Fishing Reports for the San Juan River in New Mexico.

San Juan River Fishing Reports

San Juan River Fishing Report

Late June San Juan River Fishing Report

By Chris Taylor - Head Fly Guide | June 27, 2022

The river is running at 500cfs and crystal clear. When the water is clear, the fish can see everything. Try to be sneaky. Use small midge patterns in the mornings and your best baetis patterns in the afternoons. The fish will still eat some leech patterns natural colors have been best. Fish are starting to…

US Winter Fly Fishing in New Mexico

Winter Fly-Fishing Trips in the US

By Chris Taylor - Head Fly Guide | May 14, 2022

Looking for one of the best winter fly fishing trips in the US? Well you’ve found it, the famous San Juan River tailwaters in New Mexico has the some of the best fly fishing in the Unites States year round. The San Juan River is a great winter fly fishing destination if you are looking…

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San Juan Is Open To Everyone

By Fisheads San Juan River | March 30, 2021

The quality waters of the San Juan River has been reopened to out of state visitors.  It is time to get down to the business of fishing. Water flow: 400 cfs Visibility: 12 inches Water temperature at mid-day: 44 Degrees F Water condition: Stained Best time of day to fish: All day long. Best stretch:…

October Fishing

By Fisheads San Juan River | October 15, 2020

    The Quality Waters are in great fishing condition. The river is at 715cfs and clear. We had a cold snap last week but the days are warming up nicely.. Lower river fishing is good. Good luck to all the Fisheads out there. Stay safe. Midge strongest from 11:00 am on Blue wing olives…

March Madness Just Around the Corner

By Fisheads San Juan River | March 4, 2020

Browns are fun to catch.  This one is a beauty.   San Juan River NM fishing report. 3/3/2020 Fisheads San Juan River Lodge   The river is in excellent shape.  With over 5’ of visibility the water is clearer this Spring than it has been for a long time. Usually the river has a green…


By Fisheads San Juan River | September 21, 2019

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…

San Juan River Flows Are Dropping, Fly Fishing is Great

By Fisheads San Juan River | September 4, 2019

After catching a big Rainbow Maggie landed this sweet Brownie. The river flows, from a high of 1750cfs, are decreasing to 1400cfs today and 1200cfs by tomorrow.  Fishing has been really good in spite of the flows. There has been a lot of stocking in the river.  But, there are many areas where waders are…

San Juan River Fishing Report: Yes, River River is High

By Fisheads San Juan River | August 29, 2019

The San Juan River is at 1740cfs but the fish are still here.  The water visibility is good, not totally clear but we have definitely seen it a lot worse.  Fishing is good.  The impact of the high water on wade fishing is a little different.  The best places to wade are Texas hole to…

San Juan River Fishing Report: School is back in session

By Fisheads San Juan River | August 16, 2019

School started this week and the San Juan River in New Mexico has been a fisherman’s dream.  Not too busy and the fishing is good.  The river is now at 1260cfs as they raised the water last evening. The usual suspects are still working such as red and cream larva in sizes 22-24.  Dark zebra…

August is here, School is starting

By Fisheads San Juan River | August 6, 2019

Hey, mom’s and dad’s;  School is starting soon but it’s not too late to take the kids fishing before they have to hit the books. July and the start of August had some very warm weather, in the upper 90’s every day.  We did have some rain this weekend which was a welcome relief.  We…