Rio Grande Fishing and Nature Report

It’s not over yet … but it’s close, I think. The dry fly fishing, I mean. Yesterday afternoon was still and sunny, and the BWO mayflies were coming off in enough numbers to bring lots of fish to the surface. Rainbows and browns both. It lasted about two hours. The best producing fly was a #22 CDC no hackle, with a poly tail.

This afternoon was not still and sunny, as the big weather system comes our way. The mayflies were few and far between, but Kathy and I had a little dry fly success with the few rising fish. Again, the CDC fly worked. Otherwise, Kathy caught a few on a bugger. The big storm and lower temps that are predicted will probably wrap up the dry fly season around here. So, then we’ll have to go skiing. Based on the forecast, opening day at TSV could have some good coverage. Do you need a skiing tune-up? Ask for Kathy or me if you have the bucks to buy a private lesson.

In the meantime, the goldeneye ducks are beginning to show up. You’ll know them by their whistle, as they go overhead. The bald eagles will surely follow, and should arrive sometime in mid-December. Here’s another view from the hill. This photo was taken with the 3G phone that my son Ethan gave me. The prior photos from the hill were taken with my little waterproof Lumix.

View of La Bolsa, to the southeast.

View of La Bolsa, to the southeast.


About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: 2. Coyote Buttes: 3. Four Cornered, the Land: 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: 5. Rio Marañon: 6. Rio Grande:
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