San Juan River Fishing Report & News
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Mornings have been around 5 degrees and afternoons in the low 30’s. We are seeing some dry fly fishing on midges. The winter weather has left snow on the ground and ice along the edges of the river, so dress warm. Rainbows are feeding from just below the surface so emergers are a great starter. There have been fingerlings released into the Upper Flats recently so anything white to mimic that little rainbow trout has potential. Red annelids or carrot midges have been working great through the day. We have about 3 feet of visibility and the lake has turned. This is great as it creates less spooky trout and we can fish larger bugs and heavier tippet. The river is at 326cfs. The lake is in great shape with plenty of water still coming in from Co. The lake has surpassed levels from the last several years already.
We were not affected by the Animas river mine spill. It enters the San Juan much further down river.