2017 State Team Raffle Winners:
Thank you to everyone that sold or bought raffle tickets. 
The winning tickets were:
1st 1152 - J. Groseclose
2nd 1311 - D. Riggs
3rd 2908 - Bobby Hamilton

We are sharing this information from Ty Faber and the NM TBF.  This in no way is meant to detract from the NM BASS Nation efforts to grow and put a NM angler in the BASS Classic, but another way for anglers that would like to compete in a different venue and be able to travel to a champhionship as an individual.  The NM qualifier will be run as a team format with a designated boater and nonboater.  This year, the semi-national will be held at Navajo Lake also and provides a tremendous opportunity for bass anglers in our state.  We support the NM TBF and look forward to seeing you out there.

From the NM TBF (

The Bass Federation of New Mexico is having its state team qualifying tournament in conjunction with the 3 Rivers and UBTT tournaments June 3rd, 2017 at Navajo lake launching from the Pine Marina.  This will be a team format, and the top 6 teams will make the state team to fish the national semi-final.  The top six teams will decide between themselves who is the boater and who is the non boater for the national semi-final.

The national semi-final will be July 15th-16th, 2017 on Navajo launching from the Pine Marina.  Navajo will be off limits the 8th to the 12th of July if you plan to compete in the national semi-final.  Official practice days will be the 13th and 14th of July.  The top boater and non boater for the state of New Mexico will go to the TBF National Championship in 2018 for a chance to fish the BFL All American and a chance for the living the dream package on the FLW tour.  The Colorado TBF and the Wyoming TBF will also be at the national semi final.

If anyone has any questions please call Ty Faber at 970-946-7096.

[Entry for the June 3rd NM State Team qualifier is TBD.  More information to follow.]

We want to thank some of our new sponsor partners as we head into 2017 and not forget to thank many that have been with us for over a decade.  We want to welcome PROcise Outdoors and Bob's Machine Shop in 2017.  We look forward to the same long-standing relationships we have had with Mercury Marine, Smith RV and Marine, Abu Garcia, Trilene, PowerBait, Simms, Charlie's Sporting Goods, Mack's Lure, Costa, Soaring Eagle Lodge, and Genesis Signs.  We will be running a new wrap from Genesis Signs this year highlighting one of our key new partners in 2017, Hanseatic Management Services, Inc., an independent, fee-only investment advisor located in Albuquerque, NM.  Be sure to check out our Sponsors and Partners page for more info on each of these great companies.  

Bob's Machine Shop was founded in 1978, with the belief that quality creates its own demand. 

Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog.

We are proud to manufacture our own products in house, on our own machinery. 

ABQ Sportfishing is proud to be partnering with Procise Outdoors and running their Dek-It series of mounts in 2017.  Great company, great people.

Today’s locators are bigger and better than ever so PROcise Outdoors created a mount unlike all the rest! Stop watching your console mounted electronics bang and bounce around putting unneeded stress on wires and the locator it self. This durable mount is built to withstand anything mother nature can throw at you and puts all the information on the screens directly in front of you so you wont miss a thing!

ABQ Sportfishing has been partnered with St. Croix rods for 7 years.  During that time we have continued to stay current on rod technology and test the competition.  The "Best Rods On Earth" is not just a slogan, it is a way of life at St. Croix and that passion is represented across their product line and through their people.

St. Croix Rods - The People Making the Best Rods on Earth

  • From James Dominguez NM DGF:  It won’t be long before anglers will be hitting the waters.   The NMDGF AIS program plans to conduct watercraft inspections at various waterbodies throughout New Mexico.  Per rule, all conveyances or equipment having left the state or conveyances or equipment with out of state registrations will be required to stop for an inspection prior to launch.    All conveyances or equipment exiting a waterbody can voluntarily stop for a Clean, Drain and Dry inspection.  By stopping on their way out, they can receive a wire seal tag that will expedite an inspection for their next boat outing.  Your assistance in getting the word out to tournament anglers, recreational anglers and pleasure boaters would be much appreciated.  For those anglers that leave the state for a tournament or other fishing event, please encourage them to contact NMDGF ahead of time and we can try and make the inspection/decontamination process as convenient as possible.  If you check out our website, you will find a GIS map with current watercraft inspection locations.   The hope is that anyone with a smartphone will access it and find the nearest inspection station.  You can also follow us on our Facebook page.

May 2017 Edition
  • Friends, Family, and Fishing By Lance Merz
  • Plankton Bloom Trout, By Gary Miralles
  • The Skinny on Swivels & Snaps, By Stan Fagerstrom
  • Finesse Jigging With The Sonic BaitFish®, By Brad Hole
  • Hot Deals: Mack's Lure Hats - Just $10
  • Question of the Month
  • Photo of the Month
  • Video of the Month
                From Soaring Eagle Lodge (Navajo Lake lodging):  
                Bass Angler Lodging reduced rates are as follows:
                $100.00 per night up to 2 anglers
                $125.00 per night for 3 anglers
                Meals are not included.
                Reservations can be made on the Monday prior to arrival.  Contact Susan J. King, Office/Reservation Manager, Soaring Eagle Lodge, 505-632-3721

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