Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter / Fly Shop in Navajo Dam, New Mexico

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Fisheads San Juan River Lodge

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter / Fly Shop


Phone icon505-634-0463 Phone icon505-632-1411 Link iconfisheadsofthesanjuan.com
1796 Hwy 173
Navajo Dam, NM 87419

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The Story

Experience the San Juan River fly fishing trip of your life on the San Juan River in New Mexico! Fisheads guides know the river and how to fish it. No matter what your age or level of experience, we'll show you a great time! Float and wade trips available. Newly remolded rooms equipped with Wi-Fi, Fly-Tying Tables, Flat-Screen TV's, Direct TV programming and the cafe has the best food in the county.

Date Range

The San Juan River fishes good year around, the water temperature is the same all seasons. Navajo Lake is seasonal, April thru October.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

San Juan River and Navajo Lake, NM.

Typical Weather by Season

Northern New Mexico is one of the sunniest places in the United States. Most days are beautiful year around. The Spring can be windy in the afternoon with temperatures in the 60's. Summer is warm, average temperatures are 80's and 90's. The Fall is beautiful with temp's in the 60's. The San Juan is also a great winter fishery with average temps in the 40's.

What is Provided to Customer

Fishead's provides everything you need on our fishing trips other than waders which we rent for $20 a day and your fishing license which is $17 for one day.

What Should Customers Bring

Appropriate clothing and a hat, sunscreen, polarized glasses and a camera.

Sample of Typical Itinerary

Our most common trip is three nights of lodging with two days of fishing. A typical day of fishing starts with breakfast in the Back Cast Café. You then head to the river with your guide and fish for the day. Then back to the lodge to tell lies over dinner.

Species You Fish for by Season

Rainbow and brown trout all year around. In Navajo Lake we fish for Carp, Pike and Smallmouth Bass, with both spinning and fly gear.

Our Fly Shop

Our Orvis fly shop sits in the middle of our restaurant, The Back Cast Café, and has everything you need to fish this famous tail water.

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