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2018 NM Fishing Reports

October 13, 2018

Catches of the week

Bluewater Lake: Christopher Duran caught and released a 34-inch tiger muskie on his first cast Oct. 14. He was fishing from shore and using a triple jointed shad swim bait.

Dennis Chavez Lake: Rufino Gonzalez of Clovis caught a 28-inch, 10-pound, channel catfish Oct. 13. He was using hot dogs.

Pecos River: Anthony Gallegos of Santa Fe caught a 22-inch rainbow trout Oct. 13. He was using an olive-green Pistol Pete. 

Navajo Lake: Christian Gladfelter of Albuquerque caught and released a 5.34-pound smallmouth bass Oct. 14. He was using a ½-ounce jig. Sara Weber of Niwot, Colorado caught and released her very first northern pike. She was fishing near Eul Canyon and using a crank bait. Chris Sanchez of Albuquerque caught and released a 5.03-pound smallmouth bass Oct. 14. He was using a jerk bait.

Roswell Kids Fishing Pond: Gael Reyes, age 5, of Roswell caught a 16-inch catfish Oct. 10. He was using hotdogs.

San Juan River: Wesley Velasquez, age 4, of Rio Rancho caught and released a 22-inch rainbow trout Oct. 13. He was fishing from the handicap ramp in the Texas Hole and using an egg pattern. His dad helped him cast, but he did all the rest.

Tingley Beach: Amaris Hidalgo, age 4, of Los Lunas caught a 19-inch catfish Oct. 5. She was using hot dogs.

Ute Lake: Wyatt Piazza, age 3, of Albuquerque, caught a 15-inch bass Oct. 8. He was using crankbait.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 22.2 cfs. Fishing was good using small streamers, copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair to good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing for trout was slow with just a few caught by anglers using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure continued to be very light.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jigs, creature baits, worms and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using homemade dough baits, shrimp, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 60s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was .38 cfs. Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, spinners and small jigs for perch. Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and spinners for rainbow trout. Kokanee snagging was slow. We had no reports on other species.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, wooly buggers, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: Fishing was fair using red copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, spinners, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 32.6 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using beef liver and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 45.2 cfs. Trout fishing was good using poundmeisters, wooly buggers, Fire Balls, PowerBait and worms. Fishing at the hatchery pond was good using PowerBait and worms.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 171 cfs. Trout fishing was good using black and olive wooly buggers, bead head hare’s ears, copper John Barrs, Panther Martins, PowerBait and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 13.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 9.38 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 9.79 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs and salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using Velveeta cheese and PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.  

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using shrimp, cut bait, blood bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits, senkos, drop shot rigs and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, spoons and grubs for walleye. Fishing was fair using slab spoons and blade baits at 35 to 40 feet for white bass. The surface water temp was in the mid 60s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level remains low and anglers should use extreme caution when launching boats. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. Much safer launching would be with canoes or kayaks. A few walleye were caught by anglers using crank baits, spoons and worm harness rigs. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 194 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, San Juan worms and salmon eggs.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, swim baits and crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, Panther Martins, bead-head nymphs and Pistol Petes. Mary Tabin caught a nice 17-inch rainbow using garlic PowerBait and Andrew Leyba of Rio Rancho reported catching a 17, 18 and 19-inch rainbow. He was using a gold bead nymph behind a clear bubble. Craig Scargall of Santa Fe caught his first Rio Grande Cutthroat trout here last week while using a Panther Martin. It measured 17-inches.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 144 cfs and 350 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using wooly buggers, Pistol Petes, copper John Barrs, elk hair caddis, micro mays, night crawlers and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout up to 18 inches. Fishing was good using worms, copper John Barrs and wooly buggers for perch and bass. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using wooly buggers and night crawlers for trout. Kokanee snagging season opened Oct. 1 from El Vado Lake to the western boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife Management Area, but we had no reports from anglers.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and minnows for a mixed bag of crappie and white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing for all other species was slow.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and grubs for perch and smallmouth bass. Kokanee snagging was slow. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, leeches, worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was extremely light.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 18.5 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez, East Fork, San Antonio and Cebolla was good using copper John Barrs, terrestrials, elk hair caddis, Fire Balls and worms for brown and rainbow trout.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing pressure was light.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair using garlic scented PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Navajo Lake: HOT SPOT FOR SMALLMOUTH BASS: Fishing was excellent using jerk baits, jigs, crank baits, senkos, tubes, worms and swim baits for smallmouth bass. Bass anglers also reported catching several largemouth bass. Fishing was very good using spinnerbaits, jerk baits, swim baits, crank baits and jigs for northern pike. We had no reports on other species. Designated no-wake areas are closed from Oct. 1 through Nov. 8.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 570 cfs and has been scheduled to be reduced to 500 cfs at 3:30 PM. Fishing was good using red annelids, egg patterns, Griffiths gnats, fore and afts, zebra midges, midge clusters, crystal flash emergers and dead chickens for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was good using San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, emergers, egg patterns, worms and salmon eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish reports from anglers using hot dogs and homemade dough baits.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing continued to be slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using worms and liver for small catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver, blood bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using sassy shad, spoons, curly tail grubs and blade baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, tubes, creature baits, senkos, swim baits and spinnerbaits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using chicken liver, minnows, homemade dough bait and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 86.3 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using liver and worms for catfish. Fishing was good using wooly buggers and worms for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using crank baits and spinnerbaits for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Percha Dam: Fishing was slow for all species. Tony Cardella reported that he and his wife fished here over the weekend and saw no less than 100 carp in one of the deeper holes remaining since the flow was cut off. They did not catch any of them.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.00 cfs. Fishing in the Mesilla Valley Dam area was fair to good using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for channel catfish.  We had no other reports.

Snow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for rainbow trout.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms for catfish. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 13.4 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using swim baits, senkos, plastic worms and jigs for largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and nymphs under a bubble for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow for all species  

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing remained slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 26.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 7.97 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with just a few bass caught by anglers using jigs. The water was quite murky, and the surface temp was in the low to mid 60s.

Sumner Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

October 6, 2018

Catches of the week

Bluewater Lake: Alicia Greenwood of Artesia caught and released a 33-inch tiger muskie Sept. 30. She was using a red crank bait.

Canjilon Lakes: Dylan Dean, age 12, and Derek Dean age 8, of Espanola teamed up to catch a 21-inch rainbow trout and a 15-inch Rio Grande cutthroat trout Sept. 29. They were using yellow Fire Balls.

Cochiti Lake: Jesus Lopez, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch, 3-pound, 10-ounce carp Sept. 30. He was fishing by the old marina cove and using worms.

Gila River: Harper Seal, age 4, of Silver City caught a 15-inch catfish Sept. 30. She was using a hellgrammite. Michelle Tafoya of Silver City caught a 20-inch catfish Sept. 30. She was using a Hellgrammite.

Navajo Lake: Ray Stroup of Pagosa Springs, Colo. caught a 27-inch catfish Oct. 6. He was fishing for smallmouth bass and using a twin tail grub.

Rio Grande: Olivia Suazo, age 11, of Espanola caught and released a 16-inch brown trout Sept. 29. She was fishing the river between Embudo and Pilar and was using a worm.

Ute Lake: The team of Elrod and Chatwell of Borger, Texas caught a 7-pound walleye Oct. 6. They were fishing a team tournament and using a crank bait in 3 feet of water.

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Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow and fishing pressure was light.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 24.6 cfs. Fishing was good using bead-head hares ears, copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using top water lures, spinnerbaits, chatter baits and square billed crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using sassy shad, curly tail grubs, crank baits and blade baits for white bass. Fishing was good using homemade dough baits, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 60s to the low 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was .38 cfs. Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait, spinners and small jigs for perch. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait, wooly buggers, Pistol Petes and spinners for rainbow trout. Kokanee snagging season opened October 1, but we had no reports.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair using a variety of small bead head nymphs, worms, PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was fair to good for anglers using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 25.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 32.8 cfs. Trout fishing was good using bead head hare’s ears, wooly buggers, Fire Balls, PowerBait and worms. Young anglers trout fishing at the hatchery pond did very well using PowerBait and worms.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 155 cfs. Trout fishing was good using black wooly buggers, pheasant tails, bead head hare’s ears, copper John Barrs, micro mays and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 8.77 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms and copper John Barrs for trout.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 7.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 6.11 cfs. Adam Archuleta reported excellent trout fishing this past weekend as he had no trouble catching a limit. He was using salmon eggs.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Velveeta cheese and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.  

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using square bill crank baits and tubes for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, Gulp baits and crank baits for bluegill. Fishing was good using shrimp, cut bait, night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using Whopper ploppers, senkos, crank baits, drop shot rigs and spinnerbaits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, top water lures, crank baits and grubs for walleye. The walleye were scattered at various depths. The surface water temp ranged from the high 60s to the low 70s.  

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level remains low and anglers should use extreme caution when launching boats. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. Much safer launching would be with canoes or kayaks. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jigs, tubes, senkos, spinner baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 131 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spinnerbaits, crank baits, hot dogs and crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was fair using Fisher Chick spinners, Panther Martins, PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 283 cfs and 412 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Heron Lake was good using prince nymphs, copper John Barrs and bead head hare’s ears. Trout fishing below El Vado was very good using wooly buggers, green and red copper John Barrs, micro mays, night crawlers and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing was good using worms for perch. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using wooly buggers and night crawlers for trout. Kokanee snagging Season opened October 1 from El Vado Lake to the western boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife Management Area, but we had no reports from anglers.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and minnows for a mixed bag of crappie, white bass and carp. A few white bass were also caught by anglers using crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Kokanee snagging season opened October 1.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using streamers, Pistol Petes, leeches, worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 12.4 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was good using worms, elk hair caddis, copper John Barrs and prince nymphs. Fishing on the Cebolla, San Antonio and East Fork was good elk hair caddis, copper and red copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms for brown and rainbow trout. Dry fly action was best from the late morning through mid afternoon hours. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was very good using salmon peach and garlic scented PowerBait, garlic cheese and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using spinnerbaits, crank baits and plastics for northern pike. Fishing was good using drop shot rigs, crank baits, spinnerbaits, ned rigs and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using worms for perch. Kokanee snagging opened October 1 and was very slow. We had no reports on other species. Designated no-wake areas are closed from October 1 through November 8.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 603 cfs. Fishing was good using RS2s, fore and afts, red larva, root beers, parachute Adams, dead chickens, midge clusters, foam wing emergers and chironomids for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was good using San Juan worms, RS2s, copper John Barrs, PowerBait, small jerk baits, worms and salmon eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Tingley Beach: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Trout Lakes: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and Fire Balls.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing continued to be slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver, worms and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using liver, cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. A few white bass and largemouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, swim baits, sassy shad, curly tail grubs and blade baits for white bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, ploppers, senkos, swim baits and spinnerbaits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using chicken liver, minnows, homemade dough bait and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 62.6 cfs. Michelle Tafoya of Silver City reported that she and her family had a great time fishing here and on the West Fork last week. They caught several catfish and smallmouth bass including one bass Michelle caught that measured 16 inches in length. All fish were caught using hellgrammites.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. Fishing for trout was slow to fair using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.00 cfs. Fishing was good using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and night crawlers for channel catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for rainbow trout.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms for catfish. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 45.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver and stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, top water lures, swim baits, senkos, flukes and ned rigs for largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Gulp trout eggs for trout.

Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using blood bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. A few catfish and small bass were caught by anglers using worms and liver. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lake Van: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 83.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 10.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using creature baits, spinnerbaits, swim baits, ned rigs, senkos and tubes for largemouth and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using cut bait, worms and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using senkos, spinnerbaits, crank baits, jerk baits and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

September 29, 2018

Catches of the week

Bluewater Lake: David West of Albuquerque caught and released a 38-inch tiger muskie Sept. 30. He was using hot dogs.

Cimarron River: Rustin Steen, age 3, of Tijeras caught his first fish, a 10-inch rainbow trout Sept. 29. He was using salmon eggs. Rustin caught one more fish here and three more at Eagle Nest Lake. He out fished the family.

Dennis Chavez Park Lake: Rufino Gonzalez of Clovis caught an 8.2-pound channel catfish Sept. 29. He was using hot dogs.

Elephant Butte Lake: Ben Allen, age 10, of Albuquerque caught a 2-pound and a 1-pound, 9-ounce white bass and caught and released three others Sept. 29. He was fishing during a C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation event and was using a white crank bait. Luis Hernandez of El Paso caught a huge catfish Sept. 22. He was fishing at night and using cut bait.

Fenton Lake: Andrew Benavidez, Jr. age 6, of Albuquerque caught his limit of trout including one that measured 16 inches Sept. 29. He was using salmon eggs. 

Rio Grande: Jacob Salazar, age 15, of Rio Rancho caught a 26-inch, 9-pound channel catfish Sept. 30. He was fishing in the Corrales area and using Rotten Shad dip bait.

Roswell Kids Pond: Chevy Wyatt, age 10, of Roswell caught a 14-inch catfish Sept. 30. He was using catfish bubblegum.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Mara Harvey, age 4, of Los Alamos and Scarlett Diaz, age 5, of Albuquerque caught limits of trout, including a 17-inch rainbow caught by Mara, Sept. 30. They were using PowerBait. Noah Abril, age 11, and Sammy Abril, age 5, of Los Lunas had a blast catching rainbow trout Sept. 30. They were using salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 27.4 cfs. Fishing was good using bead-head hares ears, small midge patterns, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing was fair using worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using top water lures, spinnerbaits, chatter baits and square billed crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using slab spoons, curly tail grubs, crank baits and blade baits for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, minnows and sassy shad for walleye. Fishing was good using hot dogs, homemade dough baits and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was .35 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait, spinners and jigs for perch. Benny and Laura Espinosa of Las Cruces loaded their stringer with perch this past week. They were using worms. Kaleb Campbell reported excellent perch fishing catching a good number of fish while using a crappie jig. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and Blue Fox spinners for rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee. Kokanee snagging season opened October 1, but we had no reports.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and pink salmon eggs for trout.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good for anglers using wooly buggers, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 22.9 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using small bead-head pheasant tails, small midge patterns and salmon eggs.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 34.1 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, San Juan worms, wooly buggers, Fire Balls, PowerBait and worms.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 163 cfs. Trout fishing was good using black wooly buggers, mop flies, crane flies, copper John Barrs, micro mays, Blue Fox spinners and night crawlers. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners and wooly buggers for smallmouth bass. Through the Albuquerque area, fishing was fair using liver, homemade dough bait and dip baits for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 6.14 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 9.3 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 4.92 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair using wooly buggers and PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Shuree Ponds: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Storrie Lake: Fishing continued slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. Fishing pressure remained very light.  

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR BLUEGILL: Fishing was excellent using worms, crank baits and grubs for bluegill. Fishing was good using shrimp, night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, flukes, spinnerbaits, swim baits, jerk baits, senkos and curly tail grubs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, crank baits and grubs for walleye. The surface water temp was still in the low to mid 70s but expected to cool down with the cooler temps later this week.  

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level remains low and anglers should use extreme caution when launching boats. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. Much safer launching would be with canoes or kayaks. Fishing was fair using top water lures, swim baits, jigs, spinner baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass and an occasional walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 12.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using spinnerbaits, top water lures, hot dogs and crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, wooly buggers, Pistol Petes and spinners.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 604 cfs and 417 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Heron Lake was good using wooly buggers, prince nymphs and copper John Barrs. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using weighted wooly buggers, green copper John Barrs, bead-head hares ears, night crawlers and chamois leeches for brown and rainbow trout. Robert Montoya caught a 17.5-inch brown trout this past Saturday. He was using a thin mint wooly bugger. We had no reports from below Abiquiu. Kokanee snagging season opened October 1 from El Vado Lake to the western boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife Management Area, but we had no reports from anglers.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using shrimp and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using top water lures, crank baits, spinnerbaits, creature baits and swim baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Kokanee snagging season opened October 1.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using wooly buggers, leeches, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Andrew Benavidez of Albuquerque reported that he and his son caught limits of trout over the weekend while using salmon eggs and black leeches.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 9.31 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez and the East Fork was good using worms, Fire Balls and mop flies. Fishing on the lower Cebolla was good for anglers using copper John Barrs and worms for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing on the San Antonio was good using copper John Barrs, mop flies, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, chatter baits, swim baits and plastics for northern pike. Fishing was good using drop shot rigs, crank baits, chatter baits and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. We had no reports on other species. Kokanee snagging opened October 1 and was reported as very slow. Designated no-wake areas are closed from October 1 through November 8.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 750 cfs but the Bureau of Reclamation had scheduled a decrease in flow to 500 cfs by 11 pm. Fishing was good using fore and afts, red larva, root beers, dead chickens, ants, zebra midges, red annelids, parachute Adams and Griffiths gnats for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using small spoons, San Juan worms, wooly buggers, copper John Barrs, PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow.

Trout Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and small spinners.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing continued to be slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver, homemade dough bait and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver, worms, hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using spinnerbaits, senkos and creature baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver, cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. The best reports came from anglers fishing the north end of the lake. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: HOT SPOT FOR WHITE BASS: Fishing was excellent using crank baits, swim baits, top water lures, slab spoons, sassy shad and blade baits. Several anglers said it didn’t make any difference what lure you were using as long as it was white. Fishing was good using chatter baits, crank baits, top water lures, swim baits and spinnerbaits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was good using liver, hot dogs, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 65.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers, liver and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing for trout was a bit slow but a few were caught by anglers using worms and PowerBait.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.00 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, hot dogs, shrimp, cut bait and night crawlers for channel catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: Fishing was good using floating trout bait for rainbow trout.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using worms and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 26.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver, hot dogs and stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, chatter baits, senkos, tubes and ned rigs for largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow but there were a few catfish caught by anglers using hot dogs and homemade dough bait.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 83.6 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using beef liver and chicken liver for catfish. We had no report on other species.

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 10.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using top water lures, spinnerbaits, crank baits, swim baits and creature baits for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits and curly tail grubs for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using senkos, spinnerbaits, crank baits and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

September 22, 2018

Catches of the week

Bill Evans Lake: Alex Lopez of Silver City caught and released an 11-pound, 15-ounce largemouth bass Sept. 22. He was using a green pumpkin senko.



Bluewater Lake: Anne Blanton of Los Lunas caught a 45-inch, 28-pound tiger muskie Sept. 22. She was using a Cabela’s floating snake head lure.

Canjilon Lakes: Chris Rodriguez of Rio Rancho caught a limit of rainbow trout ranging from 18 to 21 inches Sept. 20. He was using a Pistol Pete.

Eagle Nest Lake: Renee Minor of Clovis caught a nice 18-inch rainbow last Thursday. She was using a Platte River special tipped with chartreuse PowerBait. Rob and Dean Vey of Amarillo, Texas caught several northern pike ranging in size for 29 to 42.5 inches. They were using small spinners. Frank Maestas of Taos caught a 21.5-inch rainbow trout Sept. 23. He was using worms.

Roswell Kids Pond: Chevy Wyatt of Roswell caught two channel catfish that measured about 25 inches each Sept. 23. He was using hot dogs and chicken liver at the same time.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Tristan Farrington, age 6, of Albuquerque caught a limit of rainbow trout including one that measured 18.5 inches Sept. 16. He was using worms.

Tingley Beach: Giovanni Christopher, age 4, of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch channel catfish Sept. 21. He was using hot dogs.

Trout Lake: Xavior Rodriguez, age 6, of Tierra Azul caught a 13-inch rainbow trout Sept. 16. He was using a Pistol Pete.

Ute Lake: Eric Martinez of Clayton caught and released a 20-inch, 5.5-pound smallmouth bass Sept. 22. He was using a Rat-L-Trap.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:

Pecos River: Diego Baca of Albuquerque caught and released a 23-inch brown trout Sept. 15. He was using a size 18 hares ear.

Elephant Butte Lake: Julian Gillespie, age 10, of El Paso, Texas caught his first ever white bass Sept. 15. He was using a perch colored Flicker Shad.

San Juan River: Terry Senters of Durango, Colorado caught and released a huge brown trout estimated to be 34 plus inches in length and 18 pounds Sept. 7. He was using a size 22 midge emerger and 6x tippet.

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Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 27.2 cfs. Fishing was good using stimulators, small midge patterns, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was slow to fair using worms and salmon eggs for trout. Anglers using worms also caught a few catfish and bluegill. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure has been very light.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using senkos, tubes, square bill crank baits, chatter baits and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, sassy shad and minnows for walleye. Fishing was good using shrimp, hot dogs and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using slab spoons and blade baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was 3.30 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was good using Fire Balls for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was very good using white honey worms, PowerBait and worms for perch. Fishing was fair trolling wedding rings, kokanee killers and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait for rainbow trout and kokanee. Fishing for northern pike was fair to good using spinners and spoons. Kokanee snagging season opens Oct. 1.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using mop flies, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and pink salmon eggs for trout.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using mop flies, prince nymphs, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good for anglers using wooly buggers, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 28.1 cfs. Fishing was good using bead-head pheasant tails, hares ears, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 31.7 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, stimulators, Fire Balls, PowerBait and worms.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 155 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, black and olive wooly buggers, red San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, micro mays, spinners and night crawlers. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners and wooly buggers for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 6.14 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 10.5 cfs. Fishing was good using hares ears, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 5.37 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using wooly buggers for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Storrie Lake: Fishing continued slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. Fishing pressure remained very light.  

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, tubes, minnows and grubs for bluegill. Fishing was fair using shrimp, night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using drop shot rigs, senkos, chigger craws and curly tail grubs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Most of the smallmouth bass were 13 inches or less. Fishing for white bass and walleye was slow with just a few white bass caught by anglers using spoons. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s. 

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level remains low and anglers should use extreme caution when launching boats. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. Much safer launching would be with canoes or kayaks. Fishing was fair using wooly buggers, top water lures, tubes, spinner baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 20.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using spinnerbaits, top water lures and crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: Fishing was good using mop flies, San Juan worms and elk hair caddis for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and spinners.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 604 cfs and 423 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Heron Lake was good using wooly buggers, prince nymphs, mop flies and San Juan worms. Trout fishing below El Vado was very good using night crawlers, weighted wooly buggers, San Juan worms, red annelids and chamois leeches for brown and rainbow trout. Chuck Estrada reported that he, Bill Gonzales and Penny Frick of Albuquerque fished here over the weekend and caught limits of trout and several bass. They were using night crawlers. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was slow with just a few fish caught by anglers using night crawlers. Kokanee snagging season opens October 1 from El Vado Lake to the western boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife Management Area.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using shrimp and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using top water lures, crank baits, chatter baits, spinnerbaits, creature baits and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Kokanee snagging season opens October 1.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using yellow small midge patterns, orange, yellow and salmon peach PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Richard Candelaria reported good fishing from his float tube. He was fishing this past Saturday and caught several rainbow trout using midge patterns.

Heron Lake: The lake level has been dropping between one and two feet per week and the only boat ramp remaining open is the primitive ramp located between the La Laja ramp and the dam. Fishing has been slow for all species. Waters along the shoreline remains quite murky from the low water conditions.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 7.44 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez and the East Fork was fair to good using worms, elk hair caddis and mop flies. Fishing on the lower Cebolla was good for anglers using mop flies, copper John Barrs and worms for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing on the San Antonio was good using copper John Barrs, mop flies, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Antonio Gonzales fished the Rio Guadalupe this past Sunday and reported good brown trout fishing and one surprise rainbow from the confluence of the Cebolla and Las Vacas. He was using a size 16 parachute Adams with a size 18 flashy hares ear dropper. He also reported that the stream was a dead zone from ash up to about mile marker seven.

Laguna del Campo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was very good using spinnerbaits, buzz baits, crank bait, chatter baits, swim baits and plastics for northern pike. Fishing was good using chatter baits, senkos, drop shot rigs, baby brush hogs, crank baits and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. Fishing was good using worms for perch. We had no reports on other species. Kokanee snagging opens October 1 and runs through December 31. Designated no-wake areas are closed from October 1 through November 8.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was increased to 850 cfs this past Wednesday and was flowing at 837 cfs on Monday morning. Fishing was very good using red larva, dead chickens, mini macs, ants, zebra midges, red annelids, RS2s and Griffiths gnats for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using jerk baits, mop flies, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: Trout fishing was slow with just a few caught by anglers using salmon eggs and Pistol Petes.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using senkos, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using slab spoons, blade baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using creature baits, ned rigs, chatter baits, crank baits, top water lures and spinnerbaits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, tubes and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was very good using liver, hot dogs, minnows, homemade dough bait, cut bait and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 89.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair using shrimp and beef liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 621 cfs. Fishing was very good using liver, hot dogs, shrimp, cut bait and night crawlers for channel catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes and curly tail grubs for white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using worms and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 37.6 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using spinnerbaits, crank baits, chatter baits, senkos, flukes and tubes for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using liver and stink bait.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 78.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 25.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using spinner baits, tubes, senkos, crank baits and creature baits for largemouth and smallmouth bass. A few bass were also caught by anglers using top water lures. Fishing was fair using tubes, crank baits and curly tail grubs for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using cut bait, night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using senkos, tubes, drop shot rigs and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

September 15, 2018

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Peyton Lapka, age 10, of Albuquerque caught a 3.5-pound smallmouth bass Sept. 16. He was using a top water lure. 

Alto Lake: Carlos Huerta of Tucson, Arizona caught a 14-pound channel catfish Sept. 10. He was using a live crawdad.

Bluewater Lake: Doug Cipriani of Albuquerque caught and released a 40-inch, 12-pound and a 35-inch, 10-pound tiger muskie Sept. 11. He was using a spinnerbait.

Chama River: Frank Garcia of Albuquerque caught and released a 20.5-inch brown trout Sept. 16. He was using a night crawler.

Eagle Nest Lake: Sherrie Montoya of Taos caught a 23-inch rainbow trout Sept. 11. She was using salmon peach PowerBait.

Eagle Rock Lake: Sisters Sofia Mondragon, age 6 and Eve Mondragon, age 4, of Ojo Caliente caught a 21-inch rainbow trout and a 17-inch rainbow trout respectively Sept. 15. They were using salmon peach PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: John Clayman of Albuquerque caught and released an 8.78-pound largemouth bass Sept.15. He was fishing in McRae Canyon and using a green/gray tube. 

Fenton Lake: Louise DeHart of Corrales caught a 20-inch rainbow trout Sept. 10. She was using orange PowerBait.

Greene Acres Lake: David Baker of Clovis caught a 26-inch channel catfish and a 24-inch carp Sept. 11. He was fishing at night and using hot dogs.

Grindstone Reservoir: Dennis Bigas took his son Deon Bigas, age 10, cousin Jeremiah Bigas, age 11 and friends Aidan Beard, age 11 and Fabian Navarro, age 9, of Alamogordo on a guys’ fishing outing Sept. 15. The boys caught several trout ranging in size from 9 to 15 inches. They were using PowerBait.

Peralta Drain: Pablo Griego of Los Lunas caught and released several northern pike over 20 inches on Sept. 11. He was using wacky worm rigs and small spinners.

Roswell Kids Pond: Avery Knight, age 7, of Roswell caught a 7-pound channel catfish Sept. 14. He was using stink bait.

San Juan River: Diego Silva of Belen caught and released a 20-inch rainbow trout Sept. 12. He was using a custom tied fly.

Ute Lake: Greg Dudley caught a 4-pound largemouth bass Sept. 10. He was fishing at night and using a custom-made grub.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:

Fenton Lake: Matt Chavez of Rio Rancho caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Sept. 7. He was using a black leech. Andrew Gallegos, age 11, of Albuquerque caught a 17-inch rainbow trout Sept. 8. He was using salmon eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Lucas Guerrero, age 3, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Sept. 2. It was his first fish and he was using salmon eggs. Paige Dilworth, age 8, of Tijeras caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Sept. 8. She was using salmon eggs.

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Northeast Fishing Report

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms, PowerBait and hot dogs.

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 25.9 cfs. Fishing was good using stimulators, prince nymphs, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using swim jigs, ned rigs, wacky worms, chatter baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using shrimp, cut bait, night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using slab spoons and blade baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was 2.52 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was very good using white honey worms, PowerBait and worms for perch. Fishing was good using orange and salmon peach PowerBait and trolling wedding rings and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait or corn for rainbow trout and kokanee. Fishing for northern pike was slow to fair using streamers, crank baits and Platte River specials. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 60s.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using chartreuse, orange and salmon peach PowerBait, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, mop flies, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Daryl West reported catching three rainbow trout last Thursday. He was using a mop fly.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, small spoons and Pistol Petes for trout.    

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good using mop flies, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing continued to be very good for anglers using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and small spoons for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 33.6 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish. 

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 29.5 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, Fire Balls, night crawlers and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 143 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, black wooly buggers, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, poundmeisters, Panther Martins and night crawlers. Anglers using wooly buggers also reported catching and releasing a good number of smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 6.14 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 17.2 cfs. Fishing was good using worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 5.37 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for trout.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Storrie Lake: Fishing continued slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.  

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, tubes, minnows and grubs for bluegill. Fishing was good using shrimp, night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using senkos, tubes, chigger craws and curly tail grubs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Most of the smallmouth bass were 13 inches or less. Fishing for white bass and walleye was slow with just a few white bass caught by anglers using spoons. The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.  

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level remains low and anglers should use extreme caution when launching boats. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. Much safer launching would be with canoes or kayaks. Fishing was fair using top water lures, senkos, tubes, spinner baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 5.13 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Peralta Drain was good using small spinners and worms for largemouth bass and northern pike. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using swim baits, spinnerbaits, large streamers and crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 604 cfs and 468 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was fair to good using night crawlers, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and zebra midges for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, spoons and spinners for white bass. Fishing was fair using shrimp and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using ned rigs, chatter baits, spinnerbaits and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using yellow small midge patterns, orange, yellow and salmon peach PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. The best reports came from anglers using flies.

Heron Lake: The La Laja boat ramp is open but anglers are advised to use extreme caution launching boats. Most off-shore activity has been from canoes and kayaks. Fishing was slow with a few rainbow trout caught by anglers drifting PowerBait. The shoreline is quite murky from the low water conditions.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 7.44 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez and the East Fork was very good using worms, elk hair caddis, mop flies, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing on the upper and lower Cebolla was fair to good for anglers using mop flies, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and worms. One angler reported catching and releasing several brown trout on the lower Cebolla. He was using copper John Barrs. Fishing on the San Antonio was good using copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using spinnerbaits, crank bait and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing was good using chatter baits, senkos, crank baits, curly tail grubs and finesse worms for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. Fishing was good trolling Arnies and Panther Martins tipped with PowerBait or corn for kokanee. Fishing was fair to good using worms for perch. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was reduced on Monday afternoon to 769 cfs. Fishing was good using hoppers, zebra midges, red annelids, RS2s and Griffiths gnats for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, fishing was fair to good using jerk baits, hoppers, mop flies, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, homemade dough baits, shrimp and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using slab spoons and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair using liver and punch bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using slab spoons, blade baits, grubs, minnows and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using tubes, senkos, creature baits, ned rigs, chatter baits and spinnerbaits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, tubes and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was good using liver, hot dogs, homemade dough bait, cut bait and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair using night crawlers, hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 59.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair using night crawlers, shrimp and beef liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 650 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, hot dogs and night crawlers for channel catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, swim baits and curly tail grubs for white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was very good using worms and hot dogs for catfish using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Anglers using worms also reported catching a few small bass. We had no reports on other species.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 4.91 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using ned rigs, tubes, spinnerbaits, crank baits, swim baits and chatter baits for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using homemade dough bait, liver and hot dogs for catfish.  

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using chicken liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, PowerBait and olive Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 78.9 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was slow. Fishing pressure was light.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow, but a few catfish were caught by anglers using hot dogs, night crawlers and shrimp. We had no reports on other species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.10 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spinner baits, chatter baits, swim baits, tubes, jigs, senkos and creature baits for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Anglers fishing for bass also reported catching a few walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. The best reports came from anglers fishing at night. Fishing was slow to fair using ned rigs, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

September 8, 2018

Catches of the week

Cowles Ponds: Jaylynn Enjady, age 6, of Albuquerque caught her first fish using her Barbie rod Sept. 2. She was using a worm.

Eagle Nest Lake: Alizae Nieves, age 17, of Silver City caught a 16-inch rainbow trout Sept. 3. She was using salmon peach PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Estevan Chavez of Casa, Colo caught and released a 4.5-pound largemouth bass Sept. 1. He was using a chatterbait.

Fenton Lake: Jesse Cordova, age 5, of Rio Rancho caught four rainbow trout Sept. 3. He was using PowerBait and salmon eggs. Noelle Morgan, age 8, of Albuquerque caught her first fish, a 10-inch rainbow trout Sept. 4. She was using PowerBait.

Monastery Lake: Joaquin Reza, age 3, of Santa Fe caught his first fish, an 11-inch rainbow trout Sept. 2. He was using PowerBait.

Pecos River: Ivan Eylicio of Los Lunas caught a 22-inch trout Aug. 26. He was using a copper John Barr.

Rio Grande: George Torres of Stanley caught and released a 29.5-inch, 31-pound, 11-ounce flathead catfish Sept. 8. He was fishing at night and using cut carp bait.

Roswell Kids Pond: Chevy Wyatt, age 10, of Roswell caught a 14-inch and a 16-inch catfish Sept. 9. He was using stink bait and chicken liver.

San Juan River: Owen Jacobson, age 14, of Albuquerque caught and released a 26-inch brown trout Sept. 9. He was using a red larva.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Gabbon Bailey, age 10, of Rio Rancho caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Sept. 8. He was using worms. Caiden Tafoya, age 11, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Sept. 9. He was using salmon eggs. Lucas Guerrero, age 3, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Sept. 2. It was his first fish and he was using salmon eggs.

Sumner Lake: Steven Cain of Portales caught a 15-pound channel catfish Sept. 9. He was using cut bait.

Ute Lake: Jacob Barela age 16 of Albuquerque caught and released a 5-pound smallmouth bass Sept. 8. He was using a jig with a brush hog trailer.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 9.42 cfs. Fishing was good using stimulators, San Juan worms, stone fly nymphs and worms for trout. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using creature baits, swim jigs, ned rigs, wacky worms, chatter baits, crank baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Most of the bass again this past week were small. Fishing was good using shrimp, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using slab spoons and blade baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was 39.6 cfs. Fishing was good using ant patterns, hoppers, caddis and parachute adams for trout.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, terrestrials and small spinners for trout.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for perch. Fishing was fair to good trolling Panther Martins, Super Dupers, wedding rings and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait or corn for rainbow trout and kokanee. Fishing for northern pike was slow with just a few hooked by anglers using spoons, PowerBait and Platte River specials. The surface water temp was around 65 degrees. Angel Amador reported catching an 18-inch rainbow while fishing from the bank. He was using a Red River Special under a bubble.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Panther Martins, wooly buggers, copper John Barrs, mop flies and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs and bead-head nymphs for trout.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, wooly buggers, small spoons and Panther Martins for trout.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good using mop flies, prince nymphs, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, small spoons and Panther Martins for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 53.7 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, elk hair caddis, Panther Martins, salmon eggs and night crawlers for trout. Aarron Vallez of Albuquerque caught his first fish this past week, a 17.5-inch rainbow. He was using salmon eggs. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers for catfish.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 35.5 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 163 cfs. Trout fishing in this area was a bit sporadic as the water color changed from clear to stained with the rains. On the good days, anglers did well using copper John Barrs, beetles, ants, poundmeisters, Panther Martins and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 7.60 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 31.0 cfs. Fishing was good using night crawlers and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 12.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: Fishing was good using terrestrials and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake: Fishing continued slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spinner baits and chatter baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CATFISH: Fishing was very good using shrimp, night crawlers, punch bait and chicken livers. Anglers did very well with rod and reel and with trot lines. Fishing for white bass was fair to good using spoons and crank baits. Fishing was fair to good using drop shot rigs, jigs, brush hogs, swim baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use extreme caution when launching boats. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. Much safer launching would be with canoes or kayaks. Fishing was fair using ned rigs, chatter baits, senkos, tubes, spinner baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 68.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using large spoons and swim baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners. Fishing pressure was heavy.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 597 cfs and 423 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using night crawlers, chamois leeches and zebra midges for brown and rainbow trout. A few largemouth bass and perch were caught by anglers using worms. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow but a few trout were caught by anglers using wooly buggers and worms.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair to good using crank baits, spoons and spinners for white bass. Fishing was fair using shrimp, chicken liver and cut bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using spoons, ned rigs, chatter baits and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair using yellow small midge patterns, elk hair caddis, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. The best reports came from anglers using flies.

Heron Lake: The water level continued to drop this past week and the boat docks have been pulled. Anglers may still launch small vessels such as kayaks and canoes. We had no reports from anglers.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 15.5 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez and the East Fork was good using worms, mop flies, hoppers, caddis and salmon eggs. Fishing on the upper and lower Cebolla was good for anglers using mop flies, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and worms. They reported catching mixed bags of brown and rainbow trout. All the brown trout were released. Fishing on the San Antonio was good using Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using buzz baits, crank baits, chatter baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing was good using ned rigs, creature baits, chatter baits, senkos, swim jigs, crank baits and drop shot rigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. Fishing was good trolling spinners tipped with PowerBait or corn for kokanee at 55 to 80 feet for kokanee. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was reduced on Monday afternoon to 723 cfs. Fishing was very good using parachute Adams, WD40s, red annelids, ants, PMXs, RS2s and zebra midges for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using jerk baits, Panther Martins, hoppers, copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, homemade dough baits, shrimp and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using slab spoons and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using liver and homemade dough baits for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using slab spoons, blade baits, grubs, minnows and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using swim baits, senkos, creature baits, ned rigs, chatter baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits and swim baits in the Long Point area for walleye. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms, shrimp, hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 121 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Percha Dam: Fishing was good using night crawlers, homemade dough baits, shrimp and beef liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 962 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, shrimp, hot dogs and night crawlers for channel catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits, swim baits and curly tail grubs for white bass, walleye and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using corn for carp. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, worms and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing fair using liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, shrimp, worms and liver for catfish.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 6.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms, PowerBait and hot dogs.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, swim baits and chatter baits for largemouth bass and white bass. A few largemouth bass were also caught by anglers using top water lures. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using, shrimp, chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using liver and hot dogs for catfish.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Jal Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and hot dogs for catfish.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait, Charlie’s blood bait and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms and homemade dough bait for catfish.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was .25 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, liver and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.82 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, chatter baits, swim baits, spinner baits, jigs, senkos and tubes for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, tubes, curly tail grubs, wacky worms and swim baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. A few largemouth bass and smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits, spinner baits and ned rigs. We had no other reports.

September 1, 2018

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Shawn Roberts of Taos caught a 21-inch walleye Aug. 26. He was using a white crank bait.

Bluewater Lake: Connor Hansen, age 8, of Edgewood caught and released a 33-inch tiger muskie, his first, Aug. 26. He was using a lure. Dane Perez, age 12 of Albuquerque caught and released a 31.5-inch tiger muskie Aug. 25. He was using a Pot-O-Gold lure. Caenan Perez, age 13, of Albuquerque caught and released a 39.5-inch tiger muskie Aug. 25. He was using a Pot-O-Gold lure.

Canjilon Lakes: Nevaeh Olivas, age 3, of Chamita caught her first four trout, ranging in size from 10 to 14 inches Aug. 27. She was using salmon eggs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Jamie McCaslin of Eagle Nest caught a 33.5-inch, 11.75-pound northern pike Sept. 2. She was using a Rooster Tail. Jim McElroy caught a 24-inch, 4.5-pound rainbow trout Sept. 2. He was using a Platte River special with salmon peach PowerBait. Thomas and Victoria Ford of Moriarty caught several nice trout including one that measured 22 inches. They were using salmon peach and nymph grape PowerBait.   

Pecos River: David Calderon, Jr. of Loving caught a 30-pound flathead catfish. He was fishing in the Malaga area with rod and reel and using Winnie for bait. Nicky Knight, age 7, of Albuquerque caught a nice brown trout Sept. 1. He was fishing with his dad and using worms.

Roswell Kids Pond: Eric Albi Sanchez, age 5, of Roswell caught a 30-inch 9.5-pound catfish Sept. 3. He was using a hot dog.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Quinn Smith, age 3, of White Rock caught her first fish, a 10-inch rainbow trout Sept. 1. She was using PowerBait.

Stubblefield Lake: Hue Gonzales of Angel Fire caught a largemouth bass that weighed about 4 pounds. He was using a spinner bait with a purple and grey swim bait trailer.

Tingley Beach: Joshua Valenzuela, age 6, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch catfish Sept. 3. He was using hot dogs. Jacqueline Valenzuela, age 3, caught a 26-inch catfish Sept. 3. She was using hot dogs.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 21.0 cfs. Fishing was good using mayfly nymphs, Prince Nymphs and worms for trout. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and Panther Martins for trout. Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and worms for catfish. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using creature baits, swim jigs, ned rigs, wacky worms, chatter baits, crank baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Most of the bass were small. Fishing was fair to good using shrimp, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using slab spoons and blade baits for white bass. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was 38.6 cfs. Fishing was good using ant patterns, small copper John Barrs and parachute adams for trout

Cowles Ponds: Fishing very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, terrestrials and small spinners for trout.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for perch. Mike Smith caught his limit and reported that a white PowerBait honey worm worked best. Fishing was fair to good trolling Panther Martins, wedding rings and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait or corn for rainbow trout and a few kokanee. Fishing for northern pike was slow to fair with a few caught by anglers using streamers, spoons and Platte River specials. The surface water temp was around 67 degrees. The 26th Annual Fish Fest is under way and continues through Sept. 9. For more information call (575) 377-6941. Bank fishing has become a little more challenging with an increased moss growth.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, Panther Martins, Super Dupers and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair to good using ant patterns, copper John Barrs, hoppers, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, damsel flies, wooly buggers, small spoons and Panther Martins for trout up to 19 inches.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, prince nymphs, night crawlers and salmon eggs for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 75.5 cfs. Fishing was very good using prince nymphs, copper John Barrs, elk hair caddis, Panther Martins, salmon eggs, night crawlers and PowerBait for trout. Aarron Vallez of Albuquerque caught his first fish this past week, a 17.5-inch rainbow. He was using salmon eggs. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers for catfish. 

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 35.5 cfs. Trout fishing was good using prince nymphs, terrestrials, worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 155 cfs. Fishing was good using crane flies, bead-head hare’s ears, bead-head pheasant tails, elk hair caddis, gold spinners, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing was good using corn for carp. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 9.60 cfs. Fishing was good using prince nymphs for trout.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 32.5 cfs. Fishing was good using night crawlers for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 13.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Storrie Lake: Fishing continued slow for all species. Fishing pressure has been light.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair using spinner baits, senkos and chatter baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: Fishing for white bass was a bit sporadic this past week as anglers did well one day and zeroed the next. When they were biting, the best action was with blade baits at 30 to 35 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was very good using shrimp and chicken livers on trot lines. Fishing was fair to good using minnows under lights for crappie. Fishing was fair using drop shot rigs smallmouth bass, although most of the fish caught were under 14 inches in length. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 70s.  

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use extremecaution when launching boats. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. The Corps continues to evaluate conditions. Much safer launching would be with canoes or kayaks. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, chatter baits, senkos, tubes, wooly buggers and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 119 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using large spoons, crank baits and swim baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was very good using Fire Balls, PowerBait, night crawlers, wooly buggers, Pistol Petes and spinners.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 597 cfs and 440 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was very good using night crawlers, leech patterns and small midge patterns for brown and rainbow trout to18 inches. Anglers using night crawlers also reported catching a few largemouth bass and perch. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair to good using silver Kastmasters, crank baits and spinners for white bass. Fishing was fair using cut bait, shrimp, chicken liver and spoons for catfish. Fishing was fair using spoons, jerk baits, chatter baits and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass and an occasional northern pike. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows and grubs for crappie. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Due to dropping water levels, the state park has closed off access to the boat ramp and use of motor boats. The lake remains open to watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Fishing near the dam continued to be quite good this past week as anglers caught several bass and perch. They were using night crawlers crank baits, tubes and small grubs. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair using flat fish, yellow PowerBait and worms for trout.

Heron Lake: The water level continued to drop this past week, but as of Monday, the La Laja and Sierra Vista boat ramps remained open. The lake level continues to drop. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait from the bank and trolling with spinners for rainbow trout. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 10.1 cfs. Fishing on the Cebolla was good for anglers using worms, mop flies and copper John Barrs. They reported catching mixed bags of brown and rainbow trout. Fishing on the San Antonio was fair using Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports from the other streams.

Laguna del Campo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing was good using Panther Martins, PowerBait and worms for trout.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Navajo Lake: HOT SPOT FOR NORTHERN PIKE: Fishing was excellent using crank baits, jerk baits, chatter baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing was good using chatter baits, jerk baits, senkos, swim jigs, crank baits, finesse worms, tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. Fishing for kokanee was good trolling spinners tipped with PowerBait or corn for kokanee at 50 to 78 feet. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.

San Gregorio Lake: Trout fishing was slow.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was reduced on Monday afternoon to 705 cfs. Fishing was very good using parachute Adams, Chernobyl ants, hoppers, WD40s, red annelids, bead-head pheasant tails, hoppers, ants, root beers, RS2s and zebra midges for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using night crawlers, PowerBait, jerk baits, Panther Martins, terrestrials and copper John Barrs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes and worms for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was good using hot dogs, homemade dough baits, liver, shrimp and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using worms, hot dogs and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using slab spoons, curly tail grubs and crank baits for white bass. Anglers fishing for white bass also picked up a few walleye. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure remained light.

Elephant Butte Lake: HOT SPOT FOR WHITE BASS: Fishing was excellent using white, chrome and chartreuse slab spoons, blade baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was very good using top water lures, jerk baits, senkos, creature baits, chatter baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits in the Long Point area for walleye. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was very good using liver, shrimp, hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 168 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers and liver for catfish. Anglers using night crawlers also reported catching a few walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 962 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, shrimp, hot dogs and night crawlers for channel catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, night crawlers and curly tail grubs for white bass, walleye and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: Fishing was good using hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using worms and liver for catfish.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 17.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using chicken liver, shrimp, night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish.

El Rito Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using liver, hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish.  

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using hot dogs, chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jal Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, hot dogs and liver for catfish.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using hot dogs and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using worms, hot dogs, liver and homemade dough bait for catfish.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 97.2 cfs. Fishing was good using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using hot dogs and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.99 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Anglers reported murky water conditions this week. Fishing was slow with just a few largemouth and smallmouth bass caught by anglers using ned rigs, senkos, swim baits and worms. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, tubes and swim baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using creature baits, chatter baits, top water lures, senkos and swim jigs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

August 25, 2018

Catches of the week

Bluewater Lake: Dominik Gow, age 10, of Albuquerque, caught a 42-inch tiger muskie Aug. 20. He was using a frog lure.

Conchas Lake: Leon Baca of Albuquerque caught a 7-pound, 6-ounce, largemouth bass Aug. 19. He was using a ¼ ounce snow white Booyah buzz bait.

Chama River: Ron Houvner of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch and a 21-inch brown trout Aug. 25. He was fishing below El Vado and using night crawlers.

Eagle Nest Lake: Ethan Romero of Mora caught a 22-inch rainbow trout Aug 26. He was using a Panther Martin spinner tipped with sherbet PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Zeke Guzman Garcia of El Paso, Tex. caught and released a 20.5-inch, 5.5-pound smallmouth bass Aug. 21. He was using a white rooster tail. David Guzman Garcia caught and released an 18.5-inch, 4.5-pound walleye Aug. 21. He was using a chartreuse rooster tail. John Clayman of Rio Rancho caught and released a 7.68-pound largemouth bass. He was using a zoom trick worm.



Navajo Lake: Mary Vaughn of Farmington caught a 12-pound catfish Aug. 22. She was fishing for bass up the Pine Arm of the lake and using a plastic worm.

Tingley Beach: Darrell Cypress Smith, age 10, of Albuquerque, caught and released a 30-inch, 7-pound, channel catfish Aug. 19. He was fishing the youth pond and using hot dogs.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was very good using a wide assortment of PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 6.40 cfs. We had no reports on the river. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait and worms.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and Panther Martins for trout. Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and worms for catfish. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, senkos, swim jigs, ned rigs, chatter baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using shrimp, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using slab spoons and blade baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was 38.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Fishing was excellent using PowerBait and worms for perch. A few were also caught by anglers using small spinners and salmon eggs. Fishing was fair to good trolling pink wedding rings and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait or corn for a mixed bag of rainbow trout and kokanee. Anglers fishing from the bank also reported catching several trout. They were using worms, PowerBait, spinners and small spoons. We had no reports on northern pike. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 60s. The 26th Annual Fish Fest will be held September 1-9. For more information call (575) 377-6941.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Mepps spinners, Pistol Petes, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair to good using ant patterns, copper John Barrs, hoppers, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, worms, wooly buggers and Panther Martins for trout up to 18 inches.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout. Mario Gonzales of Albuquerque reported great fishing over the weekend. His catch included an 18.5-inch rainbow. He was using a #4 Panther Martin.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 37.4 cfs. Fishing was very good using prince nymphs, elk hair caddis, worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 40.9 cfs. Trout fishing was good using prince nymphs, terrestrials, worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 159 cfs. Fishing was good using crane flies, bead-head hare’s ears, bead-head pheasant tails, elk hair caddis, gold spinners, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing was good using corn for carp. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 10.0 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using prince nymphs and elk hair caddis for trout.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 19.4 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 6.64 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure has been light.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crankbaits and chatter baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using blade baits and slab spoons for white bass. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and chicken livers on rod and reel and on trot lines for catfish. Fishing was good using night crawlers for bluegill. Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, senkos, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows under lights for crappie. Fishing for walleye was slow. The surface water temp was in the high 70s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use extreme caution when launching boats. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. The Corps continues to evaluate conditions. Much safer launching would be with canoes or kayaks. Fishing was good using top water lures, tubes, wooly buggers and crank baits for smallmouth bass.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 68.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, large streamers and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for trout and catfish was slow.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was rated as good to very good by anglers using worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait and spinners.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 604 cfs and 649 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was very good using terrestrials, prince nymphs, zebra midges, renegades and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing was good using worms for perch. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers, wooly buggers and terrestrials for smallmouth bass. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, crank baits and spinners for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait, shrimp and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using jigs, senkos, creature baits and crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Due to dropping water levels, the state park has closed off access to the boat ramp and use of motor boats. The lake remains open to watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Fishing near the dam was very good using crank baits, tubes and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes, Fire Balls, PowerBait and worms for trout.

Heron Lake: The water level continued to drop this past week, but as of Monday, the La Laja and Sierra Vista boat ramps remained open. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait from the bank and trolling with spinners for rainbow trout. Anglers trolling also picked up a few kokanee. We had no reports on lake trout.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 10.1 cfs. We had no reports on the area streams this week.

Laguna del Campo: Trout fishing was slow. Fishing pressure was light.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using chatter baits, senkos, swim jigs, crank baits, finesse worms, tubes and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, spinners, jerk baits, chatter baits, swim baits and senkos for northern pike. Fishing was good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. Fishing was good trolling spinners tipped with PowerBait or corn for kokanee at 60 to 85 feet. The surface water temp ranged from the low to mid 70s.

San Gregorio Lake: Trout fishing was slow.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was reduced on Monday afternoon to 750 cfs. Fishing was good using dead chickens, mini macs, red annelids, hoppers, ants, root beers, RS2s and zebra midges for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using night crawlers, PowerBait, jerk baits, daredevils, terrestrials, RS2s and copper John Barrs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was good for anglers using PowerBait, and worms for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish catches reported. Anglers were using shrimp, homemade dough baits and hot dogs.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and Fisher Chick spinners for trout.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. The best reports came from anglers fishing at night. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using chicken liver, hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using slab spoons, curly tail grubs and crank baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure remained light.

Elephant Butte Lake: HOT SPOT FOR WHITE BASS: Fishing was excellent using white, chrome and chartreuse slab spoons, blade baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was very good using top water lures, jerk baits, senkos, creature baits, chatter baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits in the Long Point area for walleye. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 127 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows and curly tail grubs for white bass.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 948 cfs. Fishing was good using cut bait, liver, shrimp and night crawlers for channel catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows and curly tail grubs for white bass and an occasional walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Our only report this week was of some very small largemouth bass caught and released by an angler using a crank bait.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 8.47 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using slab spoons, Mepps spinners, Rooster Tails and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using deep diving crank baits, ned rigs, top water lures and spoons for largemouth bass.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using liver and worms.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes under a bubble for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow for all species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 97.2 cfs. Fishing was fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 8.67 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using ned rigs, senkos, jerk baits, swim baits and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, bottom bouncer rigs and swim baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species. A water release is scheduled for later this week.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using creature baits, chatter baits, top water lures, tubes, swim jigs and worms for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

August 18, 2018

Catches of the week

Bluewater Lake: Cynthia Knight of Los Lunas caught and released a 36-inch, 13-pound tiger muskie Aug. 17. She was using a brown trout pattern jointed Rapala. Joanna Beets of Albuquerque caught and released a 33-inch, 12-pound and a 35-inch, 12-pound tiger musky Aug. 19. She was using a purple Rapala.



Eagle Nest Lake: Brhett Williams of Lubbock, Texas caught a 31-inch northern pike Aug. 19. He was using a brass spoon.

Greene Acres Lake: Rufino Gonzales of Clovis caught a 9.9-pound catfish Aug. 17. He was using shrimp.

Navajo Lake: Shaun Gill of Albuquerque caught and released a 5.65-pound largemouth bass Aug. 18. He was using plastics.

San Juan River: Matt Ingram of Ruidoso caught and released a 21-inch brown trout and a 22-inch brown trout Aug. 11. He was fly fishing and using a grey RS2 and a black beauty. 

Santa Rosa Lake: Christian Gladfelter of Albuquerque caught and released a 3.96-pound smallmouth bass Aug. 19. Jerome Trujillo of Albuquerque caught a 31-inch, 8.98-pound walleye Aug. 19. He was using a white pearl deep diving crank bait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Isabel Lopes, age 10 of Texas caught her first white bass and several more Aug. 11. She was using a jigging spoon. 

Grindstone Reservoir: Jeremiah Abeyta, age 3, caught a 16-inch, 1.34-pound channel catfish Aug. 11. He was using a night crawler.

Santa Rosa Lake: Amelia Christensen, age 6, of Edgewood, caught and released a 23-inch carp Aug. 12. She was using a dyed green worm.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was very good using assorted colors of PowerBait for trout.  

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 21.0 cfs. Trout fishing on the river was good using worms, salmon eggs, bead head hares ears and elk hair caddis. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs, senkos, swim jigs, curly tail grubs, ned rigs, chatter baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. A few white bass and walleye were caught by anglers using bottom bouncer rigs, spoons and grubs. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was very good using worms and small grubs for perch. Fishing was good trolling pink wedding rings and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait or corn at 10 to 12 feet for a mixed bag of rainbow trout and kokanee. Anglers also caught several trout using sherbet and salmon peach PowerBait. Fishing was slow to fair using spoons and crank baits for northern pike. The 26th Annual Fish Fest will be held September 1-9. For more information call (575) 377-6941.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, worms, Panther Martins, Mepps and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: Harry Howard reported very good fishing following afternoon rains this past Thursday and Friday.  Anglers did well using Mepps spinners, flies, worms and salmon eggs for stocked rainbows with most being in the 10 to 12-inch range.

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs, flashback pheasant tail nymphs and mop flies for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good using bead-head hares ears, copper John Barrs, Pistol Petes, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, Pistol Petes, wooly buggers and Panther Martins for trout up to 16 inches. The best reports came from anglers fishing early and late in the day.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 35.4 cfs. Fishing was good using prince nymphs, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 31.7 cfs. Trout fishing was good using prince nymphs, copper John Barrs, worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 151 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using mop flies, poundmeisters, elk hair caddis, gold spinners, small Dardevles, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 10.0 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using prince nymphs and elk hair caddis for trout.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 16.0 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 4.29 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: Fishing was good using wooly buggers, Pistol Petes and small hopper patterns for trout.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.  

Storrie Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crankbaits, swim baits and curly tail grubs for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using blade baits and slab spoons for white bass. Fishing was good using night crawlers and chicken livers on rod and reel and on trot lines for catfish. Fishing was good using night crawlers for bluegill. Fishing was fair using senkos, drop shot rigs, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow. The surface water temp was in the high 70s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use extreme caution when launching boats. Four wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. The Corps continues to evaluate conditions. Much safer launching would be with canoes or kayaks. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 27.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for trout and catfish was slow.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: The lakes are scheduled to reopen to fishing August 22. Mark your calendar. Should be some big trout to be caught.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 615 cfs and 751 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was fair using copper John Barrs, prince nymphs, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using small jigs and minnows for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait, homemade dough bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, crank baits and spinners for a mixed bag of crappie, perch, white bass and northern pike. Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using jigs, senkos, creature baits and crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Due to dropping water levels, the state park has closed off access to the boat ramp and use of motor boats. The lake remains open to watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using Pistol Petes and worms.

Heron Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and spinners for rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee. We had no reports on lake trout.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 9.31 cfs. Trout fishing on the upper and lower Cebolla was fair to good using mop flies, worms and copper John Barrs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Trout fishing was slow. Fishing pressure was light.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, spinners, jerk baits, chatter baits, swim baits and senkos for northern pike. Fishing was good using drop shot rigs, chatter baits, senkos, finesse worms, brush hogs, tubes and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using worms, small crank baits and curly tail grubs for perch. Fishing was good trolling spinners tipped with PowerBait or corn for kokanee. Sylvia and Ron Bauch of Roswell caught several nice kokanee while trolling at 65 to 85 feet near the dam this past week. They were using spinners tipped with scented corn. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the low to mid 70s.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was 895 cfs on Monday morning. Fishing was fair to good using dead chickens, WD40s, RS2s, red larva, ants, root beers, black beauty midges and zebra midges for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using night crawlers, PowerBait, jerk baits, small spoons and copper John Barrs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was good for anglers using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.  

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using chicken liver, hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and bead-head nymphs for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using slab spoons and minnows for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using liver and homemade dough bait at night for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure has been light.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using slab spoons, blade baits, curly tail grubs and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using ned rigs, swim jigs, jerk baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using liver, cut bait, shiners and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species. As of this past weekend, the main boat ramp was down to two lanes.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 72.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Percha Dam: Fishing was good using liver, hot dogs and worms for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows and worms for white bass and walleye.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 911 cfs. Fishing was good using cut bait, chicken liver and night crawlers for channel catfish. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, sassy shad, night crawlers and curly tail grubs for a mixed bag of largemouth bass, white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 30.4 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, Mepps spinners, Rooster Tails, spoons and crank baits at a depth of 15 to 18 feet for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using deep diving crank baits and spoons for largemouth bass. Most of the largemouth were caught at depths of 15 to 25 feet.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and small spoons for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using chicken liver and worms.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 21.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 7.97 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jigs, ned rigs, senkos, jerk baits, swim baits and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and swim baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, top water lures, tubes, swim jigs, ned rigs and worms for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using chicken liver, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
August 11, 2018

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Jordan Bartoo, age 9, of T or C, caught a 21-inch, 3-pound walleye and several others Aug. 8. He was using a crawler harness.

Bill Evans Lake: Sonia Morales of Silver City caught a 17-inch catfish August 10. She was using hot dogs.

Bluewater Lake: Sandy Harris of Albuquerque caught and released a 36-inch tiger muskie Aug. 12. She was using a rainbow trout top water lure.

Conchas Lake: Memo Nunez of Las Cruces caught and released a 6.84-pound largemouth bass Aug. 11 and a 5.48-pound largemouth Aug. 12. Gregg Price of Farmington caught and released a 5.48-pound largemouth bass Aug. 12.



Hopewell Lake: Donald Archuleta, age 8, of Espanola, caught an 18-inch, 2 3/8-pound, rainbow trout Aug. 6. He was using salmon eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Jemma Bond, age 3, caught her first fish, an 18-inch rainbow trout, Aug. 12. She was using fluorescent green garlic PowerBait.

Sumner Lake: Colton Cain, age 10, of Portales, caught a 21.5-inch catfish Aug. 9. He was using chicken liver.

Cebolla River: Ava Benevidez, age 9, of Albuquerque, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout July 29. She was using worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Donovan Dominguez, age 6, of Albuquerque, helped his brother Deacon, age 2, catch a 16-inch rainbow trout on his first fishing trip on Aug. 4. The boys caught 8 fish total and were using PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 18.2 cfs. Trout fishing on the river was good using worms and elk hair caddis. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair using worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The best reports came from anglers fishing at night.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs, senkos, swim jigs, curly tail grubs, ned rigs, chatter baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. A few white bass and walleye were caught by anglers using bottom bouncer rigs, spoons and grubs. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Fishing was excellent using worms and small grubs for perch. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait and small spoons for rainbow trout. Fishing for kokanee was slow to fair Panther Martins and Super Dupers tipped with PowerBait or corn. We had no reports on northern pike.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, Panther Martins, copper John Barrs and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout. Anglers using Pistol Petes were retrieving them about two feet below the surface.

Gallinas River: Fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good using bead-head nymphs, Pistol Petes, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Roger Tannen reported good fishing around the dam end of the lake this past week. He caught and released several trout while using bead-head hares ears, pheasant tails and copper John Barrs. He also reported catching a few fish while using brightly colored Pistol Petes on a medium retrieve about three feet down.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes, ants and Panther Martins for trout.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using worms for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, elk hair caddis and Pistol Petes for trout. Nick Hines reported catching a limit of trout August 12. He was using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 34.2 cfs. Fishing was good using small gold spinners, small emergers, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, San Juan worms, Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 35.5 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, prince nymphs, copper John Barrs, worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 151 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using mop flies, poundmeisters, elk hair caddis, Fire Balls, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. The best dry fly action was in the evening hours. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 10.4 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using poundmeisters, copper John Barrs, prince nymphs and elk hair caddis for trout.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 9.38 cfs. Fishing was good using worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 3.72 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few carp and catfish caught by anglers using PowerBait and night crawlers.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair using swim baits and curly tail grubs for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using blade baits and spoons at 35 feet for white bass. Fishing was good using chicken liver, night crawlers and blood baits on rod and reel and on trot lines for catfish. Fishing was good using night crawlers for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using flukes, tubes, creature baits and top water lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow. The surface water temp was in the high 70s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use caution when launching boats. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching. The Corps continues to evaluate conditions. Fishing for smallmouth bass was good during the past week but slowed some over the weekend. Anglers did best using ned rigs and senkos. A few were also caught by anglers using top water lures. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 5.89 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, top water lures and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for trout and catfish was slow.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: The lakes are scheduled to reopen to fishing August 22. Mark your calendar. Should be some big trout to be caught.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 809 cfs and 456 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using prince nymphs, stimulators, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait, homemade dough bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, crank baits and spinners for a mixed bag of crappie, perch, white bass and northern pike. Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using jigs, senkos, creature baits and crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Due to dropping water levels, the state park has closed off access to the boat ramp and use of motor boats. The lake remains open to watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Bank fishing was slow to fair using tubes and craws for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Trout fishing from the bank was slow, but anglers did better from boats. They were using Pistol Petes, elk hair caddis, copper John Barrs and hopper patterns.

Heron Lake: An increase in the water release this past week slowed fishing dramatically. A few trout were caught by anglers fishing from the bank. They were using PowerBait. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 8.91 cfs. Trout fishing on the upper and lower Cebolla continue to be very good using mop flies, worms, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and stonefly nymphs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits and top water lures for northern pike. Fishing was fair to good using drop shot rigs, chatter baits, ned rigs, tubes and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. A few rainbow trout were caught by anglers trolling crank baits. Fishing was good using worms, small crank baits and curly tail grubs for perch. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Trout fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using night crawlers and PowerBait. Cub Scout Pack 611 fished here this past week and managed to land a few trout. They were using PowerBait.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was 846 cfs on Monday morning. Fishing was fair to good using dead chickens, Griffiths gnats, red annelids, small pupa patterns, ants, root beers and zebra midges. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using night crawlers, jerk baits, Fire Balls, PowerBait, Chernobyl ants and copper John Barrs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing continued to be very good for anglers using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using hot dogs, shrimp and homemade dough bait and a few bluegill caught by anglers using worms under a bobber.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, chicken liver and worms for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. Joseph Holguin reported that the catfish bite has been consistent with not much else biting.

Caballo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Elephant Butte Lake: HOT SPOT FOR WHITE BASS: Fishing was excellent using spoons, blade baits, curly tail grubs, sassy shad, top water lures and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using top water lures, ned rigs, swim jigs, jerk baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait, shiners and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using liver and night crawlers.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 140 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair chicken liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Percha Dam: Fishing was very good using liver, cut bait and worms for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow with just a few white bass and walleye caught by anglers using worms and curly tail grubs.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 875 cfs. Fishing was very good using cut bait, chicken liver, homemade dough bait and night crawlers for channel catfish. Fishing was good using minnows, sassy shad, night crawlers and curly tail grubs for a mixed bag of largemouth bass, white bass and walleye. Alicia Romero of Las Cruces caught a limit of largemouth bass while fishing below Elephant Butte Lake. She was using sassy shad. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 10.8 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, worms, creature baits, crank baits, tubes and swim baits for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, worms and PowerBait for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using homemade dough bait.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using worms and liver. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lake Van: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 20.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 7.71 cfs. Fishing was slow.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim jigs, worms, senkos and creature baits for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using bottom bouncer rigs, curly tail grubs and tubes for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, swim baits and worms for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

August 3, 2018

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Mike Brousseau of Regina caught a 28-inch, 12-pound catfish Aug. 2. He was using night crawlers.

Cowles Ponds: Skylar Bowen, age 3, of Rio Rancho, caught her first fish, a 10-inch rainbow trout July 29. She was using worms.

Eagle Nest Lake: Reese, age 11, of Texas, caught his first trout, a 20-inch rainbow Aug. 4. He was using worms. Wyatt Fjetland, age 11, of Amarillo, Texas, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout Aug. 4. He was using a Platte River Special tipped with PowerBait.

Mora River: Ava Dalessandro, age 4, of Santa Fe, caught several trout and kept one July 29. She was fishing up Pecos Canyon and using salmon eggs.

Red River City Pond: Justin Moquino, age 6, of Albuquerque, caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Aug. 4. He was using worms. Justin also caught a 16.74-inch rainbow at Eagle Rock Lake and a limit of perch at Eagle Nest Lake.

Roswell Kids Pond: Derek Parada, age 5, of Dexter, caught a 27-inch, 6.1-pound catfish Aug. 1. He was using hot dogs.

San Gregorio Lake: Evie Martin, age 3, of Rio Rancho, caught her first fish, a rainbow trout, July 29. She was using a night crawler. Owen Smith, age 3, of Rio Rancho, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout July 29. He was using PowerBait.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Dominic Fucci, age 5, of Albuquerque, caught his first fish ever, a 12-inch rainbow trout Aug. 4. He was using PowerBait.

Tingley Beach: Jakob Trowbridge, age 11, of Rio Rancho, caught a 21.5-inch catfish Aug. 6. He was fishing the Youth Pond and using hot dogs.

Chama River: Will Elliott of Rutheron caught and released a 21-inch brown trout July 27. He was fly fishing and using a hellgrammite imitation.

Grindstone Reservoir: Deon Bigas, age 10, of Alamogordo, caught a 14.5-inch rainbow trout July 22. He was using PowerBait.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Kai Gonzales, age 5, of Albuquerque, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout July 25. He was using PowerBait.

Stubblefield Lake: Caenan Perez, age 13, of Albuquerque, caught a 17.5-inch, 5-pound, 1-ounce, largemouth bass July 28. He was using a white Pogy swim shad.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. 

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 12.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers on the river this week. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs. 

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait for trout.  We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures, ned rigs, senkos, swim jigs, chatter baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Anglers reported catching lots of short fish. The best top water action was early in the mornings. Fishing was good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was good using shrimp, homemade dough bait, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Costilla Creek: Stream flow below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 30.8 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, small copper John Barrs and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. 

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Several limits were reported again this past week. Anglers did well using worms, small grubs and PowerBait for perch. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms, Panther Martins and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing for kokanee was fair for some but slow for others. Anglers who did best were trolling in the neck area of the lake and using Panther Martins and Super Dupers tipped with PowerBait or corn. A few northern pike were caught by anglers fishing near the dam and using spinners.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout. 

Fawn Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms and elk hair caddis for trout. 

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, parachute Adams, elk hair caddis and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. The best action was in the early morning and evening hours.     


Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using worms, small spinners, stimulators and copper John Barrs for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout. 

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 29.4 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using spinners, worms, small emergers, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and San Juan worms for brown and rainbow trout. 

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 46.3 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, black copper John Barrs, prince nymphs, pheasant tail nymphs, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 169 cfs. Fishing was good using mop flies, poundmeisters, stonefly imitations, elk hair caddis, Fire Balls, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. 

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 9.18 cfs. Estevan Montoya reported catching several brown trout here. He was fishing near the Taos Ski Valley and using elk hair caddis, stimulators, prince nymphs and deer hair emergers.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 14.6 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms for trout. 

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 11.8 cfs. Had two good reports this past week. One was from Jody Topper who reported great fishing using salmon eggs while Estevan Montoya reported doing well using elk hair caddis and deer hair emergers.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Shuree Ponds: Trout fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes under a bubble, green wooly buggers and small bead-head nymphs. 

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, curly tail grubs and tubes for largemouth bass. Most of the bass caught were in the 3 to 5-pound range. We had no reports on other species. 

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair for anglers using drop shot rigs, swim jigs, flukes and top water lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. A good number of the bass were small. Fishing was good using chicken liver, punch bait and worms for catfish. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing for walleye and white bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using minnows. The surface water temp ranged from the high 70s to the low 80s.  

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use caution when launching boats. The Corps continues to evaluate conditions. Fishing was fair to good using bottom bouncer night crawler rigs, spoons, crank baits and jig and grub combinations in 15 to 25 feet of water for walleye. Fishing was good using top water lures, tubes, jig and craw combinations, worms and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass. Happy Johnson of Santa Fe caught several smallmouth this past week, two of which were over 3 pounds. He was using a jig and craw. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 43.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, water dogs, large streamers and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for trout and catfish was slow. 

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 620 cfs and 545 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using prince nymphs, wooly buggers, stimulators, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Anglers fishing for trout also reported catching perch and smallmouth bass. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using cut bait, homemade dough bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, worms, jerk baits, crank baits and spinners for a mixed bag of crappie, perch, white bass and northern pike. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, jigs, salt craws, senkos, swim baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Due to dropping water levels, the state park has closed off access to the boat ramp and use of motor boats. The lake remains open to watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Bank fishing was fair using tubes, craws and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. 

Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow with a few trout caught by anglers using worms and PowerBait for trout. 

Heron Lake: Fishing was fair using Panther Martins, worms and PowerBait from the bank and from boats for rainbow trout and kokanee. Jerry Olivas of Los Lunas reported that he and his grandsons, James, Jacob and Timothy of Rio Rancho, caught over 35 kokanee this past week. They were fishing from the bank and using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species. 

Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 12.9 cfs. Trout fishing on the upper and lower Cebolla was good using worms, salmon eggs, mop flies, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and stonefly nymphs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. 

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species. 

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, top water lures and spinners for northern pike. Fishing was good using drop shot rigs, chatter baits, ned rigs, tubes and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. We had no reports on other species. 

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing was slow, but a few trout were caught by anglers using night crawlers and PowerBait.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was 856 cfs on Monday morning. Fishing was good using dead chickens, ants, Fore and Afts, red annelids, root beers, RS2s and foam wing emergers. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using night crawlers, jerk baits, Super Dupers, Fire Balls, PowerBait and copper John Barrs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Nate Yazzie of Farmington caught and released a 19-inch rainbow this past weekend. He was fishing the bait waters and using a Rapala.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. 

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth Ponds was slow to fair using hot dogs, worms, shrimp and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other  species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using liver, hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, tubes and crank baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species. 

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, sassy shad, jerk baits, minnows and spoons for white bass. Anglers fishing for white bass also caught a few smallmouth bass and walleye. Fishing was fair using ned rigs, tubes, swim jigs, flukes, jerk baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait, shiners and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, hot dogs and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 78.4 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using bead-head nymphs for trout. We had no reports from the forks.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. 

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Percha Dam: HOT SPOT FOR CATFISH: Fishing was excellent using liver, cut bait, homemade dough bait and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,050 cfs. Fishing was very good using cut bait, liver and shrimp for channel catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, sassy shad and white and chartreuse curly tail grubs for a mixed bag of largemouth bass, white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species. 

Snow Lake: J. Dunn of El Paso reported horrible fishing this past weekend. He stated that there were no trout to be had but the carp were very plentiful. We had no other reports.

Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 8.84 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using night crawlers. 

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using senkos, worms, flukes, ned rigs, tubes and swim baits for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. 

El Rito Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using homemade dough bait. 

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver, hot dogs, and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, liver, hot dogs, night crawlers and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair using night crawlers, chicken liver, homemade dough bait and shrimp for catfish.  We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. 

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 75.2 cfs. Fishing in the Carlsbad area was slow to fair using curly tail grubs, worms and jerk baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species. 

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 3.37 cfs. Fishing was slow.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jerk baits, crank baits, worms, senkos and creature baits for largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs and tubes for walleye. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. 

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, ned rigs, tubes, senkos and worms for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and shrimp for catfish. Fishing for walleye was a bit slow, but a few were caught by anglers using custom spoons, bottom bouncer rigs and crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

July 28, 2018

Catches of the week

Bluewater Lake: Stephanie Bishop of Albuquerque caught and released a 39-inch tiger muskie July 25. She was using a silver and pink spoon. Kacie Rhodes of Albuquerque caught and released a 34-inch, 9.5-pound and a 38-inch 11.9-pound tiger muskie July 25. She was using a crank bait and a jerk bait. David West of Limestone, Maine caught and released a 39-inch tiger muskie July 28. He was using a water dog. Jaelyn Garcia of Albuquerque caught and released a 36-inch tiger muskie July 29 and a 38-inch tiger muskie July 30. She was using a silver and grey Rapalas. John Gonzales of Gallup caught and released a 38-inch tiger muskie July 28. He was using a jig. Weston Bowlin, age 5, of Albuquerque, caught and released a 34-inch tiger muskie and mom Natasha Bowlin caught and released a 37-inch tiger muskie July 30. They were trolling 7-inch Rapalas.

Eagle Nest Lake: Sophie Albert, age 8 of Oklahoma, caught an 18.5-inch rainbow trout July 27. She was using cheese PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Layla Rodriguez, age 9, of Clovis, caught several white bass and catfish July 28. She was using minnows.

Escondida Lake: Aiden Vanderwoude, age 10, Ostin Vanderwoude age 6 and Joseph Montoya, age 7, each caught their first catfish July 29. They were using hot dogs and shrimp.

Farmington Lake: Tara Balzano of Farmington caught a 23-inch carp July 23. She was using night crawlers.

Glenwood Pond: Aaron Gomez, age 11, Milayna Gomez, age 5, and Kaydon Jacquez, age 10, caught several rainbow trout with the largest being 14 inches July 27. They were using worms.

Monastery Lake: Beto Quintana, age 8, of Santa Fe, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout July 27. He was using a banjo minnow. Kaydence and Katelyn Romero, age 7, of Cochiti Pueblo, caught several 12 to 15-inch rainbow trout July 27. They were using PowerBait.

Ned Houk Ponds: Andres Romero, age 13, of Clovis, caught an 18-inch catfish July 26. He was using night crawlers.

Pecos River: Dominic Montoya Howland, age 10, of Santa Fe, caught a nice rainbow and several brown trout July 24. He was using earthworms. Fernie Renteria of Carlsbad caught and released a 22-inch largemouth bass July 23. He was fishing the river in Carlsbad and using cut bait under a bobber.

San Juan River: Nick Felix of Blanco caught a 24-inch brown trout July 28. He was using night crawlers.

Tingley Beach: Zachary Cardenas, age 5, of Albuquerque, caught a 22-inch catfish July 29. He was using worms.

Bluewater Lake: Robert McIvor of Raton caught and released a 40-inch, 22-pound tiger muskie July 11. He was fly fishing and using a natural derp.


Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 9.07 cfs. We had no reports from anglers on the river this week but trout fishing at the lakes has been good for anglers using PowerBait, small gold spinners and Pistol Petes.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and chicken liver for channel catfish. Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait for trout. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using grubs and tubes. Adam Trujillo caught a 19-inch 3.5-pound largemouth July 28. He was using a silver grub.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using curly tail grubs, custom painted spoons, bottom bouncer rigs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair using top water lures, ned rigs, senkos, tubes and creature baits. Fishing was good using shrimp, minnows, cut bait and liver for catfish.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 48.4 cfs. Fishing was good using caddis imitations, small hopper patterns and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for brown and cutthroat trout.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, small gold spinners and salmon eggs for trout.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow.

Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Fishing continues to be excellent using worms, small grubs and PowerBait for perch. We had several reports on limits being caught. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, Panther Martins and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and spinners for trout.

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, copper John Barrs and bead-head hares ears for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait under a bobber for trout.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, Panther Martins, parachute Adams and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. The best action was reported by anglers fishing the early morning hours.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good using worms, small spinners and copper John Barrs for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, banjo minnows and Pistol Petes for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 34.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using spinners, salmon eggs, worms, stonefly nymphs and San Juan worms for brown and rainbow trout. Adam Archuleta was using spinners and catching brown trout. He reported the fishing as fair.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 58.5 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using mop flies, worms, Panther Martins, salmon eggs and PowerBait. Jordan Cypret of Lubbock, Texas caught an 18-inch rainbow trout while fishing the river just below the town of Red River. He was using salmon eggs.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 187 cfs. Fishing was good using mop flies, poundmeisters, stonefly imitations, elk hair caddis, Fire Balls, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 8.77 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Fishing was fair using worms for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 14.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was slow for all species.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using salt craws, chigger craws, curly tail grubs and senkos for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using chicken liver, punch bait and night crawlers for catfish. The best catfish reports came from anglers fishing at night. Fishing for walleye was slow. The surface water temp on the main lake was in the mid 80s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use caution when launching boats. The Corps continues to evaluate conditions. Fishing was fair to good using bottom bouncer night crawler rigs, spoons and chartreuse curly tail grubs in 15 to 25 feet of water for walleye. Fishing was good using top water lures, tubes, spinner baits, worms and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 135 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Andre Martinez of Albuquerque caught four largemouth bass this past week while fishing the Corrales Drain. He was using a Strike King spinnerbait.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, water dogs, hot dogs, large streamers and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for trout and catfish was slow.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 300 cfs and 689 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was fair using bead-head hares ears, wooly buggers, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, worms, top water lures, jerk baits, crank baits and spinner baits for a mixed bag of crappie, perch, white bass and northern pike. Brian Cameron of Rio Rancho caught five white bass July 23. He was using a mini spinner bait with swim bait. Fishing was fair using jigs, salt craws, senkos, swim baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Due to dropping water levels, the state park has closed off access to the boat ramp and use of motor boats. The lake remains open to watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Bank fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. The water is a bit murky.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using elk hair caddis, black and olive wooly buggers, worms and salmon peach and yellow PowerBait for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using Panther Martins and PowerBait from the bank and from boats for rainbow trout in the 10 to 14-inch range. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 11.5 cfs. Trout fishing on the upper and lower Cebolla was very good using worms, salmon eggs, mop flies, copper John Barrs and stonefly nymphs. Dave Menicucci also reported good fishing on the Rio San Antonio on the Valles Caldera National Park. They were using hoppers and beetles for very skittish brown trout. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits and spinners for northern pike. Fishing was good using ned rigs, drop shot rigs, chatter baits, baby brush hogs, tubes and curly tail grubs for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was 914 cfs on Monday morning. Fishing was good using klinkhamers, bead-head hares ears, root beers, RS2s, foam wing emergers and red annelids. Through the bait waters, fishing was fair to good using night crawlers, jerk baits, small spoons, PowerBait and copper John Barrs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, worms, PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth Ponds was good using hot dogs, worms, shrimp, liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using worms and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish was rated as slow to fair by anglers fishing at night and using liver, homemade dough bait and cut bait. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, tubes and crank baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using liver, cut bait, shiners and shrimp for catfish. Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, sassy shad, jerk baits, minnows and spoons for white bass. Fishing was fair using top water lures, ned rigs, finesse worms, jerk baits and crank baits for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using worms for bluegill.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 72.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was fair to good using worms, small spinners and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was good using worms for catfish and an occasional bluegill.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,660 cfs. Fishing was very good using shiners, cut bait, night crawlers and shrimp for channel catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, sassy shad and chartreuse curly tail grubs for white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 8.11 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. The lake is scheduled to reopen in August 2018.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, flukes, ned rigs, tubes and swim baits for largemouth and white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, shrimp and liver for catfish. Fishing for carp was fair using corn. We had no reports on other species.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using shrimp, hot dogs, night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Rito Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using shrimp, hot dogs, liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using worms, liver and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes under a bubble for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers, chicken liver and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, liver and worms for catfish.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 67.9 cfs. Fishing in the Carlsbad area was fair using small plastics and jerk baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 10.4 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs, tubes and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was fair using top water lures, jigs, worms, crank baits, senkos and creature baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using top water lures, crank baits, ned rigs, tubes, jerk baits and worms for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using bottom bouncer rigs, spoons, crank baits and curly tail grubs for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

July 21, 2018

Catches of the week

Bluewater Lake: Tyler Pavlick of Albuquerque caught and released a 40-inch tiger muskie July 18. He also caught a 32-inch, 20-pound catfish. He was using water dogs under a bobber just 10 feet from shore.

Conchas Lake: Gary Skaggs of Bushland, Texas caught a 28-inch, 7-pound, 14-ounce walleye. He was using a crawler harness. He also caught two good size sunfish on July 16 while using the crawler harness.

Cowles Pond: Abelina Campbell, age 5, of Sandia Park, caught a 12-inch rainbow trout July 22. She was using salmon eggs.

Fenton Lake: Alfred “AJ” Casaus, Jr., age 5, of Bernalillo, caught several 11-inch trout July 21. He was using worms.

Greene Acres Lake: Jaime Sanchez of Clovis caught a 28-inch, 14-pound catfish July 20. He was using night crawlers.

Liam Knight Pond: Daylyn Wyatt, age 17, of Albuquerque, caught a 23-inch albino channel catfish July 17. He was using worms.

Lake Maloya: Scott Weese of Raton caught a 20-inch, 3-pound rainbow trout July 21. He was using a gold Colorado spinner.

Lake Van: Graydon Adams, age 10, of Roswell, caught and released another big catfish, July 21. He was using chicken liver.

Navajo Lake: Sandra Ferguson of Albuquerque caught a 28.5-inch, 9-pound, 3-ounce catfish July 22. She was using a crank bait.

San Juan River: Eric Ferguson, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught and released a 19-inch brown trout July 19. He was fishing the Quality Waters and using a firecracker midge. Teagan Gonzales, age 13, of Albuquerque, caught his first fish, a 13.5-inch rainbow trout. He was using worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Harmony Garcia, age 8, Serenity Garcia, age 6, and Honesty Garcia, age 3, of Albuquerque, caught nine rainbow trout ranging between 12 and 15 inches July 17. They were using worms.

Storrie Lake: Jose I Juarez of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch largemouth bass July 14. He was using a jointed shad Rapala.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:

Greene Acres Lake: Christian Crider caught a 28-inch catfish July 15. He was using garlic shrimp.

Pecos River: Charles Jimenez of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch rainbow trout July 15. He was using salmon eggs.

Red River Hatchery Pond: Brother and sister Ariel Gonzales, age 2 1/2 and Robert, age 10 1/2, of Taos caught rainbow trout July 13. Ariel’s was a 13-inch trout and they were using worms and PowerBait.

Rio Grande River: Jake Lawless, age 9 of Centennial, Colorado, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout and an 18-inch rainbow trout July 11, which was his birthday. He was fishing along Orilla Verde and was using PowerBait.

San Juan River: Matthew Ahlgrim, age 13, of Farmington, caught and released a big rainbow and a big brown trout July 7. He was using foam wing emergers and RS2s.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: The river through Cimarron Canyon and the Gravel Pit Lakes have reopened. We had no reports from anglers on the river this week but trout fishing at the lakes has been good for anglers using PowerBait, small gold spinners and Pistol Petes.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and liver for channel catfish. Fishing for trout was fair using worms and PowerBait. Fishing pressure was light.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using minnows, crank baits, sassy shad and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, bottom bouncer rigs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair using top water lures, jerk baits, ned rigs, senkos, tubes and creature baits. Fishing was good using shrimp, minnows, hot dogs, cut bait and liver for catfish.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 63.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow.

Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Fishing was excellent using worms, small grubs and PowerBait for perch. The Hefley family from Whitesboro, Texas, had great fun catching a good number of perch this past week. They were using worms and PowerBait. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait for rainbow trout. Most of the trout caught were in deep water. A few small northern pike were caught by anglers using PowerBait and spinners.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout.

Fawn Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, Panther Martins, wooly buggers, copper John Barrs and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. The best action continues to be in the early morning and evening hours.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was very good using worms, Fire Balls, small spinners and bead-head hares ears for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 17.3 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 57.1 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using mop flies, worms, small spoons, Fire Balls and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 169 cfs. Fishing was good using squirmy worms, mop flies, wooly buggers, Panther Martins, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. A few northern pike were caught by anglers using large streamers and spoons. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 5.79 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 10.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was slow for all species.

Shuree Ponds: Fishing was good using mop flies, San Juan worms, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with just a few catfish and one largemouth bass reported this past week.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR BLUEGILL: Fishing was excellent using worms for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using salt craws, finesse worms, curly tail grubs and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs and sassy shad for white bass. Fishing was good using chicken liver, punch bait and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing for walleye was slow. The surface water temp on the main lake was in the mid 80s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use caution when launching boats. The Corps is evaluating conditions and may close the boat ramp this week. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, spoons and chartreuse or white curly tail grubs or night crawlers on ¼ - ounce jig heads for walleye. Fishing was good using top water lures, tubes, worms and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass. Al and Rebecca Roussin of Rio Rancho had a good time catching smallmouth bass over the weekend. They were using 3.5-inch tubes and casting them into the bank. They also caught two nice walleye while trolling Rapalas in 20 feet of water. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 246 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, water dogs, hot dogs, large streamers and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using water dogs, hot dogs and night crawlers. Fishing for trout was slow.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 603 cfs and 966 cfs respectively. Trout fishing above and below El Vado was fair using bead-head hares ears, black and olive leeches, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, worms, top water lures, jerk baits, crank baits and spinner baits for a mixed bag of crappie, perch, white bass and northern pike. Brian Cameron of Rio Rancho caught five white bass July 23. He was using a mini spinner bait with swim bait. Fishing was fair using jigs, salt craws, senkos, swim baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Due to dropping water levels, the state park has closed off access to the boat ramp and use of motor boats. The lake remains open to watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. We had no reports from anglers.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms for trout. The best action has been in the early morning and late evening hours.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using Panther Martins and yellow PowerBait for rainbow trout and small kokanee. Boaters are finding the fish in about 18 feet of water. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 5.27 cfs. Trout fishing on the Cebolla was fair to good using worms, Fire Balls and small bead-head nymphs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: HOT SPOT FOR NORTHERN PIKE: Fishing was very good using crank baits, jerk baits, top water lures, swim bait and spinners for northern pike. Fishing was good using ned rigs, drop shot rigs, chatter baits, senkos, baby brush hogs, tubes and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using worms, curly tail grubs and crank baits for perch. Fishing was slow to fair using Arnies, kokanee killers and Panther Martins tipped with corn or PowerBait for kokanee. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was 671 cfs on Monday morning. Fishing was good using CDCs, dead chickens, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, root beers, hoppers, RS2s, foam wing emergers and red annelids. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using mop flies, hoppers, jerk baits, small spoons, PowerBait and night crawlers.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using cut bait, homemade dough bait and worms at night for catfish. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using sassy shad, curly tail grubs, tubes and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using night crawlers, liver and cut bait for channel catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Night fishing was very good using liver, cut bait, shiners and shrimp for catfish. Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, sassy shad, minnows and spoons for white bass. A few were also caught by anglers using top water lures. Fishing was good using top water lures, tubes, ned rigs, swim baits, finesse worms and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 72.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Skeeter Miller, Jr. reported good fishing here this past week. He and his dad and little brother caught nine rainbow trout. He was using a Rooster Tail spinner while his brother and dad were using worms. A few trout were also caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Night fishing was fair to good using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,030 cfs. Fishing was very good using shiners, cut bait, night crawlers and shrimp for channel catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, sassy shad and chartreuse curly tail grubs for white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill and carp. We had no reports on other species.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 1.13 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. The lake is scheduled to reopen in August 2018.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, spinner baits, senkos, ned rigs, tubes and swim baits for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using shrimp, night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using shrimp, hot dogs and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and Pistol Petes under a bubble for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair to good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair using night crawlers, chicken liver, shrimp and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using homemade dough bait and worms.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 68.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 3.37 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, crank baits, senkos and creature baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, ned rigs, tubes, jerk baits and worms for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. A few walleye were caught by anglers using bottom bouncer rigs, crank baits and curly tail grubs. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.


July 14, 2018

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Brooklynn Medina, age 6, of Espanola, caught a 22-inch walleye July 11. She was fishing with her dad and using a curly tail grub. It was a team effort.

Albuquerque Drain: Teddy Jacquez of Albuquerque, caught a 20-inch, 9-pound carp July 9. He was using sweet corn.

Bill Evans Lake: Shawn Steyskal of Silver City caught a large channel catfish July 13. He was using hot dogs.

Bluewater Lake: Tanner Smith of Durango, Colorado, caught and released a 39-inch tiger muskie July 10. He was using a top water bass popper. He also caught and released a 24-inch tiger muskie July 11 using a glow in the dark tube jig. Joshua Arzola, age 12, of Albuquerque, caught a 40-inch, 18-pound tiger muskie July 13. He was using a shad swim bait.

Caballo Lake: Marco Rosas, age 13, of El Paso, caught a 1-pound white bass July 12. It was the biggest of three caught that day and he was using a Strike King Red Eye spinner bait.

Conchas Reservoir: Mathis Dominguez, age 5, of Santa Fe, caught a nice bluegill July 14. He was using worms. Sylvia Bauch of Roswell caught a 4.5-pound walleye July 12. She was trolling a Wally Diver.

Cochiti Lake: Terry Fields of Pena Blanca, caught a 39.25-inch, 14-pound, 8-ounce northern pike July 10. He was fishing by the tower and using a buzz bait. Grant Willis of Albuquerque caught a 40-inch northern pike July 15. He was using a silver Rat L Trap.

Eagle Nest Lake: Parker Mahaney, age 16, of Farwell, Texas, caught a 17-inch, 2-pound rainbow trout July 11. He was using worms on a Platte River special.

Estancia Park Lake: Pat Moore of Estancia caught a 24-inch, 12-pound and a 22-inch 7-pound catfish July 15. He was using Magic Bait.

Greene Acres Lake: The De La Torre family, including mom, Casandra, Elial, age 4, and Stacy, age 7, of Clovis, caught several carp and catfish, including one cat that measured 27 inches on July 11. They were using masa and corn.

Harris Pond: Alexis Jojola, age 5, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, caught a bluegill July 15. She was using cheese PowerBait.

Heron Lake: Addie Belle Eudy, age 5, of Roswell, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout July 14. She was using a worm.

Lake Van: Graydon Adams, age 10, of Roswell caught two big catfish July 15. He was using night crawlers.

Monastery Lake: Jude Gibson, age 8, of Edgewood, caught his limit of trout within 2 hours July 9. He was using floating green PowerBait.

Navajo Lake: Chris Jarvis of Albuquerque caught and released a 4.5-pound largemouth bass July 13. He was using a jig.



Pecos River: Lehi Muro, age 10, of Albuquerque, caught a 12-inch rainbow trout July 14. He was using fluorescent PowerBait.

Santa Rosa Lake: Benton Cain, age 12, of Portales, caught a 17-inch walleye July 10. He was using a Rapala shadow rap.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Angelo Davenport, age 12, and Anthony Johnson, age 9, of Albuquerque, caught a nice stringer of rainbow trout July 10. They were using PowerBait, Fire Balls, a blue dun and a royal coachman. Taylon Ortiz, age 11, of Rio Rancho, caught three nice rainbow trout July 14. The next day, she caught a 16-inch rainbow trout at San Gregorio Lake. All her fish were caught using a Pistol Pete.

Shuree Ponds: Daniel Barela, age 6, of Taos, caught a 21-inch rainbow trout July 10.

Storrie Lake: Adam Urioste of Las Vegas, caught a 6-pound carp July 11. He was using corn.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:

Black River: Juaquin Granger, age 5, of Carlsbad, caught his first catfish July 7. He was fishing with his uncles and grandpa and using night crawlers.

Chama River: Christopher Ortega of Albuquerque caught and released a 24-inch carp July 7. He was fly fishing below El Vado Lake and using a size 26 black and gold midge. Alana Ortega, age 10, of Phoenix, Arizona, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout July 10. She was fishing below El Vado Lake and using a night crawler.

Tiger Park Pond: Faron Hengst of Bloomfield caught and released a 34-inch, 20-pound channel catfish June 26. He was fly fishing and using a green wooly bugger.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait, night crawlers and Pistol Petes rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: The river through Cimarron Canyon and the Gravel Pit Lakes remain closed until further notice.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, hot dogs and liver for channel catfish. Fishing for trout was fair using worms, spinners and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, Wally Divers, Flicker Shad, bottom bouncer rigs and curly tail grubs for walleye. Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, top water lures and crank baits for white bass and an occasional crappie. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow for some anglers but good for others. Those reporting good success were using top water lures, senkos, tubes and creature baits. Fishing was good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was good using shrimp, minnows, hot dogs, cut bait and liver for catfish.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 72.7 cfs.

Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, bead-head hares ears and Fire Balls for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was very good using worms and PowerBait for perch. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Platte River specials and Panther Martins for rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee. The Mahaneys of Farwell, Texas caught a good number of perch and trout this past week. They were using worms on Platte River specials. We had no reports on other species.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, Panther Martins, Kastmasters, bead-head hares ears, elk hair caddis and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. Noe Sube reported great trout fishing. He was using PowerBait, black wooly buggers and a Rat L Trap. The best action has been in the early morning and evening hours.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good using worms for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow with a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 19.5 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using small PMDs, green drakes, worms and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 73.4 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using San Juan worms, mop flies, night crawlers, small spoons, worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 178 cfs. Fishing was good using mop flies, wooly buggers, squirmy worms, San Juan worms, Panther Martins, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 11.7 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 10.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: Fishing was good using worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR BLUEGILL: Fishing was excellent using worms for bluegill. Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures, finesse worms, creature baits and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and sassy shad for white bass. Fishing was very good using chicken liver, punch bait and night crawlers for catfish. The surface water temp on the main lake was right at 80 degrees.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use caution when launching boat. Fishing was fair to good using chartreuse curly tail grubs or night crawlers on ¼ - ounce jig heads for walleye. Fishing was fair using top water lures, curly tail grubs and swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing for crappie was slow. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 104 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque South Drain and the Peralta Drain was good using night crawlers for bluegill and an occasional largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, water dogs, large streamers and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using water dogs, hot dogs and night crawlers. We had no other reports.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 643 cfs and 735 cfs respectively. Trout fishing above and below El Vado was good using bead-head hares ears, black and olive leeches, brown stone fly nymphs, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, worms, buzz baits, jerk baits, crank baits and spinners for a mixed bag of crappie, perch, white bass and northern pike. Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, salt craws, senkos and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Due to dropping water levels, the state park has closed off access to the boat ramp and use of motor boats. The lake remains open to watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. We had no reports from anglers.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using worms and corn for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, marshmallows, worms and Panther Martins for rainbow trout up to 16 inches. Fishing for kokanee was a bit sporadic but a few were caught by anglers using Arnies, kokanee killers and Panther Martins tipped with corn. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 6.77 cfs. We had no reports from anglers. The waters within the Valles Caldera reopened to fishing July 16.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, senkos, baby brush hogs, crank baits, top water lures, ned rigs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using swim baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was good using worms, curly tail grubs and crank baits for perch. Fishing was fair using Arnies, kokanee killers and Panther Martins tipped with corn or PowerBait for kokanee. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Adam Archuleta reported excellent fishing over the weekend. He and a buddy caught limits of trout within one hour. They were using garlic PowerBait.

San Juan River: The stream flow below Navajo Lake was 722 cfs on Monday morning. Fishing slowed for a few days during the major fluctuations but overall, anglers reported decent fishing. Through the Quality Waters, good producers were RS2s, foam wing emergers, root beers, dead chickens and red annelids. Through the bait waters, anglers did best using jerk baits, small spoons and night crawlers.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Reopened to fishing July 9. Fishing was very good using Fire Bait, salmon eggs, PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout. Anglers also reported success using royal coachman and blue dun flies.

Tingley Beach: Fishing in the Central and Youth ponds was slow to fair using shrimp, liver, hot dogs and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was very good using cut bait and worms at night for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and curly tail grubs for crappie. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using sassy shad, curly tail grubs, tubes and crank baits for white bass and an occasional walleye. Fishing was good using night crawlers, liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: HOT SPOT CATFISH: Night fishing was excellent using liver, homemade dough bait, hot dogs and shrimp for catfish. Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, Flicker Shad, Walley Divers, spinners, sassy shad and custom painted spoons for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using top water lures, senkos, tubes, creature baits, swim baits, finesse worms and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 79.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was good using hot dogs, worms and liver for catfish.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,850 cfs. Fishing was very good using liver, shiners, cut bait, night crawlers and shrimp for catfish. A few white bass were caught by anglers using chartreuse and white grubs. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, worms and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 3.60 cfs. Fishing was good using hot dogs, night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. The lake is scheduled to reopen in August 2018.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, top water lures, spinner baits, senkos, creature baits and swim baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, worms and chicken liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using shrimp and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms and wooly buggers for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair to good using shrimp, hot dogs and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using worms, liver, corn and homemade dough bait for catfish and carp. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, marshmallows, worms, Pistol Petes under a bubble and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair to good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using night crawlers, chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 1,420 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. The area below Sumner Lake remains closed due to a high-water release.

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 4.90 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, spinner baits, crank baits and creature baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using night crawlers for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers for small catfish. We had no reports on other species.

July 7, 2018

Catches of the week

Alumni Pond: Daniel Rico of Anthony caught a 26-inch, 11-pound catfish July 8. He was using worms.

Bluewater Lake: JP Schreiner of Albuquerque caught and released a 40-inch, 18-pound tiger muskie July 4. It was his first trip to Bluewater and he was using a silver and dark blue Rapala husky jerk.

Brantley Lake: Evelyn Salcido of Carlsbad caught a 21-inch, 6-pound largemouth bass July 7. She was using a red spinner.

Charette Lakes: Dylann Zalma-Woffard, age 2, of Santa Fe, caught her first fish, a 20-inch rainbow trout July 4. She was using PowerBait. Andreas Ortiz, age 10, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout July 7. It was his biggest trout to date and he was using night crawlers.

Cochiti Lake: Ethan Cardenas, age 11, of Rio Rancho, caught a 10.25-inch white bass July 5. He was fishing from the shore by the dam and using a silver Panther Martin. Dan Hendricks of Edgewood caught and released a 30-inch northern pike July 4. He was using a Rapala jointed minnow.

Conchas Lake: Cousins Roddy Helmstetler, age 11 and Abel Desantis, age 11, caught a mixed bag of walleye and catfish July 7 and 8. The big walleye was 20 inches and the big catfish was 26 inches. They were using minnows and cut bait.

Lake Maloya: Manuel Gonzales of Springer caught a 20.5-inch, 3.5-pound rainbow trout July 4. He was using a Pistol Pete.

Navajo Lake: Cayden Mcquitty, age 9, of Flora Vista, caught an 18.5-inch smallmouth bass July 4. He was using a deep diving crank bait. Art Gonzales of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch brown trout July 7. He was using a spinner.

Ned Houk Ponds: Kash Bonney, age 4, caught a 22-inch catfish July 2. He was using liver.

Rio Grande River: Melanie Guillen of Santa Fe caught a 25-inch northern pike July 7. She was fishing the Pilar area and using a Panther Martin. Daniel Lopez of Lyden, caught a 28-inch northern pike July 8. He was fishing the Pilar area and using a Rapala.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Grace Mae Evans, age 9, of Seattle, WA, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout July 9. She was using salmon eggs wrapped in Fire Bait.

Storrie Lake: Tobias Lucero of Las Vegas New Mexico, caught a 16-pound catfish July 7. He was using dough bait.

Sumner Lake: Austin Hill, age 1 and 1/2 of Los Lunas, caught his very first fish, a bluegill, July 4. He was using a night crawler under a bobber. Serenity Hill, age 4, of Los Lunas, caught her very first fish, a catfish, July 4. She was using a Berkley chartreuse worm. Lilly Hill, age 6, of Los Lunas, caught four bluegill July 4. She was using night crawlers.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:

Abiquiu Lake: Tristan Gallegos, age 8, of Ojo Caliente, caught a smallmouth bass July 1. He was using a jig with a plastic worm. Ayden Gallegos, age 7, of Ojo Caliente, caught a smallmouth bass July 1. He was using a plastic worm.

Bluewater Lake: Alyson Trina Archuleta, age 8, of Penasco, caught and released a 28-inch, 25-pound, catfish. She was using hot dogs. Ryan Bellflower of Deming caught and released a 35-inch tiger muskie June 30. He was using a Rapala drop shot jerk bait. Missy Milam of Los Lunas caught and released a 38-inch tiger muskie June 30. She was using a water dog. Daniel Garcia, age 10, of Los Lunas, caught and released a 45-inch, a 37-inch and a 38-inch tiger muskie June 30. He was using water dogs. Wyatt Kelly, age 16, and Kendall Kelly, age 19, caught and released several tiger muskie ranging in size from 30 to 38 inches June 30. They were using water dogs.

Cochiti Lake: Kendal Hatfield of High Rolls caught a 27-inch, 4-pound, northern pike June 28. He was using a brush hog.

Chama River: Stephanie Medina of Taos caught a 21-inch rainbow trout July 1. She was fly fishing and using a stone fly nymph.

Conchas Lake: Lucas Padilla, age 7, of Bernalillo, caught a 19-in walleye June 29. He was using a Rapala.

San Juan River: Damone Aguirre, age 15, of Farmington, caught a 21-inch rainbow trout July 1. He was using worms.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: Reopened to fishing July 10. We had no reports from anglers.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, night crawlers, Fire Balls, marshmallows and worms for rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: The river through Cimarron Canyon and the Gravel Pit Lakes remain closed until further notice.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms and liver for small catfish. Fishing for trout was slow with just a few caught by anglers using worms and PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair for anglers using tubes, finesse worms, minnows, senkos, sweet beavers and swim baits. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, crank baits, spoons, leeches and curly tail grubs for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was good using shrimp, minnows, cut bait and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Reopened to fishing July 10. We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Reopened to fishing July 9. We had no reports from anglers.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, bead-head hares ears and Fire Balls for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using worms for perch. Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Platte River specials, Arnies and Panther Martins for rainbow trout. Vinny Martinez of Santa Fe reported fishing as very good on July 4. He and sons, Elijah and Zachary, caught limits of perch and trout. They were using worms and PowerBait. Fishing was slow to fair using spinner baits, Rapalas and streamers for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: Reopened to fishing July 10. We had no reports from anglers.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using marshmallows, PowerBait, Pistol Petes, Panther Martins, Kastmasters, bead-head hares ears, elk hair caddis, copper John Barrs and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. The best action has been in the early morning and evening hours.

Los Pinos River: Reopened to fishing July 10. We had no reports from anglers.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Reopened to fishing July 9. We had no reports from anglers.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Pecos River: The river and its tributaries reopened to fishing July 9. We had no reports from anglers.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 54.4 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using San Juan worms, night crawlers, small spoons, worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait. Currently, the northeast bank of the river from the hatchery to the confluence of the Rio Grande and the portion of the river in the town of Red River remain open to fishing.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 183 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using elk hair caddis, bead-head hares ears, copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, Panther Martins and night crawlers for trout. The best dry fly action has been in the evening hours. Fishing through the Albuquerque area was fair using chicken liver, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish. The portion of the river on the Carson National Forest reopened to fishing July 10.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 7.98 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Reopened to fishing July 9. We had no reports from anglers.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 10.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Peter Romero of Pojoaque reported that boats can no longer be launched safely due to extremely low water conditions and that fishing was very slow.

Shuree Ponds: Reopened to fishing July 10. We had no reports from anglers.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and marshmallows for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was rated as slow. A few were caught by anglers using bottom bouncer rigs and crank baits. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, finesse worms, creature baits and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Night fishing was very good using chicken liver and night crawlers for catfish. The surface water temp on the main lake was in the high 70s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CRAPPIE: Fishing was excellent using micro tubes, small crank baits and small white and chartreuse curly tail grubs for crappie. Fishing was very good using chartreuse curly tail grubs or night crawlers on ¼ - ounce jig heads for walleye. Fishing was fair using senkos, jerk baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs and swim baits for smallmouth bass. The surface temp was in the mid 70s.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 79.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Michael Griego II reported good fishing on the Peralta Drain catching small largemouth bass, sunfish and bluegill. He was using small crank baits and night crawlers. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, water dogs, large streamers and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using hot dogs, water dogs and night crawlers. We had no other reports. The Las Tusas Recreation Area on the south side of the lake has been closed due to extreme fire danger.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 827 cfs and 698 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was fair using PowerBait, spoons and night crawlers for rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms, hot dogs, spinners and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, worms, plastics, crank baits and spinners for a mixed bag of crappie, perch, white bass and northern pike. Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, sweet beavers, senkos and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Fishing near the dam was good using worms, PowerBait, spinners, tubes and grubs for rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. A few bass were also caught by anglers using top water lures.

Fenton Lake: Fenton Lake State Park is tentatively scheduled to open on Wednesday, Jun 11. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Heron Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Arnies, Panther Martins, Z Rays and worms for rainbow trout and kokanee. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: The streams within the Santa Fe National Forest boundaries reopened to fishing July 9. We had no reports from anglers.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Lagunitas Lakes: Reopened to fishing July 10. We had no reports from anglers.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, tubes, senkos, spinner baits, crank baits, swim baits and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using swim baits, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair to good using worms, curly tail grubs and crank baits for perch. Fishing for kokanee continued to be a bit sporadic but anglers did manage to catch a few at 40 to 50 feet. They were trolling Arnies and Panther Martins behind sling blades. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners, crank baits and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Reopened to fishing July 9. We had no reports from anglers.

San Juan River: The stream flow below Navajo Lake was raised to 1020 cfs Monday afternoon. Hatches were sporadic this past week and nymphing was a better way to go for the fly fishermen. Fishing through the Quality Waters was fair to good using red annelids, cream larva, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, mini Macs and RS2s. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using Pistol Petes, copper John Barrs, chamois leeches, Panther Martins, jerk baits, worms and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Reopened to fishing July 9. Fishing was good using Fire Bait, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing in the Central and Youth ponds was slow to fair using shrimp, liver, hot dogs and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: Reopened to fishing July 10. We had no reports from anglers.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was fair using hot dogs and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver, shrimp and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using sassy shad, minnows, curly tail grubs, tubes and crank baits for white bass. A few catfish were caught by anglers using cut bait. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: HOT SPOT FOR WALLEYE: Several anglers reported catching limits of walleye this past week. They were using curly tail grubs, Flicker Shad, Walley Divers, Mepps spinners, sassy shad and spoons. White bass fishing was good using shiners, shad, curly tail grubs, sassy shad, top water lures and spoons. Fishing was good using senkos, tubes, top water lures, creature baits, worms and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using sassy shad, spoons, crank baits, jerk baits and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms. Fishing was very good using cut bait, shrimp, minnows, homemade dough bait, beef liver and chicken liver for catfish.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 23.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was slow for all species.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was good using hot dogs, worms and liver for catfish.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,180 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, shiners, cut bait, night crawlers and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using liver, hot dogs and cut bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 36.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. The lake is scheduled to reopen in August 2018.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, spinner baits, senkos, tubes and swim baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using shrimp and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, liver and worms for catfish.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, hot dogs, liver and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using homemade dough bait, worms, shrimp and chicken liver for catfish.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, marshmallows, worms and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair to good using worms and small nymphs for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, Charlie’s catfish bait and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, homemade dough bait and liver. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 1,620 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. The area below Sumner Lake remains closed due to a high-water release.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. A few catfish were caught by anglers using liver.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.24 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using night crawlers for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers, liver and small plastics for small catfish. We had no reports on other species.