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New Mexico Fishing Report for The San Juan River

Capt. Mark Nesbit
January 12, 2006
San Juan River - Freshwater Fishing Report

Hello Everyone,

Due to lack of snowfall so far this winter, the Bureau of Reclamation

will be decreasing the release from Navajo Reservoir from 500 cubic feet

per second (cfs) to 350 cfs, at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2006.

The release rate will be re-evaluated as inflow forecasts are updated.

Releases are made for the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit, and to

attempt to maintain a target base flow through the endangered fish

critical habitat reach of the San Juan River (Farmington to Lake

Powell).

 

This scheduled release change is subject to changes in river flows and

weather conditions. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Page

at (970) 385-6560 or e-mail him at [email protected]

 

CATCH & RELEASE fishing has been good with big fish being caught regularly

• Larva, red, cream, gray, olive, brown #18-24

• Red Jujubee #22-24

Leeches, black, brown, natural bunny

• Midge Dry flies, black, olive, or gray #26

• Gray or Chocolate foam wings#24

• Midges gray, cream & chocolate.

•Johnny Flash #24 gray

UPPER FLATS TO TEXAS HOLE: Fishing has been great in the braids and the upper flats water. The main channel is fishing ok.

• Pheasant tail flash backs or natural #20-22, RS’2 chocolate, gray #22-20

• Desert Storm #20-22

• Foam wings chocolate, gray #20-22

• Larva cream, gray, red

• UFO's gray, cream, brown #22-26

• Bead head pheasant tail #24

TEXAS HOLE to end of the quality waters This area of the river is fishing good. Red larva has been working good below death row.

• Pheasant tail or wd 40 flashbacks or natural #20-22, RS’2 Brown, or gray #20-22

• UFO's gray , cream, brown #22-26

• 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

• Red larva #22

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Premier Guided Fly fishing trips for trophy Rainbow and Brown Trout on the world class San Juan River, New Mexico. Float or wade trips available. Great prices on vacation packages.

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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