|San Juan River 11-07-09|
The fishing on the San Juan River’s town stretch has been great. The fish are not everywhere this time of year. They are moving to deeper water and are staging in areas where they can make the winter. The water is dropping and there will be ice on the river pretty soon. So you better get out there by mid December, or head to the quality waters.
The town stretch has been fishing best with an 18 bead head hare’s ear and a cream midge larva, size 20. The biggest fish have been on egg patterns. I prefer a large 12 or 14 bead head egg in Oregon Cheese. The best fishing has been midday.
Below the dam we have had some very good trips in the last few weeks. We are still getting a BWO bite on dry’s. You have to work hard for these fish, but knowing you can still get your dry fly fix in November is pretty cool. The fish are still eating midge patterns – ufos, cream, black & some red.
Ski season has already started at Wolf Creek. We opened on Halloween day. So when we are not on the river, we will be getting some turns in. Thinks Snow********* A good snow pack make for healthy fish in the summer.
About the Author
Scott Taylor has been guiding fishermen since he was 20 yrs old. His experience led him to start his own guide service in Vail, CO for 12 years before becoming a Charter Captain on the Gulf Coast of Florida. With 6 years experience on the saltwater flats of Pine Island Sound, Scott specialized in sight fishing for Redfish, Snook and Tarpon! Now in the summer time Scott runs the only charter service out of Colorado on Navajo Lake - High Country Fishing Charters! In the winter Scott is the Training Coordinator and Ski Instructor at Wolf Creek Ski Area, just outside of Pagosa Springs. Scott is Full Cert. instructor with 16 years experience at the Vail Ski School. Scott has appeared 2 times on ESPN, and once on High Country Outdoors. For information on guided fishing trips, or for Private Ski Lessons at Wolf Creek with Scott, please send an Email. The main style of fishing offered on Navajo Lake is fly fishing and light tackle (spinning & bait casting) with artificial lures and fly's. On the quality waters of the San Juan River trips are fly fishing only, instruction being the specialty. Teaching how to cast, when to cast, how to work the fly or lure, and when and where to fish. I am a very patient instructor / guide, and enjoy teaching new anglers to fish with either spinning gear or a fly rod. For the more experienced angler, I also teach techniques to improve accuracy and increase casting distance.
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