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Taos New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide

July 12, 2017

FLOWS ARE REMAINING AT NICE LEVELS ON MOST AREA STREAMS. THE MONSOONS ARE OFF TO A SLOW START BUT IT IS CLOUDING UP DAILY AND RAINING SOMEPLACE IN EL NORTE. HAVEN'T SEEN A GOOD DUMP YET. FISH LIKE LOT OF WATER AND FISHING HAS BEEN VERY GOOD.


RED RIVER. 97CFS IN THE CANYON. I WAS DOWN IN THE CANYON ON 7/11 AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE RUNOFF BEGAN THE FLOW IS BELOW 100CFS. WADING IS TOUGH AND A LOT OF POCKETS ARE OBSCURED BY HIGH FLOWS BUT THE FISH WERE VERY RESPONSIVE. I FISHED WITH A SMALL HOPPER AND HAD LOTS OF ACTION FOR 2 HOURS. A LOT OF SMALL BROWNS BUT SOME DECENT FISH TOO. I NEVER PUT ON A DROPPER, MAYBE NEXT TIME. VERY SOON FLOWS WILL BE SEXY.


RIO GRANDE: 261CFS IN CERRO AND 429CFS IN PILAR. CLARITY IS GOOD AND AS LONG AS WATER TEMPS ARE NOT TOO HIGH FISHING SHOULD BE GOOD. YOU SHOULD AVOID THE HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY AS THE GORGE CAN BE SCORCHING AND THERE IS LITTLE SHADE. CADDIS, HOPPERS AND PARAS FOR THE DFO ANGLER AND CADDIS AND CRANE FLY LARVA FOR NYMPHERS.


CIMARRON: 33CFS FROM THE DAM. FINALLY A DECENT FLOW. JULY IS CADDIS TIME AND THERE ARE MORNING AND EVENING TRICO HATCHES THAT SHOULD PRODUCE AT THIS LEVEL. NYMPHERS SHOULD TRY EMERGING CADDIS AND MAYFLY PATTERNS.


COSTILLA: 90CFS FROM THE DAM AND 103 IN AMALIA. THE VALLE VIDAL IS OPEN AND THE FISHING HAS BEEN GOOD WITH DRIES AND THE PRESSURE HAS BEEN LITE AT LEAST ON DAYS I HAVE BEEN THERE. GET AWAY FROM THE STIMMIES AND HOPPERS AND TRY SOMETHING THESE FISH WILL ACTUALLY EAT AND NOT JUST SNIFF. THEY LOVE THEIR MAYFLIES AND WE HAVE BEEN GETTING GOOD RESULTS WITH GREEN DRAKE PATTERNS AND VERY MALL HOPPERS [16] AND ANT PATTERNS. NO NEED FOR DROPPERS YET. GET THAT DAMN FLY OVER THE FISH ON A GOOD DRIFT THE FIRST TIME.


 


CULEBRA: 75CFS FROM THE DAM AND 103CFS IN THE 2'S. THE USUAL HIGH WATER NYMPHS SHOULD PRODUCE WITH AN INDIE OR A DRY AND DROPPER RIG. CRANE FLY LARVA AND OLIVE HARE'S EARS. LOOK FOR A BAETIS HATCH IN THE EARLY PM ESPECIALLY ON CLOUDY DAYS. TAKE TIME TO LOOK FOR RISERS AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED. PARA ADAMS # 16-18.


 


CONEJOS: 237CFS FROM PLATORO AND 429 IN MOGOTE. TOO HIGH FOR THE PINNACLES BUT THE REST OF THE UPPER RIVER SHOULD BE GOOD. DRAKES AND STONES ON TOP AND STONE FLY NYMPHS AND EMERGING CADDIS. I LIKE TO FISH A TRIFECTA RIG HERE WITH A HEAVY NYMPH BELOW A FLOATER AND A 3RD SMALL NYMPH BELOW THAT, TOTAL LENGTH FROM DRY 24-30".


 


CHAMA: ABIQUIU. 780CFS TOO HIGH


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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