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May 12th . [Jeremy] Fishing was good today, I had fish eat an olive streamer pretty well. I also had some action on a brown and black streamer. The sparkle baetis and big mac flash pupa were two nymphs that put fish in the boat. The fish eating the nymphs seemed to be mostly in slower water pretty close to the bottom.

May 7th Jeremy reports that fishing was a little slow in the morning, but began to pick up around 10:00. He had success with a size 20 chocolate midge pupa and a grey crystal flash midge emerger. The afternoon fished well with a chocolate foam wing emerger followed by a chocolate midge pupa. Fishing was especially good in the fast riffles during the baetis hatch from 1:00 until 3:00 or so.

May 5th and 6th. The Bureau has raised the releases from Navajo on Thursday to 650cfs so that the water below the dam is now carrying some material. This requires inspecting the flies why nymphing to clean them regularly until the material washes through. The water should clear by the week end.

Brian reported good fishing despite the material.

Best Flies:
red midge larva
chocolate midge pupa
#20 flashback pheasant tails.

May 2nd: Jeremy reports as follows: The fishing on the San Juan below Navajo Dam has been very good for the last couple of weeks. Strong midge hatches starting in the morning have been followed by a short but sweet baetis hatch in the early afternoon. I have been starting with a size 20 red larva, followed by a chocolate or grey midge pupa with a black head, size 20 as well. As the day progresses, I will switch the red larva to a blue winged olive nymph around 11:30. My best baetis nymphs have been the fluff baetis sizes 20 and 22, and size 20 flashback pheasant tails. There has been some good dry fly fishing when the wind isn't too strong. A parachute blue winged olive pattern size 20 followed by a size 20 or 22 Griffiths gnat covers all the bases.

May 1st. san juan river fishing report. Saturday the fishing was very good but generally they stayed lower under the surface. Jerome recommends dead drifting nymphs under an indicator with 6x.

Flies:
Midge Larva: Cream/Red: Sz #20-24
RS2- Grey/Brown/Black: Sz #20-24
Beadhead Pheasant Tails: #18-22
Sparkle Baetis: #20-22
Foam Back Emergers: Chocolate/Black: Sz #20-22
Streamers: Slump buster/ buggers- olive/black: Sz 6 (Strip retrieve and Dead drift)

April 30th. san juan river fishing report. River flows 500cfs. Brian reports that the fishing has been excellent but still windy. The baetis hatches continue generally appearing in the middle of the day from 11am - 3 pm. The midge hatches are consistent throughout the day.

Flies:
cream and gray midge larvae,
RS2's,
Flashback Pheasant tails,
comparaduns
Flash Baetis,
Black BH woolly bugger,
Olive and Gray WD40’s

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