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Updated Fishing Reports
From your San Juan River Fishing Guides, Tailwater Anglers

Fishing fromT-hole through the end of the Quality Waters has been good. Fish have been fooled on a variety of patterns including egg patterns (cheese and peach), wooly buggers (black and olive), leeches (olive, black, natural), streamers (olive, white and black). Gray and Dark Gray (with black head) midge larvae, pupae and emergers (with flash) have been the most consistent performers. Other colors to consider are red, orange, and black (Sizes 20-24)

There has been a small BWO hatch around mid-day. Try RS2’s (foam wing and CDC) in gray, dark gray, and chocolate as well as pheasant tails. There are some fish rising to dries. With patience, a good presentation and some luck you can fool these fish.

Fishing on the Upper River has been fair to good with many of the same patterns working. Red and orange larvae (size 20-24) have been working well as the top fly. Follow those with a gray, dark gray or cream larvae or pupae (size 22). The fish seem to be feeding off and on. Just got to be on the water and fishing when they are feeding.

The new and improved Braids area is off the charts with tons of willing fish in each hole. Try the above midge patterns forlots of action.

With a lot of early bookings, this year promises to be a busy year on the San Juan River. Make your reservations early at the Octagon Inn if you want a quality place to lay your head at night!

Tight Lines,

Matthew Clifton

Tailwater Anglers

Octagon Inn

(505) 334-6758

The masked man is long time customer of the Octagon Inn David Cordova of El Paso.


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