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November 3, 2017

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 233 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 403 cfs and 430 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using bead-head wooly buggers, Panther Martin spinners, night crawlers and Fire Balls for brown and rainbow trout. The water was off color. We had no reports from below Abiquiu. 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.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, grubs, creature baits, jigs, 4-inch worms and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, jerk baits, chatter baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair using worms and grubs for perch. Fishing for trout was slow but a few were caught by anglers using PowerBait and by trolling spinners. Kokanee snagging was slow. We had no other reports. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 529 cfs and the water was clear. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good for anglers using red Krystal flash emergers, chocolate foam wing emergers, larva, small zebra midges, comparaduns, parachute adams and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. There were a few good baetis and midge hatches this past week. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and jerk baits.


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