Hot Winter Fisheries
How about a spring creek in the middle of nowhere loaded with big trout, with very little angling pressure, fishable all through the winter?
The Rio Peqasco flows in southern New Mexico, past high desert sage and juniper through a valley flanked by low-slung hills. The Rio Peqasco teems with sizeable wild brown and rainbow trout, and is fishable all year long, with a constant temperature in the mid-50s.
The river's glassy surface is tough on beginning anglers, whose days will be fraught with casting and mending disasters. The river is deceptively deep, an illusion caused by the amazing clarity of the water and the thick watercress swaying in the gentle currents.
But under the cut banks and between the watercress channels, the Rio Peqasco holds big browns and rainbows, many over five pounds.
Article © Mark D. Williams, 2000.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication