San Juan River Fishing Report & News
The BOR made this announcement this week:
The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 1,200 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 1,000 cfs on Saturday, September 21st, at 4:00 AM.
Releases are made for the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit. Reclamation is continuing to move water to get down to an end of water year target elevation near 6063 ft.
Expected upcoming releases: The release will be further decreased next week, likely to 800 cfs. The release will continue to be slowly decreased throughout October as conditions allow. By the end of the October, the release is expected to be near 500 cfs. This schedule may change as weather and conditions develop in the coming weeks.
In-channel work and studies by the SJRIP will require the release from the Dam to be very low for the first two weeks of November. The release during this time period could be as low as 250 cfs. Feel free to call or email for updates on the timing of this low release.
Chocolate midges are working best right now. Dry fly fishing is slow but Griffith’s gnats and midge cluster will work if there is a hatch.