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October 20, 2017

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 237 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, wooly buggers and Fire Balls for trout.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 345 cfs and 408 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 and the water was quite murky. 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 Oct. 1 from El Vado Lake to the west boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, white mops, bead-head wooly buggers, PowerBait, night crawlers, Fire Balls and worms for brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout. Amanda Callantine of Albuquerque caught a 16-inch cutthroat trout on the 13th. She was using a night crawler.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and small silver and gold spoons for trout. We had no other reports.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, tubes, creature baits, jigs, swim baits, chatter baits and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was very good using swim baits, jerk baits, spinner baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was good using worms and grubs for perch. Kokanee snagging was slow with just a few taken by anglers snagging along the dam area. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 513 cfs and the water was clear. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good for anglers using small zebra midges, Krystal flash emergers, mini mac midges, dead chickens, parachute adams and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs and small spoons.


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