Pecos River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Nick Streit
Fly Fishing Map of Pecos River, NM
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Pecos River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
There have been some closures up in the forest. Please check them out before you go. Also no camping, just day use up there. Forest is now requiring that you pay day use fees in some places.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
10 / 12 / 2020
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Pecos River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
The Reel Lifet

Water flow: 19 CFS

Visibility: 16 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Lower canyon, Villanueva

Best access point: Plenty of access throughout the river. Public fishing starts at Dalton Day use area.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Stoneflies, Worms, Caddis, Baetis, Eggs, Hares ear

Fish species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Rio Grande Cutthroat

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Santa Fe

Person Fishing in a stream

Techniques & Tips

Small attractor dries to a sz 18 mayfly nymph

7-Day Forecast

Things are cooling off and the fishing has improved. Be sure to pack out your trash.

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