Rio Grande River Fishing Report

The Rio Grande river is warming up, now over 70 degrees. The brown trout seem to be sulking … but the bass are now getting more active. And they are taking my dry flies – those that imitate grasshoppers or other “terrestrials”. Inch for inch, bass fight better than trout, because they’re bulkier. A 12″ bass will give you a good fight. And they jump, too!


Smallmouth bass caught on a dry fly, in the Rio Grande river, near Taos, NM

Smallmouth bass caught on a dry fly