Photo of the Day: Volcano Brown Trout in New Mexico

This 12-inch brown trout fell for a size 10 Dave’s Hopper.
Photo by Dan from Albuquerque

Blog reader Dan from Albuquerque sent in this great photo, along with a story behind it:

The Rio San Antonio is the other river that heads on the Valles Caldera National Preserve. [Valles Caldera is a 13.7-mile wide volcanic caldera in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico.] I fished the upper section recently and caught a whole bunch of fish like the one pictured. I used terrestrials exclusively on this day, and big hoppers did the best. Several times I had fish come out of the water and take a fly I was trying to dap onto the surface, inches before the bug actually hit the water. There’s nothing better than days like that.

One thought on “Photo of the Day: Volcano Brown Trout in New Mexico”

  1. First year in 10 I’ve missed going to Northern New Mexico the fishing in the fall is golden. I get sick looking at this photo knowing I’m stuck i the deserts of West Texas working!!!

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