Cimarron River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Cimarron River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Winter conditions. Cimarron Canyon State Park currently closed.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
11 / 19 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Cimarron River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Doc Thompson

Water flow: 10 cfs below lake and 10 cfs in Cimarron, NM

Visibility: 8 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning through afternoon

Best stretch: Cimarron Canyon State Park and the lower private water.

Best access point: Cimarron Canyon State Park

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Baetis and midges

Fish species: Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout

Fishing season: Mid April through October

Nearest airport: Major airlines fly into Albuquerque International Sunport, private planes can fly into Angel Fire

Person Fishing in a stream

Cimarron River Description

The Cimarron River is located in Northern New Mexico and flows east from Eagle Nest, NM, through the Cimarron Canyon State Park and continues eastward to Cimarron, NM. There is 8-10 miles of public access in the Cimarron Canyon State Park. Three miles of private water can be accessed through Orvis Endorsed Guide, Doc Thompson.
The Cimarron River is technically a small tailwater that fishes and looks ...

Techniques & Tips

Winter conditions. Cimarron Canyon State Park currently closed.

7-Day Forecast

Winter conditions, Cimarron Canyon State Park currently closed.


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