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Ice Fishing at Fenton Lake

Fenton Lake in the Jemez Mountains is open for ice fishing this winter. This year’s winter storms and colder temperatures have produced ice thick enough to safely support anglers and it’s open to ice fishing for the first time in several years. Continue reading »

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Lagunitas Lakes Make for Fine Fall Fishing

Lagunitas Lakes Carson National Forest N.M.

Many would argue that autumn is the best time of year to get outdoors and enjoy all that the state has to offer.
The days are pleasantly warm and sunny while nights are crisp and cool. Gone are the summer’s tourist crowds and it is a time locals savor.
One great fall destination that provides all of the above in a remote, backcountry setting is Lagunitas campgrounds in the Carson National Forest just outside the Cruces Wilderness Basin.
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Otter Olshansky: A lonely death on New Mexico’s Continental Divide Trail

snowy forest road

Olshansky had hiked into the northern New Mexico wilderness near Chama on November 14, 2015, looking for solitude.
It swallowed him whole. Read the story Outside magazine missed. Insightful and in-depth investigative journalism by award winning reporter, Wren Propp. Continue reading »

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Great Family Fun at Clayton Lake State Park Fishing Derby

Clayton Lake State Park

It’s said to be New Mexico’s biggest and best fishing derby drawing thousands of visitors from neighboring states to Clayton Lake State Park where the top prize of a fully equipped bass fishing boat is a big draw. Continue reading »

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Winter Fishing and Camping on the San Juan River

There’s a reason savvy travelers love the off-season and the same goes for those who love to fish, especially on the fabled San Juan River in northwest New Mexico. Here’s some tips and tricks on how to enjoy some of the finest winter fishing in the west.
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Summer Fishing and Camping on the San Juan River

Summer on the San Juan river is great for anglers who know how to handle the heat as they will enjoy dynamite dry fly action, lots of sight fishing in incredibly clear water and a really memorable experience, especially in the weeks following the annual spring flush. Continue reading »

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Spring Fishing on the San Juan River – Tips and Tricks

san juan river

Spring fishing on the San Juan River means dry fly action and plenty of it so box up the nymphs, break out the flies and get after it. Continue reading »

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Fire Ravaged Pecos River Reopens

An angler on the Pecos River at the Pecos National Historical Monument.

Anglers returning to the recently reopened Pecos River will find far fewer places to camp and fish as well as less trout to catch in the wake of two devastating forest fires earlier this summer. Continue reading »

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Charette Lakes NM: Hilltop Hide-Away a Great Get-Away!

A Pronghorn buck.

High on a windblown mesa overlooking the plains of New Mexico lies an unexpected oasis where visitors can camp and fish from the banks of a deep lake still thriving despite the long running drought. Continue reading »

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Star Gazing Best at Clayton Lake State Park

Clayton Lake State Park features great fishing and camping, fabulous scenery and spectacular night skies.

If you’re looking to see stars, then forget Santa Fe’s Plaza and get out to Clayton Lake State Park where they throw parties for them all the time.
Boasting some of the best star-gazing conditions in the country the park is only one of four worldwide that is officially recognized for its incredibly dark skies. Continue reading »

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