Trip Journal ---
Friday March 5th or early March 4th
There is something about arriving at the dream stream in the pre-dawn hours that really makes that stream live up to its name. Instead of dreaming in my bed, I sat half awake in the car hoping that the fishing was what we had heard it was going to be.
Let me say this, it was good, but not great. There were fish in the system, but not a ton of fish, we are waiting for one more big push of water to get that river super fishy. With that all said and done we managed to get a few nice fish to hand. I caught many of the same fish that Rob had caught last Tuesday, meaning that they were sticking to the holes and not moving around a whole bunch. No bedding fish or fish in the riffles.
So we busted ass and hiked upstream to the area between the two parking areas. Found a nice piece of water, the three island run, and posted up. Bugs were hatching and we were seeing the occasional rise. Thought that we had it made, no other waders, just a few other boats...like 4, and a lot of water work. It wasent till after we worked up and down the run to only catch a few. Even the guide boats that were lapping the run had to do three or four laps till a client would hook up. Slow...Busted out of there and got up to the damn section. Had to box our way upstream and got a few looks for doing it, but had the section below the cable to ourselves.
Sunday morning...March 7th
My conclusions on the trip, dont drive to NM to fish for one day, if you had a good day tomorrow is a much different day, and hot springs make life better.
Best of luck out there...