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August 2, 2020


August, arriving hot and sultry like some Tennessee Williams play. Close your eyes and Navajo Dam seems to have been transported back to '47, to the French Quarter, Brando screaming from the street. Stella!! Aft...

July 26, 2020

Okay, I know, I skipped a week. Honestly, there was a good reason. Friday night before last, we finally got our first good rain here in months, and up until then, day after day, it had been nothing but hot, dry,...

July 12, 2020

Well, here goes: As of tomorrow, July 13th, New Mexico's latest Public Health Order will take effect, and as a result, out of state visitors will no longer be allowed access to State Park property. Unfortunately,...

July 5, 2020

Crappy gas station coffee, miles and miles of two-lane blacktop, staring at the south end of RVs driving 15 miles an hour under the speed limit. Classic country playlist and Fred Eaglesmith—three chords and the t...

June 14, 2020

I've been fishing this river since Kitty Wells was a Girl Scout and I used to hack it out with all you hardcores till 0:dark-thirty, but no longer my friends. No, now I'm a law-abiding citizen, observing the 6:00...

June 8, 2020

In case you haven't already heard, the Quality Water section of the San Juan is now open for day use from 6 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.   

As far as the fishing goes, it started out spectacular the first coupl...

May 17, 2020

Sometimes I miss the old days when I traveled around the West living out of a backpack like some hobo during the Dustbowl, not knowing where I was going to sleep that night but knowing I would fish somewhere unti...

May 3, 2020

We were close, so close; but unfortunately, there was no cigar involved, no champagne. On April 30th, the Governor of New Mexico announced that the Great Land of Enchantment would be opening all State Parks for d...

April 22, 2020

Normally this should be about some great BWO hatch on the San Juan or something to that effect, but things are anything but normal right now. Instead this is gonna be all about me, because I need the cathartic re...

March 22, 2020

Well, now. As of this past Monday, March 16th New Mexico State Parks, closed all parks within the state until April 9th with the caveat that this closure date may be extended. And, yes that includes Navajo Lake S...

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