World class trout fishing
Some people don’t think of New Mexico as a fishing destination, but they would be blown away by some of the trout streams and reservoirs this state has to offer. The famous San Juan River has recently been reported as having as many as 12,000 fish per mile - a simply mind boggling number. The high canyons and blue ribbon trout streams make for great scenery while you’re casting to big rainbow trout or fishing for musky on an isolated lake.
New Mexico boasts probably the best fishing in the Southwest. It is one of the few states where you can catch the indigenous Gila trout, which has made an astonishing recovery thanks to the US Fish & Wildlife Service after approaching extinction only a decade ago. These unique fish are closely related to the rainbow trout, but have distinct black spots on the forward part of their yellow bodies, similar to a cutthroat. Fishing for these unique trout is now available in many of New Mexico’s rivers and streams.
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Top fish species to target in New Mexico
Fisheads San Juan River Lodge
Recent studies have suggested that there are more then 15,000 fish per mile..Located in the northwest corner of New Mexico, the San Juan River is world renowned for providing some of the most rewarding trout fishing you will ever experience.