A Good Day In NM

by Terry Farmer

Went out to the East Fork of the Jemez River here in New Mexico today. The weather was mild and the fish were biting. Beautiful wild browns and splendid scenery were the highlights of this awesome day. I saw many fish, spooked some and landed a few. I used my Suntech Kurenai HM39R. The Kurenai was a perfect match for this stream and it's inhabitants. What a fine rod!! Super light, a joy to cast and deadly accurate. Sweet dreams tonight.

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May 23, 2016
by: Rob R. (FJ Guy)

I'll be there in September and hopefully the caldera as well.

May 24, 2016
by: TIMMY!

Caldera: Crater Formed by Volcanic Collapse or Explosion.???

May 24, 2016
Timmy & Rob
by: Terry

Timmy, Google Valles Caldera in New Mexico. It's an awesome place.
Rob, you can fish the east fork in the Caldera but it's a hike to the headwaters where the best fishing is. I prefer to access it at the Las Conchas fishing access (outside the Caldera boundaries) on hwy 4. You can fish either upstream or down to the outer boundaries of the Caldera. Hike in about a mile either way for the best action. Within the Caldera also lies the San Antonio River. At the upper junction go left for Rio Grande chubs or right for rainbows and Browns. Have fun!!

May 24, 2016
by: TIMMY!

Terry, thanks. I was just missing the Valles in NM. Looks AWESOME!!!

May 24, 2016
with a little luck
by: Rob R. (FJ Guy)

I'm hoping to score the backcountry vehicle permit so I can just drive to the San Antonio.

May 24, 2016
by: Terry Farmer

Rob, the back country vehicle permits are free for the asking. From the check in center it's 12 miles up to the San Antonio where the road tees. At the T go left for chubs and right for trout. You may call and check for closures however. Last year they closed the road September 1st for the winter months. Good luck!

May 28, 2016
by: Roger Hall

That brings back some nice memories; I fished and camped on the Jemez in May or June of 1984 and fished it for a day, just lovely country.

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