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2019 NM Fishing Reports

February 2, 2019

Catches of the week

Chama River: Reggie Quintana of Santa Fe caught and released a 21.5-inch brown trout Feb. 2. He was using a worm.

Eagle Nest Lake: Toby Varos of Taos caught a 29-inch, 7.5-pound northern pike Jan. 31. He was using a jig tipped with hot dog.

Elephant Butte Lake: Bobby Beall of Elephant Butte caught a 20-pound, 4-ounce striped bass Feb. 2. He was using a jig.

Fenton Lake: Jack Wagoner, age 6, of Albuquerque caught and released a 10-inch rainbow trout Feb. 3. He was using a VMC glow fire tiger tingler spoon.

Grants Municipal Pond: Lila Duran, age 3, with sisters Mia, age 7, Isabella, age 9 and cousin Nora Lundin, age 5 of Albuquerque caught several trout Feb. 2. They were using worms.

Lake Van: Liam DeHoyos, age 4, and Gian DeHoyos, age 5 of Artesia caught several rainbow trout Feb. 2. They were using corn and salmon eggs. 

Perch Lake: Emmett Garcia, age 5, of Tucumcari caught and released several nice rainbow trout including one that measured about 14 inches Feb. 1. He was using a Joe’s fly under a bubble.

San Juan River: Ken Arnett of Albuquerque caught and released a 31-inch brown trout Jan. 31. He was fishing between the Kiddie Pool and the Cable Hole and using a mouse pattern fly.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.08 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

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

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Ice fishing was slow to fair for anglers using meal worms, spoons, PowerBait, salmon eggs and ice jigs for a mixed bag of rainbow trout, perch and an occasional northern pike. We had no reports on kokanee. As of this past Monday, the ice thickness was about 18 inches near the south boat ramp.

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: Fishing was very good using corn, PowerBait, Fire Balls and homemade dough baits for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs, small spoons and small ice jigs. Adonais Esquibel Jr. of Rio Rancho caught a nice 18-inch trout this past weekend. He was using a homemade jig.

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. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 24.0 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls in the Villanueva area for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 20.2 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and copper John Barrs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 349 cfs. Fishing was fair using wooly buggers, baetis nymphs, copper John Barrs and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 4.34 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake is completely covered with ice and snow. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: The lake is covered with a thick layer of ice and is closed to ice fishing.   

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls, corn and orange PowerBait for trout.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few walleye and white bass caught by anglers using blade baits in 50 to 60 feet of water. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure remained light.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. The lake level is very low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 243 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen, Corrales and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, corn, salmon eggs and small bead head nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time due to thin ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 25.6 cfs and 111 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

El Vado Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using jigging spoons, corn, wax worms, salmon eggs earth worms and ice jigs tipped with PowerBait. The ice thickness varied from 10 to 13 inches.

Heron Lake: The lake opened to ice fishing on February 1 with an ice thickness of 8 inches. We had no reports from anglers. For updates, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 21.1 cfs. Trout fishing on the lower Jemez was good using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait. A few were also caught by anglers using copper John Barrs. We had no reports from the 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 good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using large swim baits and deep running crank baits for northern pike. Fishing for smallmouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using spoons and jigs. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 284 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was good using red annelids, princess nymphs, mouse patterns, egg patterns, bunny leeches, emergers and streamers. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait, streamers, egg patterns and worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, Berkley power eggs, PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing was very good using bead head prince nymphs, copper John Barrs, zebra midges, Velveeta cheese and corn.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jigs, spoons and blade baits for white bass and largemouth bass and one 20-plus pound striped bass caught this past week.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 113 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

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

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

Young Pond: The pond has been closed for cleaning and repair and is expected to be closed until sometime in February.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and spoons for trout.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, small spoons and salmon eggs for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and spoons for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 15.8 cfs. Fishing was very good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Velveeta cheese for trout.

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

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using wooly worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

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

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

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Corona Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was excellent using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was very good using small spoons, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, power eggs and salmon eggs for trout. George Schlemeyer of Ruidoso reported caught his limit of trout while using orange PowerBait power eggs.

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 13.7 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes, Joe’s flies and custom tied flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 14.2 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 to fair using jigging spoons and blade baits for walleye, white bass and an occasional catfish. We had no reports on other species.

January 26, 2019

Catches of the week

Eagle Nest Lake: Kyle Dehler of Eagle Nest caught a 21.75-inch rainbow trout Jan. 26. He was using a Blue Fox lure.

Lake Van: McKenna Luikens, age 7, of Roswell caught her biggest fish ever, an 18-inch rainbow trout Jan. 21. She was using orange PowerBait.

San Juan River: Joaquin Trujillo of Espanola caught and released a 20.5-inch rainbow trout Jan. 20. He was using a custom tied jig fly. Sam Mares of Albuquerque caught and released a 29-inch brown trout Jan. 25. He was fishing the Texas Hole and using a size 24 red emerger.

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Tingley Beach: Liam Harding, age 4, of Albuquerque caught his limit of trout Jan. 27. He was using PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.08 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

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

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Ice fishing was fair to good using corn, wax worms, salmon eggs and ice jigs for a mixed bag of rainbow trout, perch and an occasional northern pike. As of this past Sunday, the ice thickness was about 14.5 inches near the south boat ramp.

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: The lake has opened to ice fishing and the reports from the past weekend indicate very good trout fishing for anglers using corn, PowerBait, Fire Balls and homemade dough baits.

Lake Maloya: The lake has opened to ice fishing. Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and small ice jigs.

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. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 26.6 cfs. Trout fishing in the Villanueva area was fair using salmon eggs.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 14.8 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and small bead head nymphs for trout. Fishing pressure was light

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 312 cfs. Fishing was fair using wooly buggers, tungsten bead red zebra midges, copper John Barrs and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing pressure was light. We had no reports on other species.

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

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 4.56 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake is completely covered with ice and snow. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: The lake is covered with a thick layer of ice and is closed to ice fishing.   

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

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair vertical jigging in 30 to 40 feet of water with blade baits for walleye and white bass. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. The concrete portion of the boat ramp is out of the water. Extreme caution should be used when attempting to launch a boat.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 182 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque, Belen, Bernalillo and Peralta drains was good using wax worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs, San Juan worms and small bead head nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 24.2 cfs and 200 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was very good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

El Vado Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using jigs tipped with PowerBait, wax worms, salmon eggs and earth worms.

Heron Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 17.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing remained slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 280 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was good using red annelids, princess nymphs, egg patterns, bunny leeches, emergers and wooly buggers. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, Gulp eggs, PowerBait, wooly buggers, egg patterns and worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, corn, PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing was fair to good using Velveeta cheese, homemade dough baits, corn and salmon eggs.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, corn and homemade dough bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jigs, spoons and blade baits for white bass and largemouth bass. Night fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Matthew Castillo of Rio Rancho caught a few white bass including one that weighed almost two pounds this past week. He was fishing the southwest part of the lake and using a KVD Strike King crank bait on two-pound test line.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout.

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

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

Young Pond: The pond has been closed for cleaning and repair and is expected to be closed until sometime in February.

Southeast Fishing Report

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 15.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and garlic cheese for trout.

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

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

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout.

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

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. Brian Rittel reported that he and his dad caught limits of trout here this past week. They were using PowerBait.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was good using PowerBait, corn and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair to good using small spoons, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, garlic cheese and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait and PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 21.0 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, Fire Balls, PowerBait and custom tied nymphs for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 14.2 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 fair using jigging spoons and blade baits for walleye and an occasional catfish. We had no reports on other species.

January 19, 2019

Catches of the week

Bill Evans Lake: Liz Adsit of Arenas Valley caught a 4-pound catfish Jan. 20. She was using Fire Balls.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Dayja Pichardo of Roswell caught a 19-inch rainbow trout Jan. 16. She was using a spoon.

Elephant Butte Lake: George Torres of Stanley caught and released a 44-inch, 42-pound blue catfish Jan. 19. He was night fishing from the bank and using cut carp bait.

Tingley Beach: Joaquin Reza, age 4, of Santa Fe caught a limit of trout on his birthday, Jan. 19. He was using PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.53 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

Conchas Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. It’s vertical jigging time for walleye here. Give it a try and let us know how you do.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Ice fishing was good using corn, wax worms, salmon eggs and small ice jigs tipped with a piece of worm, a wax worm, corn or PowerBait for a mixed bag of rainbow trout and perch and an occasional pike and kokanee. As of this past Sunday, the ice thickness was about 14 inches near the south boat ramp. Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks are sponsoring an Ice Fishing Tournament January 26. Daytime contact is JB at (337) 485-3722 or Roy in the evenings at (505) 859-2236 for more information. REMINDER TO ALL ANGLERS: Chumming is illegal on all trout waters.  

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated 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. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 22.9 cfs. Trout fishing in the Villanueva area was very good using copper John Barrs and salmon eggs. Daniel Rodriguez of Edgewood caught his limit within 30 minutes this past week. He was using salmon eggs.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 20.2 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait and small bead head nymphs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 336 cfs. Fishing was fair using weighed wooly buggers, copper John Barrs wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing pressure was light. We had no reports on other species.

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

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 5.50 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake is completely covered with ice and snow. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: The lake is covered with a thick layer of ice and is closed to ice fishing.   

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

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair vertical jigging in 35 to 40 feet of water with blade baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: About 50 percent of the lake has been covered with a thin layer of ice in the morning hours but clearing off by mid-day. Fishing was slow to fair using slab spoons and blade baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The concrete portion of the boat ramp is out of the water. Extreme caution should be used when attempting to launch a boat.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 171 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Received good trout fishing reports from all the drains this past week. Anglers did well using wax worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait, San Juan worms, earth worms and small spoons. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time due to dangerous ice conditions.  For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 24.2 cfs and 138 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was good using small streamers, small bead head nymphs and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

El Vado Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: The lake has opened for ice fishing with an ice thickness of 7.5 to 9 inches. Fishing was very good using wax worms, salmon eggs, earth worms, PowerBait and pink ice jigs tipped with salmon eggs.

Heron Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 18.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing remained slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 284 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was good using chamois leeches, red and orange San Juan worms, disco midges, red larva, egg patterns, bunny leeches and princess nymphs. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, wooly buggers, egg patterns and worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing was very good with limits of fish caught by anglers using Velveeta cheese, homemade dough baits, salmon eggs and a variety of flies.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout. We had no reports on other species. A few catfish were also caught by anglers fishing for trout.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using spoons and blade baits for white bass and an occasional largemouth and walleye. The best reports came from anglers working the south end of the lake. Night fishing was fair using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 174 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout.

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 2.25 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was very good using garlic cheese, corn and PowerBait for trout. The pond will close January 28 for cleaning and repair and is expected to be closed for about a month.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. Karen Martinson of Roswell caught a nice 17.5-inch rainbow trout Jan. 19. She was using red salmon eggs.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, Super Dupers and PowerBait for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 14.8 cfs. Fishing was very good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and garlic cheese for trout.

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

Bosque Redondo Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, corn salmon egg combinations and PowerBait.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

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

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, flies under a bubble and spoons for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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 salmon eggs.

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

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

Jal Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Kastmasters, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 15.5 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, small spoons, Fire Balls, PowerBait and custom tied nymphs for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 13.2 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

January 12, 2019

Catches of the week

Blue Hole Park Pond: Richard Martinez of Tucumcari caught a 21-inch, 5-pound rainbow trout Jan. 10. He was using a Pistol Pete under a bubble.

Eagle Nest Lake: Tom Tighe of Mora caught a 20-inch rainbow trout Jan. 9. He was using a jig and night crawler combination.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Orlando Martinez, age 9, of Albuquerque caught a 30-inch, 11-pound brown trout Jan. 12. He was using a silver Kastmaster on 6# test line.

Tingley Beach: Jacqueline Valenzuela, age 4, of Albuquerque caught a limit of trout Jan. 9. She was fishing the Youth Pond and using red and white PowerBait power eggs. Santiago Anaya, age 5, and Diego Anaya, age 7, of Albuquerque each caught a limit of trout Jan. 13. They were fishing the Youth Pond and using homemade dough bait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.53 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

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

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Ice fishing was very good using small ice jigs tipped with a piece of worm, a wax worm, corn or PowerBait for a mixed bag of rainbow trout and perch and an occasional pike and kokanee. As of this past Sunday, the ice thickness was about 13 inches near the south boat ramp.

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated 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. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 24.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 22.2 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 330 cfs. Fishing was fair using wooly buggers, San Juan worms, and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing pressure was very light. We had no reports on other species.

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

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 5.02 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake is completely covered with ice and snow. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: The lake is covered with a thick layer of ice and is closed to ice fishing.

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

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

Ute Lake: Fishing remained slow for all species with extremely light fishing pressure.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: About 50 percent of the lake has been covered with a thin layer of ice in the morning hours but clearing off by mid-day. The concrete portion of the boat ramp is out of the water. Extreme caution should be used when attempting to launch a boat. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 185 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Belen, Corrales Riverside and the Peralta Drain this past week was good using wax worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait, custom tied flies and small spoons. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake is closed to fishing at this time due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 24.2 cfs and 138 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was good using streamers, San Juan worms, small bead head nymphs and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

El Vado Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: The lake has opened for ice fishing with an ice thickness of 7.5 to 9 inches. Anglers are advised to stay off the northern part of the lake where the river feeds in due to slushy ice conditions. Fishing was very good using wax worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait. Matthew Medina of Albuquerque reported great fishing. He caught a limit of trout while using Glo jigs tipped with meal worms.

Heron Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 19.1 cfs. Fishing below Battleship Rock was good using salmon eggs for trout. All of the streams north of Battleship Rock are frozen over.

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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 293 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was fair to good using mini macs, disco midges, red larva, egg patterns, white bunny leeches and princess nymphs. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, small Kastmasters, egg patterns and worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using spoons for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, power eggs and wax worms for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing was very good using corn, Velveeta cheese and PowerBait for trout.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using spoons and blade baits for white bass, catfish and an occasional largemouth and walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait and garlic cheese for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 252 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

Percha Dam: 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 2.00 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. One catfish was caught by an angler using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was very good using garlic cheese, corn, power eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Southeast Fishing Report
Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 13.9 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using small spoons, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, cheese and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. Several limits were reported.

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

Bosque Redondo Lake: Trout fishing was fair for anglers using PowerBait, corn and Pistol Petes.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs and spoons for white bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble.

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

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

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 good using worms, PowerBait and small spoons for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

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

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 15.5 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

January 5, 2019

Catches of the week

Eagle Nest Lake: Marcelo Richert, age 7, and his father, Mark, of Taos caught a limit of rainbow trout and several perch Jan. 4. They were using jigs.

Roswell Kids Pond: Andrew Luna, age 6, of Roswell caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Jan. 5. He was using homemade garlic dough bait.

Sumner Lake: Andres Alvarado, age 15, and his father, Michael, of Santa Fe, caught and released a dozen catfish weighing between 8 and 15 pounds on Jan 5. They were fishing for walleye and using slab spoons.

Tingley Beach: Adrian Dupree, age 9, of Albuquerque, caught and released an estimated 8-pound koi Jan. 4. He was using homemade dough bait. Adrian, along with his brothers Aaron, age 7, and Michael, age 11, and cousin Dillon Miele, age 3, also caught limits of trout.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.31 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

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

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Ice fishing was very good using small ice jigs tipped with a piece of worm, a wax worm, corn or PowerBait for a mixed bag of rainbow trout and perch. The Eitzen family of Amarillo, TX caught a good number of perch and rainbows using the ice jig/worm combination. We had no reports on other species. As of this past Sunday, the ice thickness was about 11 inches.

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: The lake remains closed to fishing, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: The lake remains closed to fishing, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated 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. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 28.6 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was good using copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 25.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 290 cfs. Fishing was fair using wooly buggers, San Juan worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 5.50 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake is completely covered with ice and snow. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: As of Monday morning, there was some open water for fishing, but we had no reports from anglers.

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

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

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. About 50 percent of the lake has been covered with a thin layer of ice in the morning hours but clearing off by mid-day.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 206 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque South Drain and the Peralta Drain this past week was good using wax worms, PowerBait and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake is closed to fishing at this time due to dangerous ice conditions and more warm weather was moving in. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 24.2 cfs and 43.8 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using streamers, small bead head nymphs and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

El Vado Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: The lake remains closed for ice fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: As of Monday morning, the lake remained closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 18.5 cfs. Fishing below Battleship Rock was fair to good using salmon eggs for trout. All of the streams north of Battleship Rock are frozen over.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

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

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

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 367 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was fair to good using zebra midges, red larva, egg patterns, bunny leeches and princess nymphs. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, small Kastmasters, egg patterns and worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait and wax worms for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing was good mid-week but slowed over the weekend. Anglers did best using PowerBait and garlic cheese.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Velveeta cheese for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using spoons, blade baits and jigs for white bass, catfish and an occasional walleye. We had no reports on other species.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 205 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

Percha Dam: 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.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1.50 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Southeast Fishing Report

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 14.3 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

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

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

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

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, small spoons and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

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

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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow.

December 29, 2018

Catches of the week

Berrendo Creek: Cousins Aribel Trujillo, age 11, and Chevy Wyatt, age 11, of Roswell caught limits of rainbow trout. They were using trout lures and salmon peach PowerBait.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Vicente Bustamante of Artesia caught a 5-pound, 11-ounce, largemouth bass. He was using PowerBait.

Lake Van: Dayja Pichardo, age 18, caught a 6-pound rainbow trout. She was using a spoon.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.31 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

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

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: The lake opened to ice fishing December 28. The ice was 9 to 11 inches thick and the lake was open to snowmobiles and ATVs. Fishing for rainbow trout and perch was good using small ice jigs with meal worms and PowerBait. Our only northern pike report was that of a fish that took an anglers’ perch as he was reeling it in. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: The lake is closed to fishing at this time, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: The lake is closed to fishing at this time, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated 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. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 42.2 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was good using salmon eggs, copper John Barrs and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 23.2 cfs. Trout fishing below Questa was fair using salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 285 cfs. Before the winter storm hit, trout fishing was good using wooly buggers, red larva, San Juan worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

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

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 4.78 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: 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: The lake was completely iced over as of Monday morning and closed to fishing. For updates, contact the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

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

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light. Anglers should be aware that the boat ramp remains in rough shape and four-wheel drive has been recommended for launching boats.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 126 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the drains this past week was good using wax worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls, San Juan worms and small streamers. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake has been closed to boating and about 50 percent was iced over as of Sunday morning. Shoreline fishing was available. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 24.2 cfs and 105 cfs respectively. Trout fishing at both locations was fair using small streamers, small bead head nymphs and salmon eggs.

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

El Vado Lake: As of Monday, there was a thin layer of ice on the lake and it was closed to fishing. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: The lake remained closed for ice fishing as of Monday morning. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: As of Monday morning, there was a thin layer of ice on the lake and it was closed to fishing. For updated conditions call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 37.0 cfs. Fishing below Battleship Rock was good using salmon eggs and copper John Barrs for trout. All streams north of Battleship Rock are frozen over.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

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

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

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 367 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was fair to good using red larva, bright colored egg patterns, bunny leeches, princess nymphs and Desert Storms. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, Gulp eggs, egg patterns and earth worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central Pond was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, wax worms and small artificial grubs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest Fishing Report
Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, garlic cheese and homemade dough bait for trout.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

We had no reports on other species.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using spoons, blade baits and jigs for white bass and largemouth bass. Fishing for catfish was slow, but a few were caught by anglers using liver and homemade dough bait. We had no reports on other species.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 68.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

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 1.26 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was fair using garlic and cheese flavored PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Southeast Fishing Report

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was very good using spinners, spoons and PowerBait for trout. Valerie Wyatt of Roswell reported excellent fishing this past weekend as several people caught limits of trout. They were using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, spinners and small spoons.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 14.3 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

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. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

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

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs and spoons for white bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow, but one big largemouth bass was caught by an angler fishing for trout and using PowerBait.

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

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

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

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 to fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and night crawlers for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout.

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using flies, worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 15.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 7.97 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using spoons, blade baits and jig and grub combinations for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Wishing all anglers a very Happy, Healthy, Good Fishing New Year!