Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chama River above El Vado

Keep an eye on the upper Chama River above El Vado, streamflows here are dropping steadily and conditions on this productive stretch of the river should be prime by the end of June. The Pecos River is also dropping and last week was stocked with over 3,000 catchable-size rainbow trout.
As well as the good trout fishing in Northern New Mexico, the fishing for smallmouth bass at Abiquiu Lake has been very good. The bass are on their spawning beds now. Walleye are hitting and fishing for these fish is better early and late in the day, especially under the very hot and sunny conditions we’ve been experiencing lately. Walleyes have large, sensitive eyes for which they are named and don’t like bright sunshine.
Releases below Navajo dam on the San Juan River continue to be heavy at 4,750 cubic feet per second. The best fishing is from drift boats.

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