Ifly4trout.com Forum Index Ifly4trout.com
San Juan River Forum
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

San Juan River Report

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ifly4trout.com Forum Index -> Fishing Reports
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
fisheadsofthesanjuan.com



Joined: 15 Feb 2008
Posts: 90
Location: San Juan River

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: San Juan River Report Reply with quote

Fish fluorocarbon tippets at the end of your mono-filament leader when nymph fishing. 5X to the first fly and 6X to the dropper. This will produce more strikes as the fish can't see the fluorocarbon. Fishing 22 to 24 midges in the slower waters has been great, I am using flash on my midges as the water is off color due to lake turnover. Fish light weight ( a number 6 or smaller ) with your strike indicator 2 or 3 feet above the weight. You don't want to be on the bottom when you are midge fishing. We are finding some baetis, especially on cloudy afternoons. Baetis live in fast water so look for them in the riffles at the top of holes and at the bottom of holes in the tail out. Fish are eating gray, olive and brown nymphs in these places, it just depends on the day so have them all. You may have the chance to see fish on top during this time. A parachute Adams or comparadun should do the job. The may flies are green and are about size 22. Use dark colored wings as the fish are turning away from white wings. If you can't see this try a marker fly about 12 inches above the baetis. You should fish mono-filament tippets when fishing on the surface as fluorocarbon sinks. Change back to midges when the fish stop eating your may flies. Try some bunny leaches if all else fails. Dead drift them like the rest of your nymphs. Fish are eating them for moss! They will shake the drifting moss to get the bugs out. Fish all over the river are spawning. Their eggs are being found by fish everywhere. Try fishing eggs to red or orange larvae if the regular bugs are not producing for you.
_________________
Chris Taylor
Fisheads San Juan River Lodge
www.fisheadsofthesanjuan.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
allisonstanley



Joined: 02 Feb 2012
Posts: 1
Location: 104 S Cornwell Dr, Yukon, OK 73099

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunny leaches was a nice sharing it helped me a lot. I was totally frustrated when every thing got fail.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
fisheadsofthesanjuan.com



Joined: 15 Feb 2008
Posts: 90
Location: San Juan River

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:49 am    Post subject: Wooleys also work Reply with quote

Someone in the shop ask me this week if that was a new fly and technique on the river, no. Wooley buggers and bunny leeches are great upper flies in the winter and the rest of the year very early mornings and late evenings or before the bugs start to hatch and after they quit in the afternoon. Usually fished at a dead drift with a second fly trailing it. Its a lot of fun
Peggy @ Fisheads
_________________
Chris Taylor
Fisheads San Juan River Lodge
www.fisheadsofthesanjuan.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ifly4trout.com Forum Index -> Fishing Reports All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group