Colorado and New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide
Colorado and New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide
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CO & NM Fishing Report April 03, 2011

Colorado & New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide Rita Adams
04-3-2011

Red River- 40 cfs below hatchery- Fished the B section (inbetween la junta and el aguaje trails) with Mr. Ed yesterday, and reaffirmed why this little river is one of my favorite places on the planet. Lots of caddis flying around, and fish on dries for most of the day. When the sun was high overhead, the dry fly activity slowed somewhat, but I steadfastly refused to dig out the indicator, and fished a single dry for the sheer pleasure of it. We waded wet in short sleeves and loved every second of it. No need to look further than caddis for dries or nymphs.


Rio Grande- 157 cfs near Cerro- The river has been dropping and that's good news for trout fishermen. Catch the Rio on a cloudy day with modest winds and find blue winged olives pouring off and rising fish. In bright sun it's much tougher to get fish on top, and nymphs or streamers are the order of the day. Pike fishing has been good as well, with hungry fish coming off the spawn.


Cimarron-21 cfs from Eagle Nest Dam-The Cimarron is fishing well with it's season only just beginning. Mr Ed fished it last week and took fish on dries as well as nymphs...caddis is always a good bet, but also hare's ears, pheasant tails and red midges. They love the worm too.


Culebra- 13.9 cfs from Sanchez Res.- The Culebra is still low and clear, so hit the bottom stretches for a chance at less spooky fish.  Midges and olives coming off...think smallish flies, not only to match the hatch but also for a more delicate presentation...larger stonefly nymphs fished streamer style is a good bet to get the bigger fish out from under the banks.



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