Hot Winter Fisheries
The Red River is a pretty canyon stream that empties into the Rio Grande. In the river below the ski town of Red River, the stream cascades frothily through steep-walled chutes, drops into deep, turquoise pools, bounces through choppy pocket water and tumbles on its destiny with the Rio Grande.
The resident fish tend not to be sizeable, but the stream gets a couple of runs from migrant trout from its larger sister.
The appeal of the Red River is the solitude, the wild trout, and the fact that in the dead of winter, with snow all around on the Sangre de Cristos, fishing on the Red River can be a temperate, comfortable endeavor. Dry fly fishing in winter, I might add.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication