San Miguel River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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San Miguel River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
This Week, and most weeks I remind people of and old quote. "Sometimes the difference in a good nymph fisherman and a great one is as simple as a split shot."
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing San Miguel River is currently Good

Water flow: Moderate

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Morning

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:

May flys and Midges, and i am using a plastic egg pegged an inch above the last fly. Swing a big streamer in the deep pockets.

Fish species: Trout

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

Nearest airport: TELLURIDE AIRPORT

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Midges are a winter fly fishermen's best friend

7-Day Forecast

Cold but still fish able!


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