Conejos River New Mexico Fishing Report May 2014

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Conejos River Fishing Report May 2014

Just wanted to give a quick update about what is going on with the trout and the Conejos this spring.

I have been talking to Troy, Isaac and Pat about the fishing and it is time to get your fish on!  I had a chance to go down and spend a couple days and make some casts myself and had a great time.  Troy and I caught a lot of fish in the softer water and about 70% took the worm most of the other fish were tuned into yellow stoneflies.   Water color was that perfect light green and flows were friendly.  Because of the lower than normal snowpack you can plan on being able to fish all of the early hatches and have a May with no missed days.  The road to Platoro is now open all the way and the guides have been out “sampling” the fishing and they told me they have had days with tons of “Doubles”! Fish wintered well and are healthy.  The higher you get the more it is likely to be wormy, midgy, and see some baetis.  Lower river will fish more effectively with Stoneflies and then experimenting with Rainbow Warriors, Chironocones, PT’s, Flashbangs, dead drifted leeches, and Salvations.  Lower river fish will go on the worm during wet conditions or whenever you are walking in mud next to river!

Get a chance give us a call and book some time with us.  The cabins and guides all have holes in the schedule in May and early June. Most of Colorado will be blown out with heavy runoff for the next 6 weeks while the Conejos drainage with the convenience of the dam at Platoro will run clear and fish well with no crowds during those 6 weeks.

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