Cimarron River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Cimarron River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Flows have been steady and up. Fish are active and eating. With the higher flows fish the edges with dry-droppers. The deeper runs and pools might need to nymph. Morning has been the morning consistent time. We are reopen to guiding with COVID19 safe practices.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 9 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Cimarron River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Doc Thompson

Water flow: 65 cfs and 50 cfs in Cimarron, NM

Visibility: 8 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

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:

Tricos, some caddis and starting to hoppers and other terrestrials.

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

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

Fish dry-droppers along the edges and shallower water where it is a little clearer water conditions. In the deeper pools might need to fish a nymph set up. We are reopen to guiding with COVID19 safe practices.

7-Day Forecast

Expect the flows on the Cimarron to stay steady over the next week or so. Seeing some tricos, also starting to see fish eat hoppers and terrestrials We are reopen to guiding with COVID19 safe practices.


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