Navajo Lake is a reservoir located in San Juan County and Rio Arriba County in northwestern New Mexico, in the southwestern United States. Portions of the reservoir extend into Archuleta County in southern Colorado. The lake is part of the Colorado River Storage Project, which here manages the upper reaches of the San Juan River, storing and releasing water that is used locally for irrigation, or ultimately reaching the Colorado River in Utah. Water is impounded in Navajo Lake by the earth- and rock-filled Navajo Dam, 3,800 feet (1,160 m) long and 400 feet (120 m) high, completed in 1962. The 15,600-acre (63 km2) lake is over 25 miles (40 km) long, and lies at an elevation of up to 6,085 feet (1,855 m). Two shoreline areas near the dam in New Mexico are part of the Navajo Lake State Park, featuring over 200 camping and picnic sites, and two improved boat ramps and a marina. The river shorelines below the dam are also part of the state park, as well as a BLM Recreation Area. An area in Colorado near the head of the lake is the Navajo State Recreation Area. The lake is an excellent destination for camping and general boating, as well as for salmon and trout fishing.
Good Morning Fellow Anglers!!!! night fishing went great friday night...excellant bass fishing. The people next to me caught 3 cats around 6-10 lbs each. We were fishing just east of the dam. My wife and i both caught around 8 bass each in a 2 hour span. So if you have any boo-yah lures or any spinning lures with a gold or copper spinner go get your pole in the water because the fishing is starting to pick up. Once again if anyone has any tips on catching pike please send them to me. Im desperate!!. good luck out there my friends:-)
bass fishing has been good if trolling around the pine area along the base of rocks that are shaded. Ive been using 3'' shad minnows for about three weeks which has been really good but they seem to be striking more on spinning lures in the past week. Im going to go test the full moon out tomorrow night. Ill keep anyone who really cares posted...if anyone has any tips on catching pike i would love to hear them. I have been coming up really dry on the pike fishing
from Lonnie Garrison
I caught a 3+pound smallmouth bass on a minnow it was 19" long and fat my better half caught a 2+ pound smallmouth bass it was 16" on a minnow up the san juan arm of the lake last weekend
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