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New Mexico Fishing Report for The San Juan River

Capt. Mark Nesbit
January 31, 2006
San Juan River - Freshwater Fishing Report

New Report

Hello everybody, Fishing report 1/31/06 The current San Juan River flow is close to 350cfs. The river is off-colored with visibility of about 6-20". The river is fishing good. The days are getting longer and warmer. The beatis hatch has been best on cloudy days. Midges early am, beatis late am, midges late afternoon most days. This year has not been good for our snow pack, the reason the water flow was decreased from 500 to 350. Think Snow! Spring fishing will be good. The rainbows are on the spawn.. Call Blue Sky Flyfishing Co. for more details and trip information. 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 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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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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