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San Juan River Fishing Report 3/7/18

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The San Juan is fishing well right now. The water is still a little off color due to lake turnover, normal for this time of year. Best pattern has been a black bunny leech. Red Larva size 18-20, Big Mac Pupa 20-22, and cream pupa 20-22 have all been producing nice fish. I've also had some luck...

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San Juan River Fishing Report

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The high water is starting to come down on the Juan and should be back to 500 cfs by July 5. Fish are still on the worm bite, with pink and chamois being my favorite colors. Olive and red larva as well as small zebra midges and sidewinders have been good for my smaller patterns. Get your hoppers...

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San Juan River Fishing Report 6/6/16

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The San Juan is in full runoff mode, lots of water and lots of hungry fish! We are currently only offering float trips until the flows come down enough to make wading safe. Productive patterns have been worms and red larva, as well as scud and sow bug patterns tight to the banks. Get out there...

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San Juan River NM fishing report 4/24/17

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Fishing on the Juan has continued to improve. Mornings are still a little slow, with the bite picking up around 11 am. Red larva and black mono midges have been working well. There are some baetis coming off in the afternoon, try a pheasant tail or chocolate foam wing emerger.

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San Juan Fishing Report 3/30/17

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The fishing on the San Juan has been pretty darn tough lately, but we've been working hard and managing to find some fish. My go to has been a black bunny leech, but yarn eggs and chamois leeches have also been successful attractor patterns. Best midge patterns have been red larva, cream pupa...

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San Juan River, NM Fishing Report 11/24/16

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The San Juan River below Navajo Dam, NM is fishing well right now. It got pretty darn tough there in October, but thankfully the angling pressure has eased up on the Quality Water Section and the fish are eating a little better. The biggest issue right now is the moss in the river. I was told by...

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San Juan River Fishing Report 10/19/16

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The San Juan is looking beautiful right now with the golden cottonwoods lining the river. The fishing in the quality water has been a little tough lately, due to smart fish and quite a bit of moss coming down. The morning nymphing has been tricky, go to 6x and tiny flies (22-26) to fool these...

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San Juan River, NM fishing report 5/21/16

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The San Juan below Navavo Dam, New Mexico is doing a spring release, currently flows are around 4,000 cfs and will continue to rise until somewhere sround 5,000. Heads Up Flyfishing will only be offering float trips through the high water period due to the dangers of wading at these increased...

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Fishing The San Juan

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This is the second article in a 3-part series, covering the San Juan River.  It is not a comprehensive look, but rather a series meant for those first-timers who hit the water sight unseen and flyfishers looking to try something different. Location:  Middle section of the San...

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A Special Day on the Lower San Juan river

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I wanted to tell you about an epic day of fishing that I shared with anglers Mike Atwell and Van Rollo last week. We caught fish, nice fish, but that’s not what made the day so special. What set that day apart was the relationship between Mike and Van, the fun we had, and the...

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