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September 22, 2017

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 171 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brazos River: Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, small prince nymphs, small dry flies and worms for trout.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 706 cfs and 802 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was very good using bead-head wooly buggers, spinners, night crawlers, Fire Balls and PowerBait 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.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jigs and tubes for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Fenton Lake: Trout fishing picked up toward the end of last week and anglers did well over the weekend using garlic PowerBait, spinners and Pistol Petes.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 13.9 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was fair for anglers using copper John Barrs and salmon eggs. Fishing on the Cebolla was very good using worms, Fire Balls and elk hair caddis. We had no other reports.

Laguna Del Campo: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using top water lures, crank baits, jerk baits, chatter baits, tubes, creature bait and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using top water lures, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was very good using worms and grubs for perch. Fishing for kokanee salmon was slow. We had no other reports. The surface water temp ranged from the high 60s to the low 70s.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 792 cfs and was scheduled to be reduced to 650 cfs on September 19. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good for anglers using RS2s, root beers, small emergers, red annelids, San Juan worms, dead chickens, Adams and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using night crawlers, PowerBait, San Juan worms and jerk baits.


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