Farmington and the Four Corners area is home to endless recreational possibilities, including waters for the fishing trip of a lifetime. With an array of waters for you to choose from, active families and outdoor adventurers alike are sure to find their fishing preference with all of the wonderful and scenic waters of the Four Corners area. With the San Juan River and Animas River nearby, there are few places in the country with better fly fishing opportunities than Farmington, NM. Options prevail for anglers, fly and reel fishers, Farmington and the surrounding areas should make any fisher’s “must fish” list, as our waters are popular with anglers from across the globe.
The Four Corners region is home to fishing holes of all kinds and holds plenty of adventures waiting to be explored. While the San Juan River tops the “must fish” list, the area has several lakes and rivers, each providing a unique and memorable fishing trip experience!
Arcom Outfitter and Guide
San Juan River, New Mexico
Art Martinez, the owner of ARCOM Outfitting And Guide, has fished the San Juan River since the late sixties. Known as the fish whisperer because of his unique way of teaching you how to fly fish for rainbows and brown trout, ARCOM is a must for anyone looking to learn the secrets of the San Juan River!
436 Hwy 170, Farmington, NM
Jackson Lake is a popular fishing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing spot with locals. The lake sits amidst 840 acres of the Jackson Lake Wildlife Area.
Main Street/NM 516, Farmington, NM
505- 599-1197 or 599-1400
Lake Farmington offers outdoor lovers a variety of adventures within the city limits! The lake is open year-round for fishing and camping, and seasonally for boating and swimming. When visiting Lake Farmington make time to explore the mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails. Bird watching is also a popular activity at Lake Farmington. A variety of hummingbirds, eagles, hawks, and heron frequent this city oasis.
221 Highway 511 Blanco, NM
Enjoy a day of catch and release fly fishing along this privately owned section of the San Juan River. Make time to explore the disc golf course and art gallery!
Navajo Lake Marina
1448 NM 511 NBU #6 Navajo Dam, NM 87419
505-632-3245 or 800-582-5687
Navajo Lake Marina is your one-stop shop for all Navajo Lake adventures! Located on the southern end of the reservoir, in the Pine Site of Navajo Lake State Park, this marina offers guide service, boat rentals, a supply store, restaurant, and much more.
Navajo Lake State Park
36 Road 4110 Unit 1, Navajo Dam, NM 87419
Navajo Lake State Park is the ultimate playground for camping, fishing, exploring, and boating with 150 miles of shoreline and over 280 days of sunshine and spectacular scenery. Please note, New Mexico State Parks are open to residents for day use only at this time.
Salmon Snagging Season
Navajo Lake State Park Navajo Dam, NM 87419
The Navajo Lake kokanee salmon season runs from October 1 to December 31. It's no secret that anglers from across the world visit Navajo Lake State Park every year for the world-class fly-fishing found along the San Juan River at the base of Navajo Dam. But did you know that outdoorsman flock to Navajo Lake every fall for the special kokanee salmon snagging season?
San Juan River Quality Waters
Navajo Dam, NM
The San Juan River is known for world-class trout fishing. The 4.25 miles of Special Trout Waters at the base of Navajo Dam brings anglers from across the globe for year-round fishing.
Soaring Eagle Lodge and Guide Service
48 Road 4370, Navajo Dam, NM
505-632-3721 or 800-866-2719
Soaring Eagle Lodge and Guide Service is the perfect location for every angler's riverside escape. Soaring Eagle is the perfect destination for those seeking comfortable riverside cabins, exceptional food, breathtaking scenery and of course friendly and knowledgeable guides!
Navajo Nation Lakes
Please note that parks and recreation areas managed by the Navajo Nation are closed to visitors at this time.
Morgan Lake, Cutter Reservoir, and Whiskey Lake are just a few of the lakes located on Navajo land that are popular with anglers.