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Dolores River report and forecast

Dolores River report and forecast

March 25, 2020
by John Duncan 

This is the first in our series of reports on the rivers of SW Colorado.  We chose to begin with the Dolores because it has fished much better than expected since ice-off, just three weeks ago.  As if awakening from a good night’s sleep, the River of Sorrows has been in a cheerful mood this spring.

Spring crawfish: on the vice and in the lake

Spring Crawfish:  on the vice and in the lake

Jason Moshonas, Telluride Angler 

COVID-19 protocol

COVID-19 Update and Protocol

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all of our customers during this unprecedented period.  Your support of our guide services and retail store has been truly humbling, but it is the connection to each of you as friends that will prove most enduring.  If we are smart and patient, COVID-19 will pass.  We wish prudence, safety and the escape of the great outdoors for all.

Snow: The Magic Ingredient Returns to Telluride

Over 80" of snow fell in the Telluride high country this fall.  What a difference a year makes!  Our skiing base is deeper now than in February last year.  Telluride Outside snowmobile tours began in the first week of December with excellent riding conditions.  Unstable weather accompanied by typical cold temperatures are forecast for the indefinite future.  Snowmobilers and skiers are joined by rafters and fly fishers in welcoming a proper winter.  A strong snowpack is the basis for all winter sports and most summer activies, while filling our reservoirs

Blue Winged Olives Light Up Rivers Near and Far

Fly Fishing Report from Two Continents
Telluride, CO and Northern Patagonia, Argentina

April 26, 2018

Northern Patagonia

Fly Fishing Report from Two Continents, March 16, 2018

Telluride's Rivers Awaken

Spring fishing begins on the big rivers, the ones that remain free flowing in the depths of January, where the coldest days are characterized by the layer of fog that rises from the river itself, hovering vaguely over the watercourse like an ethereal reflection. 

Fly Fishing Report, June 29, 2017

Telluride Fly Fishing Report June 29, 2017

Fly Fishing Report, August 12, 2015

San Miguel and Dolores: Freestone Rivers offer peak fishing in August

Hot early summer fishing in Telluride

Early Summer Fly Fishing in Telluride




Big Playing Field for 2015

Peak runoff on the San Miguel masks some of the year’s best fishing on Telluride area waters.  If you visit Telluride in May or early June, fish one of our early season hot spots with Telluride Outside.


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