Located in New Mexico, the fly fishing in Jemez Springs is known for three cool flyfishing spots. The best Jemez Springs fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Jemez River, Valles Caldera National Preserve, and Cebolla River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Jemez Springs fly fishing river or stream below.
Northwest of Albuquerque and west of Santa Fe, the Jemez River starts at Battleship Rock from the confluence of the Rio San Antonio and East Fork Jemez. Generally, the Jemez River ranges from 15 to 30 feet wide and about 2 to 3 feet deep. Since there isnt much shade, the river gets pretty warm during summer months.
Northwest of Santa Fe and west of Los Alamos, the 89,000 acre Valles Caldera National Preserve (aka Baca Ranch) has high grassland valleys at 8,000 feet hosting the southwests largest elk herd surrounded by 11,000 peaks. This is an old volcanic caldera, reminiscent to Yellowstone National Park. The creeks and small rivers in the Caldera are known for their wild rainbow trout and brown trout.