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#11716354 - 07/11/16 08:56 AM Cimerron River NM
Whiteowl Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 104
Loc: east texas
Thinking about making a trip to Cimerron Canyon State Park in NM early October. Anyone familiar with fishing the river around there? Any mountain lakes? Thanks

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#11717070 - 07/11/16 02:03 PM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
Smurfs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 1448
Loc: Fort Worth
yes, spend all summer up here and yes there are Mountain Lakes. Stop by Eagle Nest Fly Shack when you get their.
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#11718982 - 07/12/16 02:21 PM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
briancooper Offline
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Registered: 04/18/14
Posts: 79
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
The river is pretty narrow in most parts. I would definitely go by the fly shop before you hit the water. They treated me right on a new St. Croix 4 wt. The fishing is tight as far as tree cover goes. Watch some videos on youtube so you know what to expect. If you are camping, the lowest campsite (Maverick) has the best camping and also has some ponds you can fish (beware of bears). Eagle's Nest Lake has some landlocked salmon in it if you want to hire a guide. They also have pike and walleye. For fishing the river, I would recommend a 3wt or 4wt rod, the shorter, the better IMO. Caught some very nice brown trout and rainbows there. Let me know if you need any other information.

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#11720416 - 07/13/16 10:10 AM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
Whiteowl Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 104
Loc: east texas
Thanks for the help. I am still planning but hope to pull it off.

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#11720512 - 07/13/16 11:00 AM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
electrogun Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/18/12
Posts: 32
Loc: GP,TX
If you find any info about the river, let me know. We are planning on going late Aug. I will hire a guide for a half day. If you run across any good places to stay please share. I still looking looking for a place.

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#11753715 - 08/01/16 05:00 PM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
ksalmon Offline
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Registered: 07/09/10
Posts: 214
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Fished with Doc Thompson as my guide. I have been fly fishing for 33 years, almost exclusively dry fly, and was able to learn some new tactics from Doc specifically about hopper dropper set ups and nymphing. He has some access to some private water on the Cimmaron that is more open fishing.

www.flyfishnewmexico.com

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#11754168 - 08/01/16 08:57 PM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
WoollyBugger Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/07/08
Posts: 444
Loc: Abilene, TX
The Holy Water between the public water and the lake is special.

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#11754254 - 08/01/16 09:40 PM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
Golfer Jeff Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 381
Loc: DFW
Go Doc Thompson and don't look back. Not Mr. Personality, but he has access and seems to know the fish by name.

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#11758286 - 08/04/16 09:57 AM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
mlm04d Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/10/08
Posts: 8
Loc: Abilene, TX
I just got back from fishing the Cimarron below eagle nest and spent a couple days on the Costilla, going to do a separate post about it when i can attach some pictures to it. cimarron has a lot of trout in it. good size too. lots of places to park right next to the river. it's pretty brushy but i didn't have any trouble with my 9 ft 3 wt

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#11760246 - 08/05/16 12:04 PM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: WoollyBugger]
keebranch Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1307
Loc: Arlington, TX
Originally Posted By: WoollyBugger
The Holy Water between the public water and the lake is special.


very special but keep in mind that water is controlled by Solitary Angler adn can be had for fees. Just showing up won't cut it.

Les
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#11760747 - 08/05/16 05:16 PM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
2dogkayak Offline
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Registered: 08/05/10
Posts: 168
My wife and I fished the Cimarron in 1999.
On a tip from a friend, we hired Ed Adams and we fished some private water maybe half way to that Scout camp.
We must have caught 25-30 brown trout on dry flies. Most were 6 to 8 inches. Big fish of the day was 10 inches and we got a picture.
We left early the next morning and I will never set foot in that state again.

Just sayin

Bill

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#11760923 - 08/05/16 07:32 PM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: keebranch]
WoollyBugger Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/07/08
Posts: 444
Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: keebranch
Originally Posted By: WoollyBugger
The Holy Water between the public water and the lake is special.


very special but keep in mind that water is controlled by Solitary Angler adn can be had for fees. Just showing up won't cut it.

Les


Yep. There's an old cabin that Teddy Roosevelt once slept in on the property as well. Pretty cool. A friend of mine that grew up in my home town (Mark Cowan) lives in Taos and used to guide with Van some. Mark runs his own guide service with a similar name (Pescador Solitario)

http://remoteflyfishing.com/


Edited by WoollyBugger (08/05/16 07:36 PM)

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#11761082 - 08/05/16 09:03 PM Re: Cimerron River NM [Re: Whiteowl]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3165
Loc: mckinney, tx
I've never fished it personally but I've heard great things about it. You can't go wrong with any of the higher elevation water in northern New Mexico or southern Colorado. Nothing like fishing dries in skinny water.
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