The valley of the Florida River is indeed verdant as the river flows out of the San Juan Mountains to the Animas River.  Like the Los Pinos River just to the east, the Florida is divided into two sections by a reservoir, in this case Lemon Reservoir. Below the dam the river is entirely private and anglers must have permission to fish.  Some public water is found in the miles above the reservoir, but the best fishing on the stream is in the Weminuche Wilderness. Unlike the Pine, access to the Florida in the wilderness is difficult at best. Angling the Florida is for the most adventurous of fly fishermen.

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

Bladed Jigs

LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6


Bobby Garland Jigs Bobby Garland Overbite Sickle Jig

Fishing Jigs

Strike King Finesse baits Dirt Perfect Plastic Finesse Worm

Finesse Baits

XCalibur Jerkbaits Black Silver Suspending Jerkbait


Big Bite Baits Panfish baits Alewife Crappie Thumper

Panfish Baits