Febuary 05/2016 Fishing Report
Capt. Mark Nesbit
February 5, 2016
San Juan River - Freshwater Fishing Report
Blue Sky Flyfishing Co.
Friday, February 5, 2016
326 Cubic feet per second (cfs) Flows will be increased to 550cfs 02/07/2016
Hello everybody, most experienced anglers on this tail water know that the reservoir water turns over in the winter, making fishing more of a challenge. The San Juan is at 326 CFS as of yesterday there was just a foot of clarity. Call Blue Sky Flyfishing for river clarity information 505-634.0582.
Upper River- BLM Hole, Cable Hole, Upper Flats
Oh no, this area (and T- hole) were recently stocked in 6-8" babies…. good news, bad news
Recommended Flies – Red or Orange larvae #24- Mark's mojo Midge- Zebra midges in gray or black- Mono midge in black or olive. During the slower flows of winter, dry fly fishing can be awesome, unless the water is off color. You should be prepared with small Parachute Adams, induvial black midges, Fore N Aft or/and Griffith Gnats.
Recently stocked with 6" trout but you know the big ones are here too!
Recommended Flies – Red or Orange larvae #24- Mark's Mojo Midge- Brassies, Zebra midges in gray or black- Mono midge in black or olive, Root Beers, Johnny Flash gray or chocolate, UFO's, Bling Midges, Mark' Mojo and OJs. Some action on San Juan Worms and eggs
Lower River - 3 island run, Lower Flats, Lunker Alley, Death Row, Simon Canyon and Last Chance.
Recommended Flies- Root Beers, Johnny Flash gray or chocolate, UFO's, Bling Midges, Mark' Mojo and OJs.
Bait Water –
The river is scheduled to be increased Sunday to 550 cfs due to the forecasted snow pack and to make room in the lake for run-off. This year the river will be in great shape with a good High-water flush late may early June. This should make for a healthy river ecosystem.
San Juan River Fishing Forecast:
This years snow pack will provide for a high water flush. The river will be extremely good fishing this year. The lake should be on fire this spring for bass and crappie.
Tough fighting large Rainbow and Brown trout
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