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
FISH BETWEEN 11 AND 3 IF POSSIBLE.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing San Miguel River is currently Just OK

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

Water flow: 57 cfs AT PLACERVILLE

Visibility: 25 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 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

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

DOUBLE NYMPHING WITH SMALL INDICATOR. TUNGHEAD PRINCE 14-16 ON TOP AND TRY ANY MIDGE PATTERNS (SIZE 20-22) OR BWO EMERGERS. OVIS ZEBRA MIDGE IN RED OR OLIVE IS EFFECTIVE.

7-Day Forecast

WATER IS DROPPING TO VERY LOW LEVELS. LOOK FOR ANY SPOTS OVER A FOOT DEEP.

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