Chama River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Chama River, NM
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Chama River, New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
BLOWN OUT!!! Fish elsewhere
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 12 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chama River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
The Reel Life

Water flow: 1780 CFS below Abiquiu, 992 CFS below El Vado, 2670 at La Puente

Visibility: 1 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

Best time of day to fish: After Lunch

Best stretch: El Vado spring thru fall, Abiquiu fall thru early spring, La Puente Late June- August

Best access point: Below Abiquiu Dam and below El Vado Dam

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Stoneflies (freestone section) Baetis Craneflies Caddis Midges BWO's

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

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Santa Fe

Techniques & Tips

Indicator rigs on Heron Lake, you can find fish close to shore---no need for a boat. You need to adjust the weight and depths frequently to consistently find the fish.

7-Day Forecast

Substantial runoff through the end of the month.

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