Post by schrederman on Aug 15, 2020 9:39:57 GMT -6
Looks like the wife and I will be heading to Red River, NM with the camper for a week, beginning September 12. I know nothing about the area and we'll be sight-seeing and doing couples stuff most of the time. I'll have some opportunity to fish but that will be limited. I'd like to maximize my chances for actually catching a few trout, so fly suggestions and fishing area suggestions would be appreciated. The campground hostess said the temperatures will be mid 60s in the daytime and mid 30s at night. Suggestions? Thanks in advance...
Post by golferjeff on Aug 15, 2020 10:40:01 GMT -6
I would suggest the canyon below Questa, but I know you have a limited hike-in range. The town stretch has some stockers. Stop on the way to or from and hit the Cimarron in the state park, almost guaranteed to get a few wild browns.
If you have time and breath, i highly recommend the Red River below Questa, all the way to the confluence with the Rio Grande.
Post by schrederman on Aug 20, 2020 13:06:23 GMT -6
Thanks, Jeff..... I haven't had tome to get back online until today, but the trailer's clean and the truck's ready. Even though it's still some weeks away we're really busy right now. I hope to make it up to LMF this fall and winter at least a couple of times. I usually stay a week or better when I come. Thanks again!
Post by schrederman on Sept 23, 2020 14:08:28 GMT -6
So... we're back. I got to fish 3 times. I was told at a fly shop in town that NM State Parks are for residents. only... and that I couldn't even fish there. So I hiked and fished about 3 miles of stream the first day and caught 2 typical stocker rainbows... 11"ers... I fished the second day in the Cimmaron State Park and again hiked quite a bit, but caught 5 fish... again just stock fish Upon returning to the truck a game warden was waiting, but he just checked my license... and I didn't ask questions. The third day I went to a little lake right by the hiway just east of Questa. I caught 5 fish (my limit) but kept only 3, because that's all we would eat. I had been up there before, quite a few years ago and I wasn't a seasoned fly fisher... and... no... I still ain't. I didn't find any of it easy fishing, except the little lake. There were lots of bait fishermen and a few caught one or two. I was the only one fly fishing and oddly I was the one catching fish. One of them called me a show off... and I left and came back to Weatherford... We had a nice trip. We hiked the Capulin Volcano rim and a few other things. Thanks again for the info.
If you’re outside and maintaining social distance (or greater) wearing a mask makes ZERO sense. I hate it when organizations don’t know what the CDC recommendations are. We’re having the same issue here with kids outdoor soccer.
If I’m within 6 ft for an extended period of time (they don’t define this) then fine I’ll wear a mask. If I’m outside of this *and* I’m even outside, stay the heck away from me and we’ll drop the masks.....
Post by golferjeff on Sept 24, 2020 21:05:35 GMT -6
NM state parks still closed to out-of-state visitors. San Juan is the main target, but I personally know of a few people asked to leave Cimarron and a state owned golf course in Las Cruces. I think its a little hit and miss and may be less enforced now that tourist high season is over.
I can tell you Colorado has no such restrictions. Just wear a mask inside everywhere. If you are outside, it's your choice.