Whatever your fishing fancy, on any given day you can fish scores of different locations for a wide variety of species, all just minutes from your Mundy Ranch home.
The Mundy Ranch is a fisherman’s paradise. And near the ranch, this section of northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado offers some of the finest angling in the world.
A few miles southwest of the Mundy Ranch you’ll find good access to the Chama River. Throughout this headwaters section of the Chama you’ll find Rainbows and Brown Trout. The browns grow especially large here, especially in the autumn as large fish migrate from El Vado Lake. Not far from the ranch the New Mexico state record was set with the capture of a 20 pound 4 ounce monster, just below El Vado Lake.
And speaking of monsters, Heron Lake, about a ten minute ride from the ranch, regularly serves up Lake Trout in the 20 pound range. April is prime time for these members of the char family.
Another favorite among locals is fishing for Kokanee in the depths of Heron Lake. These are the land-locked form of the sockeye salmon. A 3 pound fish is considered a large catch, but the abundance of these fish and their great taste at the table make them a popular game fish.
For the dry fly fanatic the headwaters of the Chama River and the many feeder creeks of the San Juan Mountains offer superb sport for Brook Trout and Rainbows. At the higher elevation of the San Juans, countless alpine lakes dot the landscape. These small lakes and ponds can produce surprisingly large fish.