Beginning in 2012, Aurelio is starting his own guide business. He will guide on Forest Service land, BLM land and private streams.
There will be a $50 discount on guide fees for those who lodge with us.
We are the only lodge on the lower Costilla with almost a mile of private water flowing through our property which we manage for native Rio Grande cutts. We also have a mile and one half of private water on the upper Costilla which we offer for a $35 rod fee.
The Commanche and Costilla are over. The Red and Rio are fishing well. If you need a guide, call Steve Morris at 575-776-5703.
Aurelio will start guiding again in the spring.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2013
August 2, 3, and 4 we will be hosting the 1st (and hopefully not the last) Fiberglass Clave on the Costilla.
Friday night will be a swap meet so bring any rods and reels you would like to sell or trade.
Saturday afternoon we will get together to cast different glass rods followed by a steak dinner.
For information on additional lodging and camping, please call us at 575-586-2496.
I hiked down the La Junta trail to the Red yesterday. I did run into one other fisherman ahead of me. I did not land any fish. The fish are very slow on the take and picking it up at the end of the drift. I was using a double nymph rig.
I fished the Red by the hatchery today and it was excellent dry fly fishing. I caught them on Latir Lowriders and Parachute Adams.
The Costilla is starting to open up and should be ready in about a month.
I fished the Red today and 12 o'clock is dry fly time. I caught all browns on a size 16 parachute adams. I caught a couple of 12"ers as the biggest.
The Red and Rio Grande are fishing excellent. My buddy, Bruce, caught over 20 on the lower Costilla late in the day yesterday.
I fished the Red today with my buddy, Bruce, and the fishing was fantastic. I released an 18" cutbow and Bruce had a 20"rainbow break his line. I fished the lower Costilla yesterday and realeased over 30 fish. I caught over half on a dry.
Steve Morris and I were on the upper section clearing brush and experienced a little run off. Steve continued fishing the upper section and had some hit on his stimulator and was catching them on the dropper.
I fished the lower Costilla by us this afternoon. I released over 3 dozen and caught most of them on a dropper. If you fish the lower Costilla, please stay out of the redds.
It is run off season here on the Red and the Costilla. The Costilla is fishing excellent above Cordova Creek. Below Cordova Creek it is just too dirty. Had an excellent day on the upper stretch that we have for a small rod fee.
I fished the Cimarron yesterday and it was excellent. I caught them on a beatis emerger.
I fished our stretch of water today for 1 1/2 hour and released a dozen cuts, half caught on a dry and half on a dropper. The hoppers are out and the lower Costilla has a whole lot of cased caddis
and some gray duns coming off.
They have released a little water on the Costilla and the fishing has been excellent on the upper and lower.
The upper Costilla is fishing excellent and with the release of water from the dam, we are starting to pick up fish in the 15" range on our section. In the deeper pools I used a big stone fly bead head nymph and a strike indicator for the bigger fish.
If you like catching big stockers, fish the Red above the hatchery. I fished the Costilla today on our section and I released ten beautiful cutthroats. The hatches on the lower Costilla have been fantastic this year. Today the stone flies, big Ginger Dunns, Yellow Sallies and the caddis were all out.