Jemez River Fly Fishing

The 6th most popular fly fishing river in New Mexico.

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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.

There is about 4 miles of public access river along SR4 from Jemez Springs down to SR485, but otherwise public access is pretty limited.

Since there isnt much shade, the river gets pretty warm during summer months.

Note: When fly fishing in New Mexico, you must have a valid fishing license in your possession at all times. There is a combined daily bag limit of five for brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, konanee salmon and cutthroat trout (a maximum of two).

Overall, Jemez River is the 6th most popular fly fishing river of all 13 fly fishing spots in New Mexico. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby Jemez River including Valles Caldera National Preserve and Cebolla River.


Local Contact(s):  New Mexico Tourism (800) SEENEWM; The Reel Life Guide Service (505) 955-8114.

Recommended Book:  "Fly Fishing New Mexico" from Taylor Streit

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Jemez River Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  35.742498, -106.712168

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  20570

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