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November 10, 2017

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 260 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 396 cfs and 480 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using bead-head wooly buggers, spinners, night crawlers and Fire Balls for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow. NEW SPECIAL TROUT WATER: The river from the USGS gauging station to the confluence of the Rio Nutrias is now catch and release only using single barbless hook artificial flies and lures. The kokanee snagging season opened October 1 from El Vado Lake to the west boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using creature baits, jigs, spinners, tubes, plastic worms and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits, chatter baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair using worms and grubs for perch. Kokanee snagging was slow. We had no other reports. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 50s to the low 60s.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 540 cfs and will be reduced to 400 cfs on Wednesday, November 8 as a result of higher flows in the San Juan river basin. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good for anglers using fore and afts, comparaduns, foam wing emergers, red larva, small zebra midges, dead chickens, parachute adams and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. There were some decent midge and BWO hatches coming off from mid-morning through early afternoon hours. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using PowerBait, wooly worms, parachute adams, copper John Barrs, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and jerk baits.

TALON Fishing report is a collection of tailgate and bankside bragging, random stories, blarney and rumor, contributions from readers and from NM state databases. As with all such tales, should be taken on face value as a fishing story. As such, certain details may not be 100% verifiable. Send us your monster fish pictures & stories on http://www.aztecnews.com.


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