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Fishing

Spring caddis hatch on the Rio Grande should be good to fish in 2018

Angler on Rio Grande in N.M.

The caddis hatch on the upper Rio Grande in 2018 should be great for fishing if the warm days and low water flows continue.
“It’s looking good,” says Nick Streit of the Taos Fly shop.
Low snowpack levels in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado means less high and muddy runoff in the big river.
And that makes for good fishing especially during the annual caddis hatch when millions of the bugs emerge from the water to mate along the river. Continue reading »

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Spring fishing should be good in 2018 despite return of drought

rio grande angler thumb

Anglers planning on doing some fishing this season may want to get it done sooner rather than later while most of the state’s reservoirs are still full. Continue reading »

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San Juan River’s Simon Canyon Run Under Restoration

Duranglers Corner San Juan River N.M.

New Mexico’s trophy trout fishery, the San Juan River below Navajo Dam, will be getting an upgrade for Christmas including two new boat ramps and many in-stream habitat improvements. Continue reading »

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Trout stocked all winter long in New Mexico to keep anglers happy

Anglers can still catch plenty of tasty fish during the winter as the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish switches from stocking catfish to trout in many statewide waters. 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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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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Red River & Eagle Rock Lake – New & Improved!

Construction of a new fishing park at Eagle Rock Lake near Questa and in-stream fish habitat improvements at the Red River fish hatchery are expected to be completed by the summer of 2015 to help promote angling and tourism in the area. “It’ll be a very, nice aquatic park in a beautiful setting that folks can really enjoy while fishing,” says Frey Sports Fish Program Manager for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Habitat improvement stamp funds from fishing license sales paid for the construction costs. 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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State Game and Fish Department Brings Back Annual Hunting and Fishing Show!

Bob Gerding

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has brought back the annual midwinter hunting and fishing show after it was cancelled last year following the death of its founder, Bob Gerding. Continue reading »

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Fishing the Rio Grande Gorge with John Nichols & Taylor Streit & Fall is the Best Time to Do It!

flyfisherman posing on rock

For many anglers New Mexico’s Rio Grande gorge and its tumbling river is an intimidating and stingy place to fish.
Its reputation for skunking even seasoned anglers may cause some to pass it up for easier fare elsewhere.
But those who’ve managed to overcome this maddening river’s mysterious ways say the fishing can reach mystical proportions.
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