San Miguel River
The San Miguel is a wonderful little freestone river located just outside of Telluride. The fishing here can be very rewarding and anglers have the chance to catch Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat trout. The river is ideal for lighter rods in the 2wt-4wt range. Fish tend to be in the smaller 8"-12" range, however every year fish up to 20" appear out of some of the deeper runs and holes.
Winter/Spring: Mayflies, Midges, Caddis
Summer: Mayflies, Caddis, Terrestrials, Small Stoneflies
Fall: Caddis, Mayflies, Midges
The San Miguel fishes best after runoff during the warmer months. Dry fly fishing with Caddis and Terrestrial imitations can be quite productive.
Considerable public access exists along Hwy 145.