B-36 Conejos River

By July 21, 2013

Conejos River B-36

Description: Approximately 2 miles of 60-foot-wide high country river that winds through pastures and meadows. Browns and rainbows rise to late summer and fall dryfly hatches. Trout up to 20 inches have been reported.

Location: This property is located northwest of Antonito, Colo. below Platoro Reservoir near the New Mexico border.

Capacity: Limited to 3 anglers, or 2 groups of 2 each.

To make a reservation call 303-421-6239 or 1-800-524-1814.

Rate Notes:

Rates:
Everyday
Adult
$85.00
Everyday
Adult 1/2 Day
$63.75
Everyday
Adult Aftn.
$63.75
Everyday
Child
$0.00
Everyday
Youth
$63.75
Everyday
Youth 1/2 Day
$48.75
Everyday
Youth Aftn.
$48.75

Property Log Book Comments

I was a beautiful sunny day with multiple hatches on the water. There were gray drakes and caddis early, giant stoneflies began coming off about 11am. I caught about eight fish, the largest a 20-inch rainbow, on a caddis. Later I used stoneflies and missed quite a few strikes but caught another rainbow about 18 inches. The trend continued the following day on the upper Conejos, B-37. ~ John -- July 19th, 2016

Tons of salmonflies, stoneflies, drakes, and caddis. Not as many risers as I thought there'd be, but #8 or #10 stimmy worked well along the slower moving banks. There are bows and browns here. DO KNOW THERE WAS AN ACTIVE CAT (or two) IN THE AREA. We saw a fresh deer kill and what we think was a juvenile snuck up behind my son as he sat along the banks of the upper stretch. He heard it, turned around, and it bolted. ~ TommyL -- July 7th, 2016

The fishing was good. Two of us caught about 14 fish which were 14 to 18 inches in length. Half were browns and half were rainbows or cutbows. We used large stonefly dries with some small blue-wing olives in calmer water. We also took a couple of fish on a small streamer in the morning. It was warm and very windy, which made casting difficult and a bit tiring. ~ John -- June 29th, 2014

As always, best property within RMAC--my opinion. Beautiful county and excellant river and fishing. My dad used to take me to the Conejos when I was a kid and always have loved this place. Fishing excellant with Caddis hatch in the morning with big rainbows on the surface. Landed lots of fish with prize 22" Cutbow. Size 18 Caddis did the trick. All fish were between 15 and 22 inches. Afternoon turned cloudy with heavy thunder storms and had nice afternoon stripping a Pat's Rubber Legs. Perfect day. ~ Russ -- July 7th, 2013

Fishing was good and the weather was warm and sunny. The river was at moderate level, and the water was clear. I caught some big fish early in the morning on wooly bugger streamers, but I couldn't get big nymphs to work at any hour. I switched to dries and caught fish on stoneflies, caddis, and emerger droppers. I used a midge pattern in the calm backwaters. There were no big hatches, but bugs (including maybe some green drakes) were fluttering around most of the day. The fish ranged from 10 to 20 inches. On the downstream half of the property they were mostly rainbows, probably stocked at some point, but I found a bunch of feisty wild browns near the upstream boundary. No cutthroats this year, though. ~ John -- June 19th, 2013

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