Fishing Reports for the San Juan River in New Mexico.

San Juan River Fishing Reports

Mid-July San Juan River Fishing Report

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

Fisheads of the San Juan’s Tip of the Week The river is increasing in flows today. It will be 800cfs by the end of today. That will make the water a little murky for a couple of days. . When the water is clear, the fish can see everything. Try to be sneaky. Use small…

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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…

Weather or not! Fishing still goes on.

By Fisheads San Juan River | July 24, 2019

July fishing has been toasty warm to downright hot, weatherwise.  Temperatures are in the upper 90’s most days.   Olive and gray midges and red larva are working in the quality waters.  Orange eggs, copper johns and pheasant tails are being used below the special waters.  Overall the fishing is good.