Jicarilla Fishing Blog

23 August 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, August 23, 2018


It appears folks are starting to get the fall fishing fever. It doesn't quite feel like fall yet, but night time temperatures are starting to come down and day time highs are only in the mid eighties. Which is a move in the right direction, but by all metrics still very warm. We are still very short on precipitation and in what most would consider exceptional drought.

As temperatures continue to come down fishing should start to heat up. But no reports have been submitted and very few anglers have been spotted around the lakes.

Hope all is well,













02 August 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, August 02, 2018


I guess I'll just keep saying it, but it sure has been HOT! The Fish Crew finished up its summer sampling efforts on the Navajo River this week and managed to catch quite a few fish. Anglers have reported nice catches of bluegill up to ten inches, one bass was reported which from the picture appeared to be about 2 pounds, and one 31" catfish was reported. 

The unseasonably warm (which sounds weird since it is still summer) temperatures and limited monsoon activity has caused the Nation remain under fire restrictions and Extreme to HIGH fire danger. 

Below you can see The better three quarters of the Fish Crew with a 21 & 3/4" Brown Trout captured during our sampling efforts.

I keep telling myself it is almost fall, I hope that is true!

Have a good weekend