Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rio Costilla

One of my favorite streams in the state is the Rio Costilla.  It is a tailwater fishery almost on the border with Colorado located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  I enjoy fishing it during the summer when the heat is on on Albuquerque; during the evenings on the river we had to put on light jackets and sweat pants.  The river was flowing well - at 40 CFS and mostly clear.  We all caught fish on nymphs with the going patterns being...  It is a Rio Grande Cutthroat stream with most of the fish being "Cutbows".   I will be going up to the river at least a couple of more times before autumn sets in; it fishes well during September and up to the time the water releases from the dam cease.  I highly reccomend a trip here to fish and to view the impressive Valle Vidal.

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