD HELP GREATLY!

Save Email


Add Your Fishing Report