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The Golden Ghost of the Rio Grande

Along with brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and great northern pike, carp also are found in the Rio Grande. Lately, with the water very low and fairly clear, I’ve been seeing carp swimming slowly around in a few eddies. … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Fishing and Nature Report – 4/10/16

Upstream in Colorado, irrigation diversions from the Rio Grande and its tributary, the Rio Conejos, began a few days ago. This resulted in the water dropping to a fishable level, down here in New Mexico. Plenty of bugs were already on the water, but in my … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Fishing and Nature Notes

Although the river is still running relatively high (648 cfs today), it has cleared up considerably … and BWO mayflies continue to hatch. Yesterday, I located a pod of rainbows (stockers) that were rising, and fooled a couple with a … Continue reading

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Wintering Bald Eagle Arrives

The most severe cold weather of the winter arrived today, and with it came at least one bald eagle. Guessing that this would be the day, I took a drive along the river and spotted this eagle in a favorite … Continue reading

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