Rio Grande, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Doc Thompson
Fly Fishing Map of Rio Grande, NM
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Rio Grande, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The Rio is still low for the Rio with steady flows. Better fishing is late morning through the afternoon. Look for Baetis late morning and afternoon.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 19 / 2021
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rio Grande is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Doc Thompson

Water flow: 105 cfs near Cerro, 266 cfs Taos Junction Bridge

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: morning-afternoon

Best stretch: Pilar area, John Dunn Bridge area, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic area

Best access point: Pilar, John Dunn Bridge, hike in waters of Rio Grande Wild and Scenic area

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Prime is September - early November. April depending on runoff

Nearest airport: Albuquerque International Sunport

Person Fishing in a stream

Rio Grande River Description

Northern New Mexico-Taos Area

Techniques & Tips

Nymph fish the deeper water with double nymphs. Fish dry-droppers along the edges and riffles.

7-Day Forecast

The Rio Grande should continue to fish as long as the pleasant weather holds before winter sets in. Still a few baetis hatching.

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