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San Juan River, New Mexico - Fishing Report -
21, 2020
The discharges and stream levels are still a iittle low. The creams and
reds or blood midges are hatching and imitations are working good. Fish
the midge larva and pupa imitations rigged in tandem for the best results.
We continue to get good reports. Sculpin patterns are working.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is achance of rain today, otherwise
for the coming week. The highs will range from 54 to 61 degrees
and the lows from
31 to 34 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives: size 20, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin,  White Belly Sculpin & Articulated streamers, size 6/4
Scuds, size 16/14
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
There is little change in the best fishing strategy during the winter months. It is almost
alway best to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator with the midge lava as
the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge only when you
observe trout feeding on the surface.
Some areas have good concentrations of various species of blue-winged olive nymphs
and fishing an imitation of them is an alternative strategy.
Fish the Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin or the Brown or White Belly Sculpin
streamer, or any of the Articulated streamer patterns anytime during low light conditions,
or early and late in the day. They are good flies for the larger trout..
Scuds will work good at this time of the season.
Sculpin patterns are also as well as Articulated Sculpin patterns.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Rate: 636 cfs
Level: 1.42 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 43
Clarity: clear
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