Fly Fishing in Northern New Mexico And Southern Colorado

Beginning in 2012, Aurelio is starting his own guide business. He will guide on Forest Service land, BLM land and private free stone streams for native and wild fish.

There will be a $50 discount on guide fees for those who lodge with us at Costilla Creek Fishing Lodge and Guide Service

The season for 2019 is looking fantastic for the Commanche, Ponil, the Costilla and our private water on the Vallejos due to the excessive snow in the mountains. According to the State Biologist, the fish kills on the Costilla will begin in late October above the barrier in the Valle Vidal.

The Fiberglass Clave is going great. Chris caught over 50 fish on the Vallejos with an 18″er.




I had a great hour and a half on the Costilla. I got in the middle of a stone fly hatch. I caught a lot on my Latir low rider and some on the dropper. I caught more fish on the dry by keeping the dropper on. Six fish went between 12-15″. I released a 15″ brown and a 15″ cutbow. I went to another spot that was not having hatches, and the fishing was slow. So move around and look for the stone flies. 

The fishing on the Costilla is excellent right now. I am catching them on dries later in the day. Stone flies, caddis, and ginger duns are out. Orange Latir low riders, stimulators, and orangish bead head droppers size 16 or 18 will take fish earlier in the morning.
The Vallejos is fishing good but the flow needs to come down some. I was over there yesterday for an hour and released 15 fish with a 15″ as the largest. It should be ready in a couple of weeks.

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