Rio Costilla, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Doc Thompson
Fly Fishing Map of Rio Costilla, NM
Bookmark and Share
Rio Costilla, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Finished for the season
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 7 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rio Costilla is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Doc Thompson

Water flow:

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Late morning through afternoon

Best stretch: Valle Vidal (opens July 1 each year). Rio Costilla Park and the lower private water fishes mid May through September.

Best access point: Rio Costilla Park

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Cutthroats and Cuttbows

Fishing season: Valle Vidal Section opens July 1 each year. RCCLA open all year but fishes mid May through Sept

Nearest airport: Major arilines fly into Albuquerque, private planes can fly into Taos or Angel Fire

Rio Costilla Description

The Rio Costilla is located 12 miles west of the small town of Costilla in north-central New Mexico right along the New Mexico-Colorado border. There is approximately 15 miles of public fishing access on two stretches of the Rio Costilla. There is 9-10 miles in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest and 5 miles in the Rio Costilla Park. There is also private access available to the Costilla on ...

Techniques & Tips

Winter like conditions, finished for the season

7-Day Forecast

Finished for the season

Save Email

Add Your Fishing Report