Meet the Board – Darian Padilla, President

Meet the Board - Darian Padilla, President
Meet the New Mexico Trout board president - Darian Padilla. Darian has been an active member of NMT since 2011. He arrived in New Mexico via the Air Force and is still on active duty serving at both Cannon and Kirtland AFB. He's taken part in the Tingley Beach Youth Fishing Program, Project Healing Water, clinics at the Valles Caldera, and Reel Recovery at Cow Creek Ranch ... Read More

Volunteer conservation project – Saturday, April 28

Volunteer conservation project – Saturday, April 28
Volunteers will help construct flow structures (beaver dam analogs) on the Rio Cebolla – Saturday, April 28 ... Read More

Thanks to our conclave donors and sponsors

Thanks to our conclave donors and sponsors
The 2018 Conclave is a memory – and a good one. We thank the following donors and sponsors who made contributions to our raffle, silent auction and garage sale. Please patronize our business donors and let them know how much you appreciate their contribution to our conservation efforts ... Read More

April general meeting

April general meeting
The April 2018 meeting will be held Tuesday, April 10, at 7:00 PM in the McCall Performing Arts Center at Sandia Prep. Bryan Bakevich, NMDGF Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Biologist, will talk about their RGC restoration efforts. Come on out. Have a cup of coffee and enjoy some donut holes and then hear what should be a very interesting presentation ... Read More

Hunting and Fishing Show coming in February

Hunting and Fishing Show coming in February
The New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show will be held at the Manuel Lujan Building at Expo NM on 16-18 February ... Read More

Fly of the Month – Peeking Caddis   

Fly of the Month - Peeking Caddis   
Here is a simple, yet effective pattern for early spring fishing. This is a peeking caddis tungsten nymph ... Read More

San Juan River Enhancements Planned

San Juan River Enhancements Planned
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish began a river enhancement project in December on the San Juan River from Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018 ... Read More

Meet the Board – Rick Luitich

Meet the Board – Rick Luitich
Shortly after relocating to Albuquerque while completing a career as a trainer for a major insurance carrier, I joined New Mexico Trout as a way to give a little back to the sport that has given my life so many hours of distraction, enjoyment and a few other emotions. My fishing career is a typical saga that began at an early age on the edge of a stream with a pole, a hook and a worm. In those days many a Saturday morning began with a sunrise hike to the stream to fishing the day away with friends. I followed the natural progression for many fishermen in the Finger Lakes region (Upstate New York) to bass fishing with artificial lures, medium-heavy rods and a bass boat for the next several decades. But, every year on opening day of trout season there I was back to pole, hook and worm, bait fishing for trout. The beginning of the end was set in motion when I pointed out the inconsistencies of our fishing tactics to my friend and challenging the both of us to learn how to catch trout without using bait. Thus began my fly fishing addiction. The next brilliant idea I had was how we could save a lot of money by tying our own flies, but that is another story that can be heard at Tuesday night Fly Tiers Round Table. For the next seven years I learned to swing streamers for steelhead and salmon, indicator fish egg patterns, ... Read More
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