Annual BBQ & Conservation Project

Annual BBQ & Conservation Project

New Mexico Trout members and their families are invited to our annual early season BBQ and work project – Saturday, June 29 on the Rio Cebolla ... Read More
Unique NM License Plate Offered

Unique NM License Plate Offered

NM anglers can show their pride and support conservation with a special ediiton Rio Grande cutthroat trout license plate. Initial cost for the plate is $27, with $15 going to the Share with Wildlife Program ... Read More
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Fly of the Month –  October Caddis  

Pattern, notes & photo by John Kreft
Used by permission
From the October 2017 newsletter Hook: Dai Riki 270 # 8 – 10
Thread: Black
Body: Orange wool
Rib: Small gold wire
Hackle: Brown furnace
Underwing: Black krystal flash
Wing: Black dyed elk Summer’s over. It’s Fall and the weather is just beginning to turn. My wife doesn’t like hearing that. But what does that mean to a fly fisher? Well, October is just around the corner and I saw a few October Caddis on the river last week. I thought about how important they are to the fish. These ... Read More
Three Interstate Stream Commissioners Resign

Three Interstate Stream Commissioners Resign

Commission members Jim Dunlap of Farmington and James Wilcox of Carlsbad submitted resignation letters to Gov. Susana Martinez on 11 October, a day after commission Chairman Caleb Chandler of Clovis tendered his resignation. Dunlap wrote in his resignation letter that he had “great concern for lack of direction from the State Engineer and adherence to New Mexico State Statutes.” The commission has also come under fire in recent years for open meetings violations. The resignations leave the commission with just four active members out of nine board positions, because there were previously two vacancies.The Interstate Stream Commission has broad powers ... Read More
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Valles Caldera News

Fishing is permitted year-round as long as streams are not frozen. All anglers are required to check in at the Valle Grande Contact Station before fishing the waters within the preserve to obtain a free fishing permit. However, vehicle access to certain streams may not be available year-round and may require a backcountry vehicle permit. Up to 35 backcountry vehicle permits are available daily from mid-May through October as conditions allow. Elk hunting is in progress thru December 6, 2017, so wearing bright colors is advised outside of the preserve’s “no hunting” zone. A series of prescribed burn projects will be ... Read More
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Rio Cebolla Wetlands Project

By Ron Loehman, Conservation Chair Volunteers are needed to work with Santa Fe National Forest personnel to construct several beaver dam analogs (BDAs) on the Rio Cebolla meadows downstream of where the Cebolla flows under FR 376. The work area is approximately 10 miles north of Porter’s Landing on FR 376. This is the first stage of a project to increase riparian wetland area, to improve water quality, and to benefit fish habitat on the Rio Cebolla. We will be applying techniques similar to those Bill Zeedyk taught at a NM Trout workshop in 2015, including post pounding, rock placement, ... Read More
Elections coming this fall

Elections coming this fall

This fall we will be holding elections for the positions of president and secretary. If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone else, for either of thees positions please contact Lorenzo Maldonaldo. ... Read More
Conclave Photos

Conclave Photos

PHW Volunteer of the Year… Bill ‘Fishgod’ Frangos Window shopping at the bucket raffle Pete & Larry’s Tying Demo Dave Marsh talking with George Daniel ... Read More