Stream Report for November 3, 2005
Fishing Report fo November 3, 2005
Rio Grande Flows Currently 347 cfs in the Upper Box and 515 cfs at
Fishing had been good prior to increased releases out of Platoro
Resevoir in Colorado. Water is currently murky and fishing has slowed.
Fish bigger flies with flash and sparkle as long as the water remains
off color. Flies to use are flashback pheasant tails, red midge larva,
and black woolly buggers. Some late evening dry fly action on size
18-20 adams or parachute adams. Pike can still be caught in this murky
water. They hunt by "feel" and will be able to detect flies that move
water. Big rabbit strip flies and wool headed streamers are working for
San Juan River Flows Currently at 661 cfs at Navajo Dam
Fishing has been mixed. For some has been good and tough for others.
Water is murky and visibility is about 3 feet. Best reports have been
below the Lower Flats and from anglers throwing streamers. Not much in
the way of dry fly fishing lately as it's been to sunny. Baetis hatches
should improve with the cloudy weather expected this weekend. Red and
black midge larvae fished behind an attractor in the mornings and an
attractor with a baetis nymph trailer in th afternoons. Flies that are
working include #20 pheasant tails, brown baetis emergers, rs2's,
paracchute adams, bwo's, and olive wooly buggers or bunny leeches.
Pecos River Flows Currently at 64 cfs above the Village of Pecos
Fishing is still good on the Pecos. Recent plantings and good dry fly
fishing for brown trout has a few anglers going to the Pecos. Fishing
is a bit slower above aTerrero. Keep the flies small. Dry fly dropper
rigs using stimulators or caddis and #18-20 bead heads with a small
shot have been working the best.
Jemez River Flows Currntly at 23 cfs at Jemez Pueblo.
Fishing has slowed over much of the Jemez due to low water and spooky
fish. Best reports have been from Fento Lake and deeper sections of the
Jemez mountains streams. Some fish are being caught on dry flies but,
most are caught on dry dropper rigs using small beadheads.
Conditions can change daily on some of these streams and lakes. Please
call the fly shop for the absolute latest conditions.
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