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New Mexico Fishing Report for The San Juan River

Capt. Mark Nesbit
May 13, 2005
San Juan River - Freshwater Fishing Report

Hello everybody, Fishing report 5/13/ 05 The current San Juan River flow is 3993cfs. The river is off-colored with visibility of about 18-30". The river is fishing good. The back channels are fishing great with the higher flows The days are getting warmer with spring in the air. The beatis hatch has benn good, better on cloudy days. This year should be one of the best for the Juan, we are going to have a long high water run off. This will clean the river of siltation. The fish will move thru out the entire river system. The back channels will fishing great. This is some of the best fishing the river has to offer. Call Blue Sky Flyfishing Co. for more details and trip information.

This year I can offer you a "package" with guiding and lodging and two meals, call for the best prices in the area.

The flow will top out 5000 cfs on May 25th. The San Juan river will flow at 5000 cfs for 21 day and be at the predicted sumer flow of 350 on June 29th.

This is a great time for terrrestial dry fly fishing..

Tight Lines, Capt. Mark Nesbit

CATCH & RELEASE • Larva, red, cream, gray, olive, brown #18-24 • Scuds (gray)#22 • Leeches, black, brown, natural bunny • Midge Dry’s black, olive, gray #26 • Krystal flash midge • UFO cream & chocolate, OJ’s #22-26 • Egg patterns, egg, Oregon cheese, baby pink, chartreuse

UPPER FLATS TO TEXAS HOLE: Fishing has been good in the braids and the upper flats water. The main channel is still being over fished. . The river flow increase helped this area, and the braid’s.. The bottom line about fishing the main channel is be prepared too share. It is always crowed any more.. Same flies as above for the AM • RS’2 chocolate, gray #22-20 • Desert Storm #20-22 • Foam wings chocolate, gray #20-22 • San Juan worms brown, orange, flesh • Princess #22 • Bead head pheasant tail #24

TEXAS HOLE to end of the quality waters This area of the river is fishing fair. The fish are starting to move into the deep slow water, and the overall report is that the lower river us affected by cold night temps. The colder the night the slower the fishing. • RS’2 Brown, or gray #20-22 • Red Larva #18-22 • Foam wings brown, gray#20-22 • Desert storms #22-24 • gold ribbed hare’s ear #18 • UFO cream, brown #22-26 • Zebra midge #24-26 • Leeches, Black, brown, natural

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Contact Info:

Blue Sky Flyfishing Co.
P.O. Box 6442
#33 Cty. Rd. 4279
Navajo Dam, NM 87419
Phone: 505-634-0582
Alt. Phone: 877-Go San Juan
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