3 Fun Fishing Spots to Check Out Around Santa Fe
Fishing is a great way to spend a morning or an afternoon. There are many rivers, lakes, and streams in the Santa Fe area where you can drop a line and try your luck. Here are some fun fishing spots around Santa Fe.
Located off of State Road 313, Shady Lakes has lots of big bass for anglers to catch. There are also bluegill, channel catfish, and trout in these waters. Nearby cottonwood trees provide shade for a cool and relaxing day by the water. The largemouth bass here are known to challenge even experienced fishermen.
Anglers looking for a good fly-fishing spot should try the Chama River. The river runs through the Chama River Canyon Wilderness area. You’ll find large wild browns and rainbows in the waters, and since a good part of the Chama is fairly remote, there is also a lot of wildlife and an abundance of fish.
Rio Vallecitos is a smaller stream in the Carson National Forest. The lower part of the stream has wild browns and some rainbows, while upstream you’ll find wild rainbows and brook trout. The fish are a little smaller in this stream, but there are plenty of them.
Whether you like the action of fly fishing or you just want to relax with your line in the water, there are plenty of places to choose from within a short drive of Santa Fe.