New Mexico Fly Fishing Report Summer 2005
Friends and Fellow Anglers, Runoff is winding down on most area streams and fishing this summer should be better than the past few drought plagued seasons. The Stonefly Hatch is in progress on the Cimarron and fishing has been excellent on the lower reaches of the river as they haven’t been releasing a significant amount of water from the dam.
The Cimarroncita has been especially good with # 12 Stimulators. We have been fishing on the Costilla also and it looks like the fish are in good shape there also. We have a new piece of private water on the lower river near Amalia. The Valle Vidal opens on July 1st and there is plenty of water in the resevoir this year so flows should be decent. The Red and the Embudo are still running high but are clearing and should be great by late June. The Conejos probably won’t be fishing till late June as they usually have a more intense, long lasting runoff (Its running 1300cfs on the lower river now). We have access thru Conejos River Anglers to a couple of private leases including the Hamilton Lease on the upper river and a new one down by Broyles Bridge. Culebra Creek is starting to clear and Rita had a good day up there yesterday with a couple of guys from Amarillo.
In August we are having a series of fly fishing camps on the Cimarroncita Ranch that will include expert instruction in all levels of fly fishing, lodging and access to the “Dream Water” on the Cita. Myself, Rita and Doc Thompson will be the instructors/guides. For details visit the Cita’s website at cimrroncita.com
Looks like a banner year in the Sangre de Christos