Cimarron River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Cimarron River, NM
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Cimarron River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Cimarron Canyon State Park now open! Wade quietly. Fish have been rising in the mornings to Tricos. Fish the deeper riffles and pools. More consistent fishing has been in the mornings.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 13 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Cimarron River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Doc Thompson

Water flow: 14 cfs

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 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:

Tricos, some caddis, some terrestrials

Fish species: Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout

Fishing season: May 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

Cimarron Canyon State Park now open! Flows out of Eagle Nest Lake at 20 cfs as of Wednesday. This is a good dry fly flow. Flows have been bouncing around a bit. Look for risers in the morning. In the afternoons may need to add small BH nymph or fish terrestrials.

7-Day Forecast

Cimarron Canyon State Park now open! As the rains subside expect flows out of Eagle Nest Lake to bump up. The Cima normally fishes through September.

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