Stream Report for Thursday March 9, 2006
Stream report for March 9, 2006
San Juan Flows are at 371 cfs below Navajo Dam;
The water is quite clear and fishing well. Red and black midge larvae, and brown baetis emergers fished behind a San Juan worm seems to be the most productive. Lots of midge adults on the water and some risers taking them off of the surface. Fishing is slower below Texas Hole.
Rio Grande 377 cfs in the Wild and Scenic section and 577 cfs at Pilar;
Fishing for trout picked up this week with water temps coming up a bit. Water levels have also come up and the river is murky. At this rate, we could be seeing some emerging caddis in a week or so. Pike fishing has been mixed. The best pike fishing was before the river came up and murked up. Stripping large bunny flies in red/white has remained the best bet at hooking one.
Chama River below El Vado dam is at 238 cfs and 21 cfs below Abiquiu dam
Fishing is fair below El Vado. Best reports are from anglers using big beadheads in runs 4-6 feet deep. Fishing below Abiquiu dam has been slow with the water being low and fish very spooky. The area below Abiquiu dam is managed as a Special Trout Water with a reduced bag limit. Serious over harvesting does occur there. Please report any violators to New Mexico Game and Fish at 1-800-632-6234.
The Pecos is very low and clear. Water temps have been in the mid-forties on the warmer days. One flyfisher did well on big stonefly nymphs and #18 pheasant tails. Monastery Lake was recently stocked.
Jemez River at 25 cfs at Jemez Springs;
No reports lately but good places to try would be East Fork upstream of Battleship Rock and downstream from there on the Jemez. I think that the lower Guadalupe should also be fishing better with the warmer days we’ve been having. FR 376 is still closed below the tunnels. Park below the gate and walk upstream.