I fished the Animus in town at the end of November for a couple of hours, hooked and fought for awhile a good sized trout, got her to take a Pat's, deep in a plunge pool/pocket. (Man, those Euro-nymphing/tight-line outfits are good for getting down deep quickly! That's what I was practicing with. ) I lost her due to impatience, but I can tell you that around November 25th there was at least one decent trout in the Animus.