New Mexico Fishing Report for The San Juan River
Capt. Mark Nesbit
January 12, 2006
San Juan River - Freshwater Fishing Report
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
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, RS2 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, RS2 Brown, or gray #20-22
UFO's gray , cream, brown #22-26
Foam wings brown, gray#20-22
Desert storms #22-24
gold ribbed hares ear #18 UFO cream, brown #22-26
Zebra midge #24-26
Red larva #22
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