May 16th 2020 Post
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May 16th 2020 Post

May 16, 2020


The Conejos Fly Pack

18 flies hand selected for the the Conejos River that are time tested as a great way to catch trout in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

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Welcome to another blog from Conejos River Anglers. We will have a fishing report, water conditions report, updates about guide service, new sales and cabin rentals. We will also try to clarify what is going on with the Covid-19 situation and how it affects the National forest, campground etc. Hold On.

Fishing Report

Lower RIver: Flow at Mogote is 940cfs. The water is stained but clearing a little each day. Visibility about 2 ft.. We are still catching fish on black, coffee black, and brown pat's rubber legs and trailing worm patterns, size 14-16 prince nymphs, purple pheasant tails, frenchies, blowtorchs, red darts, allens' thunder bugs, copper johns, double downs and the likes. Fish are still on the edges and in the soft water behind structure. I think the flows will slowly drop a little over the next couple weeks leading up to Memorial day weekend. The flows from the dam are at 300cfs with clear water through the upper meadows below Platoro. Fishing flossy worms, rainbow warriors, and mostly baetis nymphs in size 16.

Water Conditions

Water levels are near normal for this time of year with some early runoff. Fishing the soft water and edges. This is a great time to fish with Stone Fly patterns and trail a worm, midge etc.  

Covid -19 Update

The Conejos river is open and fishable! The link below gives details from the forest service for guideance in effect till May 31st 2020. The campgrounds are closed but that is NORMAL. Aspen Glade campground doesn't open till Memorial weekend. Because of the virus the forest service has also place restrictions on fires with their limited manpower till May 31st.  

Our cabins are open and we are deep cleaning between guests.

Our guides are available and will practice social distancing and use of masks.

See the links below for more details. Thanks

Cabin Rentals

We have 4 cabins and a half house for rental. Please click link for all the details and reserve yourself on line.

Guide Service

Guide Trips available in half day and full day trips from 1 to 3 people per guide. Use link below to pick your trip and reserve on line.

Stay and Guide Packages

Stay with us and use our guides in several great packages tailored for your particular needs. Use link to shop and reserve on line. Vacation Stay and Fish

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