Fishing Report 6/19/2019
The flows on the areas river are still high but they are coming down. We have peaked. so when you get please take caution while wading! Some of the upper stretches of the rivers are clearing.
San Juan below Navajo Dam: Flows are up.
The flows are at 4650 cfs.
The Scheduled to ramp up over the next 5 to 7 days to 5,000 cfs. The release is scheduled to remain at 5,000 cfs for a minimum of 5 days. An additional day or more may be added if conditions allow. The ramp down will occur over 3 days, reaching 500 cfs where it is scheduled to remain until further notice.
You can Czech nymph this river and use bigger flies other than the standard size 20-24. You just need to target the deeper runs!! Also streamer time, when using streamers use 3x and 4x the fish are not leader shy with the water off color.
The flow is at 2100 cfs. Flows are coming down now the river just needs to clear a little.
Nymphs: Simi Seal Leeches, Prince Nymphs standard, blue and jigged, Flashback PT’S, Halfbacks beaded and non bead and many of our Special Competition Nymphs are the bill of fare, Rainbow Warriors Smethursts Stone bombs and 20 Bombs, Iron Lotus, Jig Frenchie’s, Straggle Stones, Robin’s favorite prince.
Dry Flies: Not just yet!
East and West Forks of the San Juan: Very High
The East Fork road is open, the forest service recommends that you have a 4×4 or high clearance vehicle due to high water creek crossing. The road is really rutted so use caution!! The river is clear and high but fish the edges. The West Fork road is still closed.
Nymph’s: Copper John’s, KGB, Iron Lotus, Bishops Dynamite, Rainbow warriors, Stone Bombs, 20 Bombs and Princes, Blue and Jigged.
Williams Creek: Flows have come up!
The fishing is really pretty good. Clarity isn’t that bad. The flows have come up and the wading is difficult Below Bridge CC fish the slack water. From Bridge CC to Williams CC the fishing is getting better, fish are holding in the deeper holes and slack water. You’ll find some nice browns here. From Williams Cc to the Dam the fishing is good but the wading is tough. Below the dam there are some nice rainbows but again take care in wading.
Nymphs: Jigged Princes, Frenchies, Quillidigon in Natural and Pink, Surveyors, 20 Bombs and 20 inchers, Straggle Stones, Iron Lotus, Dave’s Black Pt, Brillon’s Lucent H.E. Jig on the swing all colors.
Above The Lake: Very High
The flow is getting pretty high above the lake and the clarity is off. The wading is difficult. Above Palisade Horse camp the fishing is tough with these flows, Best to hike to the mouth of the lake and work you way up from there. Fishing below Cimaroma CC is slow with these high flows.
Nymphs: Jig and Standard princes, Hares Ears, Rainbow Warriors
Williams Creek Reservoir: Good
The fishing is really good. Best spots are down by the dam and around the other side of the lake. And from the parking lot all the way to the boat ramp. Best way to rig up is have a Simi Seal Leach or Wooly Bugger trailed with a Pheasant tail or an Iron Lotus.
Flies: Semi Seal Leaches all colors. Wooly Buggers. If the wind picks up Frenchies, Princes, Hares ears floated under an indicator.
Piedra River: Run Off
The upper Piedra has some good flow off Piedra Rd. Best to get up there in the morning before the river gets to dirty to fish. You still can’t get to the upper reaches as the road is still closed at the Sportsman. The lower river off 1st Fork road is blown out.
Nymphs: Jigged and Standard Pt’s, Hares Ears, Princes Standard and blue and Jigged, Stonebombs, 20 Bombs.
Dry Flies Dry:
Turkey Creek: High
Turkey creek is pretty clear as it crosses Hwy 160, But it’s pretty High.
Animas River, Durango: Rafting time.
Flow 4330 cfs.
We have had no reports.
Best Flies: Stone fly patterns, Pheasant tails, Pt Spectra 94, Pettitosso on the Swing, Collaretto, Tricolor, Caddis and many of our Competition Flies,
Rio Chama, New Mexico: Blown out but falling.
Flow 879 CFS:
Best flies Nymphs: Stonefly Nymphs, Prince Nymphs
Best Flies Dry:
Pass and Park Creeks:, Pass and Park Creek Creek has willows along the banks but well worth the bushwhacking and is about the size of Turkey Creek.
Nymph’s: Small PT’s and Hares ears
South Fork of The Rio Grande: Coming Down.
Flow is at 1340 cfs at South fork.
The fishing remains tough in the river as the flows are up but Big Meadows is fishing great!
Nymph’s: Princes,Rainbow warriors, Stonebombs
Rio Grande, Colorado: No reports
The flows at Wagon Wheel Gap 4340 CFS.
The Rio has a little color to it but should be fishing well but we’ve had no reoprts. But did have a report from around Creede that the fishing is slow?
Nymphs: Stone flies, Princes, Hair Ears, Semi Seal Leaches, Streamers
Coller SWA on the Rio Grande: No Reports
Nymphs: Surveyor, Rainbow Warrior, KGB Black, Flashback PT’S, Peeping Caddis, UV Blue.
Conejos River: Fair below the lake. Blown out on the lower river.
The Flows at Magote(lower river) 1690 cfs and below Platoro (Upper River) 60.3.0 Cfs and steady.
The lower river is blown out.It’s best to get up into the Meadows section. The Meadow section should be fishing well.
Upper River below Platoro: Stone fly nymphs, Jig Head Princes, Hares Ears, Semi Seal Leaches Brillon’s Lucent H.E. on the swing all colors.