Happy Spring from Conejos River Anglers
The shop has added St. Croix and some other smaller lines to add to what we sold last year. We will begin 7 day a week hours in May and look forward to seeing you all again this summer. Thousands of flies will be here soon and after a year to concentrate on the fishes diet last year we will be able to do a better job of knowing what bugs are in the stomachs of these frequently picky Browns. There were many times in years past when we thought that the Browns had gone to lay down but in fact were eating something other then what we were offering. This year we will be doing even more stomach samples and seining to be on top of what is happening here. The fishing reports will be frequent and detailed.
For those of you wanting to escape the crowds of the Arkansas, San Juan and other popular spring rivers the Conejos will offer some great fishing in late April and early May. And will also offer you the opportunity to catch some of the rivers biggest fish in a relaxed unpressured environment. Amazingly there is almost no one that fishes the La Jara, Los Pinos, or the Conejos in the spring. For those that know vacation dates in advance soon would would be a great time to reserve your rooms or guides here. Alot of days are already full for the cabins and guide days.
Early Fishing dates:
Now thru middle of May; Good fishing on the Conejos, Los Pinos, and La Jara. Pike fishing in Rio Grande and Sanchez. Trout fishing good in the Rio Grande Gorge in N.M. and Rio Grande in Colorado
May; great carp and pike fishing on Sanchez, Fishing in the tailwater section below Platoro dam on the Conejos
Early June; great nymphing prior to the big Stones, High mountain lakes are fantastic, Dry fly fishing on the La Jara and Los Pinos heats up
Mid June; Beginning of the “Big Stones”. Great nymphing and dry fly fishing
End June; Golden Stones, Caddis, and Pteronarcys Stoneflies are the keys. Higher mountain streams open up to fishing and the options become endless.
July; PMD’s, Caddis, assorted Mayflies, and the big Green Drake, Golden Stones (early July)
Questions or reservations call
Conejos River Anglers
For weather, fishing reports, or streamflows
Look forward to seeing your faces soon, Jon Harp