Stocked and Ready for You.

The Express UU Bar Ranch offers numerous fishing opportunities for anglers looking for a unique and quality fishing experience. Trout fishing is our specialty. We provide top quality fishing and the best private fishing experience in New Mexico. 

The fishing at Express UU Bar Ranch is the best kept secret in Northern New Mexico.  We have 3 high country trout lakes, 2 trout lakes close to our lodge, and a series of Pike ponds below Miami Lake.  All our trout lakes are flies and lures only.  Each licensed fisherman can keep 1 fish per day.  The high country lakes are stocked each spring. 

Trout & Pike Fishing 

Try your favorite fly pattern on our brown and rainbow trout at one of our three high country lakes that often produce rainbows in the 17-20 inch category. These private, scenic vistas also offer the perfect backdrop for a friend or family getaway. Fishing in the Miami Lagoons for pike is another of our popular fishing experiences. These lagoons are a private part of the ranch. The State Record Pike was caught right here on the Express UU Bar Ranch! All of our lakes and ponds are Class A Waters. This means a state fishing license is not required to fish our lakes or ponds. Ranch licenses will be available at our office in the lodge at Rayado.

Fishing Options + Private Cabins

  • Agua Fria Lake and Cabin setting is our pride and joy of the high country.  Agua Fria is 30 acres of trout fishing heaven located in a small valley a few miles south of Garcia Peak.  Agua Fria has both brown and rainbow trout.  Rainbow trout in the 14"-20" range are taken here regularly.  Families, friends, and fishing groups can rent the Cabin and Lake for a week or a weekend.  Agua Fria can sleep 8 adults comfortably. (explore Agua Fria)

  • Ojo Lake and Cabin is our most secluded lake in the high country.  Ojo is 2 acres and is arguably the most beautiful setting of any of our trout lakes.  Rainbow trout in the 14"-18" range are taken here regularly.  Families, friends, and fishing groups can rent the Cabin and Lake for a week or a weekend.  Ojo Cabin easily sleeps 6 adults. (explore Ojo)

  • Middle Lake at 6 surface acres is the best kept secret of our high country lakes.  Middle has both brown and rainbow trout.  There is also a boat dock and a small shelter at the edge of the lake to take a mid-day break.  Trout average 12"-14" with an occasional 20" rainbow.

  • Sweetwater Lake is located within easy driving distance of our lodge.  Stocked with rainbows, this 7 acre lake is located in the canyon between Ortega and Rivera Mesas.  This is one of the first of our trout lakes to open in the spring and provide some of the best spring trout fishing in northern New Mexico.  14"-18" browns and rainbows are the rule in April and May.  Purchase our special Express UU Bar Ranch Fly Box and the selection of flies specifically designed for our ranch.

  • Miami Ponds are for Pike!  Red and white spoons and floating plugs in the spring drive the Pike crazy!  Fly fishermen can have the most challenging fly fishing experiences of their lives trying to land a large Pike with a fly rod.  The ponds are just a 10 minute drive from the lodge.
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Fishing - Guests staying at Lodge

$50 per day per person

Fishing - Ranch Visitors
without room rental

$100 per day per person

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Private Lakeside Cabins

For an immersive fishing experience, rent one of our private high country lakes with a cabin. Rentals can be made for a day, weekend, or even a week. These high country lakes are stocked every spring with huge rainbow trout.  

Agua Fria Cabin

Agua Fria Cabin

Ojo Cabin

Ojo Cabin