The San Juan River at 5000 cfs
It’s time to get out the junk flies…you know, eggs, worms, and leeches. The San Juan has hit 5000 cfs. It’s been a few years since this much water has been let out of Navajo dam. This photo was taken yesterday. Recognize that stretch?
Yep, it’s Texas Hole. These flows separate the real San Juan guides from the wannabes. Most don’t know the history of the San Juan, but the reality is that flows were kept at 5000 throughout the entirety of summer in the 80s and 90s. While it may seem daunting today, we have been guiding these flows on the regular since 1983. And the fishing is good right now to boot.
Don’t discount a day of wading either, there are still plenty of wade options for the ambitious angler on the San Juan with lots of opportunities to catch fish.