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Old 11-08-2010, 10:41 AM
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Default Where to fish for trout?

We are going to California and Las Vegas from Texas. On the way back from Las Vegas (11/28), we would like to stop in AZ or NM for a couple of days of camping and trout fishing, maybe on an Indian reservation. Does anyone have suggestions for a good place to camp near a trout stream in either of these states? We will be heading back to TX via route 40.
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Default Re: Where to fish for trout?

The San Juan river in Northern New Mexico is a good tailwater. Lees Ferry below Lake Powell is also a good fishery. Both are large rivers so you should hire a guide. If you are traveling farther north the fly fishing in Montana is world class and the spring creeks will be fishing well.
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There is camping on the San Juan River, Cottonwood Campground. I just got back from there, but I stayed at Abe's Motel and Fly Shop. The rates for a single are $50/night and a double $55/night. The temps are getting into the low 30's at night so be prepared if you camp. For fishing plan on using 6x tippet and size 24-28 flies and the smallest indicator you can get by with. There are plenty of wading opportunities on the water, but move around and look for the holes. The fish are pretty savy so really pay attention to your indicator and set the hook on anything out of the ordinary, you won't see the indicator drop under the surface like on other waters. Good luck!
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