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 ...

Time Well Spent

October 05, 2016

The alarm wakes me up at 5 am screaming the Knight Rider Theme. Rolling out of bed and gathering up my gear we head to the river. The sun is coming over the eastern horizon, the trout are rising in the upper flats, and the fishing has been super lately. With a red larva over a grey midge weighted with a number 8 split shot, we wade into the San Juan River from the BOR site. After a moment to scan the surface of the water with our polarized lenses we set off into the river with catching fish on the brain.

Putting our gear into the river, we cast long into the far riffle. Drift slow with the current. Wait for it. Wait for it. SET! Fish on with the first cast. Pulling the net from my back I lean away from the fish to slide the net under its struggling body, and fish landed. First fish of the day, 18 inches long and fat, nice rainbow trout. I retrieve my red larva from the gaping maw of the caught trout. Then releasing the beautiful fish back into the current, I check my flies and notice that Carrie's rod is bent.

As we trudge back up the zigzag trail back to the top of the BOR we all have the satisfied smiles of time well spent. Many fish caught. Our own fly patterns taken multiple times until we lost them all. Great day on the San Juan River.

Tight lines folks, come out and visit us in New Mexico.

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