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
The weather is the surrounding area has been cold, rainy and yes some snow. This has slowed run off and made for some OK fishing.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing San Miguel River is currently Just OK

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

Water flow: Its milting.

Visibility: 25 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

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:

BWO (18), Pteronarcis Stonefly. Midges

Fish species: Trout

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

Nearest airport: TELLURIDE AIRPORT

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, Stone Flys, Streamers, and May Flys. Double droppers have been working well, the same with double dry may flys, and as always fish streamers through a hole last.

7-Day Forecast

Looks like the temps will be on the rise, this will be moving the best fishing time back to the A.M.


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