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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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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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A Visit to Tsankawi at Bandelier Takes One Back in Time

Tsankawi entrance sign

Sitting upon the edge of a cliff at Tsankawi, legs dangling in space, basking in the midwinter sun, one can look out over the snow dusted valley below and perhaps understand why the ancient Indians choose to live here hundreds of years ago. Continue reading »

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Fall Fishing on the San Juan River is as Good as It Gets & Here’s How!

A San Juan Country Road basks in the sunshine of a gorgeous autumn day on the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico.

We were breaking ice that fall morning as we trudged through the marsh trail leading to the upper flats of the San Juan River. And we were hoping we’d get one of the more favored fishing spots to ourselves because the fall is when this trophy, trout stream really grows busy.

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Take a Drive & Enjoy New Mexico’s Fall Colors

U.S. 64 at Red Rock Canyon at Abiquiu Lake

There’s no better time than the fall to enjoy some of the best scenery in northern New Mexico and with the changing of the leaves there’s no better excuse for a road trip. Continue reading »

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New Mexico Winning War on Wild Hogs

Dry Cimarron River in northeastern New Mexico.

New Mexico appears to be winning its war against wild hogs with the feral swine now gone from half of infected counties in 2013, federal authorities report. 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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Winter Trout Fishing on the Rio Chama Below El Vado Dam

Toner Mitchell poses with brown trout caught in the Chama River of northern New Mexico.

In the dead of winter when most anglers are yearning for a fight with a feisty trout there are only a few places one can try in northern New Mexico.

But for those seeking the solitude of a lonely stretch of river, incredible scenery and the possibility of catching a fat fish, then the Rio Chama below El Vado Dam is where it’s at. Continue reading »

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Great Winter Hikes Can Be Found in Los Alamos & White Rock Areas

Tsankawi Indian ruins near White Rock NM.

New Mexico’s mild winter weather makes for ideal hiking conditions and the White Rock and Los Alamos area boasts some of the best sunny and scenic strolls around. Continue reading »

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