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Yearly Archives: 2012

Salmon Snagging Season in New Mexico

Steve Chase, 28, of Laguna, NM shows off a fat salmon he snagged at Navajo Lake last year.

Salmon snagging is a traditional fall fishing activity across much of northern New Mexico, drawing a hardy group of anglers to area lakes where the brightly colored, tasty fish can be caught in big numbers. Here’s some tips on how it’s done. Continue reading »

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Record Breaking, Trophy Sized Tiger Muskies at Bluewater Lake NM

man shows off tiger muskie

The Tiger muskie fishing at Bluewater Lake is so good these days its drawing anglers from across the state looking to land a trophy sized fish and maybe even break the state record. Continue reading »

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Don Wolfley: Last of the Old School Fishing Guides at Heron Lake

man shows off salmon

It’s a hazy summer morning at Heron Lake and fishing guide Don Wolfley is backing his 24-foot pontoon boat into the water for a day of deep sea fishing – New Mexico style! Continue reading »

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NMDGF “Project Wild” Brings Outdoors Into The Classroom

Teachers enjoy a float down the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico courtesy of Far Flung Adventures

Some teachers will be returning to the classroom this year and telling kids what they did this summer under a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish program designed to help bring nature into the classroom. Continue reading »

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Pecos National Monument Museum Among State’s Best

The lobby of the Pecos National Historical Monument features big murals that help depict the history of the state.

The Pecos National Historical Park on the Santa Fe Trail provides guests to its visitors center one the best exhibits of New Mexico history on display in the state. Continue reading »

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Galisteo Dam: Stunning Solitude & Scenery

The overlook bunker provides a measure of safety from the elements.

Need to get out of town fast and find some high desert solitude and beauty?
Head for the bottom of La Bajada Hill on the interstate and then follow the frontage road back around to Galisteo Dam.
It’s a lonely remote place where one can really find some stunning scenery and quiet space. Continue reading »

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Santa Fe’s La Tierra Trails Provides a Haven for Bikers, Hikers and Outdoor Recreationists.

mountain biker on new mexican trail

Santa Fe’s 1,500-acre La Tierra Trails public recreation area is a great place for hikers, bikers, horseback riders to enjoy over 25 miles of trails and immense scenic views. Continue reading »

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Habitat Improvements on New Mexico’s San Juan River a Huge Success

Mark Wethington, Fisheries Biologist for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) shows off a nice Rainbow trout caught in revitalized Braids section of the San Juan River.

Recent fish habitat improvement projects on the San Juan River have surpassed expectations at the state’s top trout fishery and it would appear most anglers are thrilled with the results. Continue reading »

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New Mexico’s Best Stonefly Fishing Just Across the State Line

trout in net with fly in mouth

Some of the best fly fishing in New Mexico can be found just across the state line in southern Colorado when the Conejos River is thick with stoneflies during the annual hatch. Continue reading »

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Eagle Nest Lake a Hot Spot for Pike Fishing

man with huge pike

Anglers looking for some real fishing thrills need go no further than Eagle Nest Lake on northern New Mexico where the angling for big bad pike has been great! Continue reading »

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