Respite at MW Bar Ranch

by Mike and Tina Stallard We were delighted and surprised to win the NMT Raffle for a two night stay at the MW Bar Ranch in Northern New Mexico, on the Rio Costilla and the gateway to the Valle Vidal. We had never visited this part of New Mexico, and we were eagerly anticipating our visit which we arranged for mid-October. The weather turned crisp and a light snow fell early that month, but for our getaway weekend the weather was forecast to be sunny and cool, with light winds, and a full moon. About an hour north of Taos, ... Read More
San Juan River Update

San Juan River Update

In late September, we visited the San Juan for our annual float trip. We were delighted by the cool weather and the clear water. Recent rains have washed out the muck and slime from the flats, and fish were easily visible to up to four foot depths. The trees were just beginning to turn and the evenings were crisp, but there were bugs aplenty. The river improvements made have cleared up the Chutes section and Last Chance Riffle. These were completed two years ago, and include rock structures and large boulders to keep the river water churning which helps scour ... Read More

Fishing report – Rainbow Lodge / Resolution Guide Service

By Larry Trussell I just returned from one of the most enjoyable fishing trips that I have experienced. At the NMT Conclave in March, I put all of my raffle tickets into the guided trip offerings, and was fortunate enough to win an all day, guided trip for two on the San Juan provided by Rainbow Lodge & Resolution Guide Service. I talked my brother into going with me and when we started making arrangements, our first inclination was to drive to Aztec, NM and spend the night at a motel. Then, in the morning, drive to the river and ... Read More