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Taos New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide

July 14, 2018

 GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE. THE CARSON FOREST HAS REOPENED WITH STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS [NO FIRES] AND THE VALLE VIDAL IS OPEN TO FISHING. THE WORK THEY DID LAST FALL LOOKS GOOD AND THE REMOVAL OF THE VEE-DAMS ARE AN IMPROVEMENT. WITH A LITTLE MORE MOISTURE THE CONSTRUCTION SCARS WILL DISAPPEAR. GOOD WORK. 


COSTILLA:67CFS FROM THE DAM AND 57CFS IN AMALIA. WE FISHED DRIES ONLY ON 7/11 AND 7/12. SOME NICE CUTTS, HYBRIDS AND BROOK TROUT ON DRAKES AND STONES. LOOK FOR THE SLOWER WATER AND BACK-EDDYS.


RIO GRANDE: 50CFS IN CERRO AND 178CFS IN PILAR. THE WATER IS STAINED BELOW THE RED FROM THE YELLOW MUD SLIDE OCCURRENCE ON THE RED RIVER LIKE THE ONE LAST SEPTEMBER THAT KILLED SO MANY OF THE RED'S LARGER FISH. ABOVE THE RED FLOW WILL BE CLEARER BUT THIS IS TOO LOW FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR OR REALLY ANY TIME.


RED RIVER: 47CFS IN THE CANYON. WE HAD A RAIN EVENT ON 7/5 THAT CLOSED HIWAY 38 AND CREATED A YELLOW TIDE THAT IS HARD ON THE FISH AND THE FISHERMEN. THE TROUT WERE RECOVERING FROM THE EVENT LAST FALL AND IT WILL BE A WHILE UNTIL WE CAN ASSESS THE DAMAGE. NOT RECOMMENDED.


CULEBRA:69CFS IN THE 1'S AND 85 BELOW. STREAMERS ARE YOUR BEST AND POSSIBLY ONLY SALVATION AS THE FLOW IS MOVING. THE TROUT SEEM TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE ESPECIALLY THE BROWNS. NEEDS TO BE DOWN AROUND 50CFS. THEY HAVE BEEN RAISING AND LOWERING THE FLOW QUITE A BIT WHICH MAKES IT IFFY SO CHECK THE FLOW BEFORE YOU GO.


CONEJOS: 56CFS FROM PLATORO AND 156CFS IN MOGOTE. LOW AND GETTING LOWER. TOO LOW FOR ME ON THE LOWER RIVER. THE UPPER RIVER WILL FISH BETTER FROM THE PINNACLES TO PLATORO BUT SHOULD BE CROWDED. WE HAD AN EPIC DRAKE AND STONE HATCHES IN JUNE WHEN FLOWS WERE BETTER. TRY THE MEADOWS BELOW PLATORO.

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