Guests at Corkins Lodge get to enjoy top-notch fishing opportunities for all levels of fishing experience right here on our vast wilderness retreat in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Everyone from the advanced fly fisherman to the beginner little fisherman tikes in your family will find an ideal place to reel in a few fish during their stay at Corkins Lodge. And after a day of fishing, guests can enjoy grilling their catch for dinner back at their cabin, each appointed with a BBQ grill and full kitchen.
Brazos River Fishing
Exclusive Private Access - No License Needed
Corkins Lodge guests get exclusive private access to 2.5 miles of the Brazos River, running through the southern side of the lodge grounds. This stretch of the Brazos River is a premier fly-fishing location in New Mexico. The river at Corkins Lodge is open for fishing year-round, but May through October are considered the best window for catching the rainbow trout and brown trout found in this river. A license is not required to fish this private stretch of the river.
The Pond at Corkins Lodge
Trout Stocked - No License Required
Nestled in the pines near the cabins at Corkins Lodge, visitors will find our peaceful private pond available for a more relaxed fishing experience. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Brazos Cliffs along the pond banks while you fish. The pond is ideal for families with children looking for more beginner fishing adventures. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout and no license is required for fishing.
Other nearby fishing locations: Within a short drive of Corkins Lodge, visitors can also enjoy fishing at Chama River, Navajo Lake, Rio Grande River, San Juan River and Abiquiu Lake.
Guided Fishing Trips
Corkins Lodge has partnered with Land of Enchantment Guides to offer our guests best-in-class guided fly fishing day trips. Land of Enchantment Guides in an ORVIS endorsed fly fishing guide service offering fly fishing trips here at Corkins Lodge and other rivers and streams throughout New Mexico and southern Colorado. Their experienced fly fishing guides will do their best to ensure that you have fun, along with offering the chance to develop and improve your fly fishing skills. Beginner to expert anglers are all welcome.
Any fly fishing gear needed (rods and reels, custom tied flies, waders and wading shoes, etc.) is provided for all fishing trips, at no additional cost. Hors d’oeuvres, a nice lunch, drinks and snacks are also included on full-day trips. Please go to their website or call them directly if you have any questions, need more information and/or would like to book a guided fly fishing trip.
The Reel Life - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Corkins Lodge is also partnered with The Reel Life - Santa Fe’s premier Fly Shop and Guide Service. They specialize in guiding public and private waters throughout northern New Mexico. The Reel Life is a full-service fly shop located inside Santa Fe’s the De Vargas Mall. They stock everything you need to make your next Corkins Lodge fishing trip a success.
The Reel Life owners also own the Taos Fly Shop and Nick has built a reputation as one of New Mexico's top guides. When he was 17 he was on the Junior US Fly Fishing team that placed 2nd in Europe. Nick has guided and fished all over the world, cutting his teeth on rivers from Alaska to Argentina, not to mention the salt flats of the Caribbean.