September 4 All day
Purchase your ticket for this opportunity to access fishing on a conserved property in a brand-new way. Guided by San Juan Anglers, participants in this September 4th event will fly fish on the private waters of a conserved property near Durango. There are few better ways to see the impact that preserving open spaces has on our rivers than to fish them with seasoned experts! Browse the excursion properties below.
Fishing Spot #1 – Macho Ranch
This conserved property contains approximately 194 acres straddling the Florida River northeast of Durango. This property boasts of riparian forests filled with ponderosa and fir as well as cottonwood riparian forest in the river bottomland. The Florida River flows through the eastern portion of the property, adjacent to an open meadow with breath-taking views. Tickets for this property include a full day of fishing with a guide from San Juan Anglers, lunch, and a visit with the landowners. Maximum of 2 anglers on this property.
Fishing Spot #2 – Durango Nature Studies
This property includes approximately 145 acres of conserved land within the riparian natural resource system of the Florida River drainage. The 61.7-mile-long Florida River flows into the Animas River downstream from Durango and just north of the Colorado-New Mexico boundary, near where this property is located. The release of cold water into the Florida River near this property makes it a prime location fishing location in the fall. Tickets for this property include a full day of fishing with a guide from San Juan Anglers and lunch. Maximum of 4 anglers on this property.
Fishing Spot #3 – Los Pinos River Property
This property includes nearly 58 acres of conserved land that lies on the west side of the Pine River and includes approximately 1700 feet of river frontage. The land adjacent to the river is primarily riparian forest with a mixture of cottonwood, willow, river birch, and other deciduous species. Revered by anglers in the region, this property boasts of excellent fly fishing along the riverway. Tickets for this property include a full day of fishing with a guide from San Juan Anglers and lunch. Maximum of 4 anglers on this property.
Fishing Spot #4 – James Ranch
Set in the Animas Valley, this property encompasses 238 conserved acres of prime agricultural land and a stretch of the Animas River. This property is located in the north Animas River Valley among the spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains, overlooking the gorgeous pastures of the James Ranch. Tickets for this property include a full day of fishing with a guide from San Juan Anglers, and lunch from James Ranch Grill. Maximum of 4 anglers on this property.