Fishing report 06-09-11

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Animas River: The flow is 4,920 cfs. Fishing is slow and the river is muddy and flowing fast with runoff. The river was stocked with 175 triploid rainbow trout last week.
Chama River: Upper section flow is 1,120 cfs. The river below El Vado flows at 1,150 cfs. The upper Chama including the stretch flowing into El Vado is blown out. Flows are near normal and the river is in runoff. Wading is dangerous at these higher flows, so use common sense when fishing. Crane fly larva and egg patterns and a trailing flashy baetis were reported to be the hot flies. Also worms and Panther Martins are taking fish. The stretch below Abiquiu is fishing tough. High dam release has made wading tough. Flows below dam are at 1,200.
San Juan River: Upper section catch and release flow is 2,030 cfs. Reclamation began to increase the release on Monday. The release will stay at 5,000 cfs for seven days. On Wednesday, June 15 at approximately 7 a.m., the release will begin to decrease, reaching 500 cfs on Friday, June 17 at approximately 10 p.m., where it will remain until further notice. Lower section open waters fishing is good with night crawlers, salmon eggs and the same flies as for the upper section.
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing is slow with a few small walleye and bass being landed using jigs with minnows. Reports of very little traffic and few boats on the water.
El Vado Lake: Fishing is reported as fair for brown trout in the Chama arm of the lake.
Heron Lake: Fishing has picked up with large trout up to 20-plus inches on the northwest side of the lake. Anglers are having the best success using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs. Lake trout are being caught from shore with Panther Martins. Salmon fishing is good to excellent when trolling kokanee killers and wedding rings in 10 to 15 feet of water.
Jackson Lake: Fishing is good for trout. Anglers are having success using Power Bait and any spinner with gold blades.
Lake Farmington: Trout fishing is reported as good for trout using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.
Navajo Lake: Bass fishing is reported good. Anglers are having success using Strike King plastics. Crappie are reported as good back in the coves.


Cimarron River: Flows below Eagle Nest Dam are 34 cfs and 28 cfs near Cimarron. Good steady flows out of the dam have made for consistent fishing.
Costilla Creek: The flow is 90 cfs near the town of Costilla and 80 cfs at the dam. Fishing is reported as good when weather and water warms up. Try using dry / dropper rigs, big attractors followed by bead-headed nymphs. The river was stocked with 559 triploid rainbow trout.
Red River: Flows at Questa are 64 cfs and 126 cfs below the hatchery. Fishing is fair for rainbows with bead-head nymphs and various flies. Flows are a bit high but should be coming down.