Fishing

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 online at New Mexico Game and Fish

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.

For more information call (800) 587-2240 or visit the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.

FREE Casting Clinics

We’re excited to continue our partnership with Solitary Angler offering FREE beginner fly casting clinics taught by FFI Master Certified Casting Instructor and guide Tom Harper. The clinics will be held by the pond at Sipapu every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm beginning June 27, 2020 and every Saturday thereafter through the summer. We will also be offering a class we call “Introduction to Fly Fishing” when we talk about equipment set up, knots, bugs, what flies to use, where to find fish, etc. This class will be given once each month over the summer on June 27, July 11, and August 11. Bring your own rod and reel or borrow them from Solitary Angler. We have to limit the class and clinic size to 10 people so reservations are required. 

If you want to learn more about fly fishing and put to use the skills that you learned in the casting clinic or introduction to fly fishing class arrange a trip with a professional guide. Guided trips are anywhere from one-half day (3-4 hours) to full day trips (7-8 hours) on your choice of public or private water. A half day trip following the class or clinic on the Rio Pueblo near Sipapu can be arranged with your instructor Tom at a special discounted price (limit two people) with all equipment provided.

Reservations for the casting clinic or Introduction to Fly Fishing class as well as half day or full day guided trips can be made through Solitary Angler by calling 866-502-1700.