Fishing Season: Year Round

Pecos River - NM

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

42

Nick Streit's Tip of the Week

Dry dropper rigs. Use baetis nymphs and egg patterns. If you see risers switch up to a sz 14-18 parachute adams.

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Map of Pecos River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

The Reel Lifet

5-Day Outlook as of 10/25/21

Temps are starting to drop this week. Fishing should be pretty damn good! Get out and fish it!

Techniques & Tips as of 10/25/21

Dry droppers or Suspension rigs.

Current Conditions as of 10/25/21

Temps are starting to drop this week. Fishing should be pretty damn good! Get out and fish it!

Local Species Available Year Round

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    Brown Trout

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    Rainbow Trout

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    Rio Grande Cutthroat

Nick Streit's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph red 14-16
Micro Egg red 16-18
Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail peacock 18
Adams olive 14-18
yoda grey 20
master windu purple 20
Flashback Baetis Nymph olive 18
Flashback Baetis Nymph grey 16-18
master skywalker chartruse 20
Micro May Olive 16-20

Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph

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Nick Streit's Recommended Gear

Description: About Pecos River

The Pecos River is a medium size freestone in the heart of NM. It is the perfect place for families with busy vacation schedule; due to its proximity to Santa Fe, good fishing can be had with plenty of time to get back to town for evening activities. For the backpacking angler, the Pecos Wilderness offers endless opportunities to catch streamborn trout from alpine lakes and creeks. Some of these fish won't see five anglers in a year.

Nearest Airport:

Santa Fe

Hatches:

Stoneflies, Worms, Caddis, Baetis, Eggs, Hares ear

Best Time to Fish:

all day

Best Stretch:

Terrero area

Best Access:

Plenty of access throughout the river. Public fishing starts at Dalton Day use area.