Re: In search of big browns on the San Juan NM
There is a good population of big browns all through the quality waters, but there are just so many rainbows that you don't always catch them. If you want to solely fish for big brownies, you have to try the lower river. Get past all of the bait fishers, past Abe's bridge with very big streamers, or float.
P.S. I wouldn't try in the bait waters because the big fish totally avoid it, and you might get snagged by powerbait or spinners by careless fishermen.