Enjoy outstanding trout fishing—one of the finest trout fishing regions in the state—just steps from your back door by visiting our stocked trout pond, or on the Rio Pueblo, which flows right through the heart of our resort. Whether using a spinner, bait or dropping a fly on its waters, there are many effective techniques and ways to catch one of the many trout found at Sipapu.
A New Mexico fishing license is required and may be purchased at our general store. Our general store also offers fishing flies, spinners, and bait.
Carson National Forest, where Sipapu resides, offers 400 miles of mountain streams and many lakes with rainbow, eastern brook, German brown and cutthroat trout. Among the more popular fishing streams are the La Junta, Santa Barbara, El Rito, Rio Pueblo (which runs through Sipapu), Rio Hondo, Red River, Rio San Antonio and the Rio Grande. Better known lakes include Hopewell, Cabresto, Trout, Canjilon and Lagunitas, all accessible by road. The Wildernesses hold several more. Many are stocked with native trout by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
FREE Casting Clinics
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort and Solitary Angler offer FREE casting instruction classes every Saturday during the summer season from 10:30 a.m.—Noon. Casting Clinics start Saturday, June 2 through September 1, 2018. Note: There is no Casting Clinic Saturday, June 23.
Taught by certified fly fishing instructors from Solitary Angler, these hands-on lessons cover the fundamentals including: how the fly rod, reel and line work together, how to cast overhand and backhand, and how to shoot line out and strip line in.
A New Mexico fishing license is required and may be purchased at Sipapu’s general store. Reservations are required. Call Solitary Angler at 575-758-5653.