San Juan River Fishing Report & News
Chris’s San Juan River Fly Fishing Tip of the Week
Fall is here! The weather looks great and the fishing has been very good. The upper flats are fishing great! Be there between 6:00am and 1:00pm. Watch out for moss on your line, you need to keep your flies clean. The trees are starting to change colors, they should all be yellow in another week. Good luck to all the Fisheads out there, Chris
Midges are hatching all day long. At the moment they are small, midge pupa and larvae, size 22 to 24, olive,gray, black, chocolate, cream and of course red have been my best. The hatch is strongest from 11:30 to 2:00. The midges are clustering so try fishing a cluster to a single dry midge. Black has been best. Try fishing BWO’s from 1:00pm to about 5:00pm. The hatch is best on cloudy days. Dark or light gray, brown and olive have been the best colors in a size 20 and 22. Both dry and wet patterns. Bunny leaches are great attractors! Brown, Black, purple, and white.
Fish species: Rainbow and Brown trout
Fishing season: Year Round
Nearest airport: Albuquerque, NM (2.5 hr) or Durango, La Plata Airport, CO (40 min) or Farmington, NM (40 min)
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 10′ 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Trout WF
Nice web site. Nice video. Used to fish up there 25 years ago with Andy Bulyock and Curtis Owen from the San Juan fly fishers club. Sure miss that place.