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Great Fishing in Pagosa Springs, CO

Capt. Scott Taylor
June 14, 2014
Pagosa Springs - Freshwater Fishing Report

The water levels are finally dropping from a great spring run-off, and several stream are now very fishable! The lake is full at Sunset Ranch and we should be able to wade across the river next week, then it is game on at the Ranch. We had several pre run off trips on the Ranch in late March and early April and the fishing was fantastic!

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Fish On!

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With the water levels this high compared to the last several years the outlook for this fishing season and over all stream health is very positive. The streams we have been fishing have had water temps ranging from 48 degrees in the morning to about 58 in the afternoon. I had several days that when the temperature hit 56 degrees, the stone fly's started crawling all over the place. You could see them drifting down the stream and the fish were hammering them. During this time a black stone was out fishing any other fly 20:1.

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Black Stone.

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Fish On.
The Quality Waters of the San Juan has been very consistent, flowing at around 300 cfs. On a few wade trips last week guide Steve Baird was doing very well, and was into fish most of the day. They have been using the standard larva and pupa patterns that are popular on the Juan. When the fish quit eating the fly he was using, Steve would move his indicators, or change his weight. Then the fish would be eating again.

The booking for this summer are way up compared to last summer with the West Fork fire causing havoc in the San Juan Mountains. No smoky mornings now, let's hope it stays that way. If you are planning a trip to Pagosa Springs and want to fish, don't wait till you get here. Book early, several weeks this summer are already full.

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Scott Taylor

While you are in town make sure that you visit the following businesses!

Need Fly Fishing gear? See Pop's
Let it Fly
Downtown Pagosa Springs.

Hungry for Adventure?
Pagosa Outside Adventures - Rafting, Biking, Kayaking, Tubing
Downtown Pagosa Springs

Need Ski Rentals?
Pagosa Ski Rental (PSR)
Downtown Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs Fishing Forecast:

Looks like it is going to be one the best summers in the last 5 years.

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Join a Pagosa Springs Fishing Guide for a great day fishing on Southwest CO's high mountain streams and Northern NM on Navajo Lake and the " Quality Waters" of the San Juan River. Species fished on a guided fly fishing trip, include Bass, Pike, Trout, Crappie, Salmon and more while Fly Fishing Pagosa Springs, CO. Fly fishing and spin fishing trips with artificial lures and flys are offered on Navajo Lake, and fly fishing only trips are offered on the "Quality Waters" of the San Juan River.

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High Country Fishing Charters
558 Ginger Cir.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: 970-946-5229
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