Is the San Juan River open for fishing?

The San Juan River is once again open to fishing and guiding. The fish had a nice rest for 2 months and the conditions are excellent.

What fish are in San Juan River?

Popular fish species include Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pike, Crappie Catfish, Bluegill and Carp. If you prefer to fish the waters of Navajo Lake with a guide service, Resolution Guide Service offers affordable full-day and half-day trips that will put you on fish the entire time.

Where can I fly fish in the San Juan River?

The San Juan River lies just a few miles northeast of the Four Corners point. When fishing the San Juan, we recommend staying in Navajo Dam, NM at either Fisheads San Juan River Lodge or the Quality Waters Inn.

What flies to use on the San Juan River?

All these patterns can be ordered from Fisheads.

  • San Juan Worm. Size16-Size20.
  • Annelid. Size16-Size22.
  • RS-2. Size18-size24.
  • Flash Midge Pupa. Size18-Size26 – The Flash midge pupa is one of those flies we tie on at the beginning of the day.
  • Egg Pattern.

Is the San Juan River open to non residents?

New Mexico reopened its state parks to nonresidents with a sudden announcement Feb. 27. License-holding anglers from surrounding states rejoiced as they regained access to the San Juan River below Navajo Reservoir. The river had been closed to nonresidents for nearly the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What kind of trout are in the San Juan River?

Rainbow Trout. The San Juan River in New Mexico is rated one of the top 5 Rivers on EARTH for Rainbow Trout.

  • Brown Trout. A self-sustaining species, Brown Trout thrive on the San Juan River & we know where to find ’em!
  • Cutbow Trout.
  • Where can I fish on the San Juan Islands?

    Major fishing areas

    • Eagle Point/Salmon Bank. Located at Pile Point and Eagle Point for summer Chinook and blackmouth fishing along the edges of the points.
    • Hein/Middle Bank.
    • Lawerence Point.
    • Point Roberts.
    • Rosario Strait.

    How long does it take to float the San Juan River?

    There are three major access points for the San Juan River. Most trips launch at either Sand Island or Mexican Hat and take out at Mexican Hat or Clay Hills. Sand Island to Mexican Hat is about 27 miles and most boaters take two to three days to float this segment.

    How much is a San Juan River permit?

    To obtain a permit five days or less before the launch date, or to obtain a Montezuma Creek to Sand Island permit, you must call the BLM Monticello Field Office in advance to obtain a permit. Fees: $6.00 non-refundable application fee.

    What does a Baetis fly imitate?

    Because Baetis mayflies are so often called Blue-Winged Olives, some anglers try to imitate them with flies with blue wings and olive bodies.

    How to learn the San Juan River fly fishing?

    Simplicity is a great asset on the San Juan, one that many people don’t consider. Keeping it simple will quicken the learning process. Above are some quick link buttons that will take you to our current San Juan River Reports, flow info, guide info, fishing licences, and a map (or just scroll down for the map).

    What kind of fish live in the San Juan River?

    • Blue Winged Olives – Mostly found in the spring and fall, these can often be found below Texas Hole • Annelids and Aquatic worms – Another year round staple that trout are constantly feasting on close to the dam • Leeches – Fish will eat leeches year round on the San Juan, especially in the fall and winter.

    Is there a guided day on the San Juan River?

    A guided day on the San Juan will drastically reduce your learning curve and make sure you are getting into fish a lot sooner. Our guides spend hundreds of days on the San Juan each year and the knowledge gained through years of rowing clients down the river will be imparted onto you throughout the day!

    Where is the San Juan River in New Mexico?

    The San Juan River in New Mexico is a tailwater flowing out of Navajo Dam from the bottom of Navajo Reservoir. This makes for a fairly consistent year round outflow temperature. Consistent year round water temps make for year round fishing.