Fishing Report 2/13/2019
Well looks like another storm on the way for the end of the week. Good for us! Looking like we are in for some fantastic fishing this year.
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San Juan below Navajo Dam: Good
The flows are at 280 cfs. The lake is turning over.
Bunny leaches have been working well with a slow retrieve. Bigger and brighter attractor patterns are working well trailed by the traditional San Juan stuff. Lots of the stockers around you just need to get through them to find the bigger fish!
You can Czech nymph this river and use bigger flies other than the standard size 20-24. You just need to target the deeper runs!! Also streamer time, when using streamers use 3x and 4x the fish are not leader shy with the water off color.
The flow is at 48.0 cfs. Holding steady.
The fishing remains not to bad but you still have to work some!
Nymphs: Prince Nymphs standard and blue, Flashback PT’S, UV Blue and many of our Special Competition Nymphs are the bill of fare, Rainbow Warriors Smethursts stone bombs and 20 Bombs, Jigged Princes.
East and West Forks of the San Juan:
Wait till spring!
Nymph’s: Copper John’s, KGB, Iron Lotus, Bishops Dynamite, Rainbow warriors.
Williams Creek: Iced over
Nymphs: Jig and Standard princes, Hares Ears, Rainbow Warriors
Williams Creek Reservoir: Fair
Wait till Ice Fishing starts.
Best Flies for the Lake: Wooly Buggers in Olive and Brown with a slow retrieve, Semi Seal Leeches trailed by a small nymph below an indicator, nymphing under an indicator letting the waves move your flies. Also best to fish deep as the water temps are getting high on the upper layers of the water column. Some dry fly action is happening in the evenings small Adams and CDC Pt’s have been working. On windy days work on the down wind side as the fish are stacking up there.
Piedra River: Iced over off Piedra Road.
Flows at Arboles Getting cold. You might want to wait till Spring!
Nymphs: All our competition Fly’s are working great, Pt’s, Hares Ears, Princes standard and blue, Stonebombs, 20 Bombs and Jigged Princes
Dry Flies Dry:
Turkey Creek: Wait till next year.
Animas River, Durango: No reports
Flow 154 cfs.
We have had no reports.
Best Flies: Stone fly patterns, Pheasant tails, Pt Spectra 94, Pettitosso on the Swing, Collaretto, Tricolor, Caddis and many of our Competition Flies, Streamers are working well. We have had some good reports of some nice fish being caught on the Ute water below town before the rains.
Rio Chama, New Mexico: Ice
Flow 31.0 CFS: Wait till Spring
Best flies Nymphs: Stonefly Nymphs, Prince Nymphs
Best Flies Dry:
Pass and Park Creeks: Park Creek is about the size of Williams Creek, Pass Creek has willows along the banks but well worth the bushwhacking and is about the size of Turkey Creek.
Wait till next year.
Nymph’s: Small PT’s and hares ears
South Fork of The Rio Grande Below Big Meadows: Slow
Wait till next year.
Nymph’s: Princes,Rainbow warriors, Stonebombs
Rio Grande, Colorado: No Reports
The flows at Wagon Wheel gap 137 cfs
Nymphs: Stone flies, Princes, Hair Ears. You can try throwing streamers if you can find some deeper pockets.
Coller SWA on the Rio Grande: No Reports
Nymphs: Surveyor, Rainbow Warrior, KGB Black, Flashback PT’S, Peeping Caddis, UV Blue.
Conejos River: Wait till Spring
The Flows at Magote (lower river) ice cfs and below Platoro (Upper River) ice cfs Wait till next year.
Lower River: Stone fly nymphs, Jig Head Princes, Hare’s Ears, Streamers
Upper River below Platoro: