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New Year, Cold Temps, Hot Fishing

Capt. Mark Nesbit
January 20, 2013
San Juan River - Freshwater Fishing Report

Hello Everyone, and Happy New year to all.
The river is flowing around 350 cfs. The water clarity is around 3 feet. Not much moss.
The rainbows are in their spawning mode.
The upper areas has been fishing fair to good. Yellow egg patterns, #20-24 red larva's, red brassies, #22-24 black zebra midges and black scintilla bubble midges.
The Texas Hole is fishing good using the above patterns, light colored leeches, or eggs trailed by red larva's was doing the trick good. There is midges coming off some days mid am. Mark' magic Midge or 3M caught fish for me all the way down to Crusher hole, end of Quality Water. There is a decent midge and small beatis hatch starting around beatis bend , and Simon Cayon down to last Chance. #20-22 Flashback pheasant tails, chocolate foam wings, RS2's. Mark's Magic Midge #22-22, gray with black, or silver wire ribbed.
For you spin fisher's the river has been fishing good with jigs. We had our best luck with a 1/16 ounce gray marabou, with UV Krystal flash.
I hope this helps you get a bent rod.
Tight Lines to all,

San Juan River Fishing Forecast:

The weather is starting to warm some and the rainbows are active with spawn going on. Fishing should just improve, but has been fishing good already.

Target Species:

Trophy Rainbow and Brown Trout

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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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