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NEW MEXICO: Bluewater Lake – Tiger Musky Fair on Shallow Crank Baits, Swim Baits & Spinners

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Fishing was fair using shallow crank baits, swim baits and spinners for tiger musky. Recommend releasing short fish as soon as possible to keep them healthy and a big catch for the future.

Fishing was slow to fair using stink bait for catfish.

A few trout were taken by anglers trolling spinners.

The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.

New Mexico
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NEW MEXICO: Black Midge & Krystal Wing Midges in Size #24-26 Still Working

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The river flow was 470cfs as of this afternoon. The water visibility is 3-4 feet. Kinda chunky as far as moss. Not much has changed. The upper areas are still fishing good, have been fishing pretty much the same junk as the last report. Small red larva’s trailed behind your favorite bunny leech, or #20-22 olive larva’s. Black midge pupa’s and Krystal flash wing midges in size #24-26 still working. some heads gulping when the midges are clustering. The new re-hab area is fishing great, lots of fish to keep a tight line with the chance of feeling a heavy head shaker.

My client had a very successful day the other day using #20-22 black and grey big mac, and my grey 3M midge. We used this rig all the way down to the Crusher Hole take out. Had one fly hook around 50 fish before it just became to torn up for a decent silhouette.

The newest thing since last report is that the beatis (BWO’s) are starting to get more active  from T-Hole down. Jack’s hole below T-hole the fish had some beatis nymphs, #22 pheasant tails in their throat samples.

Duranglers Corner down to the take out has had a good beatis hatch late am into late afternoon, most days. There is a large gray and black #18-20 midge coming in the afternoon in this area also. I like a #22 Adams grey sparkle dunn for the breaking midge or beatis emergers and a #20-22 grey or white calf hair post for the adult BWO’S on the surface.

I hope this helps all of you to get a tight Line.

In the lower areas try trailing a #22 gray or choc foam wing or Johnny flash a foot or two behind your Adams or Dry of choice.

Capt. Mark Nesbit
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NEW MEXICO: Fishing Good with Big Ugly Streamers, Black, Purple, or Olive Leeches

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The river is flowing at around 500cfs. Water clarity is 3-4 feet. Some chunks of moss as usual.

The upper areas have been fishing good with big ugly streamers, black, purple, or olive leeches. Red or orange #20-24 larva’s, olive, and gray #20-22 larva’s also getting eaten. Mid am a dark gray-black #24 midge hatching. #22-24 black zebra midge or black Krystal flash midge has been working for me. Yellow or golden nugget egg patterns getting crunched. The upper braids/ new habitat area is fishing good, but stand in line and take a number.

The Texas hole down to the Crusher hole take out has been fishing good to great depending on weather and time of day. The above black zebra midge and larva’s working in the am. Black midge clusters starting late am into early pm. Some beatis starting early afternoon. # 20-22 pheasant tails, fluff beatis, gray or chocolate cdc rs2’s and rs2 foam wings. # 20-22 gray and black big macs around Duranglers corner late am into early pm. To all, come and get a wet, tight line on the San Juan before the Spring Break crowds.

Tight Line’s to All!

Capt. Mark Nesbit
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NEW MEXICO: Jackson Lake – Trout Fishing is Fair Using Power Bait

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Chama River – No read on flow due to ice on the upper stretches. Below El Vado Lake the flow is 186 cfs and the flow below Abiquiu Lake is 236 cfs. The Chama below El Vado dam has the most consistent good fishing on the Chama. The stretch downstream of the village of Chama into El Vado reservoir is slowing down. The release out of El Vado is murky but fishable. The stretch below Abiquiu Dam is fishing good and the water clarity is getting better.

San Juan River – Upper section – Catch and Release flow is 475 cfs. Midges are hatching all day long. At the moment they are very small, midge pupa and larvae, size 22 to 28, gray, black, chocolate, cream and olive have been best. The hatch is strongest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Try fishing BWO’s from 1 to 5 p.m. The hatch is getting lighter as winter is here but the fish are still looking for them. Dark or light gray, brown and olive have been the best colors in a size 20 and 22. Both dry and wet patterns. Back to black and brown midges in the evenings. Bunny leaches are great attractors in brown, black, purple, and white. It is the time of year for eggs and larvae. Orange, peach and pink have been the best colors for eggs. Fish a red or orange larva behind it.

Abiquiu Lake – Fishing is slow for all species.

Jackson Lake – Trout fishing is reported as fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms from shore.

Lake Farmington – Trout fishing is reported as fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. Best success is reported close to the dam. The lake was stocked with 2,999 rainbow trout last week.

Morgan Lake – Fishing for bass is reported as slow to fair when using crank baits and various plastics.

Navajo Lake – Trout fishing continues to be fair to good from the dam using spinners and streamers.

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NEW MEXICO: Rio Grande – Nymph Pocket Water or Strip Streamers for Browns

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Cimarron River
The flow below Eagle Nest Dam is 3.3 cfs and 1.9 cfs near Cimarron. Check the flows before you go. Releases below 25 cfs make for slow fishing. If the release doesn’t go back up, wait until spring next year to fly fish.

Costilla Creek
The flow is 1.6 cfs near the town of Costilla. Fishing is reported as slow below the Valle Vidal boundary; water levels are very low and fish are spooky.

Red River
Flows are 22 cfs near Questa and 34 cfs below the hatchery. Fishing for trout is reported as fair to good with better fishing on the lower stretches. Fish are being caught and all methods working.

Rio Grande
Flows are 244 cfs near Cerro and 376 cfs below the Taos Junction Bridge. Water levels are still a bit high and fishing is reported as slow to fair. Trout still seem to prefer the faster aerated water. Nymph the pocket water or strip streamers for browns.

Rio Hondo
The flow is 11 cfs. Trout fishing is reported as slow. Best bet is to fish at and above the confluence with the Rio Grande.

Eagle Nest Lake
The lake is covered with ice and will open to ice fishing when the ice is at least 9 inches thick.
Contact Eagle Nest Lake State Park, (575) 377-1594, for updates.

Lake Alice and Lake Maloya
Fishing is good on Lake Maloya for trout. Fish are being landed using Power Bait and salmon eggs from shore. Fly fishing is reported as good in the early mornings and late evenings.

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NEW MEXICO: What’s working for me… Black or Gray Midge Pupa’s & Red Larva’s Early AM

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The Juan is flowing around 500cfs. Water is very clear. Lots of moss and grass, gets worse in the afternoon. River habitat improvements are underway in the Kiddy Hole area and will start in the upper braids around 11/10/2011. Work should be complete around early December. I’ve heard rumors that they will drop the water flow to 250cfs when they start the upper braids improvements. The goal is to provide more fish holding habitat, and if we’re lucky some new aquatic insect base. Hopefully larger bugs.

The river has been fishing good to awesome. The trees are just past peak colors. The crowds are thinning down and late fall fishing on the Juan is at it’s best.

What has been working for me… The upper areas have been all fishing good with black or gray #24-26 midge pupa’s and #22-24 red larva’s early am. Black or gray and black #24-26 Krystal flash midge. Light champagne Pink eggs or Oregon cheese eggs working.

The browns are in the spawn mode. The upper braids and sand hole are not the easiest to access now. The main channel is fishing good using #20-22 pheasant tails and RS2’s and foam wings.

The Texas hole down to death row is fishing good to great. I’ve been using a #20-22 gray foam wing and just ripping fish. Gray Rs2′ and Johnny flashes. The fish are full of gray midge pupa’s and #18-20 brown or olive and black big macs. Good dry fly action using blue wing olive patterns, from about 10:30 am on.

Beatis bend and the top of death row has a good beatis hatch going from about 11:00 am on. Good dry fly action using #20-22 blue wing olive dry patterns.

Simon Canyon down to the Crusher hole take out fishing hot with Light pink eggs and pheasant tails early to mid-day. Lots of heads rising mid morning into the afternoon to beatis. and midges.

#20-22 Sparkle duns and olive comparaduns, parachute adams.

The bait waters to the village take out fishing good using light pink eggs and gray foam wings. Come enjoy the Juan while the weather is nice and the crowds are gone. The salmon snaggers are doing good at Navajo lake.

Tight Line’s too All

Capt. Mark Nesbit
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NEW MEXICO: Anglers Success with Dry Droppers & Bed Headed Nymphs

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Cimarron River
The flow below Eagle Nest Dam is 2.7 cfs and 6.6 cfs near Cimarron. The release out of Eagle’s Nest Dam has dropped significantly and is really not worth fishing at these low levels. Check the flows before you go. Releases below 25 cfs makes for slow fishing. If the release doesn’t go back up, wait until spring next year to fly fish.

Costilla Creek
The flow is 12 cfs near the town of Costilla. Fishing is reported as slow below the Valle Vidal boundary. Anglers are having success with dry droppers and various bed headed nymphs close to the banks. Check the flows before you go, water levels are very low and fish are spooky.

Red River
Flows are 13 cfs near Questa and 45 cfs below the hatchery. Fishing for trout is reported as fair to good with better fishing on the lower stretches. Fish are being caught with all methods working.

Rio Grande
Flows are 548 cfs near Cerro and 743 cfs below the Taos Junction Bridge. Water levels have come up and fishing is reported as slow to fair. Trout still seem to prefer the faster aerated water. Nymph the pocket water or strip streamers for the feistier pre-spawn browns. Cover the deeper slower runs for the bass with streamers or crayfish patterns.

Rio Hondo
The flow is 16 cfs and fishing is reported as fair from mile marker 8 up to mile marker 16 when using dry flies, small spinners and worms.

Rio Pueblo
The flow is 13 cfs. The fishing is fair for trout when using flies, small spinners and worms.

Eagle Nest Lake
Fishing remains the same and continues to be good. The perch are reported as good from shore and better from anchored boats. Trolling is great for trout using lightweight tackle. Trout fishing is good when trolling top water gear and hit and miss from the bank using Power Bait. Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. Check the NMGF Proclamation for the details. Salmon snagging is still hit or miss with a few fish landed and reported as slow overall.

Lake Alice and Lake Maloya
Fishing is good on Lake Maloya for trout. Fish are being landed using Power Bait and salmon eggs from shore. Fly fishing is reported as good in the early mornings and late evenings. Lake Alice has been effected by runoff from the fire and no fishing is reported there.

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NEW MEXICO: Trout Good Using Various Bead-headed Nymphs, Spinners & Worms

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Animas River
The flow is 354 cfs. Flows have come up from runoff and the water is murky. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

Chama River
Upper section flow is 86 cfs. Below El Vado Lake, the flow is 95 cfs and the flow below Abiquiu Lake is 91 cfs. The upper Chama flowing downstream to the village of Chama and into El Vado reservoir is good with all methods reported working. Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31 – Chama River from El Vado Lake to west boundary of Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area. The river below El Vado is fishing good to excellent. The water is at a perfect flow. All methods are catching fish with limits of rainbows being taken. Brown trout are reported being landed using black and gold Panther Martins. Below Abiquiu Lake fishing is reported as fair to slow using Power Bait, worms, spinners and bead headed nymphs.

San Juan River
Upper section – Catch and Release flow is 504 cfs. A $300,000 fish habitat project on the trophy trout waters of the San Juan River was in full swing Nov. 1, when crews move heavy equipment into a popular stretch of the river. Water flow from Navajo Dam will be reduced to 350 cubic feet per second to accommodate the equipment needed to improve trout habitat in “The Braids,” a small section of the river above Texas Hole, approximately one mile downstream from the dam. Anglers will not be allowed in the construction area for about 30 days. The project is designed to enhance fishing opportunities by creating deeper pools for fish during periods of low flow from Navajo Dam. The estimated completion date is Jan. 8.

Abiquiu Lake
Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. Not much has changed at the lake and conditions remain the same. Fishing is slow for all species including walleye with smaller-sized fish being caught. No report on salmon or other species.

El Vado Lake
Trout fishing is reported as slow to fair with better reports from the Chama River inlet and the dam. Fish are being landed with worms, salmon eggs, Power Bait and spinners. The main boat ramp is open but the primitive ramps are closed due to low water. Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. Salmon snagging is continues to be fair to good on the north side of the lake. Park at the gate just below the Stone House Lodge and walk down to the dirt boat ramp for the best access.

Heron Lake
Kokanee salmon snagging is prohibited and it is unlawful to possess kokanee salmon Oct. 1 – Nov. 10 at Heron Lake and Willow Creek. Snagging season will be open at Heron Lake and Willow Creek Nov. 11 – Dec. 31. Reports of rainbow trout and lake trout are good from shore when using roe sacks. Trout are also fishing good with spinners and worms. If you hook into a salmon be sure to release it.

Jackson Lake
Trout fishing is reported as fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms from shore. Spinners and black wooly buggers are reported working well on the back side of the lake.

Lake Farmington
Trout fishing is reported as good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. Best success is reported close to the dam.

Morgan Lake
Fishing is slow for bass with very little traffic at the lake.

Navajo Lake
Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. Salmon snagging continues to be reported as good at Simms Marina and at the dam. No reports on other species.

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NEW MEXICO: San Juan River – Browns are in the Spawn Mode

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The Juan is flowing around 500cfs. Water is very clear. Lots of moss and grass, gets worse in the afternoon. River habitat improvements are underway in the Kiddy Hole area and will start in the upper braids around 11/10/2011. Work should be complete around early December. I’ve heard rumors that they will drop the water flow to 250cfs when they start the upper braids improvements. The goal is to provide more fish holding habitat, and if we’re lucky some new aquatic insect base. Hopefully larger bugs.

The river has been fishing good to awesome. The trees are just past peak colors. The crowds are thinning down and late fall fishing on the Juan is at it’s best.

What has been working for me, The upper areas have been all fishing good with black or gray #24-26 midge pupa’s and #22-24 red larva’s early am. Black or gray and black #24-26 Krystal flash midge. Light champagne Pink eggs or Oregon cheese eggs working.

The browns are in the spawn mode. The upper braids and sand hole are not the easiest to access now. The main channel is fishing good using #20-22 pheasant tails and RS2’s and foam wings.

The Texas hole down to death row is fishing good to great. I’ve been using a #20-22 gray foam wing and just ripping fish. Gray Rs2′ and Johnny flashes. The fish are full of gray midge pupa’s and #18-20 brown or olive and black big macs. Good dry fly action using blue wing olive patterns, from about 10:30 am on.

Beatis bend and the top of death row has a good beatis hatch going from about 11:00 am on. Good dry fly action using #20-22 blue wing olive dry patterns.
Simon Canyon down to the Crusher hole take out fishing hot with Light pink eggs and pheasant tails early to mid-day. Lots of heads rising mid morning into the afternoon to beatis. and midges. #20-22 Sparkle duns and olive comparaduns, parachute adams.

The bait waters to the village take out fishing good using light pink eggs and gray foam wings.

Come enjoy the Juan while the weather is nice and the crowds are gone.

The salmon snaggers are doing good at Navajo lake.

Tight Line’s too All

Capt. Mark Nesbit
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NEW MEXICO: Trout Good Using Various Bead-headed Nymphs, Spinners & Worms

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Animas River
The flow is 294 cfs. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Better reports are coming from the upper stretches closer to Colorado on the reservation.

Chama River
Upper section flow is 100 cfs. Below El Vado, the flow is 202 cfs and the flow below Abiquiu is 204 cfs. The upper Chama flowing downstream to the village of Chama and into El Vado reservoir is fair to good with the recent drop in flow. Some big browns have been taken from the wild life area. Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31 – Chama River from El Vado Lake to west boundary of Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area. The river below El Vado is fishing good to excellent. The water is a bit murky. All methods are catching fish with limits of rainbows being taken. Some brown trout are also reported being landed a bit lower downriver from the spillway using black and gold Panther Martins.

San Juan River
Upper section – Catch and Release flow is 547 cfs. Midges are hatching all day long. At the moment they are very small, midge pupa and larvae, size 22 to 28, gray, black, chocolate, cream and olive have been my best. The hatch is strongest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Try fishing BWO’s from 1 to 5 p.m. Dark or light gray, brown and olive have been the best colors in a size 20 and 22. Both dry and wet patterns. Back to midges in the evenings. The lower river was stocked last week with 3,810 rainbow trout.

Abiquiu Lake
Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. Not much has changed at the lake and conditions remain the same. Fishing is slow for all species including walleye with smaller-sized fish being caught. No report on salmon or other species.

El Vado Lake
Trout fishing is reported as slow to fair with better reports from the Chama River inlet and the dam. Fish are being landed with worms, salmon eggs, Power Bait and spinners. The main boat ramp is open but the primitive ramps are closed due to low water. Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. Salmon snagging is reported as fair to good on the north side of the lake. Park at the gate just below the Stone House Lodge and walk down to the dirt boat ramp for the best access.

Heron Lake
Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging – Snagging Season is closed Oct. 1 – Nov. 10 at Heron Lake and Willow Creek. It is unlawful to possess kokanee salmon at Heron Lake and Willow Creek during the closed season. Snagging season will open at Heron Lake and Willow Creek Nov. 11 – Dec. 31. Reports of trout and lake trout are good from shore when using roe sacks. Trout are also fishing good with spinners and worms. If you hook into a salmon be sure to release it.

Jackson Lake
Trout fishing is reported as slow – fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms from shore. Spinners and black wooly buggers are reported working well on the back side of the lake. The lake was stocked with 1,602 rainbow trout last week.

Lake Farmington
Trout fishing is reported as fair with the recent stockings by the spillway using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. Best success is reported close to the dam.

Morgan Lake
Fishing is slow for bass with very little traffic at the lake.

Navajo Lake
Special Kokanee Salmon Snagging Season Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. Salmon snagging is reported as good at Simms Marina. No reports on other species.


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