Fishing Reports for the San Juan River in New Mexico.

San Juan River Fishing Reports

High Water Is Coming!

By Fisheads San Juan River | May 30, 2019

Good news for all who enjoy fishing high water!  It is starting next Monday.  Right now the river is fishing well using San Juan worms, bunny leeches, egg patterns and bright colored larva.  In the afternoon, use mayflies and crystal flash emergers. A few years ago I fished high water when they were lowering the…

May Fishing

By Fisheads San Juan River | May 23, 2019

With Summer almost here, we’d like to report that the fishing is great on the San Juan River.  The muckiness of March and early April is gone, and the river is looking so much better.  The fish are plentiful, and they are fat and healthy despite a rough few weeks the likes of which have…

On the Upswing!!!

By Fisheads San Juan River | May 2, 2019

The water is still off color but it is fishing well.  One of our clients caught this beautiful brown measuring 32″ two days ago.  Good job, Jim! As stated, the water is still murky but the visibility is improving every day.  The patterns that are working are jigs;  white, chartreuse and olive or black. Other…

Slowly But Surely

By Fisheads San Juan River | April 20, 2019

Slowly but surely the river is on the mend.  The water clarity is improving but from a distance, it still is pretty murky.  Fortunately, the river is getting more green, our normal spring color, than brown.  The guides are reporting good fishing and everyone is catching fish. There are good hatches in the afternoon;  blue…

April Fishing

By Fisheads San Juan River | April 13, 2019

The San Juan River is on the mend from the storm that brought us the muddy cold water. The best flies to use right now are bunny leeches in black or white, flashy larva, pink orange or red.  Egg patterns.   Good midge and blue-winged olive hatches are occurring in the afternoons.  Flashback pheasant tails and midge patterns…

The San Juan River is back!

By Fisheads San Juan River | April 13, 2019

“Where did it go?” you might say to yourself.  The San Juan River as we all know it, wasn’t the same for the past month.  Mid-March brought a perfect storm to the river:  the dam was being worked on, a snowstorm hit and rains washed all the snow away.  Since the outflow from the dam…

Fun in the sun

By Fisheads San Juan River | August 6, 2018

The San Juan River is flowing at about 860 CFS. Midge fishing has been doing well through out the whole day. Midge larvae in grey, cream, olive, rusty brown and olive brown are working. Adult baetis are starting hatch in the later part of the day, but emerger patterns are still doing well. RS2 foam…

Beautiful days with even more beautiful fish

By Fisheads San Juan River | July 29, 2018

It has been a beautiful July this year. The San Juan river is currently running between 920-930 CFS, and the fishing has been wonderful. With the hot weather on the sunny days, we’ve still received plenty of moisture with occasional afternoon thunderstorms.   Clients have been catching the most beautiful fish on all kinds of…

FIVE ANT FALLS THIS YEAR?!?!

By Fisheads San Juan River | July 20, 2018

Yes, you did read that title correctly. We have had 5 ant falls this year and the fish are still eating ant patterns! Due to the recent thunderstorms we’ve been having, we have had another ant fall this week, making that the 5th ant fall this summer. Not only are the fish hitting ants, but…

4th of July Weekend

By Fisheads San Juan River | July 9, 2018

  ANTS AND PMDS!!   Recently this past weekend, we have had two ant falls from a couple of thunderstorms.  We’ve also seen a few adult bugs appear above the water lately. Hopper fishing is getting good, sizes 4-10 are working. Midge larvae fishing has been doing well still, smaller sizes, 20-24, are doing best,…

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