News‎ > ‎

2018 NM Fishing Reports

June 16, 2018

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Brothers Tatum Lowe, age 11, and Waylon Lowe, age 9, of Albuquerque caught and released walleye June 16. They were using crawdad colored crank baits and fishing in 6 to 8 feet of water near the dam.

Bluewater Lake: David Sides of Albuquerque caught and released a 37-inch, 16-pound tiger muskie June 12. He was fishing from a kayak and using a 3-inch red and white streamer.

Cochiti Lake: Donovan Trujillo, age 9 1/2, of Albuquerque, caught 2 white bass June 17. He was fishing from shore and using minnows.

Greene Acres Lake: Jason Freeman of Clovis caught a 28-inch channel catfish June 17. He was using worms.

Lake Maloya: Abby McIvor, age 5 1/2 of Pueblo, Colorado, caught her first three rainbow trout June 14. She was using Pistol Petes.

San Juan River: Ariel Griego, age 6, of Albuquerque, helped her dad Chris land a 21-inch brown trout June 17. They were using worms.

Storrie Lake: Ramona Urioste of Las Vegas, N.M. caught a 24-inch, 4-pound carp June 11. She was using worms. Samuel Carter, age 9, of Roswell caught several nice rainbow trout June 14. He was using pink marshmallows.

Red River City Ponds: Brothers Drake Sharp, age 7, and Holt Sharp, age 5, of Lawton, Okla, caught rainbow trout at the kids pond June 13. They were using red salmon eggs.

Rio Grande River: Tom Chrobocinski of Ojo Caliente caught eight brown trout and two rainbows including this 19-inch on Friday June 15th on the Rio Grande in the John Dunn Bridge area. Luke Botkin, age 6, of Glorieta, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout June 10. He was fishing near Pilar and using PowerBait.

Timberon Ponds: Timberly Stanbrough, age 11, caught a 6-pound channel catfish June 13. She was fishing the upper pond and using corn.

Tingley Beach: Josiah Truong, age 5, of Albuquerque, caught a 24-inch channel catfish June 14. He was fishing the kids pond and using shrimp.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:

Bluewater Lake: Ivan Corrales of Albuquerque caught and released a 39-inch tiger muskie June 9. He was using a swim bait. Antonio Corrales of Albuquerque caught and released a 40.5-inch tiger muskie June 9. He was using a Rapala X-Rap.

Clayton Lake: Leroy Sina of Raton caught a 9.5-pound walleye June 9. He was using night crawlers. Anthony Navarette of Dalhart, Texas caught a 4.12-pound largemouth bass June 9. He was using worms.

Elephant Butte Lake: Ace Atkeisson, age 6, of Albuquerque, caught a big drum on his very first fishing trip. He was using a white Bomber crank bait.

Lake Van: Cason Salyards, age 3, of Roswell, caught his first fish, a 2-pound carp June 9. He was using stink bait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout ranging in size from 11 to 21 inches.

Cimarron River: The river through Cimarron Canyon and the Gravel Pit Lakes remain closed until further notice.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using worms and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and spinners for walleye. Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, senkos, jigs and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using sassy shad, minnows, crank baits, spoons and curly tail grubs for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 33.6 cfs. Trout fishing was good using parachute Adams, elk hair caddis and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout.

Cowles Ponds: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was fair using Fire Balls and pheasant tail nymphs for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: The lake is now open to boating. Fishing from the bank was very good using worms for perch. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait from the bank and trolling Arnies and Panther Martins for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Gallinas River: Fishing was fair to good using worms and bead-head prince nymphs for trout.

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

Lake Alice: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and gold spoons for rainbow trout.

Lake Maloya: HOT SPOT FOR TROUT: Fishing was excellent using salmon peach and yellow corn PowerBait, Pistol Petes, gold spinners and spoons, elk hair caddis, copper John Barrs and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. The best fishing has been in the early morning and late evening hours.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Panther Martins and Kastmasters for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Monastery Lake: The lake has been closed due to extreme fire danger.

Morphy Lake: The park has been closed due to extreme fire danger.

Pecos River: The river and its tributaries above the town of Pecos on the Santa Fe National Forest have been closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 40.8 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Fire Balls, copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, night crawlers, small spoons and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 220 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, mop flies, leeches, San Juan worms, Kastmasters, Panther Martins, Mepps spinners and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Tom Chrobocinski of Ojo Caliente had a great day June 15. He caught and released 8 brown trout and two rainbow trout, including one nice 19-inch rainbow. He was fishing in the John Dunn Bridge area and using brown Mepps spinners.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 12.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 6.11 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

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

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair using Rat L Traps and streamers for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, marshmallows and Fire Balls for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

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

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR BLUEGILL: Fishing was excellent using small plastics and worms for bluegill. Fishing for walleye and white bass was slow. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, senkos, finesse worms and grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp on the main lake was in the mid to high 70s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, jerk baits, crank baits, curly tail grubs and small swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits and spoons for walleye. Fishing for crappie was good using small crank baits, tubes and white jigs. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 565 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Peralta and Belen Drains was slow to fair using worms and grubs for bluegill and small largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, spoons, in-line spinners and streamers 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.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 748 cfs and 849 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was fair using weighted wooly buggers, Kastmasters, night crawlers and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows for white bass and small crappie. Anglers also reported catching a few white bass while using crank baits and sassy shad. Fishing was fair using top water lures, senkos, worms, salt craws and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using corn for carp. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using spinners, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for rainbow and brown trout.

Fenton Lake: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Heron Lake: Fishing was fair to good trolling Arnies and Panther Martins for a mixed bag of kokanee, rainbow trout and a few small lake trout. Anglers using yellow and salmon peach PowerBait also reported catching rainbow trout.

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

Jemez Waters: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

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

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, top water lures, tubes, crank baits, senkos, finesse worms, sweet beavers and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was good using worms for perch. Fishing was slow to fair trolling crank baits for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

San Juan River: Stream flow was reduced to 500 cfs this past Saturday and was at 494 cfs on Monday morning. Fishing through the Quality waters was rated as very good by anglers using ant patterns, hoppers, midge clusters, red annelids, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, mini Macs, RS2s, Griffiths gnats and foam beetles. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using midge clusters, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, chamois leeches, Kastmasters, jerk baits and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: The pond has been closed due to extreme fire danger.

Tingley Beach: Fishing in the Central and Youth ponds was fair to good using liver, homemade dough bait, shrimp, hot dogs and worms for catfish. Fishing in the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was slow. 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 chicken liver and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, cut bait and liver for catfish. The best action was reported by anglers fishing at night. We had no other reports.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using sassy shad, curly tail grubs, small tubes and Wally Divers for white bass, walleye and crappie. Fishing was good using shrimp, blood bait, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using sassy shad, spoons, crank baits and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing for walleye was slow to fair using sassy shad, spoons and curly tail grubs. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair to good using senkos, tubes, jerk baits, top water lures, chigger craws, sweet beavers and crank baits. Fishing was good using cut bait, shrimp, minnows and liver for catfish.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 22.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using spoons, PowerBait and spinners for rainbow and Gila trout. We had no reports on other species.

Percha Dam: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using liver and shrimp. We had no reports on other species.

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

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair using worms for catfish.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,930 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait and shrimp for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair using corn and worms for carp. We had no other reports.

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 PowerBait, marshmallows, gold spinners and Fire Balls 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 11.2 cfs. Fishing was slow for all 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: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, spoons, sassy shad, tubes and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair using jerk baits, sweet beavers, crank baits, senkos and tubes for largemouth. We have no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: The Cavern City Bass Anglers 2018 Kids Fishing Tournament will be held June 23 at Riverview Park. For more information, call (575) 302-8052.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using shrimp, liver and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

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 worms and liver.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, hot dogs and shrimp for catfish. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow, but a few nice catfish were caught by anglers using worms and homemade dough bait.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, marshmallows and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. 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 with just a few catfish caught by anglers using worms and liver. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 102 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no other reports.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 4.90 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using sweet beavers, senkos, tubes, salt craws, jerk baits, crank baits and top water lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, sassy shad, tubes and crank baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad, minnows and spoons. Fishing was good using jerk baits, top water lures, senkos, sweet beavers, crank baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. A few white bass were caught by anglers using crank baits and sassy shad. We had no other reports.

June 9, 2018

Catches of the week

Bluewater Lake: Greg “Doc” Scargill of Santa Fe caught a 42-inch, 22-pound tiger muskie June 9. He was trolling a 7-inch flatstick. Steve Ortiz of Peralta caught and released a 36” tiger muskie June 5, using a custom tied fly.

Cochiti Lake: Michael Olson of Santa Fe caught and released a 38-inch, 15-pound northern pike June 5. He was using a crankbait. Donovan Trujillo, age 9, of Albuquerque, caught a 19.25-inch, 2-pound, 7-ounce catfish and a 12.75-inch, 15-ounce white bass June 7. He was bank fishing in the Tetilla Peak area and using minnows. Zach Stimson of Rio Rancho caught a 27.75-inch, 9-pound, 10-ounce carp June 11. He was using corn.

Elephant Butte Lake: Ruthie Chavez, age 11, of Albuquerque, caught two white bass at the same time June 9. She was using a green and yellow Bomber crankbait. Victor Rose of Las Cruces took his grandkids from Colorado fishing June 10 and they caught and released 46 white bass ranging from 1 to 3 pounds. They were trolling white curly tail grubs and Bomber crankbaits. Chase Bernal, age 16, of Los Chavez, caught a 40-inch striped bass that weighed close to 25 pounds May 25. He was using a bluegill.

Grants River Walk Pond: Donald Skilton III of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch channel catfish June 9. He was using cut bait.

Rio Pueblo: Logan Cajete, age 7, of Albuquerque, caught a limit of rainbow trout June 9. He was using salmon eggs on light weight tackle.

Tingley Beach: Adrian Dupree, age 9, of Albuquerque, caught a 25-inch, 6-pound catfish June 7. He was using cut bait.

Young Pond: Lorraine Mondragon of Las Cruces caught a 20-inch channel catfish June 1. She was using worms.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:

Fenton Lake: Abbey Zamilpa, age 8, of Little Rock, Ark., caught a 19.5-inch rainbow trout June 2. She was using 4-pound test line and green garlic PowerBait with a sinking water bobber rig.

Lake Roberts: Izrael Pena, age 6, of Silver City, caught an 18-inch Gila trout June 2. He was using a spoon.

Monastery Lake: Dominic Landavazo, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught a rainbow trout estimated to be 15 to 16 inches in length June 3. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes and PowerBait for rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: As of Monday, the road through Cimarron Canyon reopened to the public. We had no reports from anglers.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using worms and small spinners for bluegill. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers and spinners for walleye. Fishing was fair using spinners, crankbaits and soft plastics for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and PowerBait for trout. Fishing was good using worms and liver for catfish.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, senkos, jigs and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using tubes, minnows, bottom bouncer night crawler rigs and curly tail grubs for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. The surface water temperature was in the low 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 81.7 cfs. Trout fishing was good using small emergers and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout

Cowles Ponds: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was good using Fire Balls and pheasant tail nymphs for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: The lake is now open to boating. Fishing from the bank was very good using worms, salmon eggs and small spoons for perch. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait from the bank and trolling Arnies for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: Fishing was fair to good using worms and bead-head prince nymphs for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes and Panther Martins for trout.

Lake Alice: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait, spoons and an assortment of flies for rainbow trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, gold spinners, elk hair caddis, bead-head wooly buggers and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. The best reports came from anglers fishing in the early morning and late evening hours.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using bead-head hares ears, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait, Panther Martins, flatfish and Kastmasters for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Monastery Lake: The lake has been closed due to extreme fire danger.

Morphy Lake: The park has been closed due to extreme fire danger.

Pecos River: The river and its tributaries above the town of Pecos in the Santa Fe National Forest have been closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 35.1 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Fire Balls, poundmeisters, San Juan worms, small spoons and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 262 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, mop flies, leeches, San Juan worms, Kastmasters, Panther Martins 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 12.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 3.47 cfs. Fishing was good using emergers, copper John Barrs and salmon eggs for trout.

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

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

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

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR BLUEGILL. Fishing was excellent using small plastics and worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using top water lures, jerk baits, senkos and chigger craws for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using crankbaits and jig and leech combinations for walleye. Fishing for white bass was fair to good trolling crankbaits. Fishing was good using cut bait on trot lines for catfish. Fishing for crappie was slow. The surface water temp on the main lake was in the mid 70s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, jerk baits, soft swim baits, crankbaits, Rooster Tails, curly tail grubs and small swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using jig and grub and jig and worm combinations, crankbaits, spoons and minnows for walleye. Fishing for crappie was good using white jigs. Anglers fishing with worms reported catching several perch. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 419 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using Kastmasters, PowerBait and worms for trout.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crankbaits, jerk baits, spoons, in-line spinners and hot dogs 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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 733 cfs and 902 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using weighted wooly buggers, Kastmasters, Panther Martins, night crawlers, Fire Balls and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows for small crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using sassy shad, minnows and crankbaits for white bass. Fishing was fair using crankbaits, top water lures, senkos, worms and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, crankbaits and swim baits for northern pike and walleye. Fishing was fair using minnows and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using corn for carp. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using crankbaits, jerk baits, tubes, Panther Martins, swim baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners and PowerBait for rainbow and brown trout.

Fenton Lake: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair using spinners, worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

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

Jemez Waters: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was fair using gold Panther Martins, worms and 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 fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, curly tail grubs, top water lures, tubes, crankbaits and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, spinner baits, jerk baits and crankbaits for northern pike. Fishing was fair trolling crankbaits for brown and rainbow trout. A few rainbow trout were also caught by anglers using PowerBait and marshmallows. Fishing was good using worms for perch. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 627 cfs. Fishing through the Quality waters was good using small red annelids, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, fore and afts, RS2s, ant patterns, Griffiths gnats, Chernobyl ants, hoppers and foam beetles. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using jerk baits, Kastmasters, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, chamois leeches and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: The pond has been closed due to extreme fire danger.

Tingley Beach: Fishing in the Central and Youth ponds was good using liver, homemade dough bait, cut bait, shrimp, hot dogs and worms for catfish. Fishing in the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was slow. We had no other reports.

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

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using worms, liver and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes 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 3.37 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using liver, worms and hot dogs for catfish.

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 crankbaits, spoons, sassy shad, tubes and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair using jerk baits, crankbaits, senkos and tubes for largemouth. We have no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: The Cavern City Bass Anglers 2018 Kids Fishing Tournament will be held June 23 at Riverview Park. For more information, call (575) 302-8052.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair using shrimp, liver and stink bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait and small spinners for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, worms and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 89.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no other reports.

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 good using jerk baits, crankbaits, Robo worms, tubes, senkos, chatter baits and top water lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, sassy shad and crankbaits for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was good using crankbaits, sassy shad, minnows and jig and night crawler combinations. Fishing was good using jerk baits, top water lures, senkos, crankbaits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair trolling crankbaits for white bass. We had no other reports.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, cut bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using sassy shad, curly tail grubs, minnows, Flicker Shad and Wally Divers for white bass, walleye and crappie. Fishing was very good using liver, blood bait, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using sassy shad, minnows, crankbaits, jerk baits, curly tail grubs and spoons for white bass. Fishing for walleye was fair using minnows, sassy shad, spoons, curly tail grubs and crankbaits. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair to good using senkos, tubes, jerk baits, top water lures, chigger craws and crankbaits. Fishing was good using cut bait, shrimp, minnows and liver for catfish.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 10.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair to good using spoons, PowerBait and spinners for rainbow and Gila trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers fishing at night and using liver, homemade dough bait and shrimp.

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

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jerk baits and spinner baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,860 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, homemade dough bait, cut bait and shrimp for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows and curly tail grubs for walleye and white bass. Fishing was fair using corn and worms for carp. We had no other reports.

Snow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using worms.

June 2, 2018

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Carol Bevel of Tijeras caught a 29-inch, 13-pound, 2-ounce, channel catfish June 2. She was using a bluegill pattern square bill crank bait.

Bluewater Lake: Brandon Atkins of Albuquerque caught and released three tiger muskie May 28. They measured 25, 38, and 42 inches. He was using a Cotton Cordell Super Spot. Maria Rodarte of Albuquerque caught and released a 38-inch tiger muskie June 1. She was fishing from shore and using a gold spoon. JP Gonzales, age 13, of Williams, Arizona, caught and released a 30-inch tiger muskie June 2. He was using bait. Donald Fairbanks of Kotzebue, Alaska caught a 42-inch, 17-pound tiger muskie June 1. He was using a hot dog.

Caballo Lake: Brianna Van Sickler, age 15, of Albuquerque, caught three catfish May 28. She was using chicken liver.

Chama River: Alicia Martinez of Los Alamos caught and released a 24-inch rainbow trout May 28. She was fishing near the town of Chama and using a custom tied fly.

Cochiti Lake: Cindy Weiper of Albuquerque caught a 28-inch walleye May 30. She was trolling a floating Rapala. Jeremy Ebbing of Albuquerque caught a 24.25-inch, 6-pound 10-ounce carp May 31. He was using corn. Donovan Trujillo, age 9, of Albuquerque, caught a 21.25-inch, 3-pound 2-ounce catfish June 1. It was his first catfish and he was using minnows.

Conchas Lake: Joshua Sped, age 13, of Albuquerque, caught a 2-pound white bass May 28. He was using shrimp. Todd Castle of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound largemouth bass June 3. He was using a Texas rigged senko.

Elephant Butte Lake: Victor Rose, age 71, of Las Cruces, caught a 25.75-inch, 6.25-pound walleye May 30. He was using a white curly tail grub.

Green Meadow Lake: John Peppin of Hobbs caught a 24-inch blue catfish and a 20-inch channel catfish May 29. He was using shrimp and cut bait.

Hopewell Lake: Lan Frazier, age 10 and Wes Frazier, age 13, of Espanola, each caught several nice rainbow trout from 18 to 20 inches June 2. The were using spinners and Pistol Petes.

Navajo Lake: Krystle Hanifin of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch 4.1-pound smallmouth bass May 31. She was fishing in Francis Canyon and using a whacky rigged green senko. Jared Fishburn, age 15, of Farmington, caught a 27-inch northern pike June 1. He was using a Rapala.

Rio Grande River: Stephen Baca of Pena Blanca caught a 24 7/8-inch, 5-pound, 6-ounce walleye May 30. He was using cut bait.

San Juan River: Diego Silva of Belen caught and released a 20-inch rainbow trout May 30. He was fishing the Braids and using a size 20 red annelid.

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:

Chama River: Mike Smith of Albuquerque caught a 25-inch, 6-pound, rainbow trout May 27. He was fishing the river in Chama and using a spinner.

Laguna Del Campo: Wailea Gallegos, 12, of Santa Fe, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout May 27. She was using a worm.

Maxwell Lake 13: Andy Biller and Chuck Biller of Albuquerque and Rob Biller of Longmont, Colorado, caught several rainbow trout ranging from 16 to 21 inches May 26. They were using Panther Martins and flatfish.

Quemado Lake: Josh Miller of Albuquerque caught a 41.5-inch tiger muskie May 26. He was using a silver spinner bait.

San Juan River: Joseph Pacheco, age 5, of Albuquerque caught a 14-inch rainbow trout May 19. He was using a Fladen lure. Daniel Gallegos, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 13-inch rainbow trout May 19. He was using salmon eggs. Riana Gallegos, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout. She was using peach PowerBait.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Diego Dominguez, age 11, and Donovan Dominguez, age 5, of Albuquerque caught 7 rainbow trout including one that measured 20 inches on May 26. They were using PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait, and Fire Balls for rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: River access though Cimarron Canyon has been closed due to a major fire in the area.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, and spoons for trout. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The Annual Trout Derby will be held June 9 and 10. For more information, call the park office at (575) 374-8808.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, senkos, jigs, and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Most of the fish caught were small. Fishing was fair using tubes, swim baits, bottom bouncer night crawler rigs and curly tail grubs for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using poppers, worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was fair to good using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 81.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was good using Fire Balls and worms for trout. Thomas Kirby reported fishing as very good as he caught and released four rainbow trout ranging from 8 to 14 inches in just 2 ½ hours. He was using copper John Barrs and pheasant tail nymphs.

Eagle Nest Lake: The lake has been closed to boating but remains open for bank fishing. Fishing from the bank was very good using worms, salmon eggs and small spoons for perch. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, spoons, spinners and worms for rainbow trout.

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

Gallinas River: Fishing was fair to good using worms and bead-head prince nymphs for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was very good using spinners, Pistol Petes, and worms for trout.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, gold Kastmasters, gold Panther Martins, bead-head wooly buggers, and bead-head prince nymphs for trout.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using bead-head hares ears, worms, and Fire Balls for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait, Panther Martins, flatfish, and Kastmasters for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, spinners, PowerBait, and Fire Balls for trout. The lake will close at dusk to all fishing on Wednesday, June 6 due to extreme fire danger.

Morphy Lake: The park has been closed due to extreme fire danger.

Pecos River: The river and its tributaries above the town of Pecos on the Santa Fe National Forest have been closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 46.1 cfs. Trout fishing was good using poundmeisters, San Juan worms, small Kastmasters, and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 234 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, micro mays, chamois leeches, San Juan worms, mop flies, small spoons, spinners, and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing for smallmouth bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using spoons and spinners. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 18.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 7.99 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using bead-head hares ears, copper john Barrs and custom tied flies for trout. Estevan Montoya reported catching and releasing 10 to 15 trout. He fished near the Penasco Sipapu area and was using hand tied deer hair emergers.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair using Fisher Chick spinners, gold Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Rat L Traps, cut bait, and Gulp minnows for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

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

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR BLUEGILL: Fishing was excellent using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using crank baits, bottom bouncer night crawler rigs, jig and leech, jig and curly tail grub, and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, and senkos for smallmouth bass. Several largemouth bass were caught by anglers using top water lures and soft plastic baits. Fishing for white bass slowed down, but a few were caught by anglers trolling crank baits. Fishing was good using minnows, road runners and curly tail grubs for crappie. Fishing was good using punch bait, chicken liver and homemade dough baits for catfish. The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, senkos, jerk baits, soft swim baits, crank baits, Roboworms, Rooster Tails, curly tail grubs, and wooly buggers for smallmouth bass. George Torres of Stanley reported catching several smallmouth on dark colored crank baits. The fish were very shall and biting very aggressively. Fishing was good using jig and grub and jig and worm combinations, crank baits, spoons, Roboworms, and minnows for walleye. The fish were scattered between 10 and 30 feet. Fishing for crappie was good using white jigs. Fishing was fair using homemade dough bait, punch bait, crank baits and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 635 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, spoons, in-line spinners, and hot dogs 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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 740 cfs and 954 cfs respectively. Trout fishing above and below El Vado was good using prince nymphs, weighted wooly buggers, Kastmasters, night crawlers, Fire Balls, and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows and small jigs for small crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using sassy shad, swim baits, and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits, jigs, senkos, and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, jigs, crank baits, and Rooster Tails for northern pike and walleye. Fishing was fair using corn for carp. A few catfish were caught by anglers using liver and cut bait.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, Panther Martins, swim baits, and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using various bass lures, spinners, and PowerBait for rainbow and brown trout.

Fenton Lake: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good trolling silver Syclops spoons and Panther Martins and using green and orange and salmon peach PowerBait for rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. We had no reports on other species.

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

Jemez Waters: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, Super Dupers, small spinners, and 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 good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait, and Fire Balls for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, curly tail grubs, senkos, worms, tubes, crank baits, and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, spinner baits, jerk baits, and crank baits for northern pike. Crappie fishing was slow with just a few caught by anglers using small jigs and grubs. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for rainbow trout and brown trout. Fishing for kokanee was slow with just a few caught by angler trolling deep with spinners. Fishing was good using worms for perch.

San Gregorio Lake: Closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 640 cfs. The flow will be increased starting the late evening of June 5, with the release increasing by 200 cfs every two hours until reaching a peak of 2,000 cfs mid-day Wednesday, June 6. The release will then be held for two hours, and then begin ramping down at the same rate, returning to the base release in the early morning hours of June 7. Fishing through the Quality waters was good using small red annelids, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, fore and afts, RS2s, ant patterns and foam beetles. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using jerk baits, Kastmasters, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, chamois leeches, and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. The Kids Fishing Pond will close at dusk to all fishing on Wednesday, June 6, due to extreme fire danger.

Tingley Beach: Fishing in the Central and Youth ponds was good using liver, homemade dough bait, hot dogs and worms for catfish. Fishing in the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was slow.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Southwest Fishing Report

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using hot dogs and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, wooly buggers, and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was fair using small jigs for crappie. We had no other reports.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using sassy shad, rooster tails, curly tail grubs, minnows, Flicker Shad and Wally Divers for white bass, walleye and crappie. Fishing was very good using liver, blood bait, night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using sassy shad, minnows, crank baits, jerk baits, spinners, curly tail grubs, and spoons for white bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using minnows, sassy shad, spoons, curly tail grubs, and crank baits. Fishing was fair using minnows, and small jigs for crappie. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good using senkos, tubes, chatter baits, jerk baits, top water lures, creature baits, and crank baits. Fishing was good using cut bait, minnows, and liver for catfish.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver, homemade dough bait, hot dogs, and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 11.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

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

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair to good using liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was fair using jerk baits and spinner baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was good using hot dogs and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,850 cfs. Fishing was very good using liver, homemade dough bait, cut bait, and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows and curly tail grubs for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

Snow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms.

Southeast Fishing Report
Carol
Alto Lake: Fishing was good using worms, homemade dough bait, PowerBait, and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes 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 25.1 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using liver, worms, and hot dogs for catfish.

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, spoons, sassy shad, tubes, and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using jerk baits, crank baits, senkos, and tubes for largemouth. We have no reports on other species.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, liver, and stink bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and chicken liver for catfish.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using liver, hot dogs, and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using Charlie’s blood bait, chicken liver, hot dogs, homemade dough bait, and night crawlers for catfish. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using hot dogs, worms, and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 79.7 cfs. Fishing below Sumner and downstream was good using liver, night crawlers, and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, liver, and hot dogs for catfish. We had no other reports.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 4.90 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using Robo worms, tubes, senkos, curly tail grubs, flukes, crank baits, and top water lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, sassy shad, and crank baits for walleye. We had no other reports.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad, minnows, jig and grub combinations and jig and night crawler combinations. Fishing was good using jerk baits, top water lures, finesse worms, crank baits, and tubes for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. We had no other reports.

May 26, 2018

Catches of the week

Alumni Pond: Jerrod Butler, age 13, of Las Cruces, caught a 24.5-inch catfish May 26. He was using chicken liver.

Cabresto Creek: Alexx Vigil, age 4, of Questa, caught a 20-inch brown trout May 23. He was using a worm.

Lake Maloya: Jack Cisneros of Albuquerque caught and released a 26-inch brown trout May 24. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: Harold Santillanes, age 8, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, caught a 19-inch rainbow trout May 23. He was using PowerBait. Daniel Montoya, age 10, of Holman, caught a 17-inch rainbow May 25. He was using Fire Balls and PowerBait.

Pecos River: Brandon Albert of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch rainbow trout May 26. He was using a barbless hook Panther Martin.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Marcus Sanchez, age 3, and Mateo Sanchez, age 5, of Rio Rancho, caught limits of trout, including an 18.5-inch rainbow caught by Mateo, May 27. They were using Pautzke chartreuse garlic eggs and green PowerBait.

Springer Lake: Michael Jay Salazar, age 10, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, caught a 35-inch, 20-pound northern pike May 26. He was using a Berkley Gulp minnow.

Storrie Lake: Aryanna Vasquez, age 7, caught a 24-inch channel catfish May 27. She was using worms.

Elephant Butte Lake: Pablo Padilla of Las Cruces caught a 25-inch, 5.5-pound walleye May 19. He was trolling a white curly tail grub.

Padilla_529

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for rainbow trout. A few were also caught by anglers using spinners.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 20.1cfs. Trout fishing was good using worms, yellow sallies, parachute Adams, elk hair caddis, micro mays and bead-head hares ears. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms.

Clayton Lake: Trout fishing continued to be very good with many anglers reporting catching limits. They were using PowerBait and spoons. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. The Annual Trout Derby will be held June 9 and 10. For more information, call the park office at (575) 374-8808.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was rated as slow for some and very good for others with the best reports coming from anglers who were fishing at night. They were using grubs, minnows, liver, crank baits, jerk baits, chatter baits, tubes, swim baits, worms, curly tail grubs, creature baits and senkos for a mixed bag of smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white bass, walleye and catfish. Fishing was good using poppers, worms and small grubs for bluegill. The surface water temp ranged from the high 60s to 70 degrees.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 86.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, elk hair caddis, Fire Balls and small spinners for trout.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Fishing was very good using worms, salmon eggs and small spinners for perch up to 12 inches. Fishing was slow for some but fair to good for others using PowerBait, spoons, spinners and worms for rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee salmon. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, soft plastics, crank baits and streamers for northern pike up to 45 inches. The courtesy docks are in place. The Eagle Nest Fly Shack and Lodge Annual Pike Tournament is June 2nd and 3rd. For more information, call (505) 485-8328.

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

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good using worms and olive Pistol Petes for trout.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, gold Kastmasters, bead-head wooly buggers and bead-head prince nymphs for trout. The Sugarite Canyon State Park Annual Fishing Derby will be held Sat. May 26-Sun. June 3. For more information, contact the park office and (575) 445-5607.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using bead-head hares ears, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait and Kastmasters for trout. Fishing was fair using soft plastics and crank baits for largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, spinners, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Rick Martinez reported that he and Bertha Blanco of Tucson, Arizona, caught and released several trout this past week. They were using spinners and Pistol Petes under a bobber.

Morphy Lake: The boat ramp has been closed due to low water conditions. Hand launching of small craft such as kayaks and canoes is still allowed. For updates, contact the park office at (575) 387-2328. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday morning was 19.1 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good for anglers using small spinners, worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls, elk hair caddis, small copper John Barrs and prince nymphs.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 42.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 312 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, wooly buggers, micro mays, chamois leeches, San Juan worms, mop flies, spinners and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and an occasional northern pike.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 19.3 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 3.23 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using Fisher Chick spinners, gold Panther Martins, Super Dupers, PowerBait and Velveeta cheese for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Rat L Traps and Gulp minnows for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, garlic cheese and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, curly tail grubs, swim baits and night crawlers for walleye and largemouth bass.

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CRAPPIE: Anglers rated crappie fishing as very good to excellent this past week as they were hitting minnows, plastic grubs, small tubes and crank baits and appear to be spawning. Fishing for walleye was good using crank baits, jerk baits, minnows and grubs in 8 to 12 feet of water in the trees. Fishing was good using worms, grubs and flies for bluegill. Fishing was good using spinners, minnows, crank baits, jerk baits, tubes and senkos for smallmouth bass. Several largemouth bass were caught by anglers using soft plastic baits. Fishing was good trolling crank baits at 8 to 10 feet for white bass. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was around 70 degrees.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, senkos, crank baits, soft swim baits, Roboworms, Rooster Tails and wooly buggers for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using jig and grub and jig and worm combinations, crank baits, spoons, Roboworms and minnows for walleye. Fishing for catfish was fair using liver, night crawlers, homemade dough bait and dip bait. Fishing was fair using worms for perch. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 704 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, in-line spinners and hot dogs for tiger muskie. Fishing for trout and catfish was slow, but there was a 16-pound catfish caught. 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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 627 cfs and 746 cfs respectively. Trout fishing above and below El Vado was fair to good using wooly buggers, prince nymphs, spinners, night crawlers, Fire Balls and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was very good using minnows and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using sassy shad, swim baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits, jigs, senkos and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, jigs, crank baits and Rooster Tails for northern pike and walleye. Fishing was fair using corn for carp. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, Panther Martins, swim baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Most of the bass caught were small. Fishing was fair using worms and small plastics for perch. Fishing was fair using spinners and night crawlers for brown trout.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, leeches and mop flies for brown and rainbow trout. The best action was on cloudy days.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank and from boats saw improved results from the previous week. Anglers were trolling Panther Martins and Double Whammies and catching rainbow trout and a few brown trout and kokanee. The fish were scattered from the surface down to about 15 feet. Best baits from the bank were PowerBait and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 11.0 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez, San Antonio, East Fork, Cebolla and Rio Las Vacas was good using worms, small bead-head hares ears, elk hair caddis, mop flies, worms and Fire Balls. Anglers fishing the lower Cebolla also had good luck using small plastic worms.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, small spinners, worms and 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 good using Pistol Petes, Panther Martins, worms and salmon peach PowerBait for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, curly tail grubs, senkos, worms, tubes, flukes, crank baits and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits, spinner baits, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair to good using minnows and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. We had no reports on kokanee salmon or trout.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Sunday morning was raised to 650 cfs and was flowing at 640 cfs on Monday morning. Another increase in flow is scheduled for June 5 as it will be raised to 2,000 cfs and brought back down by June 7. Fishing through the Quality waters was good using small midge larva, pupa and emerger patterns, small pheasant tail nymphs, RS2s, and foam beetles. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair using jerk baits, Super Dupers, Kastmasters, San Juan worms, chamois leeches, night crawlers and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using small spinners, worms, PowerBait and Fire Balls for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing in the Central and Youth ponds was good using liver, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. Fishing in the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was slow.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and spinners for trout.

Southwest Fishing Report

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using night crawlers, hot dogs and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using live shad, sassy shad, curly tail grubs and crank baits for white bass and crappie. Michael Mackewich reported catching several white bass and a black crappie this past week. He was using live shad. Fishing was fair to good using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using sassy shad, minnows, crank baits, jerk baits, spinners, curly tail grubs and white, silver and chartreuse spoons for white bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using minnows, sassy shad, curly tail grubs and crank baits. Fishing was fair using minnows, and small jigs for crappie. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good using senkos, tubes, chatter baits, jerk baits, top water lures, creature baits and crank baits. Fishing was good using cut bait, minnows and liver for catfish.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver, homemade dough bait, hot dogs and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 18.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week. The 7th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids Fishing Derby will be held here June 2nd.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair to good using liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing was good using worms and hot dogs for catfish.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 806 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows and curly tail grubs for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

Snow Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Benjamin Giron reported that the Giron family from Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Ruidoso, El Paso, Texas and Redlands, California all caught their limits of trout over the weekend.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and hot dogs for catfish. A few trout were caught by anglers using Pistol Petes and PowerBait.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 17.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using liver, worms and hot dogs for catfish.

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 to fair using chicken liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, spinners, spoons, sassy shad, tubes and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using jerk baits, crank baits, senkos and tubes for largemouth. There was a report of one small catfish caught, but we have no further information.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, liver and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using worms, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using liver, hot dogs and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms and liver for catfish.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair using blood bait, chicken liver, hot dogs and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using worms and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 70.0 cfs. Fishing below Sumner and downstream was fair to good using liver, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 4.90 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, Robo worms, tubes, senkos, chatter baits and curly tail grubs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, sassy shad and crank baits for crappie and walleye. We had no other reports.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad, minnows, jig and grub combinations and jig and night crawler combinations. Fishing for crappie was fair using minnows and grubs. Fishing was fair using jerk baits, curly tail grubs, finesse worms, crank baits, chatter baits and tubes for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. We had no other reports.

May 19, 2018

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Edna Harper of Coyote caught a 28-inch, 6-pound walleye May 18. She was using a Roboworm.

Edna

Alumni Pond: Miriam Clark, age 17, of Las Cruces, caught an 18-inch catfish May 15. She was using hot dogs.

Chama River: Isaac Montoya of Rio Rancho caught and released a 27-inch, 5.5-pound brown trout May 17. He was fishing below El Vado Lake and using a green Mepps spinner.

Cochiti Lake: Ryan Lawless of Santa Fe caught a 25.25-inch, 7-pound, catfish May 20. This was his first catfish ever caught and he was using a minnow. Zach Stimson of Rio Rancho caught a 22.5-inch, 5.1-pound carp May 20. He was using corn.

Conchas Lake: Kevin Carlson of Pampa, Texas caught and released a 4.75-pound largemouth bass May 19. He was using a Strike King Zero worm.

Eagle Nest Lake: Gary Bowen of Eagle Nest caught a 44-inch, 29-pound, northern pike May 19. He was using a Rat L Trap.

Lake Farmington: Matt Buell of Farmington caught a 28-inch channel catfish May 19. He was using a 1-inch pink Gulp pinched crawler.

Rio Grande River: Rita Chapa of Albuquerque caught and released her very first northern pike May 15. She was fishing the river in Bernalillo and using a small trout spinner.

Storrie Lake: Joline Medina of Los Montoyas caught a 30-inch catfish May 19. She was using chicken liver. Roman Sena caught a 20-inch rainbow trout May 19. He was using orange glitter PowerBait. Kevin and Augustine Rivera, father and son, caught a 34-inch catfish May 19. They were using worms.

Ute Lake: Mango Duran of Portales caught a 6.9-pound walleye May 16. He was using a Norman Deep Little N crank bait.

The following catches came in late but deserve a mention:                                      

Cimarron Gravel Pit Lakes: Brody Stagner, age 6, of Eagle Nest, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout May 13. He was using PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: Marquis Lucero, age 11 and Nathan Baca Jr., age 7, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, caught limits of rainbow trout May 13. They were using PowerBait and Fire Balls.

Perch Lake: Xavier Vasquez, age 3, of Albuquerque, caught his first fish, a 15-inch rainbow trout May 7. He was using Fire Balls.

San Juan River: Matt Ingram of Ruidoso caught and released a 24-inch rainbow trout May 12. He was using a tan midge. He also caught and released a 24-inch female brown trout while using a green midge. Blair Braden of Denver, Colorado, caught and released a 25-inch male brown trout. He was using a red midge.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for rainbow trout. Mel Begay of Las Vegas reported very good fishing this past Wednesday. His catch included a 19-inch rainbow with the rest being between 14 and 16 inches. He was using salmon peach PowerBait. We had no reports on perch.

Clayton Lake:  HOT SPOT FOR TROUT: Fishing continued to be very good with many anglers reporting catching limits and a good number of fish between 15 and 20 inches in length. They were using PowerBait and spoons. We had no reports on other species.   

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 23.1cfs. Trout fishing was good using worms, golden stone flies, elk hair caddis, micro mays and bead-head hares ears. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using minnows, tubes, lizards, swim baits, worms, curly tail grubs, salt craws and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Kevin Carlson of Pampa, Texas reported a great weekend of fishing. He caught and released around 50 smallmouth and largemouth bass in two days, the clear majority of which were legal size. Fishing for walleye was fair using worm harnesses, minnows, sassy shad and curly tail grubs. Fishing for crappie was fair using minnows. Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and night crawlers for catfish. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the mid 60s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout. We fished here over the weekend and hit it just right. Hooked and landed two fat rainbows over 17 inches in length within the first 10 minutes. We were fishing back behind the island and using a small gold Panther Martin.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, spoons, spinners and worms for rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Fishing was good using worms and small spinners for perch. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and streamers for northern pike. The courtesy docks are in place. The Eagle Nest Fly Shack and Lodge Annual Pike Tournament is June 2 and 3. For more information, call (505) 485-8328.

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

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

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, gold spoons, Panther Martins and PowerBait. Fishing pressure was light.

Lake Maloya: HOT SPOT FOR TROUT: Fishing continued to be very good for anglers using PowerBait, olive and brown Pistol Petes, gold Kastmasters and brown bead-head wooly buggers for trout up to 18 inches. The Sugarite Canyon State Park Annual Fishing Derby will be held Sat. May 26-Sun. June 3. For more information, contact the park office and (575) 445-5607.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, prince nymphs and worms for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using worms, Fire Balls, Kastmasters and PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair using worms, shaky shad, tubes and crank baits for largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Tim Chavez of Belen caught a 17-inch rainbow trout. He was using PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: The boat ramp has been closed due to low water conditions. Hand launching of small craft such as kayaks and canoes is still allowed. For updates, contact the park office at (575) 387-2328. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday morning was 18.6 cfs. Trout fishing was slow to fair for anglers using worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls, elk hair caddis and small nymphs. Finding the deeper pockets was key to good success.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 44.0 cfs. Trout fishing was good using copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms. Trout fishing at the hatchery pond was good using Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 312 cfs. Fishing was good using spinners, elk hair caddis, crane fly nymphs, wooly buggers, micro mays, leeches, copper John Barrs, spinners and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and an occasional northern pike.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 4.25 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 14.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Fisher Chick spinners, Kastmasters, Super Dupers, PowerBait and Velveeta cheese for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Shuree Ponds:  Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair using Rat L Traps for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, garlic cheese and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, curly tail grubs, swim baits and night crawlers for walleye and largemouth bass.

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CRAPPIE AND WALLEYE: Anglers continued to have a great time catching big crappie. They were using minnows, jigs and grubs. Fishing was very good trolling and casting crank baits for walleye. Fishing was good using tubes, small plastic worms, flukes, curly tail grubs, senkos and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using small minnows, worms and small tubes for bluegill. Fishing was good using stink bait, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish. The surface water temp was in the mid 60s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, tubes, senkos, curly tail grubs, soft swim baits, Roboworms and wooly buggers for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using jig and grub and jig and worm combination, crank baits, curly tail grubs, Roboworms and minnows for walleye at 8 to 30 feet. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using liver, homemade dough bait and dip bait.  We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 608 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, large streamers and Rapalas for tiger muskie. Fishing for trout and catfish was slow.     

Brazos River: Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 774 cfs and 905 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was fair using bead-head nymphs, spinners, salmon eggs and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was good using minnows for crappie. Fishing was fair using sassy shad, curly tail grubs, swim baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, tubes, senkos and grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, jigs, crank baits and Rooster Tails for northern pike and walleye. Fishing was good using homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using corn for carp. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, Panther Martins, swim baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using worms and small plastics for perch. Fishing was fair to good using spinners and night crawlers for brown trout. A carp fishing derby will be held here and at Heron Lake May 28. For more information, call the park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, Pistol Petes, olive wooly buggers, mop flies, elk hair caddis, parachute Adams and chartreuse spinners for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Panther Martins, PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for rainbow trout. There was one catfish caught but no other information was available. We had no reports on other species. A carp fishing derby will be held May 28. For more information, contact Rob Smith at (575) 588-7470.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 12.9 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez, San Antonio, East Fork and Rio Las Vacas was good using worms, small bead-head hares ears, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, mop flies, copper John Barrs, worms and Fire Balls.  Brown trout are rising to caddis imitations in the afternoon hours. We had no other reports.

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 fair using liver and Gulp pink pinched crawlers for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, curly tail grubs, senkos, worms, tubes, flukes, crank baits and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits, spinner baits, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair using minnows and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Sunday morning was raised to 550 cfs and was flowing at 543 cfs on Monday morning. With the Animas dropping fast, there could be another increase soon. Fishing through the Quality waters was good using tan and olive midge larva and emergers, small pheasant tail nymphs, RS2s, and foam beetles.  Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using Kastmasters, jerk baits, copper John Barrs, night crawlers and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: This one was about the same as last week. Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was slow and a few catfish were caught by anglers using homemade dough bait and liver. We had no reports from the Catch and Release Pond.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and spinners for trout.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow, but a few catfish were caught by anglers using hot dogs and worms.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using night crawlers and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, wooly worms, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was good using a variety of nymphs and small spinners for crappie. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and PowerBait for trout. Night fishing was fair to good using pink worms, curly tail grubs and watermelon seed lizards for largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using live shad, sassy shad, curly tail grubs, slab spoons and crank baits for white bass and crappie. Butch Perkins reported that his group had good luck fishing for white bass. They were using silver spoons, grubs and Storm Silver Shad for fish up to 15.5 inches. Fishing was fair using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: HOT SPOT FOR WHITE BASS: Fishing was very good using white and silver spoons, Storm Silver Shad, white Bombers, white and silver curly tail grubs, sassy shad and minnows for white bass. Fishing for walleye was fair using jig and minnow combinations, sassy shad, curly tail grubs and crank baits. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, and small jigs for crappie. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair using senkos, tubes, chatter baits, jerk baits, top water lures, creature baits and crank baits. Fishing was good using cut bait, minnows, dip bait and liver for catfish.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 21.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Night fishing was fair using worms, liver, chicken guts and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing for trout was slow with just a few caught by anglers fishing at night and using wooly buggers and worms. We had no other reports. The 7th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids Fishing Derby will be held here June 2nd.

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

Quemado Lake: The water level was extremely low, and fishing was slow for all species.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 902 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait and night crawlers and for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, curly tail grubs, night crawlers and small spoons for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species. The pond was closed this past weekend for a special event.

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 3.14 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait and Fire Balls.

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 to fair using chicken liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, crank baits, spinners, spoons, sassy shad, tubes and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair using jerk baits, crank baits, flukes and Ned rigs for largemouth. The best reports came from anglers fishing the early morning and late evening hours.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill and catfish. We had no other reports.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, Kastmasters and Super Dupers for trout. A few small smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using Kastmasters and worms. We had no other reports.

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 85.9 cfs. Fishing below Sumner and downstream was fair using liver, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.15 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim jigs, tubes, senkos, chatter baits, curly tail grubs and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, sassy shad, curly tail grubs and crank baits for crappie and walleye. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the mid 60s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was good using crank baits, sassy shad, minnows, jig and grub combinations and jig and night crawler combinations. Fishing for crappie was fair using minnows. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, jerk baits, curly tail grubs, finesse worms, crank baits, chatter baits, tubes for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. We had no other reports.


May 12, 2018

CATCHES OF THE WEEK: 
Abiquiu Reservoir: Valerie Sparks of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch and a 19-inch walleye May 13. She was using a jig and worm combination.

Brantley Lake: Jaxon Von Sifuentes, age 2, of Artesia, caught and released his first largemouth bass May 11. He was fishing with his Cars Kids fishing pole and using a minnow.

Cochiti Lake: Isaac Sanchez of Albuquerque caught a 27.25-inch, 1-pound 6-ounce, walleye May 10. He was fishing from shore and using a whacky rig.

Cowles Ponds: Natalie Chavez, age 12, of Rio Rancho, caught three 15-inch rainbow trout May 13. She was using salmon peach PowerBait.

Eagle Nest Lake: Grace Vijal of Albuquerque caught a 41-inch, 24 3/8-pound northern pike May 12. She was using PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Coy Wagley, age 15, of Animas, caught and released a 7.2-pound largemouth bass May 10. He was using a 4-inch senko and it was his first bass ever caught at the lake and his personal best. Cap Massey, age 16, of Animas, caught and released a 6.15-pound largemouth bass May 12. He was using a 4-inch senko and he and his partner, Coy Wagley, won the New Mexico Bass Angler Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) National High School Team Qualifier.

Maxwell Lake 13: Logan Floyd, age 7, Rowen Floyd, age 10, and Caden Floyd, age 15, along with their mom, Becky Floyd (pictured left) of Maxwell, all caught great rainbow trout May 13. Big fish were Caden’s at 21.5 inches and Mom’s about 20 inches, and all were caught trolling worm harnesses and shaky shad lures.

Monastery Lake: Sarahi Camarena, age 7, of Pena Blanca, caught an 18.5-inch rainbow trout May 10. It was her very first trout and she was using sherbet PowerBait.

Pecos River: Isaiah Flores, age 12, of Rio Rancho, caught a 20-inch rainbow trout May 12. He was fishing in Dalton Canyon and using a worm.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Hunter Keelin, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught a limit of trout including one double catch May 12. He was using peach garlic PowerBait.

Tingley Beach: Angelo Lovato, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 27-inch catfish May 10. He was using a hot dog.  

The following catches came in late but deserves a mention:

Bluewater Lake: Julian Big Eye of Lupton, Arizona caught and released a 37-inch tiger muskie. He was using a hot dog.

Caballo Lake: Alex Porter, age 13, of Las Cruces, caught a 16.5-inch white bass May 5. He was using an orange colored crank bait.

Farmington Lake: Paul Smith of Farmington caught a 36-inch, 35-pound, catfish May 6. He was fishing off the pier and using chicken liver.

Tingley Beach: Kenny Arnett of Albuquerque caught and released a 21-inch rainbow trout May 6. He was fishing the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond and using a size 20 olive perdigon nymph.

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. Most of the fish caught ranged from 14 to 19 inches. We had no reports on perch.

Clayton Lake:  HOT SPOT FOR TROUT: Fishing was very good with many limits of trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 22.6 cfs. Trout fishing was good using worms, yellow sallies, golden stone flies, micro mays and bead-head hares ears. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using chatter baits, swim baits, salt craws, lizards, sweet beavers, tubes, worms and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Most of the bass were small. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using worm harnesses, jig and minnow combinations, sassy shad and curly tail grubs. Fishing for crappie was good using minnows. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 60s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was very good using red worms, marshmallows and PowerBait for trout.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, spoons, spinners and worms for rainbow trout. The courtesy docks are in place.

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

Hopewell Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, gold spoons, wooly buggers, Panther Martins and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Maloya: HOT SPOT FOR TROUT: Fishing was very good using pink PowerBait, Pistol Petes, gold Kastmasters and brown wooly buggers for trout up to 20 inches. The Sugarite Canyon State Park Annual Fishing Derby will be held Sat. May 26-Sun. June 3. For more information, contact the park office and (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using worm harnesses, soft plastics, crank baits and PowerBait for trout. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using shaky shad, tubes and crank baits. We had no other reports.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Morphy Lake: The boat ramp has been closed due to low water conditions. Hand launching of small craft, such as kayaks and canoes, is still allowed. For updates, contact the park office at (575) 387-2328. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and worms for trout.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday morning was 21.9 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls, prince nymphs, copper John Barr and small spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 41.9 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms. Trout fishing at the hatchery pond was good using Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 302 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, crane fly nymphs, BWO nymphs, micro mays, zonkers, leeches, copper John Barrs, spinners and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. Chris Gallegos of Espanola caught and released a beautiful 19-inch brown trout over the weekend. He was fishing in the Pilar area and using a custom tied black and brown rabbit zonker. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 20.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Fishing was fair to good using worms for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 14.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, copper spoons, wooly buggers, Fire Balls and PowerBait for rainbow and brown trout. This past week, Penny Frick and Chuck Estrada of Albuquerque caught limits of trout. They were trolling small gold Rapalas and fishing from the bank with white PowerBait.

Shuree Ponds:  Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair using Rat L Traps for northern pike up to 24 inches. We had no reports on other species.

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

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, curly tail grubs, swim baits, jerk baits and night crawlers for walleye and largemouth bass.

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CRAPPIE: It was another great week for crappie fishing as anglers did very well using small grubs, minnows and road runners. Fishing was good using swim jigs, tubes, curly tail grubs, senkos, worms and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using minnows, leeches, sassy shad and crank baits in 8 to 10 feet of water for walleye. Fishing was good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was fair using stink bait and cut bait for catfish. The surface water temp was in the mid 60s.

Northwest:
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, crank baits, tubes, senkos, swim baits, curly tail grubs, swim baits and wooly buggers in shallow water for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using jig and grub or jig and worm combination, crank baits, curly tail grubs and minnows for walleye at 10 to 30 feet. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 1,080 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 worms, hot dogs and liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, large streamers and Rapalas for tiger muskie. We had no other reports.     

Brazos River: Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 699 cfs and 681 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was slow to fair for anglers using weighted wooly buggers, zonkers, salmon eggs and night crawlers. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was good using minnows for crappie. Fishing was fair using sassy shad, curly tail grubs, swim baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, jigs, tubes, senkos and grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, jigs, crank baits, minnows and Rooster Tails for northern pike and walleye. Fishing was good using homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, Panther Martins, swim baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using night crawlers, Fire Balls, PowerBait and Panther Martins for brown and rainbow trout.  

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good for anglers using worms, Pistol Petes, Fire Balls, PowerBait, mop flies and small spoons for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms from the bank for rainbow trout up to 17 inches. We had no reports on other species.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 10.6 cfs. Trout fishing on the Cebolla was good using worms and a wide variety of small bead-head nymphs. Fishing on the San Antonio was fair to good using ant patterns and micro mays. We had no other reports.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, Fire Balls, worms and 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 slow to fair using PowerBait and garlic cheese for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, curly tail grubs, senkos, worms, tubes and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, spinner baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair using minnows, small grubs and small tubes for crappie. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 396 cfs. Fishing was a bit up and down like the flows on the river this past week. Best flies through the quality waters were small fore and afts, cream larva, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, crystal flash midges, RS2s, and foam wing emergers.  Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair using small spoons, Pistol Petes, copper John Barrs, night crawlers and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was slow. A few catfish were caught by anglers using homemade dough bait and liver. At the Catch and Release Pond, trout fishing was fair to good for anglers using small bead-head nymphs. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest:

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using stink bait, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was fair using minnows and small grubs for crappie. We had no other reports.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows, curly tail grubs, slab spoons and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using spoons, crank baits, jerk baits, curly tail grubs, streamers and minnows for white bass. Fishing for walleye was fair using jig and minnow combinations, sassy shad and crank baits. Fishing was fair using minnows, and small jigs for crappie. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair using senkos, tubes, chatter baits, jerk baits, creature baits and crank baits. Fishing was good using cut bait, shiners and liver for catfish. The surface water temp ranged from the low to mid 60s.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 29.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Night fishing was fair using worms, liver, chicken guts and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing for trout was slow with just a few caught by anglers fishing at night and using wooly buggers and worms. 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 fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 699 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using liver, cut bait and night crawlers and for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, curly tail grubs, night crawlers and small spoons for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast

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 3.37 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

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 slow to fair using chatter baits, jerk baits, crank baits, worms, spinners, spoons, sassy shad, tubes and senkos for largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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. We had no other reports.

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 for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, Kastmasters and Super Dupers for trout. We had no other reports.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 79.2 cfs. Fishing below Sumner and through the Carlsbad area was fair using liver, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.96 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim jigs, tubes, senkos, chatter baits and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, sassy shad, curly tail grubs and crank baits for crappie and walleye. A few catfish were caught by anglers fishing with chicken liver. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 60s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad, minnows and jig and night crawler combinations. Fishing for crappie was slow to fair using minnows. Fishing was good using swim baits, jerk baits, crank baits, chatter baits, tubes and a variety of Pour House plastics for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. We had no other reports.

May 5, 2018

Catches of the week

Cochiti Lake

Cochiti Lake: Chris Bailliett of Cochiti Lake caught a 27.75-inch, 6-pound, 7-ounce walleye May 2. He was using minnows. Anthony Sanchez of Albuquerque caught a 30-inch northern pike. He was using a green curly tail jig. His brother Raymond, also of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch catfish while using chicken liver. Gabriel Lopez of Albuquerque, with the help of his daughter Lauren, landed a 20-inch walleye May 5. It was their first walleye ever and they were using a Rooster Tail. Dean Kracko of Albuquerque caught and released a 41-inch northern pike May 5. He was using a diving crank bait. The fish broke off, then grabbed the minnow on his second rod and re-hooked itself.

Conchas Lake

Conchas Lake: Daylon Cabrera of Albuquerque caught and released a 21-inch, 5.4-pound largemouth bass May 6. He was using a pumpkin pepper green soft bait.

Cowles Ponds: Josiah Roybal, age 6, of Santa Fe, caught his limit of trout including a 19-inch, 3-pound rainbow trout. He was using worms and marshmallows.

Eagle Nest Lake: Marty Alexander of Clovis caught a 20-inch rainbow trout May 6. He was using a salmon peach/red glitter PowerBait mix.

Elephant Butte Lake: Manny Cedillo of Las Cruces caught a 23-inch walleye May 1. He was fishing near Rattlesnake Island and using a green and yellow spoon. Jerry Lay Jr., age 5, of El Paso, Texas, caught and released his first 17-inch white bass May 5. He was using a silver Super Duper.

Farmington Lake: Matt Buell of Farmington caught a 33-inch channel catfish May 5. He was using a 1-inch pink pinched crawler.

Lake Maloya: Steven Downing, age 70, of Lubbock, Texas caught and released a 26-inch rainbow trout May 3. He was trolling a #6 Black Panther Pistol Pete.

Maxwell Lake 13: Doug Frederickson of Raton caught a 5.5-pound largemouth bass May 5. He was using a Walleye Nation Shaky Shad.

Morphy Lake: Andrez Romero, age 7, of Ribera, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout May 5. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.

San Juan River: Dennis Barela of Albuquerque caught and released a 30-inch, 20-pound brown (with another trout in its mouth) May 5. He was using a cream-colored egg pattern fly.

Santa Rosa Lake: Jeromy Trujillo a student at New Mexico Tech, caught and released a 4.35-pound largemouth bass May 5. It was his first bass tournament and he was using a chatter bait. Garrett Rice of Albuquerque caught and released a 4.30-pound largemouth bass May 6. He was using a senko.
The following catch came in late but deserves a mention:

Abiquiu Reservoir: Xavier Martinez, age 12, of Pojoaque, caught a 19-inch brown trout April 29. He was using a Rapala. Uriah Martinez, age 9, of Pojoaque, caught a 21-inch walleye April 29. He was using a Rapala.
If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait and Fire Balls from the bank for rainbow trout. Most of the fish caught ranged from 14 to 17 inches. Anglers fishing from the bank did better than those trolling lures.

Clayton Lake: Hot spot for trout: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout up to 17 inches. We had no reports on other species.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 27.3 cfs. Trout fishing was good using elk hair caddis, bead-head hares' ears and Platte River specials. Anglers also did well drifting worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jerk baits, crankbaits, chatter baits, swim baits, tubes, worms and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using crankbaits, jerk baits, jig and minnow combinations and curly tail grubs. Fishing for crappie was fair to good using minnows. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was very good using red worms, marshmallows and PowerBait for trout.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was very good using Fire Balls, worms, copper John Barrs and small bead-head prince nymphs for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing from the bank was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for rainbow trout up to 20 inches. Anglers fishing from boats caught a few trout also. They were using spinners, spoons, Platte River specials and PowerBait. The courtesy docks are scheduled to be put in May 10. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

Hopewell Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, gold spoons, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

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

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using worms, soft plastics and PowerBait for trout. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using shaky shad, tubes and crank baits. We had no other reports.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Morphy Lake: The boat ramp has been closed due to low water conditions. Hand launching of small craft such as kayaks and canoes is still allowed. For updates, contact the park office at (575) 387-2328. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and worms for trout.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday morning was 24.5 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Panther Martins, prince nymphs, bead-head hare's ears, worms and small spinners for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 44.0 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms. Trout fishing at the hatchery pond was good using Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 238 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was very good using elk hair caddis, San Juan worms, poundmeisters, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, copper John Barrs, night crawlers and spinners for trout. Fishing was good using slump busters, wooly buggers and spoons for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 16.1 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, prince nymphs and bead-head hare's ears.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 10.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, copper spoons, wooly buggers, Fire Balls and PowerBait for rainbow and brown trout. Phil Chavez of Santa Fe caught a nice 18-inch rainbow this past Saturday. He was fishing on the bottom and using PowerBait.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, swim baits, jerk baits and night crawlers for walleye and largemouth bass.

Ute Lake: Hot spot for crappie: Fishing continued to be very good using minnows for crappie. Fishing was good using swim jigs, stick baits, crank baits, jerk baits and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, sassy shad and crank baits on points for walleye. The best walleye reports came from anglers fishing at night. Fishing was good using stink bait and cut bait for catfish. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, crank baits, tubes, senkos and swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, jig and minnow combinations, curly tail grubs and jig and night crawler combinations for walleye and an occasional trout. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 174 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls and spinners for trout. Fishing for tiger muskie was slow but a few were caught by anglers using streamers, crank baits and swim baits. We had no other reports.

Brazos River: Fishing was good using copper John Barrs and worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 699 cfs and 681 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was slow to fair for anglers using worms, salmon eggs and night crawlers. Fishing above El Vado was very good using San Juan worms, red larva and a variety of bead-head nymphs for rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and carp. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using jerk baits, swim baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, spinner baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos and grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, jigs, crank baits, minnows and Rooster Tails for northern pike and walleye. Fishing was good using night crawlers and liver for catfish We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 50s to the low 60s.

El Vado Lake: Hot spot for smallmouth bass: Fishing continued to be very good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, Panther Martins, swim baits and worms for smallmouth bass. The best action again this week was reported by anglers fishing near the dam. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers for brown trout up to 20 inches. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing continued to be quite good for anglers using worms, Pistol Petes, Mepps spinners, Panther Martins, PowerBait, mop flies and small spoons for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for rainbow trout up to 17 inches. Most of the reports came in from anglers fishing near La Laja. We had no reports on other species.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 16.7 cfs. Trout fishing was reported as good from anglers fishing the Jemez, East Fork and San Antonio. They were using small spinners, elk hair caddis, ants, parachute Adams, mop flies and worms.

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

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow to fair using small plastics and PowerBait for trout and one big catfish listed in Catches of the Week. We had no other reports.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, swim baits, curly tail grubs, senkos, spinner baits and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, jerk baits, spinner baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair using minnows and small tubes for crappie. We had no other reports. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 678 cfs with a scheduled decrease to 500 cfs at 4:00 pm. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using cream egg and larva patterns, mono midges, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, baetis nymphs, Mini Mac midges, ants, red larva and San Juan worms. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair using jerk baits, spoons, night crawlers and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, worms and Fire Balls for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was slow to fair using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, Velveeta cheese, worms and Pistol Petes. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms and stink bait. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using stink bait, worms and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, curly tail grubs, slab spoons and crank baits for white bass and an occasional walleye. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using spoons, crank baits, jerk baits, curly tail grubs, streamers and minnows for white bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using jig and minnow combinations, spoons, crank baits and jerk baits. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, small tubes and small jigs for crappie. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair using jerk baits, senkos, tubes, flukes, chatter baits, crank baits and spinner baits. Fishing was good using cut bait, shiners, homemade dough baits and liver for catfish. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the mid 60s.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 40.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using worms, liver, stink bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was good using PowerBait, red wigglers and Fire Balls for trout. Fishing was fair to good using worms for panfish. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair using liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,280 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using liver and night crawlers and for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, curly tail grubs and small spoons for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Michael Buckley of Alto reported catching his limit, including a nice 13-inch rainbow on May 5. He was using PowerBait.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 2.30 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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 to fair using worms for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using chatter baits, jerk baits, crank baits, worms, spinners, spoons, sassy shad, tubes and senkos for largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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. We had no other reports.

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 for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, spoons and spinners for trout. Matthew Gutierrez reported great fishing on May 5. He reported that he and his family along with several others caught limits of trout in just a few hours. They were using a variety of PowerBait, salmon eggs, gold Kastmasters and Rooster Tails. 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 was increased to 77.4 cfs. Fishing below Sumner and through the Carlsbad area was fair using liver, night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.24 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim baits, jigs, tubes, senkos, worms, chatter baits and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, sassy shad, night crawlers, crank baits and jerk baits for crappie and walleye. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 60s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, minnows and jig and night crawler combinations. Fishing for crappie was slow with a few caught by anglers using minnows. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jerk baits, crank baits, chatter baits and worms for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

April 28, 2018

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Reservoir: Rita Phagan of Tijeras caught a 21-inch rainbow trout April 28. She was trolling for walleye and using a Livingston Voyager 15.

Cochiti Lake: Isaiah Bachicha, age 13, of Santa Fe, caught his first carp, which weighed about 11 pounds, April 28. He was using pack bait. Amanda Fields, age 16, of Pena Blanca, caught a 32.5-inch, 8-pound, 6-ounce northern pike April 27. She was using a silver Mepps spinner. Jesse Fields, age 16, of Pena Blanca, caught a 26.25-inch, 3-pound,14-ounce northern pike April 27. He was using a spinner bait.

Eagle Nest Lake: Juan Cintas of Questa caught a 31-inch, 9-pound,northern pike April 28. He was using PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Gabe Rivera of Portales caught and released a 5.36-pound largemouth bass April 28. He was using a creature bait. Marshall Carruthers of Alamogordo caught and released a 7-pound largemouth bass April 29. He was using a chatter bait.

Fenton Lake: Tessa Travis, age 5, of Albuquerque, caught a 17-inch, 3-pound rainbow trout on her first cast April 28. She was using chartreuse glitter PowerBait.

Rio Grande River: Bryan Perez, age 10, of Espanola, caught his very first smallmouth bass on a fly rod April 28. He was fishing near Embudo and using a size 6 slump buster. The bass was about 16 inches long.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Brooklyn Guerrera, age 3, Ava Rose Guerrera, age 5, and Kaylub Sanchez, age 5, of Albuquerque, each caught rainbow trout while fishing April 28. Kaylub caught his limit and all three were using worms.

The following catch came in late but deserves a mention:

Cochiti Lake: Amanda Fields, age 16, of Pena Blanca, caught a 19.75-inch, 4-pound, 6-ounce largemouth bass April 16. She was using a spinner bait.

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on perch.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using spoons, PowerBait and worms for trout up to 17 inches. Several limits were reported. We had no reports on other species.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 22.1 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, bead-head hare's ears, Platte River specials, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was good using PowerBait and worms.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using jerk baits, crankbaits, chatter baits, Ned rigs, swim baits, tubes and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using crankbaits, jerk baits, spinner minnow combinations and curly tail grubs. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows for crappie. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using red worms and PowerBait for trout.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was very good using Fire Balls, worms and small bead-head nymphs for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for rainbow trout. Monte and Linda Apodaca caught limits of trout this past Saturday. They were fishing from the bank and using PowerBait. The fish ranged in size from 16 to 19 inches. Fishing was fair to good using streamers and PowerBait for northern pike. The courtesy docks are not yet in place but are expected to be soon. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

Hopewell Lake: Trout fishing was good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout.

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was good using spinners, spoons and PowerBait for trout.

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

Los Pinos River: Trout fishing was good using worms, bead-head hare's ears and prince nymphs.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

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

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday morning was 27.2 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using Panther Martins, red worms, prince nymphs, bead-head hare's ears, wooly buggers and small spinners for trout. Leon Lopez of Albuquerque and his father caught limits of trout while fishing the river near Monastery Lake April 28. They were using Panther Martins and their big fish measured 17 inches.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 41.9 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using micro mays, copper John Barrs, poundmeisters, Fire Balls and worms. Trout fishing at the hatchery pond was very good using micro mays, worms and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 238 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was very good using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, wooly buggers, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, copper John Barrs, night crawlers and spinners for trout. Fishing was good using slump busters, wooly buggers and spinners for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using large streamers for northern pike. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 12.9 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using prince nymphs and bead-head hare's ears.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 12.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, Fisher-Chick spinners, Pistol Petes, worms, copper spoons, PowerBait and wooly buggers for rainbow and brown trout.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Hot spot for crappie: Fishing was very good using minnows and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was very good using Ned rigs, tubes, senkos, stick baits and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using in line spinners, spoons, jerk baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows and crank baits for walleye. The best walleye reports came from anglers fishing at night. Fishing was good using punch bait and liver for catfish. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, crank baits, tubes, senkos and swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, jig and minnow combinations, curly tail grubs and jig and night crawler combinations for walleye and an occasional trout. Anglers reported catching walleye and kokanee from the bank while using crank baits. The best walleye reports came from anglers fishing at night. We had no other reports.

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

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

Bluewater Lake: The park and lake reopened April 27. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and spinners for trout. We had no other reports.

Brazos River: Fishing was good using copper John Barrs and worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 627 cfs and 739 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was slow to fair for anglers using worms, salmon eggs and night crawlers. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jerk baits, swim baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos and grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using spinner baits, minnows and Mepps spinners for northern pike. Fishing was good using pack bait for carp. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 50s to the low 60s.

El Vado Lake: Hot spot for smallmouth bass: Fishing continued to be very good using crank baits, tubes, grubs, Panther Martin spinners and worms for smallmouth bass. The best action was reported by anglers fishing near the dam. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing continued to be quite good for anglers using worms, Pistol Petes, Mepps spinners, Panther Martins, white garlic and salmon peach PowerBait, wooly buggers, purple mop flies, small spoons and spinners for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using Velveeta cheese and cheese flavored PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 17.3 cfs. Good trout fishing reports came in this past week from anglers fishing the Jemez, East Fork, San Antonio and the Cebolla. Anglers reported good success hooking up with browns and rainbows while using small spinners, elk hair caddis, ants, parachute Adams, copper John Barrs, mop flies and worms. Kaleb Campbell reported great success while fishing below Battleship Rock. He was using small spinners and caught and released a good number of brown trout, several of which were over 10 inches in length.

Laguna del Campo: Opened for the season May 1.

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos, curly tail grubs, spinner baits and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using swim baits, jerk baits, spinner baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing for brown and rainbow trout was good using jerk baits, crank baits, spinners and PowerBait. Fishing was fair using minnows and small tubes for crappie. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 50s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 747 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was fair using parachute Adams, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, baetis emergers, baetis nymphs, WD40s, Mini Mac midges, ants, red larva and San Juan worms. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using jerk baits, night crawlers and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, worms and wooly buggers for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was slow to fair using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, Velveeta cheese, worms and Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using stink bait and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass was good using spinner minnow combinations, curly tail grubs, Wally Divers, Flicker Shad and Bomber crank baits. Fishing was fair using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing continued to be very good using spoons, crank baits, jerk baits, curly tail grubs, plastic worms and minnows for white bass. Fishing for walleye was good using jig and minnow combinations, night crawlers, crank baits and jerk baits. Fishing was fair to good using minnows and small jigs for crappie. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good using jerk baits, senkos, chigger craws, tubes, chatter baits, crank baits and spinner baits. Fishing was good using cut bait, shiners, homemade dough baits and liver for catfish. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 51.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using worms, liver and homemade dough baits for catfish. Fishing was fair using wooly worms, PowerBait, red wigglers and Fire Balls for trout. Fishing was fair to good using worms for panfish. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair using liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

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 1,350 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, night crawlers and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, curly tail grubs and worms for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

Snow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast
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 20.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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 to fair using worms for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using chatter baits, jerk baits, crank baits, Ned rigs, flukes, tubes and senkos for largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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 PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

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

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait, wooly buggers and worms for 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was increased to 77.4 cfs. Fishing below Sumner and through the Carlsbad area was fair using liver, night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing in the Carlsbad area was fair using crank baits, jerk baits and plastics for spotted bass. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 8.49 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow, but a few were caught by anglers using crank baits and jerk baits. We had no other reports.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, jig and minnow combinations and swim baits. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jerk baits, crank baits, lizards and worms for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

April 21, 2018

Catches of the week

Conchas Lake: Jackson Nee, age 11, and Michael Nee, age 10, of Edgewood, each caught nice catfish April 20. They were using chicken liver. 

Cochiti Lake: Hugo Miramontes, age 13, of Pena Blanca caught three white bass April 23. They were his first fish caught on this lake and he was trolling a Cotton Cordell crank bait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Richard Saenz of Elephant Butte caught and released a 9-pound largemouth bass April 22.

Grindstone Reservoir: Dominga Tavarez, 81, of Hobbs, landed a rainbow trout April 22. She was using a plastic trout worm.

Maxwell Lake 13: Danny Cruz of Springer caught a 20-inch and a 21-inch rainbow trout April 21. He was using worms.

Navajo Lake: Chris Jarvis of Albuquerque caught and released a northern pike estimated to be between 38 and 40 inches in length. He was using a deep-running crank bait. Dave Smith Jr. of Albuquerque caught and released a 5-pound smallmouth bass April 21. He was using a jerk bait. Derrick Sandoval of Rio Rancho caught a 27-inch, 4.2-pound, brown trout April 21. He was using a senko. Davin Leboeuf of Farmington caught and released a 6.22-pound largemouth bass April 21. He was using a craw style bait.

Dave Smith Jr.

Chris Jarvis


Pecos River: David Amador, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught a 12-inch brown trout April 20. He was fishing with his Dad near the Upper Dalton fishing access and using a red worm.

Red River: Rico Orozco of Roswell landed a 26-inch rainbow trout April 20. He was using a chartreuse streamer on a 3-weight fly rod.

Ute Lake: Dan Brooks of Hereford, Texas, caught and released a 5.20-pound largemouth bass April 22. He was using plastics.
The following catches came in late but deserve a mention:      

Eagle Nest Lake: Cordero Bachicha of Santa Rosa caught a 22-inch rainbow trout April 15. He was using a black wooly bugger.

Navajo Lake: Chris Jarvis of Albuquerque caught and released a 4.8-pound smallmouth bass April 15. He was using a green jig.

Chris Jarvis


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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on perch.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing for walleye was slow but a few were caught by anglers using spinner/night crawler combinations. We had no other reports.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 9.14 cfs. Fishing was fair using bead-head hare's ears, copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit lakes.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, chatter baits, tubes and senkos. Fishing for walleye was fair using crankbaits, spinner minnow combinations and curly tail grubs. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 50s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was very good using red worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls and spinners for trout.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good for anglers using elk hair caddis, Fire Balls, and worms.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout with the biggest one caught on worms and measuring 21.5 inches. Fishing was fair to good using big streamers and PowerBait for northern pike. Two pike well over 20 inches were caught by anglers using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species. The courtesy docks are not yet in place but are expected to be soon. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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 good using PowerBait, bead-head prince nymphs, and Fire Balls for rainbow trout.

Los Pinos River: Trout fishing was good using worms, bead-head hare's ears, prince nymphs and Green Drakes.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was very good using worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Morphy Lake: Fishing was good using Panther Martins, PowerBait, Fire Balls and wooly buggers for trout.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday morning was 27.2 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using red worms, night crawlers, prince nymphs, bead-head hare's ears, wooly buggers and spinners for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 41.9 cfs. Trout fishing was good using PMDs, micro mays, streamers, wooly worms, Fire Balls and worms. Trout fishing at the hatchery pond was very good using Warden’s Worry streamers, micro mays, worms and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 252 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was very good using elk hair caddis, green weenies, bead-head hare's ear nymphs, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, copper John Barrs, night crawlers and spinners for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 14.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Rio Mora: Fishing was good using prince nymphs and custom-tied mop flies for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 21.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was very good using Kastmasters, Fisher-Chick spinners, Pistol Petes, worms, PowerBait and wooly buggers for rainbow and brown trout. Anglers did well again this past week from the bank and from boats. Lucus Herrera reported that he and his group caught limits of rainbow trout while using PowerBait.

Shuree Ponds:  Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was very good using crank baits, spinner baits, chatter baits and jerk baits, senkos and tubes. Fishing for white bass was a bit slow but a few were caught by anglers trolling crank baits. The best reports came from anglers fishing up the Canadian arm of the lake. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 50s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair to good using tubes, senkos, jerk baits, crank baits, spinner baits and swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jig and minnow combinations and curly tail grubs for walleye. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 15.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: The park and lake remain closed due to fire in the area. For updates, contact the State Park office at (505) 876-2391.     

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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 621 cfs and 739 cfs respectively. The increase in flow slowed fishing dramatically at both locations. There were a few trout caught by anglers fishing below El Vado and using worms, salmon eggs and night crawlers.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos and grubs for smallmouth bass. A few perch were caught by anglers using worms and grubs. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 50s to the low 60s.

El Vado Lake: Hot spot for smallmouth bass: Fishing was very good using crank baits for smallmouth bass. Anglers fishing for smallmouth also reported catching other species including brown trout, perch and one 6-pound largemouth bass.  

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, Pistol Petes, white garlic and salmon peach PowerBait, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, mop flies and spinners for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, garlic cheese and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. Anglers fishing for trout also caught one small lake trout. The best reports came from anglers fishing between La Laja and the Ridge Rock area. We had no reports on other species.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 21.1 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was good using mop flies, copper John Barrs, small spinners, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Trout fishing on the East Fork was good using elk hair caddis, copper John Barrs, worms and Fire Balls. Fishing on the San Antonio was fair to good using parachute Adams, elk hair caddis and worms. Trout fishing on the Rio Cebolla above and below Fenton Lake was good using Fire Balls and worms. Browns and rainbows are rising to dry flies in the afternoon hours on most of the streams in the area.

Laguna del Campo: Opens for the season May 1.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using swim baits, crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos, curly tail grubs, jigs and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using swim baits, jerk baits, spinner baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing for brown and rainbow trout was fair to good using jerk baits and crank baits. A few rainbow trout were also caught by anglers using PowerBait. We had no other reports. The surface water temp ranged from the low to mid-50s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 601 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was fair to good using parachute Adams, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, fore and afts, Chernobyl ants, hoppers, red larva and San Juan worms. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using jerk baits, wooly buggers, night crawlers and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Kids Pond: Fishing was very good using Fire Balls, PowerBait, Pistol Petes, worms and wooly buggers for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, Velveeta cheese, worms, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters and wooly buggers. A few catfish and panfish were caught by anglers using worms. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was very good using Kastmasters, Super Dupers, Pistol Petes, black wooly buggers and black and olive wooly worms for trout. Fishing was fair to good using worms and liver for catfish. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits and senkos.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass was good using minnow spinner combinations, curly tail grubs, Wally Divers, Flicker Shad and Bomber crank baits. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Hot spot for white bass! Fishing continued to be very good using white and chartreuse slab spoons, crank baits, jerk baits, Kastmasters, curly tail grubs, plastic worms and minnows for white bass. Fishing for walleye was good using jig and minnow combinations, Kastmasters, Wally Divers and Flicker Shad. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good using jerk baits, senkos, chigger craws, tubes, chatter baits, crank baits and spinner baits. Fishing was good using cut bait, shiners, homemade dough baits and liver for catfish. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 61.2 cfs. Fishing on the East Fork was good using olive and chartreuse wooly buggers and small red and gold streamers for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was very good using worms, liver and homemade dough baits for catfish. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, wooly worms, wooly buggers, prince nymphs, PowerBait, red wigglers and Fire Balls for trout. Anglers using flies and worms also caught several panfish. Fishing was good using lizards, plastic worms, jigs and jerk baits for largemouth bass. Action slowed considerably on the high wind days.

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 fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 719 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, night crawlers, homemade dough baits and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was good using minnows, curly tail grubs and worms for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

Snow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast
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 21.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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 with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms and salmon eggs.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using chatter baits, jerk baits, spinner baits, crank baits, tubes and senkos for largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using night crawlers, liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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 using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls, wooly buggers, Kastmasters and worms for trout. A few smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using worms and wooly buggers.

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was increased to 1,780 cfs. The fishing access below Sumner Lake has been closed and will remain so through the high flow period which is expected to last for about one week. Fishing below Sumner and through the Carlsbad area was fair to good using liver, night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. The area below Sumner is expected to close for a few days while flows are increased. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 9.22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, worms, senkos and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, jig and minnow combinations and small swim baits. Fishing for crappie was slow but a few were caught by anglers using curly tail grubs and minnows. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jerk baits, crank baits and worms for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

April 14, 2018

Catches of the week
Cochiti Lake: Dr. Kenneth Ross of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch northern pike April 16. He was using a self-tied custom jig.
Elephant Butte Lake: Memo Nunez of Las Cruces caught and released an 8.61-pound largemouth bass April 14. Richard Sainz of Elephant Butte caught and released a 7.47-pound largemouth bass. Bennie Paschall of Elephant Butte caught and released a 6.03-pound largemouth bass April 14.

Memo Nunez 8.61 Elephant Butte Largemouth

Fenton Lake: Parker Hanson, age 7, of Albuquerque and Caleb Hanson, age 4, and Aleah Hanson, age 7, of Carnation, Wash., caught several trout, including three over 15 inches. They were fishing with their dads and using wooly buggers and prince nymphs.
Green Meadow Lake: Jesse Brusuelas, age 8, of Tularosa, caught his limit of trout April 9. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.
Lake Maloya: Carl Ward of Sofia, N.M., caught a 25-inch rainbow trout April 10. He was using a Super Duper.
Monastery Lake: Jonah Montano, age 7, of Belen, caught three rainbow trout April 14. He was fishing with his dad and godfather and using orange PowerBait.
Pecos River: David Probst of Santa Fe caught a 20-inch, 3.5-pound, rainbow trout April 14. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.
Tingley Beach: Lelia Smith, age 11, of Albuquerque, caught her first fish, a 17-inch rainbow trout. She was using a worm.
Ute Lake: Carl Snyder of Amarillo caught and released a 7.16-pound largemouth bass April 15. He was using a chatterbait. Paul Camino of Weed caught a 12-pound catfish April 13. He was using cut bait on a trotline.


The following catches came in late but deserve a mention:

Fenton Lake: Sabrine Bowers, age 4, of Rio Rancho, caught her first fish, all by herself, April 7. It was a 12-inch rainbow trout. She was using PowerBait.
Rio Mora: Robert Montoya of Santa Fe was fishing above the confluence with the Pecos River and caught a 13-inch brook trout April 8. He was using a custom-tied mop fly.
Sumner Lake: Ray Richey of Edgewood caught a 29-inch walleye April 7. He was using a dark green crank bait.
Timberon Ponds: Timberly Stanbrough, age 11, caught a 14.5-inch rainbow trout April 5. She was using a floating cheese PowerBait.

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on perch.

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 8.40 cfs. Fishing was fair using bead-head hare's ears, copper John Barrs and worms for trout. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit lakes.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was rated as good to excellent by anglers using minnows, grubs, jerk baits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, tubes and senkos. Fishing for walleye and crappie was a bit slow but a few were caught by anglers using minnows and grubs under a slip bobber. The biggest walleye reported weighed 3.5 pounds. Fishing for catfish was fair using homemade dough bait, liver and minnows. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 50s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

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

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good for anglers using Fire Balls and worms.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was fair using PowerBait for rainbow trout. A few were also caught by anglers using small spoons. Fishing was slow to fair using large streamers and spoons for northern pike. The lake is now open to boating, but courtesy docks are not yet in place. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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 bead-head prince nymphs, wooly buggers, Super Dupers, worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout.

Los Pinos River: Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, small Fisher-Chick spinners, copper John Barrs and Green Drakes.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.

Morphy Lake: Fishing was good using Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, PowerBait, Fire Balls and olive and black wooly buggers for trout.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday morning was 31.8 cfs. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, night crawlers and nymphs for trout. Shane Mahoney reported good fishing over the weekend. He hooked up with several nice trout while using a hare’s ear jig under a large hopper and a sculpzilla.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 50.7 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 252 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was very good using elk hair caddis, green weenies, bead-head hares ear nymphs, flash back pheasant tail nymphs, night crawlers and spinners for trout. Fishing was fair using large streamers for northern pike. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 14.1 cfs.

Rio Mora: Fishing was good using prince nymphs and custom tied mop flies for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 29.2 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, Fisher-Chick spinners, Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, worms, PowerBait and wooly buggers for rainbow and brown trout. Anglers did well again this past week from the bank and from boats.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was very good using crank baits, spinner baits, chatter baits and jerk baits. Fishing for walleye was fair using crank baits, grubs and jerk baits in 10 to 15 feet of water in the day time and very shallow at night. Fishing for white bass was fair to good trolling crank baits. Crappie fishing was rated as slow but picking up by anglers using minnows and small jigs. Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait and liver. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 50s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair to good using tubes, senkos, jerk baits, crank baits, spinner baits and swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jig and minnow combinations and curly tail grubs for walleye. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 32.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: As of Monday morning, the park and lake was still closed due to fire in the area. For updates, contact the State Park office at (505) 876-2391.

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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 534 cfs and 509 cfs respectively. The increase in flow slowed fishing dramatically at both locations.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Brian Cameron reported that they tried crank baits, soft plastics and worms and their only success was a 1-pound yellow bullhead caught while using chicken parts. The water surface temp was in the low 50s.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, Pistol Petes, PowerBait, salmon eggs, leech patterns and wooly buggers for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using Panther Martins, Super Dupers, Z Rays, roe sacs, Fire Balls and PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 21.8 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was fair to good using copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Trout fishing on the East Fork was good using copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs. Trout fishing on the Rio Cebolla above and below Fenton Lake was good using salmon eggs and worms. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos, curly tail grubs, jigs and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, jerk baits, jigs and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing for brown trout was fair to good using jerk baits. A few rainbow trout were caught by anglers using PowerBait and crank baits. We had no other reports. The surface water temp ranged from the high 40s to the mid-50s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 601 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was fair to good using zebra midges, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, RS2s, red larva and San Juan worms. A few trout were also caught by anglers using large terrestrials. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using jerk baits, marabou jigs, wooly buggers, night crawlers, PowerBait and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using Fire Balls, PowerBait and wooly buggers for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, Velveeta cheese, worms, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters and wooly buggers. We had no other reports.

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

Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes 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 9.22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, Fire Balls and Velveeta cheese for trout.

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 swim baits, jerk baits, spinner baits, crank baits, tubes, senkos and jigs for largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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 Pistol Petes, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and Kastmasters for trout. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait, Fire Balls, wooly buggers and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 81.2 cfs. Fishing below Sumner and through the Carlsbad area was fair to good using liver, night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing through the Carlsbad area was fair using jerk baits, tubes, senkos, grubs and worms for largemouth bass and spotted bass. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 11.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, minnows and small swim baits. Fishing was fair using swim baits, curly tail grubs, jerk baits, crank baits and worms for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners, PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was very good using Kastmasters, Super Dupers, Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, elk hair caddis and black and olive wooly worms for trout. Fishing was fair to good using worms and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass was very good using curly tail grubs, Wally Divers, Flicker Shad and Bomber crank baits. A few were also caught by anglers using minnows and spoons. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Hot spot for white bass! Fishing was very good using white and chartreuse slab spoons, crank baits, jerk baits, Kastmasters, curly tail grubs, plastic worms and minnows for white bass. Fishing was slow for walleye and crappie, but a few were caught by anglers fishing for white bass. Fishing was fair using shiners, senkos, chigger craws, tubes, chatter baits, crank baits and jerk baits for anglers fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, shiners and liver for catfish. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 76.8 cfs. Fishing on the East Fork was good using wooly buggers and red and gold streamers for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was very good using worms, liver and homemade dough baits for catfish. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, wooly worms, wooly buggers, prince nymphs, PowerBait, red wigglers and Fire Balls for trout. Anglers using flies and worms also caught several panfish. Fishing was good using pumpkin green lizards, purple worms and jerk baits for largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair to good using grubs, spoons, worms and minnows for white bass and catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 386 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, night crawlers, homemade dough baits and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, curly tail grubs and worms for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

April 7, 2018

Catches of the week

Conchas Lake: Gary Thomas of Estancia caught and released a 4.24-pound largemouth bass.

Elephant Butte Lake: Jonah Harper, age 11, of El Paso, caught his first crappie. He was using live bait in 20 feet of water.

Eunice Lake: David Davila caught a 26.5-inch rainbow trout April 3. He also caught rainbows measuring about 20 inches and 18.5 inches and a 22-inch, 6.5-pound largemouth bass April 1. He was using a custom-tied black sparkle marabou leech tied on a No. 2 straight-eye streamer hook.

Pecos River: Jimmy Faulkner of Carlsbad caught and released a new state record bass April 8. The fish was a 19.25-inch, 4-pound, 12-ounce, spotted bass with a girth of 14.5 inches. He was using a fluke on a drop-shot rig.



Tingley Beach: Amelia Brown, age 7, of Coronado Elementary, caught a 12-inch rainbow trout April 6. She was fishing on the bottom and using garlic bait.

The following catches came in late but deserve a mention:

Bill Evans Lake: Josue Tafoya, age 6, along with dad Jose and fishing buddy Juan of Deming, caught limits of rainbow trout March 30. They were using nymph grape and salmon peach PowerBait and Panther Martins.

Bluewater Lake: Domonic Brunson, age 13, and Krysta Brunson, age 11, (first time fishing) caught several rainbow trout March 20. They were using salmon eggs and garlic flavored corn.

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

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

Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow. A few rainbow trout were caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.25 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using light colored nymphs and worms. PowerBait and worms were working best at the Gravel Pit lakes, but the action was slow there as well.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow with just a few fish caught by anglers using jigs, tubes, spinner baits and swim baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

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

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using large streamers and spoons for northern pike. At present, the lake is closed to all types of boating. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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 good using salmon peach PowerBait for rainbow trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Fire Balls.

Los Pinos River: Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, small Fisher-Chick spinners, copper John Barrs and Green Drakes.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Morphy Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and wooly buggers for trout. Jaelyn Garcia reported that she and Jeremy caught several rainbow trout between 12 and 14 inches on April 6. They were using black wooly buggers.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 47.2 cfs. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, night crawlers and nymphs for trout. Mike Yashimoto reported catching and releasing five brown trout and several rainbow trout while fishing around Terrero. He was using a purple chubby Chernobyl with a prince nymph trailer. Alicia Eccleston of Tijeras caught a 19-inch cutbow trout while floating a night crawler.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 81.6 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 257 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was very good using elk hair caddis, green weenies, bead-head hares ear nymphs, flash back pheasant tail nymphs, night crawlers and spinners for trout. Fishing was fair using large streamers for northern pike. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 52.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Kastmasters, Fisher-Chick spinners, Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, worms, Fire Balls and wooly buggers for rainbow and brown trout. Anglers did well from the bank and from boats.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using spinners. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for was slow to fair depending on what day you were on the water. Anglers who found fish on the better days were using jerk baits, jigs, tubes and senkos in shallow water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass and jerk baits and jig and minnow combinations in the evening hours for walleye. Fishing for all other species was slow. The surface temp varied widely from the low to the high 50s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, senkos, jerk baits, curly tail grubs and swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and curly tail grubs for walleye. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 66.3 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 PowerBait, worms, corn and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on tiger muskie or catfish.

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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 192 cfs and 204 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was slow to fair using wooly buggers, San Juan worms and worms for trout. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was slow.

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

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using spoons, worms and jigs for brown trout including one 21-inch beauty caught by an angler who was bass fishing and using a jig. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair to good using jigs, grubs and worms. The water has turned murky from heavy rains over the weekend.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, Pistol Petes, PowerBait, salmon eggs, leech patterns and wooly buggers for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was good using Panther Martins, Z Rays, roe sacs and salmon peach, garlic and rainbow PowerBait for rainbow trout to 18 inches and one 15-inch lake trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 127 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was slow. Trout fishing on the East Fork was fair to good using copper John Barrs, bead-head hares ears, worms and salmon eggs. Trout fishing on the Rio Cebolla above Fenton Lake was good using salmon eggs and worms. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, tubes, senkos, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits and crank baits for northern pike. A few trout were caught by anglers using PowerBait. There was one large brown trout caught by an angler using minnows and fishing at the marina. We had no other reports.

San Gregorio Lake: One of our regular reporting anglers checked this one out over the weekend and reported that the lake was covered over with about 4 inches of ice and the surface was about 4 feet below the overflow stream.

San Juan River: Stream flow had been increased to 650 cfs this past Friday and was at 596 cfs on Monday morning. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using mini macs, zebra midges, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, RS2s, red larva, rootbeers and San Juan worms. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using marabou jigs, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, jerk baits, night crawlers, PowerBait and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using Fire Balls, PowerBait and wooly buggers for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, Velveeta cheese, Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, worms and Fire Balls. Trout fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using small leech patterns, Griffiths gnats and small midge patterns.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Anglers using worms also caught a few crappie.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Kastmasters, Super Dupers, Panther Martins, gray elk hair caddis and black wooly worms for trout. Fishing was fair using worms and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs and spoons for white bass. Fishing was fair using stink bait and night crawlers for catfish. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass was very good using white slab spoons, Kastmasters, curly tail grubs, crank baits and minnows. Fishing was good during the week but slowed over the weekend for anglers fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Anglers did best using shiners, chigger craws, sweet beavers, tubes, spinner baits, crank baits and jerk baits. Fishing was good using cut bait, shiners and liver for catfish. There was a 27-pound striped bass caught and released but we have no further information.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 79.9 cfs. Fishing on the East Fork was very good using wooly buggers, red and gold streamers and poppers and streamers for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using worms, beef liver and punch bait for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, wooly worms, PowerBait, red wigglers and Fire Balls for trout. Anglers using dry flies also caught a few panfish. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair using grubs, spoons, worms and minnows for white bass and catfish. We had no other reports.

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 681 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, night crawlers and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was very good using Super Dupers, Kastmasters, minnows, curly tail grubs and worms for walleye, white bass and an occasional crappie. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Trout fishing was slow for some but fair to good for others. Anglers doing best were using worms and homemade trout baits. We had no reports on other species.

Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes 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 was 46.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait and Velveeta cheese for trout.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, crank baits, senkos and jigs for largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was fair using liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls, spoons, spinners and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and small spoons for trout. We had no other reports.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, corn, worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and a custom tied leech pattern for trout. The angler using the leech pattern also caught a big largemouth bass.

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

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, wooly buggers and olive Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

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 good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 77.4 cfs. Fishing below Sumner was fair to good using liver, night crawlers, cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing through the Carlsbad area was fair using tubes, senkos, grubs and worms for largemouth bass and spotted bass. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 15.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using curly tail grubs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, senkos and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was good using curly tail grubs, crank baits and small swim baits. Fishing was fair using swim baits, curly tail grubs, jerk baits, crank baits and worms for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

March 31, 2018

Catches of the week
Abiquiu Lake: Andres Alvarado and his dad, Michael of Santa Fe, caught four nice walleyes between 18 and 22 inches April 1. They were trolling crank baits.

Lake Roberts: Josh Chandler, age 10, of Las Cruces, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout March 30. He was using PowerBait.

Quemado Lake: Paul Nee of Edgewood, caught and released a 30-inch plus tiger muskie April 1. He was using a #6 Panther Martin.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Selene Lopez, age 5, of Los Lunas, and her cousins Jordan Adams, age 4 and Izaiah Adams, age 7, of Belen, caught some nice rainbow trout April 1. They were using worms and salmon eggs.

Tingley Beach: Lucas Gonzales, age 6, and Emily Gonzales, age 3, of Albuquerque, caught limits of rainbow trout March 29. They were using worms and the biggest fish of the day caught by Lucas was 16 inches long. Gavyn Miller, age 3, of Albuquerque, caught and released two rainbow trout March 31. He was fishing the Youth Pond and using salmon eggs.



The following catches came in late but deserve a mention:

Abiquiu Lake: Rachel Izdepski of Wisconsin, caught and released a walleye that measured about 24 inches March 24. She was trolling a crank bait.

Belen Drain: Jesus Lodoza III, age 5, of Jarales, caught his first fish, a 13-inch rainbow trout, March 23. He was using blue neon PowerBait.

Chama River: Clarabelle Garcia, age 8, of Tierra Azul, caught about a 10-inch rainbow trout March 25. She was fishing below Abiquiu dam and using green glitter PowerBait.

Conchas Lake: Tommy Herrera, age 7, of Las Vegas, caught and release a largemouth bass March 25. He was using a 3-inch chartreuse grub.

Glenwood Pond: Diego Rivero, age 5, of Deming, caught his limit of trout March 24. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.

Jackson Lake: Noah Blue Eyes, age 3, of Farmington, caught his first fish, a 10-inch rainbow trout, March 25. He was using PowerBait.

Lake Maloya: Max Gallegos, age 11, and Joe Gallegos, age 14, of Cimarron, caught limits of trout March 25. They were using Panther Martins and Super Dupers.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Olivia Marquez, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught and released a good number of trout including several brown trout between 18 and 20 inches. She was fly fishing, and most were caught on a size 20 zebra midge.

Tingley Beach: Dominic Montoya Howland, age 10, of Santa Fe caught a 17-inch chubby rainbow trout March 20. He was using PowerBait and caught four total trout.

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. The boat ramp is open.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 4.31 cfs. Fishing for trout was slow with just a few caught by anglers drifting worms and using San Juan worms and yellow bead-head nymphs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow to fair using swim baits, jigs, tubes and crank baits. Tim Herrera of Las Vegas reported decent fishing from the bank last week. They caught several largemouth bass and they were using Rapala X Raps and curly tail grubs. Fishing for white bass and walleye was slow. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

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

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow with just a few caught by anglers using salmon eggs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for rainbow trout. A 38-inch northern pike was caught this past week, but we have no further details. We had no reports on other species. At present, the lake is closed to all types of boating. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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 good using salmon peach PowerBait for rainbow trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Fire Balls.

Los Pinos River: Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, small Fisher-Chick spinners, copper John Barrs and Green Drakes.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. Dawn C’de Baca of Albuquerque reported catching a healthy 17-inch rainbow March 29. She was using PowerBait.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using San Juan worms, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 29.4 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 47.3 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, copper John Barrs and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 286 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair to good using Kastmasters, night crawlers and a variety of nymphs including bead-head hares ears and flashback pheasant tails for trout. There have been some decent mayfly hatches in the middle of the day and some caddis coming off in the evening hours. Fishing through the Albuquerque area was fair to good using liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Fishing was fair using copper John Barrs and zebra midges for trout.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 20.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Kastmasters, Fisher-Chick spinners, Panther Martins, Pistol Petes and wooly buggers for rainbow and brown trout. Anglers did well from the bank and from boats.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits and spinner baits in shallow water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for white bass was fair trolling medium running crank baits. Walleye fishing was slow, but a few were caught by anglers using jigging spoons and jig and minnow combinations in deep water. We had no other reports. The surface water temp dropped a bit this past week and ranged from the high 40s to the low 50s and the water was a bit green in color.

Chama River
Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair using curly tail grubs and trolling crank baits. Smallmouth bass fishing was still a bit slow, but anglers caught a few using jerk baits, tubes and grubs. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 87.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque Drain and the Corrales Drain was good using zebra midges, custom tied nymphs and worms for trout. Fishing on the Belen Drain was fair to good using worms and Fire Balls for trout. Fishing on the Peralta Drain was fair using curly tail grubs and night crawlers for largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms, spoons and spinners for trout. We had no reports on tiger muskie or catfish.

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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 106 cfs and 367 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair for anglers using small bead-head nymphs, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Trout fishing below Abiquiu slowed considerably with the increased flows.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using swim baits, tubes, senkos, spinner baits, jerk baits and worms for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. A few walleye and northern pike were hooked by anglers using swim baits, crank baits and spinner baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 40s to the low 50s.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using spoons and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, Pistol Petes, PowerBait, salmon eggs, leech patterns and wooly buggers for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was good using roe sacs and a wide variety of PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 36.1 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was fair using worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing on the East Fork was good using copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs. Trout fishing on the Rio Cebolla above Fenton Lake was good using salmon eggs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using swim baits, tubes, senkos, 4-inch worms, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits and crank baits for northern pike. A few trout were caught by anglers using PowerBait. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 50s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 396 cfs and was scheduled to be increased to 550 cfs by late evening. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using WD40s, zebra midges, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, RS2s, BWOs, rootbeers and San Juan worms. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using marabou jigs, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, jerk baits, night crawlers and Fire Balls.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using garlic, chartreuse and salmon peach PowerBait, Velveeta cheese, Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, worms and Fire Balls. We had no other reports.

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

Glenwood Pond
Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs and spoons for white bass and an occasional walleye. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, curly tail grubs, white slab spoons, live shiners and Kastmasters for white bass. Fishing was fair using shiners, curly tail grubs, Wally Divers, swim baits and Flicker Shad for walleye. Fishing was good using shiners, cut bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was good using senkos, chigger craws, sweet beavers, tubes, spinner baits, crank baits and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 50s and the water was stained.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls, olive Pistol Petes, homemade dough bait and worms for trout. Fishing for catfish was slow with just a few caught by anglers using worms and homemade dough bait. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 87.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair using grubs and minnows for white bass. We had no other reports.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow with just one tiger muskie reported. It was caught and released by an angler using a #6 Panther Martin with a gold blade.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,280 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, worms and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was very good using minnows, curly tail grubs and worms for walleye and a few crappie. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Tingley Beach
Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes 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 was 15.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using garlic PowerBait and Velveeta cheese for trout.

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: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. Fishing was fair using swim baits, crank baits, senkos and jigs for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no other reports.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, spoons, spinners and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using jerk baits, worms and curly tail grubs for spotted bass and largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and small spoons for trout. We had no other reports.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using wooly buggers, worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and marshmallows for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes for trout. A few small smallmouth bass and catfish were caught by anglers using worms and crank baits. We had no other reports.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair using Panther Martins, salmon eggs, PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, hot dogs and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 78.2 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using liver, stink bait and homemade dough bat for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 12.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using curly tail grubs, spoons, crank baits and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was slow for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass with just a few caught by anglers using senkos, worms, jigs and curly tail grubs. We had no other reports.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was good using curly tail grubs and small swim baits in shallow water. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, curly tail grubs and worms for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for white bass was slow to fair trolling crank baits. The water was stained to murky. We had no reports on other species.

March 24, 2018

New fishing season starts April 1 in New mexico. Don't forget your license.

New Mexico anglers: If you're planning to go fishing this weekend, don't forget to renew your fishing license before Sunday, April 1, the beginning of the new license year. Licenses are available 24-7 on the department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us, at department offices and license vendors, or by calling our friendly information center staff toll-free, (888) 248-6866 during regular working hours, or...

For your convenience, our information center staff also will be on the job to help you purchase licenses from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. Your new license is just a phone call away.

Catches of the week

Alto Lake: Ryder Archer, age 5, of Albuquerque, caught his first limit of trout Mar. 23. He was using salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Bill Evans Lake: Robbie Hewitt, age 7, of Las Cruces, caught his first fish, an 11-inch rainbow trout, March 22. He was using garlic-scented PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Alex Rigg of Las Cruces caught and released a 5.14-pound largemouth bass March 24. John Hayes caught and released a 4.37-pound smallmouth bass March 24. He was using a jerk bait.

Fenton Lake: Cutler Ortiz, age 6, of Rio Rancho, caught and released six rainbow trout, including one that measured 14 inches March 26. He was using Pistol Petes.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Preston Lawson, age 7, and Parker Lawson, age 8, of Albuquerque, each caught three rainbow trout March 25. The fish ranged in size from 11 to 15 inches and they were using Fire Balls.

Tingley Beach: Elijah Garcia, age 3, of Santo Domingo Pueblo, caught his limit of trout, with the biggest being 16.5 inches, March 25. He was using Fire Balls and salmon peach PowerBait.

Ute Lake: Laura Elkins of Amarillo caught and released a 4.60-pound largemouth bass.








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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. The boat ramp is open.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 5.27 cfs. Fishing for trout was good drifting worms and using San Juan worms and black and gold Panther Martins. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using swim baits, jigs, tubes and crank baits. Fishing for catfish was fair using stink bait and liver. Fishing for white bass and walleye was slow. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

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

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs, worms, PowerBait and copper John Barrs. Fishing pressure was light.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. At present, the lake is closed to all types of boating. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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 excellent using salmon peach PowerBait for rainbow trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Fire Balls.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow with just one trout caught on PowerBait reported this past week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was excellent using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Morphy Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and spoons for cutthroat and rainbow trout.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 30.0 cfs. Trout fishing in the Villanueva area was good for anglers using salmon eggs. A few trout were also caught with PowerBait and spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 46.1 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, red copper John Barrs and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River City Ponds: As of this past weekend, the ponds were still iced over.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 423 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair using Kastmasters, night crawlers and a variety of nymphs for trout. There had been some rising trout on the cloudy days that were caught and released by anglers using parachute Adams. Fishing for smallmouth bass and Northern Pike was slow. Fishing through the Albuquerque area was fair using liver and cut bait for catfish. Joseph Lueras of Albuquerque caught a northern pike while fishing the river south of Rio Bravo Blvd. He was using a jig and rubber worm combination.

Rio Hondo: Fishing was fair using stimulators and copper John Barrs for trout.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 20.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Kastmasters, Pistol Petes and Panther Martins for trout. We had no other reports.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow to fair for anglers using spinner baits, swim baits and crank baits. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using punch baits and homemade dough baits. The best reports came from anglers fishing up the Canadian arm of the lake. Fishing for white bass was fair to good trolling crank baits. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s and the water was a bit murky.

Bill Evans Lake
Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow but a few were caught by anglers using jigging spoons and blade baits at 25 feet. Smallmouth bass fishing was slow with a few caught by anglers using tubes, grubs and jigs. The best reports came from anglers fishing from boats.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 154 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing was good in the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen, Corrales and Peralta drains using PowerBait, worms, copper John Barrs, custom tied nymphs and wooly buggers. Fishing in the Albuquerque and Peralta Drains was good using worms and plastic grubs for largemouth bass and bluegill. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms, spoons and spinners for trout. Fishing for tiger musky 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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 75.0 cfs and 72.1 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair for anglers using small black zebra midges, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was good using small midge patterns, San Juan worms, earth worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, tubes, senkos, jigs, jerk baits and worms for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. A few walleye and northern pike were hooked by anglers using swim baits and spinner baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 40s to the low 50s.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, Pistol Petes, PowerBait, salmon eggs and olive and green leech patterns for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair to good using roe sacs and yellow and salmon peach PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 28.8 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for trout. Dave Menicucci reported very good fishing on the East Fork. He was using worms and copper John Barrs and caught three brown trout and a cutthroat trout in just a short time. Fishing on the Rio Cebolla above Fenton Lake was good using salmon eggs for stocked trout. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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 to fair using garlic PowerBait, Pistol Petes and wooly buggers for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, tubes, senkos, jerk baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. A few northern pike were caught and released by anglers using swim baits. No reports on crappie. The surface water temp ranged from the high 40s to the low 50s. Congrats to Matt Adamson & Sky Wooten for winning the 2nd jackpot of the year at Navajo on a windy day. 



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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 322 cfs and was schedule to be increased to 400 cfs in the afternoon hours. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using red annelids, WD40s, zebra midges, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, San Juan worms, scintillas, BWOs, rootbeers and 1/16-ounce marabou jigs. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using marabou jigs, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, BWOs, night crawlers and Fire Balls. There have been some decent BWO hatches on the lower river.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for rainbow trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was excellent for anglers using garlic and salmon peach PowerBait, Velveeta cheese, Panther Martins, homemade dough bait, Pistol Petes, worms and Fire Balls. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms and homemade dough bait. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, Pistol Petes and zebra and black gnat midge patterns.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing for catfish was slow with just a few caught by anglers using worms and homemade dough bait. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, curly tail grubs and swim baits for white bass. Fishing for walleye was fair using swim baits, minnows and jig and grub combinations. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, white and chartreuse slab spoons, live shiners and Kastmasters for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using shiners, curly tail grubs, Wally Divers and Flicker Shad for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using shiners, cut bait and dough bait for catfish. Fishing was good using senkos, sweet beavers, tubes, chigger craws and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. A few were also caught by anglers using swim baits and working them slow. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from 53 to 57 degrees and the water was still looking a little green.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, black mosquitoes, green and olive Pistol Petes and worms for trout. Fishing for catfish and bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using worms.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 91.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair using grubs and minnows for white bass. We had no other reports.

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 1,220 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, worms and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was good using live shiners, curly tail grubs and worms for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and marshmallows for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach and rainbow PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 15.3cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs and Velveeta cheese for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using spinner baits, jerk baits and curly tail grubs for spotted bass and largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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 with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms and PowerBait for trout. A few small smallmouth bass and catfish were caught by anglers using worms. We had no other reports.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using spoons, PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, hot dogs, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait for trout. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 78.2 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Pistol Petes and wooly buggers for trout. We had no other reports.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 18.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using curly tail grubs, spoons and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was slow for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, but a few were caught by anglers using senkos, Ned rigs and swim baits. We had no other reports.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye and crappie was rated as slow to fair for anglers using spoons, blade baits, jig and minnow and jig and grub combinations. Fishing for white bass was fair for anglers trolling crank baits. We had reports on other species.

March 17, 2018

Catches of the week

Bear Canyon Reservoir: Makayla Dalton, age 8, of Goodyear, Ariz., caught her first fish, a rainbow trout, and her first limit of fish Mar.12. She was using worms.
Cochiti Lake: Ricky Soto of Santa Fe, caught and released a 19.75-inch, 4-pound 6-ounce smallmouth bass Mar. 17. He was using a medium size fathead minnow.
Coyote Creek: Reese Barba, age 3, of Belen, reeled in her very first fish, an 11-inch rainbow trout on Mar.14. She was using night crawlers.
Fenton Lake: Marcus Lucero, age 7, of Albuquerque, caught his first 15-inch rainbow trout Mar. 17. He was using worms.
Tingley Beach: Diego Dominguez, age 11 and Dominic Dominguez, age 5, of Albuquerque, teamed up to catch five rainbow trout between 12 and 16 inches Mar. 16. They were using garlic PowerBait. “Pop” Chaves, age 11, of Albuquerque, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Mar.17. He was using orange PowerBait. Lily Davidson, age 8, of Las Cruces, and Elias Chavez, age 8, of Albuquerque, both caught limits of trout Mar. 17. They were using orange PowerBait.
Rio Grande River: Sara Armstrong of Rio Rancho caught and released a 24-inch northern pike Mar. 15. She was using a swivel hip grub.
Ute Lake: Anthony Navarrette of Dumas, TX caught a 21-inch, 5.36-pound smallmouth bass Mar. 17. He was using a Gulp! Alive! Minnow.

Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor, nature, text and water

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:
Fenton Lake: Destiny Sandoval, age 15, of Rio Rancho, caught a 10-inch rainbow trout Mar. 10. She was using night crawlers. Denise Sandoval, age 14, of Rio Rancho caught an 11-inch rainbow trout Mar. 10. She was using night crawlers. Jory Gamboa, age 5, of Rio Rancho, caught a 10-inch rainbow trout Mar. 10. He was using a night crawler.
San Juan River: Mike Thomason of Albuquerque caught and released a 22-inch rainbow trout Feb. 28. He was using a Krystal flash emerger.

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait for rainbow trout.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is open.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 8.77 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Bank fishing was slow for all species. We had no reports from boaters.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

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

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and salmon eggs. Fishing pressure was very light.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing for northern pike was fair using in line spinners. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. At present, the lake is closed to all types of boating. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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: The lake was completely free of ice and trout fishing was rated as good. Anglers did well using assorted colors of PowerBait with salmon peach reported as working best.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, small streamers, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 20.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 45.1 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, red copper John Barrs and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River City Ponds: As of this past weekend, the ponds were still iced over.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 636 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was slow to fair using a variety of nymphs for trout. There had been some rising trout on the cloudy days that were caught and released by anglers using size 16 Parachute Adams. Fishing for smallmouth bass and Northern Pike was slow. Fishing through the Albuquerque area was fair using liver and cut bait for catfish.

Rio Hondo: Fishing was fair using stimulators and copper John Barrs for trout.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 10.2 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters and Panther Martins for trout. We had no other reports.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair using live minnows for walleye in 15 to 18 feet of water. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using spinner baits and plastics. Fishing for catfish was slow. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the high 40s to right at 50 degrees and the water was a bit murky.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow but there were a few smallmouth bass caught by anglers using jerk baits. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 122 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for trout in the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Corrales and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, worms, copper John Barrs, zebra midges, elk hair caddis and wooly buggers. We had no other reports.

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

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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 72.4 cfs and 48.9 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair for anglers using small black zebra midges and worms for trout. There were a few hatches coming off in the afternoon hours. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair using earthworms, PowerBait, salmon eggs and a variety of small bead-head nymphs.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spinner baits, swim baits, fathead minnows and Texas rigged worms for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Brian Hotchkiss of Pena Blanca caught and released a 17.5-inch, 3.78-pound smallmouth March 14. He was using a Texas rigged worm. Ricky Soto of Santa Fe caught and released several bass on March 17. He was using swim baits, spinner baits and fathead minnows. The surface water temp ranged from the high 40s to 50 degrees.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, PowerBait, salmon eggs and leech patterns for brown and rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using and chartreuse and green PowerBait for rainbow trout ranging in size from 12 to 18 inches. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 29.6 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was fair using worms for trout. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using garlic PowerBait, Pistol Petes and wooly buggers for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, tubes, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. A few northern pike were caught and released by anglers using swim baits. No reports on crappie. The surface water temp was in the high 40s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 343 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using red annelids, rootbeers, zebra midges, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, San Juan worms, scintillas, BWOs and 1/16-ounce white and olive marabou jigs. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using Panther Martins, marabou jigs, night crawlers and Fire Balls. There have been some decent BWO hatches on the lower river.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was rated as excellent by anglers using garlic and salmon peach PowerBait, Panther Martins, homemade dough Bait, Pistol Petes, worms and Fire Balls. Anglers using worms and homemade dough bait caught a few catfish. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was fair to good using zebra midges and small leech patterns for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was fair to good using a variety of dry flies including x-caddis, elk hair caddis and parachute Adams for trout. Anglers using garlic PowerBait and Velveeta cheese also caught a few fish. We had no other reports. A free fishing clinic for children and their parents will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The clinic is open to all children but is geared toward kids age 6 to 11 with little or no fishing experience.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits and swim bait for white bass. Fishing for walleye was fair using crank baits and jig and grub combinations. We had no other reports. The lake level had risen quite a bit this past week.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using white and chartreuse crank baits, white slab spoons, live shiners and Kastmasters for white bass. Fishing was fair using shiners, Wally Divers and Flicker Shad for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using bluegills, shiners, cut bait and dough bait for catfish. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was rated as slow to fair by anglers using tubes, jigs, plastic worms, crank baits, live shiners and swim baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from 50 to 54 degrees and in some areas had a pea soup color.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Anglers using Pistol Petes also caught a few. The First Annual Veterans Fishing Derby will be held Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Ron Gilworth at (575) 835-8123.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 107 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using homemade dough bait and liver 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 garlic PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,580 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was good using liver and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was good using live shiners, curly tail grubs and worms for walleye. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was good for using Velveeta cheese, PowerBait, black midges, orange wooly worms and beige caddis patterns. Fishing was good using hot dogs and beef liver for carp. We had no other reports.

Southeast
Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 13.4 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using salmon peach, rainbow and garlic PowerBait and Velveeta cheese for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Gulp eggs and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using swim baits, spinner baits and curly tail grubs for spotted bass and largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using olive Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Anglers using spinner also caught a few. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs, worms and PowerBait for trout. Anglers using worms caught a few small smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for trout.

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout. We had no other reports. The ninth Annual Spring Trout Derby, made possible with the help of the Friends of Oasis State Park, will be held March 24. For more information, contact the State Park office at (575) 356-5331.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 78.2 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs, worms and wooly buggers for trout. We had no other reports.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 8.52 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye, white bass and crappie were rated as slow to fair for anglers using spoons, crank baits, jig and minnow and jig and grub combinations. We had reports on other species.


March 10, 2018

Maxwell Lake 13: Adam Trujillo, age 7, of Taos, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout March 9. He was using PowerBait.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Kamryn Johnson, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout March 8. She was using garlic PowerBait.

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:
San Juan River: Mike Thomason of Albuquerque caught and released a 22-inch rainbow trout Feb. 28. He was using a Krystal flash emerger.

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using garlic PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on perch.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Several limits were reported. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is open.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.08 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow using crank baits and slab spoons for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using swim baits and jigs. Fishing for catfish was rated as slow to fair by anglers using homemade dough baits and liver. We had no other reports.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

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

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow. Fishing pressure was very light.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for rainbow trout up to 19 inches in length. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. The lake was about 95 percent clear of ice, but it has been icing up somewhat overnight and is closed to all types of boating. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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. As of this past weekend, the lake was completely free of ice.

Lake Maloya: There were some open areas for bank fishing this past week. Fishing was rated as fair by anglers using corn and PowerBait for trout. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using wooly buggers, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Morphy Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 22.9 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was fair to good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 45.1 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River City Ponds: We had no reports.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 490 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair using San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, bead-head hare's ears, streamers and night crawlers for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 14.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing for trout was very good using a variety of baits and lures. Neil Vangese reported catching and releasing several rainbow and brown trout over the weekend. He was fishing the east side of the lake and using green and cheese PowerBait, Gulp corn, yellow and red Pistol Petes and several Panther Martin patterns.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using large streamers and swim baits for northern pike. We had no other reports.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair using live minnows for walleye. Fishing for white bass was fair using slab spoons and crank baits. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow to fair for anglers using crank baits, spinners and small swim baits. Fishing was fair to good using liver, worms and stink bait for catfish. The surface water temp was in the high 40s to right at 50 degrees.

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

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 124 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, San Juan worms and spinners for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for trout in the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Corrales, Belen and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and wooly buggers. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair using PowerBait, corn and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. The lake was completely free of ice.

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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 72.4 cfs and 50.8 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair for anglers using small wooly buggers, zebra midges and worms for trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair using earth worms, PowerBait and micro midges.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using worms, Berkley power worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs, leech patterns and Pistol Petes for brown and rainbow trout. As of Monday morning, the lake was free of ice.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using roe sacs and garlic scented baits for rainbow trout. LeRoy Paz of Albuquerque caught several rainbows over the weekend. He was using yellow garlic PowerBait and most of the fish were over 18 inches. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and small spoons for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 25.5 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was good using worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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 PowerBait, Fire Balls and wooly buggers for trout. David Policansky fished here last Wednesday and reported fair success using small bead-head wooly buggers.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow but there was a little bass and pike activity as a few were caught by anglers using small swim baits, curly tail grubs and jigs. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 40s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 364 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, red annelids, rootbeers, zebra midges, bunny leeches, San Juan worms, scintillas, RS2s and 1/16-ounce marabou jigs. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using Panther Martins, marabou jigs, PowerBait, night crawlers and Fire Balls. There have been some decent midge hatches coming off in the late morning to mid-afternoon hours.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was good using garlic PowerBait for trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was rated as excellent by anglers using garlic and salmon peach PowerBait, Berkley power worms, Gulp eggs, Fire Balls, worms and Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was fair to good using garlic PowerBait and Velveeta cheese for trout. We had no other reports.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and spinners for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using swim baits and crank bait for white bass. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jig and grub combinations, spoons and blade baits for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass was fair using tubes, jigs, crank baits and swim baits. Fishing was fair to good using liver, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Zeke’s trout bait and worms for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes and Panther Martins. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 102 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms. 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 garlic PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,170 cfs. Fishing was very good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was good using liver and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs and worms for walleye. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was good for anglers using garlic PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports

Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, spinners, Pistol Petes and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 13.4 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using garlic PowerBait and Velveeta cheese for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Panther Martins, Z Rays, PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Copper John Barrs for trout.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Fishing was fair to good using tubes, swim baits and curly tail grubs for spotted bass and largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

Eunice Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, worms and PowerBait for trout.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and Kastmasters for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using assorted colors of PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports. The 9th Annual Spring Trout Derby will be held March 24. For more information, contact the State Park office at (575) 356-5331.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 60.9 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 10.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair using spoons, blade baits and jig and grub combinations. We had no other reports.

March 3, 2018

Catches of the week

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Ricky Soto of Santa Fe caught and released a 21.5-inch spotted bass March 4. He was using a banjo minnow.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing, ocean, outdoor, water, text and nature
Corona Pond: Jesse Silva, age 13, Zakahryah Silva, age 9, and Cypriana Silva, age 6, of Belen, had a great time catching rainbow trout the morning of March 3. They were using red salmon eggs, gold flake salmon eggs and lures.
Fenton Lake: Kathryn Monroe, age 7, of Santa Fe, caught her limit of trout March 3. She was using PowerBait. Vincent Sanchez, age 3, of Albuquerque, caught a limit of trout March 3. He was fishing with his dad and using pink power worms.
Tingley Beach: Jeffrey Ring of Albuquerque caught a 3.5-pound rainbow trout March 2. He was fishing the Central Pond and using salmon eggs.
The following report came in late but deserves a mention:

Tingley Beach: Leanndra Sheets, age 3, of Albuquerque, caught her first rainbow trout Feb. 24. She was fishing the Central Pond and using green garlic PowerBait.

Northeast
Cabresto Lake: Mike Medina of Albuquerque reported that he and Jason Ferguson of Los Lunas caught and released several brook trout and cutthroat trout Feb. 28. They were using ice jigs tipped with meal worms. The lake was covered with about 7 inches of snow and the ice was about 19 to 20 inches thick.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout up to 21 inches.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is open.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.24 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: High winds through most of the past week kept anglers off the water. We had no reports.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

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

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow. Fishing pressure was very light.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for rainbow trout up to 19 inches in length. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. The lake was about 95 percent clear of ice, but it has been icing up somewhat overnight and is closed to all types of boating. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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. As of this past weekend, the lake was completely free of ice.

Lake Maloya: There were some open areas for bank fishing this past week. Fishing was rated as fair by anglers using corn and PowerBait for trout. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Morphy Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 21.0 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 44.0 cfs. Fishing was fair using baetis nymphs, egg patterns, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River City Ponds: We had no reports.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 496 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair using San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, bead-head hare's ears, streamers and night crawlers for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 14.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was slow. There were a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using salmon peach PowerBait.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver and stink bait for catfish. The best reports came from anglers fishing in less than 10 feet of water. Fishing for all other species was slow. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 40s.

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

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 166 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for trout was good in the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Corrales and Belen drains. Anglers did well using PowerBait, Fire Balls, wax worms and small bead-head nymphs. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair using PowerBait, corn and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. The lake was completely free of ice.

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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 69.9 cfs and 48.9 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair for anglers using brassies and zebra midges in the quality water section. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair using earth worms, PowerBait and micro midges.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was rated as excellent by anglers using worms, Berkley power worms, PowerBait, fluorescent Z Rays, wooly buggers, Pistol Petes and green leech patterns. There have been days when ice has formed on the lake and hasn’t cleared until mid-morning. On other days, it has been wide open at daybreak. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

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

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 27.1 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair using garlic PowerBait, cheese and corn for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few northern pike caught using swim baits and a few smallmouth bass caught with jigs and swim baits. We had no other reports.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 356 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using Big Macs, red annelids, scintillas, flash back pheasant tail nymphs, RS2s and 1/16-ounce olive and white marabou jigs. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using copper John Barrs, Panther Martins, marabou jigs, PowerBait, night crawlers and Fire Balls. There have been some decent BWO hatches coming off in the mid to late afternoon hours. The new boat ramp at Crusher Hole is open as well as the wade and boat access from Simon Canyon down to the takeout.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using garlic and salmon peach PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, Berkley power worms, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was very good using garlic PowerBait and cheese for trout.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and spinners for trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers using homemade dough bait and liver. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using curly tail grubs and crank baits. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs, spoons and blade baits for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass was fair using jigs, crank baits and swim baits. Fishing was fair to good using liver, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 104 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and small spoons for rainbow trout. 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 fair using PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 668 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using liver and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs and worms for walleye. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was very good for anglers using garlic PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Anglers using worms also caught a few catfish and panfish. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 4.63 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Copper John Barrs for trout.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. Fishing was slow with somewhat murky water conditions. The surface water temp was in the low 50s.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using banjo minnows and curly tail grubs for spotted bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach, chartreuse and garlic PowerBait for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, worms and PowerBait for trout.

Jal Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for trout.

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was very good using assorted colors of PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 47.8 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 11.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was rated as slow to fair by anglers using spoons, blade baits, crank baits and jig and grub combinations. We had no other reports.

February 24, 2018

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Jaxon Sifuentes, 22 months, of Artesia, with help from his gramma, Celina Aguirre, caught his first trout Feb. 14. He was using his new fishing combo with PowerBait.
Chama River: Josiah Coriz, age 7, of Ojo Caliente, caught his first fish, a rainbow trout Feb. 18. He was fishing the river in Abiquiu and using worms.
Oasis Park Lake: Andre Garcia, age 8, of Clovis, caught four rainbow trout Feb. 18. He was using PowerBait.
Tingley Beach: Aaden Bitsie, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught a 14-inch rainbow trout Feb. 18. He was fishing the Youth Pond and using green garlic PowerBait.

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

Charette Lakes: Opens for the season on March 1.

Clayton Lake: Opens for the season on March 1. The boat ramp will be open.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.24 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using slab spoons and jig and grub combinations fished deep for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: As of this past Sunday, the lake was about 90 percent free of ice with plenty of shoreline for bank fishing. Fishing was fair using PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had a report of a 24-inch northern pike caught by an angler fishing for trout but have no further details. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

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

Lake Alice: Fishing from the bank was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: The lake had completely frozen over again this past week and was closed to fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Opens for the season on March 1.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout.

Morphy Lake: Opens for the season on March 1.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 16.4 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 37.9 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Open for the season on March 1.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 490 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair to good using San Juan worms, wooly buggers, streamers and night crawlers for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 11.7 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

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

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for trout from the bank was slow to fair for anglers using PowerBait and worms. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 121 cfs. Fishing was good using worms and small bead-head nymphs for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing was good in the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen, Bernalillo and Peralta drains for anglers using bead-head nymphs, worms, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. John Philpott reported catching three rainbow trout during a rain storm last week. He was fishing the Albuquerque South Drain and using a triple nymph dropper rig with yellow bead-head nymphs and size 20 zebra midges. John Rutter reported great trout fishing in the Belen and Peralta Drains with best baits being homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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 water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 75.0 cfs and 48.9 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair using earth worms, small bead-head pheasant tails, zebra midges and red larva. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using worms and green, salmon peach and garlic PowerBait for trout. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Cold and windy conditions kept most anglers off the lake this past week. A few ventured out, but we received no reports.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 24.8 cfs. The area received several inches of snow this past weekend and we had no reports from anglers.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

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

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 322 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using small white and black bunny leech patterns, olive, white and black streamers, red larva, crystal flash midge emergers and zebra midges. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair using PowerBait, egg patterns, wooly worms, bunny leeches and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018. For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon eggs, worms, Pistol Petes and custom tied bead-head nymphs. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using small leech patterns, zebra midges and small red larva for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was very good mid-week but slowed over the weekend. Anglers did well using assorted colors and flavors of PowerBait for trout.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few walleye caught by anglers using curly tail grubs and crank baits. We had no other reports. Fishing pressure has been very light.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, curly tail grubs, spoons and blade baits for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using jigs and swim baits. Fishing was fair to good using liver, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, corn and worms for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using stink bait and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 160 cfs. Fishing on the West Fork was fair using wooly buggers for trout. We had no other reports.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for rainbow trout. 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 493 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was good using liver and stink bait for catfish.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was good for anglers using garlic PowerBait and cheese for trout. We had no other reports.

Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 9.60 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was rated as good to excellent by anglers using PowerBait for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. Fishing was fair using jigs, worms and spinnerbaits for largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Velveeta cheese, worms and salmon egg corn combinations for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, homemade dough bait and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 47.2 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms and PowerBait. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 11.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

February 17, 2018

Catches of the week
Alumni Pond: Justin Sanchez, 3, of Dona Ana, caught his first fish, a rainbow trout, Feb 12. He was using worms.
Elephant Butte Lake: Jacob Wood, age 6, of Los Lunas, caught his first white bass of the year Feb. 18. He was using white curly tail grubs and spoons.
Tingley Beach: Richard Muniz of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch largemouth bass Feb. 18. He was using salmon eggs.

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:
Escondida Lake: Joseph Cashus Reichenbach, 2, of Socorro, caught 4 rainbow trout with his new fishing gear Feb. 9. He was using pink and yellow PowerBait and had a little help from his dad.

Northeast
Cabresto Lake: Trout fishing was good using ice jigs tipped with wax worms and PowerBait.

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.24 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using slab spoons and jig and grub combinations fished deep for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Most of the ice has come off the lake and it is open to bank fishing but as of Monday, it was still closed to boating. Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing pressure was light. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: As of this past Sunday, there was some open water for bank fishing but the lake was closed to ice fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: Bank fishing as good using corn and PowerBait for trout. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 25.5 cfs. Fishing was slow.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 45.1 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 490 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair to good using San Juan worms, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, olive streamers and night crawlers for trout. Anglers using large streamers reported catching a few northern pike. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 11.2 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 was slow to fair using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

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

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 129 cfs. Fishing was good using small bead-head nymphs, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Corrales and Peralta drains was good using wooly buggers, worms, PowerBait, corn and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Sunday morning, the lake was clear of ice. The main boat ramp was closed but the secondary ramp was open. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, corn and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 96.98 cfs and 33.9 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was good using earth worms, salmon eggs, wooly worms, small bead-head pheasant tails, zebra midges and red larva. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using green garlic PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was good using PowerBait and corn for rainbow trout up to 17 inches. Anglers having the best luck were using garlic PowerBait. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 24.8 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow but there were a few northern pike caught by anglers using swim baits and deep running crank baits.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 322 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using small white bunny leeches, olive, white and black streamers, red larva, egg patterns and zebra midges. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls, wooly worms, bunny leeches and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018. For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing for all other species was slow. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using garlic cheese and PowerBait for trout.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs, spoons and blade baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using pumpkin green Zoom worms, liver and red worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using wooly buggers, PowerBait, Fire Balls, Zeke’s trout bait, corn and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using stink bait, worms and PowerBait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 336 cfs. We had reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for rainbow trout and an occasional Gila trout. 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.35 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using liver and stink bait for catfish. Dudley Bristow, pastor of the First Baptist Church in T or C, caught an 18-inch largemouth bass at Rotary Park Feb. 17. He was fishing for trout and using a size 10 hook and PowerBait.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was good for anglers using garlic PowerBait and Zeke’s trout bait for trout. We had no other reports.

Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 11.2 cfs. Fishing continued good this past week for anglers using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good for anglers using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

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

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, corn and PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using wooly worms, wooly buggers, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon egg corn combinations and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 48.8 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 56.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few walleye and crappie caught by anglers using jigs and worms just off the bottom. We had no other reports.

February 10, 2018

Catches of the week
San Juan River: Kenny Arnett of Albuquerque caught and released a 23.75-inch 4.8-pound cutbow Feb. 7. He was fishing the Braids and using a home-tied olive bunny leech with a red annelid dropper.

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:
Perch Lake: Andre Martinez of Santa Rosa caught a 7-pound channel catfish Feb. 3. He was using chicken liver.

Northeast
Cabresto Lake: Trout fishing was good using ice jigs tipped with wax worms, PowerBait and meal worms. Matthew Medina reported good fishing with friends Kevin Callahan and Travis Barnes of Albuquerque on Feb. 10. They were using ice jigs tipped with meal worms and wax worms. It was Travis’s first ice fishing experience and he caught his limit. The ice thickness was about 19 to 20 inches.

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.01 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using slab spoons, blade baits and jig and grub combinations fished deep for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Most of the ice has come off the lake and it is open to bank fishing but as of Monday, it was still closed to boating. We had no reports from anglers. For updated ice conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: Closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: Bank fishing in the boat ramp area was good using wooly buggers, corn and PowerBait for trout. Most of the trout caught were stocker size fish. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 14.6 cfs. Fishing downstream from the town of Pecos was slow to fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 39.8 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 521 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair using San Juan worms, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, olive streamers and night crawlers for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 8.83 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 was slow to fair using Fire Balls and salmon peach PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using jigs, blade baits and slab spoons at 45 to 60 feet. Anglers fishing for walleye also caught a few white bass. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 40s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 182 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Corrales and Peralta drains was good using wooly buggers, worms, corn and salmon eggs for trout. A few carp were caught by anglers using corn and PowerBait. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers fishing the Corrales and Peralta drains and using small plastics and black and olive wooly buggers.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Sunday morning, the lake was clear of ice. The main boat ramp was closed but the secondary ramp was open. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and wax worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 99.8 cfs and 32.9 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was very good using earth worms, wax worms, salmon eggs, wooly worms, small bead-head pheasant tails, zebra midges and red larva. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. There was some ice forming on the lake on Monday, but plenty of open water for bank fishing. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair to good using PowerBait and corn for rainbow trout up to 20 inches. We had no other reports.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 23.3 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow to fair for anglers using worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow to fair using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 364 cfs and visibility was about 1.5 feet. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, Krystal Flash emergers, olive, white and black streamers, small leech patterns, red larva, egg patterns and zebra midges. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs, wooly worms and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018. For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was fair using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, wax worms, earth worms, small Kastmasters and Super Dupers. Dave Menicucci caught two big catfish this past week. He was using worms and fishing deep. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Mid week fishing was very good using yellow and green PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs. Fishing slowed over the weekend.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Crappie fishing was fair using Super Dupers and small silver and silver and red Blue Fox spinners at night for crappie. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass was fair using Kastmasters and jig and grub combinations. Fishing was fair using liver, stink bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using jigging spoons and small plastics. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Zeke’s trout bait, corn and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using stink bait, worms and PowerBait for catfish. John “Big Fish” Robinson of Socorro caught a big crappie he estimated to be in the 2 to 3-poound range Feb. 9. He was using a Panther Martin. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 55.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using wooly buggers and wooly worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.35 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using liver and stink bait for catfish. Christopher Carver of Las Cruces reported catching 4 channel catfish in less than 30 minutes Feb. 11. He was puddle-jumping in the Las Cruces area and using stink bait. The catfish measured in the 15 to 18-inch range.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was good for anglers using salmon peach, yellow and green PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms and stink bait. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 12.1 cfs. Fishing was good using small bead-head nymphs, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was very good for anglers using PowerBait and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

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

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using stink bait, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and Kastmasters for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair using salmon eggs, corn and PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon eggs and corn for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon egg corn combinations and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 33.3 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was fair using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using olive Pistol Petes, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers using liver and homemade dough bait.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 4.22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass was slow to fair using slab spoons, blade baits and worms. Fishing for catfish was slow, but there were a few caught by anglers using worms. We had no other reports.

February 3, 2018

Catches of the week
Bear Canyon: Ignacio Baca of Lordsburg caught a 7-pound channel catfish Feb. 1. He was using stink bait.
Corrales Drain: Towner Dyer of Corrales caught and released a northern pike Jan. 31. He was fly fishing and using a tan Mike’s Gorgan Craw.
Rio Grande: Erick Wilson, 17, of Santa Fe, caught a 28-inch northern pike Feb. 3. He was using a Rapala crank bait.
Tingley Beach: Franklin Wittkofsky, 3, of Albuquerque, caught an almost 14-inch rainbow trout Jan. 31. He was fishing with a wax worm.
Young Pond: Ollan Lopez, 4, of Anthony, caught his very first trout Jan. 30. He was using cheese-flavored PowerBait.

Northeast
Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.01 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: As of Monday, the lake was closed to ice fishing and all other activities. For updated ice conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594. This year’s ice fishing derby has been cancelled due to the thin ice conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: Ice fishing for trout was good using ice jigs, corn and PowerBait. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: On warmer days, there has been some open water around the boat ramp for bank fishing. On those days, fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 22.3 cfs. The upper river was covered with a good deal of ice. Fishing downstream from the town of Pecos was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 44.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 496 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair to good using San Juan worms, wooly buggers, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, small streamers, Gulp eggs and night crawlers for trout. Fishing for northern pike was fair for anglers using streamers and crank baits. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 5.12 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: There was plenty of open water for shore fishing, but the winds kept anglers away over the weekend. We had no reports. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass picked up a bit this past week. Most were found deep at 50 to 65 feet and right on the bottom. Best baits were jigs tipped with Berkley Gulp, blade baits and slab spoons. Anglers fishing for white bass also caught a few catfish. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 40s. degrees.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 185 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, egg patterns and small midge patterns for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Belen and Peralta drains was fair to good using wooly buggers, worms, corn and salmon eggs for a mixed bag of largemouth bass, trout and carp. Diego Silva of Belen fished the Peralta Drain and reported catching a largemouth bass. He was using a black wooly bugger. He also reported several carp being caught.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Sunday morning, there was some open water for bank fishing, but we had no reports from anglers. The portion of the lake covered with ice was unsafe for fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 115 cfs and 37 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair to good using small bead-head nymphs, San Juan worms, Fire Balls and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. The river just below Abiquiu continued to be quite crowded but fishing was good. Neil Vangese reported anglers catching fish using green and garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs and small green and red zebra midges. Several fish were caught and released. Brandon Serrano of Hernandez was fishing farther downstream and caught two nice rainbows in the 17-inch class. He was using pheasant tail nymphs.

Cochiti Lake: As of this past Monday, there was still a considerable amount of ice on the lake and anglers were unable to launch boats. We had no reports from anglers.

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

Fenton Lake: The lake remained covered with ice and was closed to fishing. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was slow to fair using PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing pressure was light.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 23.3 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow again this past week with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits and deep running crank baits for northern pike. We had no other reports.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 356 cfs and visibility was about 1.5 feet. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using Mini Macs, Krystal Flash emergers, olive and white streamers, small leech patterns, red larva egg patterns and midge clusters. Dry fly action was a bit sporadic. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018. For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, wax worms, earth worms, Pistol Petes, small Kastmasters and Super Dupers. Anglers using bait had the best luck fishing just off the bottom. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using light colored chamois leeches, San Juan worms, bunny leeches and small midge patterns for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was very good using assorted colors and scents of PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was very good using small plastic grubs, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Fishing was good using Super Dupers and small silver and silver and red Blue Fox spinners at night for crappie. A few catfish were caught by anglers using stink bait and homemade dough bait. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Anglers reported low water conditions.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using blade baits, spoons, deep running crank baits and jig and grub combinations for white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Zeke’s trout bait, corn and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 56.1cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.35 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was very good for anglers using assorted colors of PowerBait for trout.

Southeast
Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Super Dupers for trout. We had no other reports

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair to good using stink bait for catfish. Trout fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 12.5 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was good for anglers using PowerBait and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using small Kastmasters, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Bottomless Lakes: Trout fishing was good for anglers using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using stink bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, corn and PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using assorted colors of PowerBait for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was very good using copper John Barrs, Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. Fernando Aguilar of Alamogordo fished here last Sunday, and he and his girlfriend caught 8 trout in about 4 hours. They were using salmon eggs and floating yellow PowerBait.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Pistol Petes under a bubble and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was very good using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 22.8 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was fair to good using worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 4.22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing pressure was extremely light, and we had no reports from anglers.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair for anglers using slab spoons, blade baits and worms. Anglers fishing for walleye also caught a few white bass and catfish. The catfish were caught by anglers using worms.

January 27, 2018

Catches of the week
Ralph Edwards Pond: Mikayla Roper, 7, of Truth or Consequences, caught a limit of trout Jan. 27. This was her first time fishing and she was using an olive Pistol Pete under a clear float.
Peralta Drain: Christie Fender of Los Lunas caught her first fish on a fly rod, a rainbow trout, Jan. 22. She was using a custom-tied egg pattern.
The following catches came in late but deserve a mention:

Pecos River: Aiden Ortiz 9, and Angelo Ortiz 4, of El Pueblo, caught their limits of trout Jan. 20. They were fishing the river at Villanueva State Park and using Fire Balls and PowerBait.
If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

Northeast
Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.24 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light. The surface water temp was in the low 40s.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: As of this past weekend, the lake was closed to ice fishing and all other activities. For updated ice conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594. This year’s ice fishing derby has been cancelled due to the thin ice conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: As of Monday, the ice on the lake was about eight inches thick and the lake had reopened to ice fishing. Trout fishing was very good using ice jigs and wax worms. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: The lake remains closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 26.6 cfs. The upper river was covered with a good deal of ice. George Torres and Carol Bevel of Tijeras found a few openings in the ice at Terrero and managed to catch two brown trout and one rainbow. They were using night crawlers and Fire Balls. Fishing down in the Villanueva area was good using Fire Balls for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 44.0 cfs. Fishing near the hatchery was slow to fair for anglers using Fire Balls for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 399 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair using wooly buggers, San Juan worms, small streamers and night crawlers for trout. A few northern pike have been caught and released by anglers using large streamers. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 2.78 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: There was a small amount of ice along the shorelines, but plenty of open water for bank fishing. Fishing pressure was extremely light. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow but a few were caught by anglers using jigging spoons and blade baits at 40 to 45 feet. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. The surface water temp was right at 40 degrees.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 247 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Belen and Peralta drains was rated as slow by some anglers and good by others. Those having luck were using PowerBait, Berkley trout worms, Fire Balls, San Juan worms and egg patterns for trout. A few carp were caught by anglers using corn. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Sunday morning, there was some open water for bank fishing, but we had no reports from anglers. The portion of the lake covered with ice was unsafe for fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 118 cfs and 52.8 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using egg patterns, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. The river below Abiquiu was quite crowded and with the low water conditions, fishing was slow. There were a few trout caught by anglers using egg patterns, small midge patterns and salmon eggs. Reminder: There is a three-trout limit from Abiquiu Dam downstream 7 miles to U.S. Hwy. 84 bridge at Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: As of this past week, there was a considerable amount of ice on the lake and anglers were unable to launch boats.

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

Fenton Lake: The lake has been covered with ice and is currently closed to fishing. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair using roe sacs and garlic PowerBait for rainbow trout up to 21 inches. Most of the action again this past week was in the area from the dam to the La Laja boat ramp. Fishing pressure was light.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 19.8 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms. The bite was very light and much of the upper Jemez was covered with ice. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 373 cfs and visibility was about 1.5 feet. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using egg patterns, desert storms, bunny leeches, disco midges, olive streamers, red larva and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. There was some dry fly action in the early afternoon hours. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018. For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, small Kastmasters and Super Dupers. Anglers using bait had the best luck fishing just off the bottom. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using San Juan worms, bunny leeches and small midge patterns for trout. We had no other reports.

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

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using blade baits, spoons and jig and grub combinations for white bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 54.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using wooly worms and small chamois leeches for trout. The water temp was in the mid to upper 40s.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.57 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was very good for anglers using Velveeta cheese and assorted PowerBait. One angler reported catching and releasing several trout and one catfish while fly fishing. He was using a red ant pattern.

Southeast
Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 13.0 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was very good for anglers using a wide assortment of PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using spoons, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Bottomless Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good for anglers using PowerBait, salmon eggs and wooly worms.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon eggs, small spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, Pistol Petes under a bubble and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 22.3 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers and PowerBait for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 4.22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing continued to be slow for all species with light fishing pressure.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using spoons, blade baits and bottom bouncer rigs. We had no other reports.

January 20, 2018

Catch of the week
Elephant Butte Lake: Sal Ortega of Las Cruces caught a 9-pound channel catfish Jan. 17. He was using a multi-colored plastic grub.
If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

Northeast
Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.01 cfs. Marcus Reed of Lubbock, Texas reported decent fishing here last week, catching four brown trout in the 7 to 10-inch range. He was fishing the sunny side of the river and using copper John Barrs and prince nymphs.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow, but a few white bass and walleye were caught by anglers using spoons and blade baits. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was about 40 degrees.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: As of Monday, the ice was unsafe, and the lake was closed to fishing. For updated ice conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: As of this past Sunday the ice on the lake was about six inches thick and the lake had reopened to ice fishing. We had no reports from anglers. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: The lake has closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 26.6 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was good using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 36.0 cfs. Fishing near the hatchery was slow to fair for anglers using egg patterns and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 477 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair using custom tied nymphs, San Juan worms, small streamers, night crawlers and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: 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 was 7.99 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: We had no reports from anglers. Ice has been forming on the lake overnight but there has been some open water for fishing during the daylight hours. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light. The surface water temp was in the low 40s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 225 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Belen, Corrales and Peralta drains was very good using wax worms, PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, corn, Berkley trout worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Sunday morning, the shoreline was covered with a thin layer of ice and the lake was closed to fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 122 cfs and 58.9 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using copper John Barrs, egg patterns, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was good using egg patterns, small midge patterns, copper John Barrs, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. Reminder: There is a three-trout limit from Abiquiu Dam downstream 7 miles to U.S. Hwy. 84 bridge at Abiquiu.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, corn, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. As of this past Saturday, there was plenty of open water for bank fishing. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was good using roe sacs and green and salmon peach PowerBait for rainbow trout up to 16 inches. Most of the action was in the area from the dam to the La Laja boat ramp.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 15.5 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was fair using wax worms and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

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

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 364 cfs and visibility was about 1.5 feet. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using egg patterns, desert storms, bunny leeches, disco midges, red larva and UF0s. Most of the fish catches reported were stocker size fish. There was some dry fly action in the early afternoon hours. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using night crawlers, PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, Gulp eggs and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018. For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, wax worms, wooly buggers, egg patterns and Pistol Petes. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using San Juan worms, small streamers, bunny leeches and small midge patterns for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms and PowerBait for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using blade baits, spoons, curly tail grubs and small swim baits fished deep for white bass. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using Ben rigs and spoons. Fishing for all other species was slow. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using garlic and salmon peach PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 61.2 cfs. Nate Wiese of Las Vegas, NM reported good fishing here this past week. He caught several Gila trout ranging in size from 7 to 12 inches. He was fishing near the Grapevine campground area and using a wooly worm. The water temp was in the upper 40s.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.57 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Brian Dobry reported catching his limit of three trout Jan. 19. He was fishing near Rotary Park and using neon green glitter PowerBait. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast
Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, salmon egg corn combinations and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 7.41 cfs. Fishing was fair using copper John Barrs and salmon eggs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was good for anglers using PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Bottomless Lakes: Trout fishing at the Devil’s Ink Well was fair for anglers using PowerBait.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. Fishing was slow to fair using Ben rigs and swim baits for largemouth bass and an occasional white bass. We had no other reports.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon egg corn combinations and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Gulp trout dough and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 19.6 cfs. Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 4.22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs tipped with grubs and/or minnows, blade baits and bottom bouncer rigs for walleye. We had no other reports.

January 13, 2018

Catches of the week
Caballo Lake: Kinsey Hartman of Alamogordo caught a 21-inch drum Jan. 13. She was using a worm.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing, outdoor, nature and water
The following report came in late but deserves a mention:

Elephant Butte Lake: Shane Bell, 13, of Los Lunas, caught a 19.5-inch white bass Dec. 30. He was trolling a white Bomber crank bait.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling

Northeast
Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.01 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using spoons, blade baits and curly tail grubs, for a mixed bag of walleye and white bass. Most of the fish were at depths of 30 to 40 feet. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 40s.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: As of this past Sunday, there was open water in some areas of the lake, and it is closed to fishing. For updated ice conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: Ice conditions have deteriorated, and the lake has closed to ice fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was very good for anglers using PowerBait and corn. As of this past Sunday, there was plenty of open water for bank fishing. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 21.0 cfs. Fishing downstream from the village of Pecos to Villanueva was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 41.9 cfs. Fishing near the hatchery was fair for anglers using egg patterns, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 459 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was slow, but a few rainbows and browns were caught by anglers using San Juan worms, small streamers, poundmeisters, small dry flies and salmon eggs for rainbow and small brown trout. Fishing through the Albuquerque area was slow to fair using night crawlers and prepared baits for catfish. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 9.6 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 was 13.8 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 was slow for all species. Some ice has been forming along the edges of the lake, but it has been gone by late morning leaving the lake open to bank fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light. The surface water temp was in the low 40s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 205 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Belen and Peralta drains was very good using meal worms, PowerBait, corn, Berkley trout worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The west boat ramp remained open, but the main boat ramp was closed. Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 122 cfs and 141 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using an assortment of bead-head nymphs, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was very good using egg patterns, small midge patterns, small copper John Barrs, olive wooly buggers, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. Reminder: There is a three-trout limit from Abiquiu Dam downstream 7 miles to U.S. Hwy. 84 bridge at Abiquiu.

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

El Vado Lake: Fishing pressure was very light, and fishing was slow for all species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using garlic, salmon peach, rainbow and green PowerBait for trout. The best reports came from anglers fishing just off the bottom. There was plenty of open water for bank fishing. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair to good using roe sacs, PowerBait, corn and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was rated as good to excellent by anglers using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 24.8 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow to fair using wax worms, copper John Barrs and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was very good using salmon egg corn combinations, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using spoons and spinners. We had no reports on other species.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits and deep running crank baits for northern pike. Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using jigs and swim baits. We had no other reports. Fishing pressure was light.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 387 cfs and visibility was about one foot. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was fair to good using OJs, desert storms, egg patterns, olive and black wooly buggers, bunny leeches and San Juan worms. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair using night crawlers, PowerBait, worms and small spoons. Leonard Chavez of Rio Rancho caught an 18-inch rainbow on Jan. 11. He was fishing below the Quality Waters and using red wigglers under a bobber. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018. For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278. Water visibility above the construction area is about a foot.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, wax worms, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using San Juan worms, small small streamers and custom tied nymphs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing for trout was very good during the week but slowed over the weekend. Anglers did best using PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using salmon eggs, corn, night crawlers and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Kastmasters for trout. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using jig and minnow combinations, spoons and blade baits.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, small swim baits, jigging spoons and Super Dupers for walleye. Fishing was fair using blade baits, spoons, curly tail grubs and deep diving crank baits for white bass. Riki Manfredi of Ruidoso caught about a half dozen white bass including one that weighed 3 pounds Jan. 14. She was using white and green curly tail grubs in 20 to 30 feet of water. We had no other reports. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 40s to 50 degrees.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait and meal worms for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using olive Pistol Petes under a bubble. We had no other reports.

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

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

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

Percha Dam: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.57 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers using night crawlers and homemade dough baits. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Trout fishing was good using PowerBait, corn and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other species.

Southeast
Alto Lake: Trout fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

Bataan Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Kastmasters, PowerBait, salmon egg corn combinations and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 13.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was good for anglers using garlic PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, meal worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, meal worms, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was fair to good using rainbow, chartreuse and salmon peach PowerBait and red salmon eggs for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using garlic and salmon peach PowerBait, Gulp trout dough and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 21.4 cfs. Fishing was good using Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 4.45 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 to good using jigs, blade baits and bottom bouncer rigs for walleye. We had no other reports.

January 6, 2018

Catches of the week
Grindstone Reservoir: Lilly Villescas, 9, of Alamogordo, caught her limit of trout Dec. 31. She was using Gulp trout dough.

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:

Ute Lake: Layle Sanchez of Portales caught an 18-inch, 3.3-pound, smallmouth bass Dec. 29. She was using a minnow.
If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

Northeast
Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.01 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using spoons, blade baits and jig and leech imitations and jig and grub combinations for a mixed bag of walleye and white bass. Most of the fish were at depths of 30 to 38 feet. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 40s.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: The lake completely froze over this past Thursday, but is currently unsafe for fishing. For updated ice conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: As of Sunday, the ice was about 8 inches thick and ice fishing was very good using corn and ice jigs tipped with earth worms and meal worms for trout up to 16 inches. Ray Madrid, Kevin Callahan and Matthew Medina of Albuquerque had a great trip here Jan. 3. They were using ice jigs tipped with worms at about 5 to 6 feet.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing in the boat ramp area was very good for anglers using corn. As of this past Sunday, there was still open water for bank fishing. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using garlic PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. The lake could ice over any day with the cold temperatures. It is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 22.9 cfs. Fishing downstream from the village of Pecos to Villanueva was good using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 47.3 cfs. Fishing near the hatchery was fair for anglers using egg patterns, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 477 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was slow to fair using wooly buggers, San Juan worms, small streamers, poundmeisters and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing through the Algodones and Albuquerque areas was slow to fair using liver, night crawlers and homemade dough baits for catfish. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 9.6 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 was 9.27 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 was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. As of this past Sunday, there was still plenty of open water for bank fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow for anglers using blade baits and spoons at about 40 feet. We had no other reports. Fishing pressure was very light. The surface water temp was in the low 40s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 243 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Albuquerque South, Belen and Corrales drains was very good using meal worms, PowerBait, corn, Berkley trout worms, San Juan worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Sunday, about 50 percent of the lake was covered with ice. The west boat ramp remained open, but the main boat ramp was closed. Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 125 cfs and 102 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using wooly buggers, bead-head hares’ ears, San Juan worms and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was excellent using wooly worms, crane fly larva, egg patterns, small midge patterns, olive wooly buggers, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Warm weather melted the ice and the lake reopened to fishing. Trout fishing from the bank was very good using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was slow to fair using corn and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. Fishing pressure was light. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 21.8 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow to fair using wax worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon egg corn combinations for trout. We had no other reports.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using swim baits and deep running crank baits for northern pike. A few smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using jigs and swim baits. We had no other reports. Fishing pressure was light.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 382 cfs and visibility was about one foot. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was fair using red larva, OJs, desert storms, egg patterns, olive and black wooly buggers, bunny leeches and San Juan worms. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair using night crawlers, PowerBait and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018. For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278. Water visibility above the construction area is about a foot.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, wax worms and Pistol Petes. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using San Juan worms, small chamois leech patterns, small streamers and custom tied nymphs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no other reports.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, corn, night crawlers and PowerBait for trout. Garry Klassen of Silver City had two great outings here the past two weekends. He caught limits of trout on both visits in two hours. He was using corn with garlic, night crawlers and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow to fair using jig and minnow combinations, jig and grub combinations, spoons and blade baits. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, small swim baits, jigging spoons and Super Dupers for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using blade baits, spoons and deep diving crank baits for white bass. We had no other reports. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 40s to 50 degrees.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs, Zeke’s trout bait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 58.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and small spoons for trout. 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 PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.00 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Trout fishing was slow, but a few were caught by anglers using assorted PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Southeast
Alto Lake: Trout fishing was good during the week but slowed over the weekend. Anglers did best using PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

Bataan Lake: Trout fishing was good using garlic PowerBait, worms, salmon egg corn combinations and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 6.74 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was very good for anglers using garlic PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using meal worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing at Devil’s Inkwell was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spinners, small spoons, PowerBait and worms for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, meal worms, salmon eggs and copper John Barrs under a bubble for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Gulp trout dough and Kastmasters for trout. We had no other reports.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 25.1 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 4.22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye picked up this past week as several anglers did well using jigs tipped with minnows, blade baits and jigging spoons. We had no other reports. Fishing pressure was light.