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2019 NM Fishing Reports

April 20, 2019

Catches of the week

Caballo Lake: Kayla Crawford of Alamogordo caught her first catfish, a 9-pound channel catfish Apr. 19. She was using cut bait. Milla Crawford, age 7, caught a 2-pound catfish Apr. 19. She was using cut bait.

Cochiti Lake: Mike Watkins of Albuquerque caught a 6.5-pound largemouth bass Apr. 19. He was fishing the east side of the lake and using a crank bait. Antonio Naranjo of Pena Blanca caught a 25-inch northern pike Apr. 20. He was using a soft bait.

Eagle Nest Lake: Annie Espinoza, age 18, of Questa caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Apr. 19. She was using PowerBait. Tommy Torres of Taos caught a 42-inch, 25-pound northern pike. He was using garlic PowerBait on a very small hook.

Green Meadow Lake: Terry Callaway of Hobbs caught a 5-pound largemouth bass Apr. 20. He was using a red lipless crank bait.

Greene Acres Lake: Layla Rodriquez, age 10, of Clovis caught a limit of trout within one-hour Apr. 20. She was using PowerBait.

Lake Roberts: Caleb Longwell, age 16, of Las Cruces caught a 17.25-inch largemouth bass Apr. 19. It was his biggest fish ever caught and he was using worms.

Rancho Grande Pond: Austyn and Diontaye Riley and dad, Dion of Laguna Pueblo caught limits of trout Apr. 17 and Diontaye, age 13, caught another limit Apr. 19. They were using Fire Balls and PowerBait.

Roswell Kids Pond: Austin Swann, age 7, and Landon Swann, age 6, caught their limits of catfish Apr. 15. They were using chicken liver.

Santa Rosa Lake: Tony Abbondanza caught a 25-inch, 9-pound channel catfish Apr. 20. He was using live worms.

Storrie Lake: Max Buell, age 8, of Artesia caught a 16.75-inch rainbow trout Apr. 20. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.

Sumner Lake: Maria Cardoza of Artesia caught two walleye measuring about 20 inches each Apr. 19. These were her first walleye ever and she was using a white and purple Rapala shad rap. Cutter Daubert, age 4, of Roswell caught his very first crappie Apr. 19. He was using a crank bait.

The following reports came in late, but are definitely worth mentioning:

Aztec Pond: Anita Ath of Aztec caught her biggest trout ever, a 22-inch rainbow Apr. 10. She was using a Panther Martin.

Corrales Drain: Burque Bass Man caught a 29-inch, 9-pound northern pike Apr. 13. He was using a ned rig with a Z-Man TRD Crawz.

Eagle Rock Lake: Sisters Sofia and Eve Mondragon, ages 6 and 4 respectively, along with their mom, Deandra Mondragon of Ojo Caliente caught limits of rainbow trout Apr. 14. They were using salmon eggs.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 25.7 cfs. Fishing was good using Fire Balls, bead head hare’s ears, San Juan worms, small spinners and red zebra midges for trout.

Clayton Lake: Fishing from the bank was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. Eric and Alan Christman from Clayton were in a small boat and caught limits of trout up to 18 inches. They were using Colorado spoons. Fishing was good using chicken liver for small catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using grubs, minnows, worms, crank baits, spinner baits, jerk baits, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, worms and grubs for crappie. Walleye fishing picked up this past week with several caught by anglers using minnows, grubs and crank baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

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

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was very good using a variety of PowerBait for rainbow trout and a few northern pike. Anglers also picked up a few fish while using Pistol Petes and spinners. Veltran Trujillo and sons Mateo, age 4, and Adam, age 9, of Taos caught their limits of trout and a 38-inch northern pike April 20. They were using garlic PowerBait. Fishing for perch was slow with just a few caught by anglers using worms. We had no reports on other species.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms, Fire Balls and bead head hare’s ears for trout.

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

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using assorted PowerBait for trout up to 18 inches.

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

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and bead head prince nymphs for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 511 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms, spoons, prince nymphs and San Juan worms for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 108 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, leeches, PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing at the hatchery pond was good using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 881 cfs. Before the latest increase in flows, trout fishing above the John Dunn bridge area was fair using caddis nymphs, wooly buggers and bead head soft hackles 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 110 cfs. Fishing was good using worms for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 110 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fisher Chick spinners, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes for trout.

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

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CRAPPIE: Fishing was excellent using minnows, white and chartreuse curly tail grubs and small jigs for crappie in shallow water. Fishing was good using swim baits, jig and minnow combinations and worms for walleye. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using swim baits, spinner baits and the general PowerBait for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait and chicken liver on trout lines for catfish. Anglers also did well using the same baits with rod and reel. The surface temp was in the mid to high 50s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing from the bank this past week was good for anglers using worms and minnows. They caught a mixed bag of walleye, smallmouth bass and brown trout. Launching boats is still quite difficult and 4-wheel drive is required.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 1,890 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Our only reports this week were of a few bullheads and catfish caught by anglers using worms.

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

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 1,190 cfs and 1,400 cfs respectively. Trout fishing was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with just a few northern pike and bass caught by anglers using crank baits, spinner baits and soft plastics.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using worms, small jigs, spinners, tubes, wet flies and crank baits for a mixed bag of perch, small smallmouth bass, brown trout and carp.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, bead head nymphs, Fire Balls and PowerBait for rainbow trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait roe sacs and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and spinners for trout.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 339 cfs and fishing was slow. Chris Wentz of Corrales reported a good day fishing on the East Fork. He caught and released several brown trout and one rainbow while using bead head prince nymphs and bead head hare’s ears. Trout fishing on the Cebolla was good for anglers using worms, San Juan worms and Fire Balls. We had no other stream reports.

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 PowerBait, worms and spinners for trout.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using jerk baits, spinner baits, grubs, tubes, jigs and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing for northern pike was rated as slow by most anglers, but a few were caught by anglers using swim baits and crank baits. Fishing for trout was fair for anglers using worms, PowerBait, spoons and crank baits.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 343 cfs and expected to increase to 400 cfs today. The water remains murky, but fishing was rated as fair for anglers using wooly buggers, red annelids, San Juan worms, bright egg patterns and worms.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using PowerBait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using worms and wooly buggers. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing was fair using liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and spinners for bass and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CRAPPIE: Fishing was very good using curly tail grubs, minnows, jigs and crank baits for crappie and an occasional walleye. Aaron Stern reported that he and Junior and Norma Alfaro and Nathaniel Trillo, age 7, all of El Paso caught 17 crappie and Aaron’s first ever walleye April 20. They were using curly tail grubs. Fishing was fair to good using liver and cut bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits, creature baits and spinner baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using minnows, crank baits, grubs and jigs for a mixed bag of crappie, white bass and a few walleye. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair to good for anglers using jerk baits, spinner baits, crank baits, senkos, tubes, jigs and swim baits. Fishing was good using liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. The surface temp was in the low 60s. Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 209 cfs. Fishing was fair using chicken liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair to good using worms, liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, spinners and worms for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.00 cfs. Fishing on the river above Elephant Butte was good using liver and cut bait for catfish.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair using spinners, worms, tubes and crank baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 58.8 cfs. Fishing was good using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish.

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 to good using worms and liver for catfish. Fishing was good using crank baits, spinner baits and jerk baits for white bass and largemouth bass.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was slow.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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. Fishing for all other species was slow, but there were a few largemouth bass caught by anglers using crank baits.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was very good using assorted PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lake Van: Trout fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes under a bubble. Fishing was fair using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 124 cfs. Fishing was good using night crawlers and beef liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, spinner baits, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using jerk baits, tubes, minnows, grubs and crank baits for walleye and crappie. Fishing was fair using cut bait and worms for catfish.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, spinner baits, tubes, jigs, minnows, worms and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, grubs, spinners and jig and minnow combinations for crappie and walleye. Fishing was fair using liver, homemade dough bait and night crawlers for catfish.

April 13, 2019

Catches of the week

Alumni Pond: Issiah Astorga caught a 27-inch, 9-pound carp Apr. 14. He was using pack bait with corn.

Navajo Lake: Jeff Stuhlmann of Placitas caught a 4.5-pound smallmouth bass Apr. 8. He was using a jerk bait. Pam Hauer of Albuquerque caught and released a 24.5-inch, 6-pound rainbow trout April 9. She was using a rainbow-colored spoon.

Elephant Butte Lake: Josh Austin of Las Cruces caught and released an 8.69-pound largemouth bass Apr. 13. He was using a creature bait.

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Pecos River: JD Coats of Grants caught a 20-inch rainbow trout Apr. 11 and a 25-inch rainbow Apr. 15. He caught the first one fishing the river near Terrero and the second near Cowles. He was using worms. Adam Luke Jimenez, age 9, of Rio Rancho caught a limit of trout Apr. 5. He was fishing the river above the town of Pecos and using Fire Balls.

Tiger Park Pond: Tateum Boswell, age 7, of Bloomfield caught and released a 13-inch trout Apr. 7. He was using worms.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 17.2 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls, bead head hare’s ears, San Juan worms and red zebra midges for trout.  

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

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

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

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, swim baits and PowerBait for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Gallinas River: Fishing was fair to good using worms and wooly buggers for trout.

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

Lake Alice: Fishing was good using salmon peach and garlic scented PowerBait for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout up to 14 inches.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was fair to good PowerBait, worms, bead head hare’s ears and Pistol Petes for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 149 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms, prince nymphs, egg patterns and San Juan worms for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 52.9 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, poundmeisters, PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing at the hatchery pond was good using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 474 cfs. Trout fishing above the John Dunn bridge area was fair using caddis dries and nymphs and bead head soft hackles for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday morning was 21.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using small red copper John Barrs for trout.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 37.6 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, Fire Balls, egg patterns and copper John Barrs for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 47.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, bead head hare’s ears, Fisher Chick spinners, Panther Martin spinners, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes for 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.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, swim baits, jig and minnow combinations and worms for walleye. Jarod Rael of Tucumcari caught four 18-inch walleye while fishing from the bank. He was using minnows and worms. We had no reports on other species.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. The lake level continues to drop and launching boats has become very difficult.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 763 cfs. Fishing was fair using

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

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

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 373 cfs and 1,010 cfs respectively. Trout fishing was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and liver for catfish. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using jigs, creature baits, swim baits and spinner baits. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake:  Trout fishing over the past weekend was very good for anglers using Fire Balls, green PowerBait and Mike’s green trout bait. Anglers also did well using olive wooly buggers, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was good using roe sacs, Fire Balls, corn and PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and spoons for trout.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 201 cfs and fishing was slow. Trout fishing on the Cebolla was good for anglers using worms, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and Fire Balls. We had no other stream reports.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jerk baits, spinner baits, grubs, tubes, jigs and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. A few northern pike were caught by anglers using swim baits and jerk baits. Fishing for trout was fair to good for anglers using worms, PowerBait, spoons and crank baits. Matt Hanifin, Ryan Hanifin and Pam Hauer of Albuquerque caught and released several big trout over a two-day period last week. They were using spoons and trolling Rapala shad rap #7s.

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

San Juan River: There was a bit of fluctuation in the stream flow this past week as tests were conducted at the main outlet works, but flow on Monday morning was back at 338 cfs. The water remains murky, but fishing picked up some as a few trout were caught by anglers using red annelids, San Juan worms, bright egg patterns and worms.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, Pistol Petes and Velveeta cheese and spinners. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Our only report was of a carp caught by an angler using pack bait with corn.  

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing was good using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using liver and cut bait for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, small plastics, spoons and crank baits for a mix of white bass, crappie and walleye. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using creature baits, jigs and crank baits.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using minnows and jigs for crappie. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass picked up a bit from the previous week. Successful anglers were using jerk baits, tubes, jigs, swim baits, creature baits, crank baits and spinner baits. Fishing was good using crank baits and minnows for white bass walleye. Fishing was good using liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. The surface temp was in the high 50s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and bead head nymphs for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 260 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair to good using worms, liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.00 cfs. Fishing on the river above Elephant Butte was good using liver and cut bait for catfish.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and spinners for trout. Fishing was fair to good using spinners, worms, tubes, crank baits and spoons for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Berrendo Creek: 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 46.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

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

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

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

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait for a mixed bag of trout, bluegill and catfish.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was slow.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough baits and Fire Balls for trout.

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 reports on other species.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Kastmasters for trout. Fishing was good using Kastmasters, worms and spinners for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

Lake Van: Trout fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes under a bubble. Fishing was slow to fair using liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 126 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using nymphs and PowerBait.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 23.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim baits, jerk baits, spinner baits, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using jerk baits, tubes, minnows, grubs and crank baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, spinner baits, tubes, jigs, worms and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, grubs, spinners and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. Fishing was fair using liver, homemade dough bait and night crawlers for catfish.

April 6, 2019

Catches of the week

Bluewater Lake: Jacob Larrazolo of Edgewood caught and released a 32-inch tiger muskie Apr. 3. He was fishing for trout with light tackle and using a worm.  

Cochiti Lake: Ashwan Herrera of Cochiti Pueblo caught a 38-inch, 14-pound, 10-ounce northern pike April 7. He was fishing by the old marina and using a Rebel lure. Abraham Herrera of Cochiti Pueblo caught a 42-inch, 16-pound, 8-ounce northern pike April 7. He was using a Rebel lure. Donald Wood of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch, 7-pound, 3-ounce largemouth bass Apr. 7. He was fishing the east side of the lake and using a chartreuse Bomber crank bait.

Eagle Nest Lake: Everett Gonzales, age 6, of Angel Fire caught a 21.5-inch rainbow trout Apr. 5. He was using salmon peach PowerBait. Zeus Reese of Eagle Nest caught a 35-inch, 13-pound northern pike and a 21-inch rainbow trout Apr. 6. He was fishing with 4-pound test line and using salmon peach PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Jewell Johnston of T or C caught and released a 10.02-pound largemouth bass April 7. He was using a 4-inch jerk bait. Jeremy Fuentes of Carlsbad caught and released a big striped bass Mar. 30. He was using a jerk bait. Cole Buser of Gallup caught a 23.19-pound striped bass March 27. He was using a swim bait.

Fenton Lake: Natalie Brown, age 4, of Rio Rancho caught her limit of trout Apr. 5. She was using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: O. W. Clarke, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a channel catfish measuring about 18 inches Apr. 6. He was fishing just south of the Avenida Cesar Chavez bridge and using shrimp.

Tingley Beach: Sarah Rose Wakefield, age 8, and Sebastian Duran, age 7, of Albuquerque each caught a rainbow trout April 7. They were using PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair using PowerBait.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 17.2 cfs. Fishing was good using Fire Balls, bead head pheasant tails and bead head hare’s ears.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was good using PowerBait and spoons for trout. The biggest reported was an 18.5-inch fish caught by Lawrence Vigil of Clayton. He was using yellow PowerBait.  We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using liver, cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using Kastmasters, crank baits, tubes, creature baits and swim jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, minnows and grubs for a mixed bag of white bass, walleye and crappie. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid to upper 50s.

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

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using large streamers, swim baits and PowerBait for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

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 good using an assortment of PowerBait for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout up to 16 inches.

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

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing was slow for anglers using bait, but good for fly anglers using a variety of bead head nymphs for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 183 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 57.1 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, bead head hare’s ears, poundmeisters, San Juan worms and worms for trout. Fishing at the hatchery pond was very good using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 481 cfs. Trout fishing in the John Dunn bridge area was fair to good using midge larva, bead head pheasant tails, egg patterns, spoons and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday morning was 36.7 cfs. Fishing was fair using copper John Barrs for trout.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 40.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 119 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, bead head hare’s ears, pheasant tail nymphs, Fisher Chick spinners, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, swim baits and spinner baits for northern pike. We had no reports on other species. 

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was good trolling crank baits for white bass and a few crappie and walleye. Anglers also caught walleye while using jig and minnow combinations. Fishing was fair to good using jerk baits, spinner baits and jigs for smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using night crawlers and punch bait for catfish. The surface water temp was in the mid 50s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. The lake level continues to drop and launching boats has become very difficult.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 1,030 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 with just a few tiger muskie caught by anglers using worms and swim baits.

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 776 cfs and 1,190 cfs respectively. Fishing has slowed considerably with the high-water releases.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was good using worms, homemade dough bait, cut bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was fair using crank baits, jigs and spinnerbaits for white bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, worms and grubs for small smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Trout fishing reports this past week varied from very slow to very good for anglers using an assortment of PowerBait, worms, olive wooly buggers, small spoons and Pistol Petes. The best reports came from anglers using PowerBait just off the bottom.

Heron Lake: As of this past weekend, the lake was free of ice and open to bank fishing.  Fishing from the bank in the Ridge Rock area was good using roe sacs, corn and an assortment of PowerBait for trout up to 16 inches. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 226 cfs and fishing was slow. Fishing on the Cebolla was good for anglers using worms, San Juan worms and Fire Balls. We had no other stream reports.

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 with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few bass, trout and northern pike caught by anglers using spinner baits, grubs, tubes, jigs and crank baits. The best bass reports were from anglers using spinner baits in Francis Canyon and La Jara Canyon.

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

San Juan River: There was a bit of fluctuation in the stream flow this past week as tests were conducted at the main outlet works, but flow on Monday morning was back at 284 cfs. The water remains quite murky and fishing was slow.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using PowerBait, worms, Joe’s Flies, Kastmasters, Velveeta cheese and spinners. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using Velveeta cheese and worms.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and spoons for trout. Fishing was good using cut bait, liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnow imitations for crappie.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and spinners for trout. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using tubes, crank baits, jigs and creature baits. Fishing for catfish was slow, but a few were caught by anglers using liver and plastic worms. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using liver and cut bait for catfish. Fishing was good using grubs, minnows and crank baits for a mix of white bass, crappie and walleye. Tony and Jeanette Medran of Silver City caught a nice stringer of crappie and white bass April 6. They were using green grubs.

Elephant Butte Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CRAPPIE. Fishing was very good using minnows and jigs for crappie. The Emiliano Lopez family from El Paso had a great time catching crappie over the last weekend. They were using minnows. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was tough again this past week. A large number of anglers fishing tournaments zeroed out, but a few fish were caught by anglers using jerk baits, tubes, jigs, grubs, crank baits and spinner baits. A few striped bass were caught by anglers using swim baits, crank baits and jerk baits. Fishing was fair using crank baits for white bass and a few walleye. Fishing was good using liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. The surface temp was in the high 50s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and spoons for trout. A Youth Fishing Tournament will be held here April 13. For more information, call the City of Socorro at (575) 835-8927,

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 320 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using worms, liver, homemade dough bait and PowerBait for catfish. Fishing was good using shrimp flavored PowerBait, copper John Barrs, Pistol Petes, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using spoons and plastic worms for largemouth bass. Fishing was very good using BWOs, blue Duns and caddis imitations for bluegill.

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 slow to fair using PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.00 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs worms, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was fair to good using spinners, worms and spoons for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Berrendo Creek: 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 7.66 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Kastmasters, PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, swim jigs, jerk baits, spinners, crank baits, creature baits and tubes for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

Corona Pond: Ronald Clawson reported good trout fishing here this past week with silver spinners working best.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough baits and Fire Balls for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow, but a few trout were caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, PowerBait and homemade dough bait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and worms for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Pistol Petes and Kastmasters for trout. Fishing was fair to good using Kastmasters and spinners for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

Lake Van: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and homemade dough bait. Fishing was slow to fair using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 123 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 35.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and small bead head nymphs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, swim baits, creature baits, spinner baits, tubes and grubs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.

March 30, 2019

Catches of the week

Alto Lake: Eath Johnson, age 14, and Navy Johnson, age 16, caught limits of rainbow trout Mar. 26. They were using PowerBait.

Caballo Lake: T J Guillen of Radium Springs caught a 20-inch walleye Mar. 31. He was using a red jerk bait.

Cochiti Lake: John Gutierrez of Albuquerque caught and released a 24-inch, 5-pound, 3-ounce walleye Mar. 25. He was using a tiger striped Rapala crank bait in 8 feet of water. George Torres of Stanley caught and released a 10.67-pound catfish Mar. 30. He was using cut bait.

Eagle Rock Lake: Eve Mondragon, age 4, and her sister Sofia Mondragon, age 6, of Ojo Caliente caught a total of seven rainbow trout Mar. 31. They were using salmon eggs.

Navajo Lake: Derrick Mcculler of Farmington caught and released a 30-inch brown trout Mar. 25. He was using a yellow perch F18 Rapala. David Herrera of Aztec caught and released a 7.62-pound largemouth bass Mar. 28. He was using a tube.

Red River Hatchery Pond: Antonio Castillo, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch rainbow trout. He was using PowerBait. 

Roswell Kids Pond: Chevy Wyatt, age 11, caught a 24-inch, 5-pound catfish Mar. 28. He was using stink bait.

Springer Lake: Nazario Romero of Cleveland, N.M. caught a 25-inch and a 26-inch northern pike Mar. 27. He was using a crank bait.

Santa Cruz Lake: Carlos Trujillo of Isleta Pueblo caught a 20-inch rainbow trout and caught and released several others Mar. 27. This was his first trip to Santa Cruz. He was fishing the bend between the pier and the boat dock and using Pistol Petes, hare’s ears and pheasant tail nymphs.

The following reports came in late, but are definitely worth mentioning:

Monastery Lake: Jeff Fordham of Santa Fe caught a 20-inch brown trout Mar. 24. He was using PowerBait.

Pecos River: Larry Sandoval of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch, 5.5-pound rainbow trout Mar. 24. He was using a San Juan worm.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs. Action slowed considerably over the weekend.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 15.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Several limits were caught. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using Kastmasters, crank baits, tubes, creature baits and swim jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. 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 this week.

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 has now opened to boating. The courtesy docks will be placed on May 9. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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 completely free of ice, but we had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: As of this past weekend, the lake was completely free of ice. Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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, salmon eggs and worms.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, San Juan worms and bead head prince nymphs for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 113 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 47.6 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, bead head hare’s ears, poundmeisters and San Juan worms for trout. Fishing at the hatchery pond was good using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 737 cfs. Trout fishing in the John Dunn bridge area was good using midge larva, bead head pheasant tails, egg patterns and crane flies. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday morning was 18.9 cfs. Fishing was fair using copper John Barrs for trout.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 29.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 46.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, bead head hare’s ears, pheasant tail nymphs and Pistol Petes for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, swim baits and spinner baits for northern pike. We had no reports on other species. 

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was good trolling crank baits up the Canadian arm of the lake for white bass and walleye. Fishing was fair using crank baits, jigs and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was very good using cut bait and liver for catfish. The action slowed over the weekend as strong winds kept most anglers off the water. The surface water temp was in the low 50s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light. The lake level continues to drop and launching boats has become very difficult.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 7.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque (South) and Peralta drains was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, small plastics and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. Marcos Gulin of Peralta reported catching a nice rainbow trout on March 31. He was using a single hook rig with a salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

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

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 789 cfs and 1010 cfs respectively. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cochiti Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CATFISH: Fishing continued to be very good this past week for anglers fishing for catfish. They caught several while using worms, homemade dough bait, cut bait and liver. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was fair using crank baits, jigs and spinnerbaits for white bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes and grubs for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: The lake is now open to bank and boat fishing. Trout fishing was very good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, worms and small bead head nymphs. They were using PowerBait and worms. For ice condition updates, call the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: As of this past weekend, the lake was free of ice and open to bank fishing.  there was still ice on a good part of the lake and the boat ramp was closed. Some shoreline fishing access was available, but 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: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 226 cfs and fishing was slow. We had no other stream reports.

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 to fair using jigs, crank baits and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, spinner baits, spoons and crank baits for northern pike and an occasional trout. 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 289 cfs and the water remains extremely murky. Trout fishing was very slow.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms, Joe’s Flies and spinners. Trout fishing at the catch and release pond was good using olive leech patterns, San Juan worms and small bead head hare’s ears. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait 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. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using tubes, crank baits and creature baits. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using cut bait, worms and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jerk baits and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was a bit tough this past week, but some anglers did fairly well using tubes, jigs, crank baits, jerk baits and spinner baits. Fishing for white bass and crappie was fair to good using minnows, jig and minnow combinations, spinners, sassy shad, tubes and crank baits. Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, liver and cut bait for catfish. The surface water temp ranged from the low to high 50s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and spinners for trout. A Youth Fishing Tournament will be held here April 13. For more information, call the City of Socorro at (575) 835-8927.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 413 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and bead head nymphs 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 slow to fair using PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 3.23 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was fair to good using spinners and spoons for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 2.31 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs 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 Kastmasters, PowerBait, spoons and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using plastic worms, swim jigs, jerk baits, spinners, crank baits, Kastmasters and tubes for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait spinners and worms for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was good using PowerBait and worms. 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, worms, homemade dough baits and Fire Balls for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, spinners and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using Kastmasters and spinners for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

Lake Van: Trout fishing was good using garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble. 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 102 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and Joe’s flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 45.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using creature baits, crank baits, tubes and grubs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using, tubes, minnows, grubs and crank baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, tubes, jigs, swim baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass. Josh Minor of Clovis reported that he and his wife, Renee, caught and released several smallmouth in the 14-inch range on March 28. They were using crank baits. Fishing was fair using crank baits, swim baits, spoons, spinners and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

March 23, 2019

Catches of the week

Cochiti Lake: George Torres of Stanley caught and released a 12-pound channel catfish, his personal best. He was fishing from a boat below Tetilla Peak and using cut bait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Brian Kelly of Rio Rancho caught a 40-inch striped bass with a 24-inch girth Mar. 23. He was fishing near Pirates Cove and using a 4-inch white grub on a football jig. Jeanette Medran of Silver City caught an 18-inch walleye, her first ever Mar. 24. She was using a swim bait.

Grindstone Reservoir: Harley Monroe Asbury, age 8, of Marana, Arizona and her grandpa caught a limit of trout Mar. 21. They were using salmon peach PowerBait.

Navajo Lake: Andrea Gallegos of Los Lunas caught and released a 20-inch trout Mar. 16. She was using a yellow spoon.

Ned Houk Ponds: Andre Garcia, age 10, of Clovis caught two rainbow trout on Mar. 23. He was using worms and PowerBait.

Roswell Kids Pond: Chevy Wyatt, age 11, of Roswell caught a 24-inch, 5-pound catfish Mar. 24. He was using hot links. Avery Knight, age 8, of Roswell caught a 3-pound catfish Mar. 24. He was using a hot dog.

Ute Lake: Trent Riley of Amarillo, TX caught and released a 5.88-pound smallmouth bass Mar. 25.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Helen Mia Frentzel, age 6, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Mar. 24. She was using a worm.

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.

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Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was good again this past week. Anglers did well using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

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

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms, liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using Kastmasters, Johnson silver spoons, crank baits and swim jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

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 has opened to shoreline fishing but is still closed to boating. The south end of the lake and small sections of the north end remain iced over. Fishing was fair using salmon peach and nymph grape PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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 completely free of ice, but we had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout up to 17 inches. More shoreline was open and free of ice.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and spoons for trout up to 18 inches.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 65.9 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 41.2 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, copper John Barrs, bead head hare’s ears and San Juan worms for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 610 cfs. Flows are a bit high, but trout fishing in the Taos area was decent using BWO nymphs, copper John Barrs are poundmeisters. Dry fly action has picked up and is best on cloudy days. Size 16 dries worked best. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday morning was 10.4 cfs. Fishing was fair using small bead head nymphs for trout.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 17.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 31.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms, pheasant tail nymphs and Pistol Petes for trout. There is no boat dock in the water at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits and spinners for northern pike. We had no reports on other species. 

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

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

Ute Lake: White bass fishing picked up for anglers working the Canadian arm of the lake. They caught several white bass and a few walleye while trolling medium running crank baits. A few more walleye were caught by anglers using jig and live minnow combinations. Fishing was fair using jigs and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using Kastmasters, blade baits and worms for a mixed bag of crappie and catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 40s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows, grubs, crank baits and spoons for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The lake level continues to drop and launching boats has become very difficult.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 419 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque (South) and Peralta drains was fair using PowerBait, worms, small plastics and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using small plastics and worms. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using spinners, swim baits and crank baits from the bank for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

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 300 cfs and 602 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was fair using bead head hare’s ears, egg patterns and worms. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CATFISH: Fishing was excellent using cut bait, worms, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. George Torres of Stanley was out again this past week and reported that he and Jeff Martinez of Albuquerque caught and released 46 channel catfish this past Saturday. They were using cut bait. Fishing for bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using crank baits, jigs and spinnerbaits. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake: There was limited shoreline fishing access as of Monday, but trout anglers were doing well. They were using PowerBait and worms. For ice condition updates, call the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: As of Monday, there was still ice on a good part of the lake and the boat ramp was closed. Some shoreline fishing access was available, but 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: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 182 cfs and fishing was slow. We had no other stream reports.

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 spoons, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, crank baits and grubs for smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, spinner baits, spoons and deep running crank baits for northern pike and an occasional trout. 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 and the water remains extremely murky. This is due to work being done on the release gate and flows are currently coming from the lower gate at the dam. Trout fishing was very slow.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms, Pistol Petes, Joe’s Flies, spoons and spinners. Trout fishing at the Catch and Release Pond was very good using olive leech patterns. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using cut bait, worms and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing for walleye was fair for anglers using live minnows and crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow as far as numbers, but a variety of fish were caught including striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, crappie and walleye. Anglers using live minnows, 4-inch grubs, creature baits, jerk baits, crank baits and 4-inch white tubes all managed to pick up a few fish. The surface water temp ranged from the low to high 50s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout. A Youth Fishing Tournament will be held here April 13. For more information, call the City of Socorro at (575) 835-8927,

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 534 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was very good using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, homemade dough bait, small spoons and spinners for trout. Fishing was fair using liver, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. 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: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .13 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 4.58 cfs. Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing continued to be quite good this past week as several anglers reported catching limits of trout. They were using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

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 Kastmasters and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using plastic worms, swim jigs, jerk baits, crank baits, Kastmasters and tubes for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait spinners and worms for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, worms, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

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

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

Lake Van: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait and Pistol Petes under a bubble. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 66.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and Joe’s flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 38.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs, creature baits, crank baits and grubs for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using, tubes, minnows and crank baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 40s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, crank baits, jigs, swim baits and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, swim baits, spoons and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. One angler reported good success fishing from the bank. He was fishing at the southwest corner and caught several walleye using a yellow and gold Mepps Spinner. We had no reports on other species.

March 16, 2019

Catches of the week

Cochiti Lake: George Torres of Stanley caught and released three channel catfish that weighed in at 9.66 pounds each Mar 16. He was using cut bait. 

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Lola McHale, age 7 of Albuquerque caught a 15-inch rainbow trout and caught and released several others. She was using a thin mint leech pattern.

Tingley Beach:  Anthony Johnson, age 9, of Albuquerque caught a 17-inch rainbow trout Mar. 15. He was using pink PowerBait. Samantha Akridge, age 11, of Albuquerque caught a 17.5-inch rainbow trout Mar. 16. She was using marshmallow PowerBait. Austin Barnes, age 3, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch, 2-pound, rainbow trout Mar. 18. He was using a Panther Martin.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 10.9 cfs. Fishing in the deeper holes was good using bead head hare’s ears, copper John Barrs and PowerBait for trout.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was slow for all species. A few trout were caught by anglers using PowerBait and spoons. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to 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 remained closed to fishing. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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 completely free of ice, but the water is quite murky. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: As of Monday, there was little open water along the shoreline, but it opens some in the warm afternoon hours. We had no reports from anglers.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Fire Balls and spoons.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 66.5 cfs. Fishing slowed with the increase in runoff, but a few trout were caught by anglers using worms and copper John Barrs.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 43.7 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, bead head pheasant tail nymphs, bead head hare’s ears and San Juan worms for trout. Fishing at the hatchery pond was good using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 588 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using wooly buggers, worms and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday morning was 11.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 13.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 27.4. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms, pheasant tail nymphs and brown jigs for trout. There is no boat dock in the water at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair to good using streamers, crank baits and spinners for northern pike. We had no reports on other species. 

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

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver and cut bait on trout lines for catfish. Fishing was fair using live minnows under a light for crappie. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.
 

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, grubs, crank baits and spoons for walleye and an occasional smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The lake level remains low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 457 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque (South), Bernalillo, Belen and Peralta drains was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, small plastics and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using small plastics and worms. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners, swim baits and crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 29.0 cfs and 279 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair using bead head hare’s ears, prince nymphs and worms. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was excellent using cut bait for catfish. George Torres of Stanley reported that he and his fishing partner Luke Grossetete of Albuquerque caught and released well over 30 catfish this past Saturday. They were using cut bait. Anglers also did well using worms and liver. A few white bass were caught by anglers using crank baits. Our only other report was from Rick Soto of Santa Fe. He caught and released a nice 17-inch largemouth bass on the 17th. He was using a chartreuse spinner bait.

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

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

Heron Lake: As of Monday, there was a small amount of open water, but it was difficult to access. For updates, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 198 cfs and fishing was slow. Fishing on the Cebolla was good using worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other stream reports.

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 for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits and deep running crank baits for northern pike and an occasional trout. 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 and the water was quite murky. Trout fishing was slow.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and leech patterns for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms, Pistol Petes, Joe’s Flies, spoons and spinners. Fishing was fair using streamers for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report
Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits and crank baits for white bass and a few walleye. Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, liver and cut bait for catfish. The best catfish reports came from anglers fishing at night. Fishing for black bass was slow, but a few largemouth bass and smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using, swim jigs, crank baits, spinner baits and creature baits. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 850 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms, homemade dough bait and spinners for trout. Fishing was fair using liver and worms for catfish. 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: Fishing was fair to good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .13 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Fire Balls and Pistol Petes.

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 11.4 cfs. Fishing was good using streamers, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs and homemade dough bait.

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 Kastmasters and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using black plastic worms, jigs and tubes for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and spoons for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms.

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was rated as good to excellent by anglers using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes.

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

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

Lake Van: Fishing continued to be very good this past week as several limits of trout were caught by anglers using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, spoons and Pistol Petes. We had no reports on other species.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 58.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and Joe’s flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 30.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, jigs, creature baits, worms, crank baits and sweet beavers for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using, tubes, minnows and crank baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 40s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, crank baits, swim baits and jigs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, swim baits, spoons and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

March 9, 2018

Catches of the week

Tingley Beach:  Nathan Orona of Albuquerque caught and released a 21-inch rainbow trout Mar. 6. He was using a black and orange Panther Martin. Jazzlin Freelong, age 10, of Albuquerque caught her first fish ever, an 18-inch rainbow trout Mar. 10. She was using green PowerBait.
 
The following reports came in late, but are definitely worth mentioning.

Caballo Lake: Raymundo Baeza of El Paso, TX caught a 27-inch catfish Mar. 2. He was using cut bait.

San Juan River: Joseph Lingnau of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Mar. 1. He was fishing by the pump house and using corn. 

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was very good using PowerBait on the bottom for rainbow trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using spoons.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 5.46 cfs. Fishing in the deeper holes was good using salmon peach PowerBait for trout. A few were also taken by anglers using bead head hare’s ears.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait, spoons and spinners. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

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

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to 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 remained closed to fishing. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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 been closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions.

Lake Maloya: As of Sunday, March 10, the lake remained closed to ice fishing due to unstable ice conditions. Some open water areas were forming along the shoreline. For updates, 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 very good using PowerBait for trout up to 23 inches.  

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 40.3 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using bead head hare’s ears, San Juan worms, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 36.3 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, red and orange egg patterns, bead head pheasant tail nymphs and San Juan worms for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 625 cfs. Fishing was fair using BWOs, wooly buggers 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 10.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Peter Romero reported the lake was almost full and fishing was fair using pheasant tail nymphs and brown jigs. The jigs were productive at the inlet where browns were active. There is no boat dock in the water at this time.

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 reports on other species.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using live minnows under lights for catfish in 15 to 18 feet of water. Fishing was fair to good using live minnows in about 35 feet of water for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using reaction baits and jigs in 8 to 10 feet of water for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, grubs and spoons for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The lake level remains low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 414 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque (South), Bernalillo, Belen and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing from shore was slow to fair using spinner baits and crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 27.6 cfs and 391 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair using bead head hare’s ears, prince nymphs and worms. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

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

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

Heron Lake: As of Monday, there was a small amount of open water and the lake remained closed to fishing. 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 159 cfs. Fishing on the Cebolla was fair to good using worms and Fire Balls for stocked trout. We had no other stream reports.

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 salmon peach and chartreuse PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few northern pike reported caught by anglers using swim baits and spinner baits.

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 and the water was quite murky. Trout fishing was fair through the Quality Water for anglers using bunny leeches, wooly buggers, RS2s, princess nymphs and San Juan worms. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using worms, Fire Balls, wooly buggers and spoons.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using small crappie jigs and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and small spoons for trout. Christopher Palomarez of Silver City reported good fishing this past week. He caught several trout while using garlic bait and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other species.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using, swim jigs, crank baits, creature baits and plastic worms for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, spoons and crank baits for white bass and a few walleye. Fishing was fair using homemade dough bait, liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 296 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was very good using using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and homemade dough bait for trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers using liver and homemade dough bait. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow.

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 worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2.10 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 5.20 cfs. Fishing was very good using streamers, dry flies and worms for trout. Anglers using streamers and worms also caught a few largemouth bass and crappie.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait 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 bead head nymphs, Kastmasters, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using black plastic worms, jigs and tubes for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and spinners for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, spoons and Panther Martin and Mepps spinners.

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

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

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 87.5 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Joe’s flies and Pistol Petes for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 20.2 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, jigs, crank baits and sweet beavers for largemouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow, but a few were caught by anglers using tubes and crank baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 40s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, crank baits, swim baits and jigs for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, swim baits, spoons and jig and grub combinations for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

March 2, 2019

Catches of the week

Charette Lakes: John Aguilar of Albuquerque caught a limit of rainbow trout ranging in size from 17 to 22-inches Mar. 2. He was using chartreuse PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Randy James Medran, age 8, of Silver City caught his very first largemouth bass which measured 15.75-inches Mar. 3. He was using a creature bait. George Torres of Stanley caught and released a 19-pound blue catfish Mar. 1. He was fishing from shore and using shad cut bait. Ryan Beall of Elephant Butte caught and released a 10-pound largemouth bass Feb. 24. 

Green Meadow Lake: Darrell Carr of Ruidoso and Hobbs caught and released a 6.37-pound largemouth bass Mar. 1. He was using a chatterbait with a beaver trailer.

Red River: Jesse Cordova, age 6, and his dad James of Rio Rancho, caught several trout in the 11 to 14-inch range Feb. 28. They were using egg patterns and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. 

Tingley Beach: Rocco Spurgeon, age 9, of Rio Rancho caught three rainbow trout Feb. 28 while fishing at the Youth Pond. He was using orange PowerBait. Jaaron Baldonado, age 4, and Jeremiah Baldonado, age 4 did well at the Central Pond Mar. 2. They caught several rainbow trout while using their Ninja Turtle and Star Wars combos bait with PowerBait. Yumalai Barrios, age 11 caught her biggest fish to date, a 16.5-inch rainbow trout. She was using a rainbow-colored dimpled spoon.

The following report came in late, but is definitely worth mentioning: 

Springer Lake: Chris Brashear of Springer caught a 20-inch and a 21-inch northern pike, lost one more and had a few short strikes Feb. 25. He was using a Storm 360GT search bait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was very good using chartreuse and lime green PowerBait on the bottom for rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 18.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

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: Closed to ice fishing due to rapidly deteriorating ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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 been closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions.

Lake Maloya: As of Sunday, March 3, the lake has been closed to ice fishing due to unstable ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Opened for the season March 1. We received no reports from anglers this week.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 39.6 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using small nymphs, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 36.3 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs, egg patterns, bead head pheasant tail nymphs and San Juan worms for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 493 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using weighted wooly buggers and Kastmasters. Fishing pressure was light.

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

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

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Peter Romero reported the lake surface is about 25 percent free of ice with plenty of room for bank fishing. Fishing was slow.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair to good using searchbaits, swim baits and crank baits for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

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 using swim baits and blade baits in 30 to 35 feet of water. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was extremely light.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light. The lake level remains low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 519 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, worms, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs, baetis nymphs, bunny leeches and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers fishing the Albuquerque and Peralta drains and using tubes and worms. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of March 2, the lake was free of ice and open to boating and fishing. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 27.6 cfs and 147 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using small bead head nymphs, small streamers and worms. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

El Vado Lake: As of Saturday, March 2, the lake is closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. For ice updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, corn, trout magnets, meal worms, ice jigs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. The ice thickness on Sunday was about 15 inches. Joseph Salazar, Austin Hall and Santiago Ramirez caught limits of trout Mar. 2. They were using trout magnets and salmon eggs. With warmer weather moving in, call the state park office for ice condition updates at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: As of Saturday, March 2, the lake is closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. For updates on ice conditions, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow to fair 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 23.3 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was good using worms, copper John Barrs and mop flies. 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 slow for all 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 below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 289 cfs and the water was a bit murky. Trout fishing was fair through the Quality Water for anglers using olive leech patterns, egg patterns, RS2s, Big Macs, small bead head pheasant tail nymphs, little princess nymphs and red San Juan worms. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using worms, Fire Balls, wooly buggers, copper John Barrs and egg patterns.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Velveeta cheese for trout.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using worms, small crappie jigs and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs, Pistol Petes and small spoons for trout. Christopher Palomarez of Silver City reported good fishing this past week. He caught several trout while using garlic bait and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using cut bait and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, swim jigs, crank baits, creature baits and plastic worms for largemouth bass, white bass and a few walleye. Fishing for catfish was slow, but a few were caught by anglers fishing at night and using cut shad. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, Joe’s flies and Pistol Petes for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 419 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 worms and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and homemade dough bait for trout. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow.

Percha Dam: The water remains extremely low and we had no reports from anglers.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .20 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes for trout.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, homemade baits and worms for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, garlic cheese, small spoons and Pistol Petes for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 5.49 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using Fire Balls and PowerBait 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 bead head nymphs, Kastmasters, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim baits, spinner baits and jigs for largemouth bass. A few catfish were caught by anglers using liver and homemade dough baits. We had no reports on other species.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes.

Corona Pond: Fishing was fair using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, copper John Barrs, Gulp eggs and garlic cheese for trout.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Fire Balls for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using chatter baits and spinner baits for largemouth bass.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout.

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

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

Lake Van: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. Josh Grant reported catching his limit of trout within 45 minutes while using Pistol Petes. The fish ranged in size from 9 to 13 inches. We had no reports on other species.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 87.5 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 37.6 cfs. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, egg patterns and copper John Barrs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using tubes and beavers for largemouth bass and an occasional walleye. We hand no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, crank baits, spoons and blade baits for largemouth bass, walleye and a few white bass. We had no reports on other species.

February 23, 2019

Catches of the week

Lake Van: Karyme Lopez of Roswell caught a 19-inch trout Feb. 17. She was using PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Opens for the season March 1.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 1.87 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Opens for the season March 1.

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: Fishing was good using worms and ice jigs tipped with worms for perch. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait, spoons and ice jigs for rainbow trout.  We had no reports on northern pike or kokanee.

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 been closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions.

Lake Maloya: Ice thickness as of Monday was about 16 inches. Fishing was good using PowerBait, spoons, tubes, homemade dough bait, worms, salmon eggs and ice jigs for trout up to 14 inches.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Opens for the season March 1.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed by June 1, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 21.0 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using small nymphs, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 29.5 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and San Juan worms for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 362 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using leeches, weighted wooly buggers, spoons and worms 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 3.72 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake remains completely frozen over. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

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 for all species. Fishing pressure was extremely 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 240 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen and Peralta drains was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs, baetis nymphs, bunny leeches and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing 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 24.9 cfs and 292 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using small bead head nymphs, 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: We had no reports from anglers this week. For ice updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, corn, meal worms, ice jigs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. The ice thickness on Monday was about 15 to 17 inches. Joseph Salazar of Los Lunas caught a nice 19-inch rainbow February 24. He was using a green Trout Magnet.

Heron Lake: The ice thickness as of Sunday morning was 11 inches. Fishing was fair using ice jigs, small spoons and worms for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. For updates on ice conditions, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Kastmasters 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 23.3 cfs. Trout fishing on the lower Jemez was good again this past week for anglers using worms, copper John Barrs, mop flies and PowerBait. 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing for northern pike was fair using large crank baits and swim baits. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was very 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 and visibility was not good for the sight angler. Trout fishing was good through the Quality Water for anglers using mouse patterns, white and olive leech patterns, egg patterns, Big Macs, little princess nymphs, emergers and Sidewinders. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair to good using worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait, small streamers and egg patterns.

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

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

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Velveeta cheese for trout. Tony Lujan of Las Cruces caught a 14-inch largemouth bass on February 24. He was fishing for trout and using garlic quesito.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and spinners for rainbow trout.

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: Fishing was slow for all species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spinner baits, swim jigs, crank baits, creature baits and plastic worms for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. Fishing was fair using cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 209 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .30 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait and garlic cheese for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 12.1 cfs. Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait 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 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, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, copper John Barrs, Gulp eggs and garlic cheese for trout.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

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

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

Lake Van: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, salmon eggs and spoons 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 25.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, Fire Balls and Joe’s flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 23.7 cfs. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, egg patterns and copper John Barrs for trout.

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

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

February 16, 2019

Catches of the week

Tingley Beach: Kenner Webb, age 9, and Bennett Webb, age 7, of Edgewood caught limits of trout Feb. 15. They were fishing the Youth and Central ponds along with their Dad and using yellow dough bait on the bottom. Gavin Miller, age 4, of Albuquerque caught several rainbow trout at the Youth Pond Feb. 15. He was using salmon eggs. 

The following report came in late but is definitely worth mentioning:

Elephant Butte Lake: Aiden Cashman, age 8, of Los Lunas caught an 18-inch largemouth bass Feb. 2. He was using a shad lure.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Opens for the season March 1.

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

Clayton Lake:  Opens for the season March 1.

Conchas Lake: Windy weather and 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 thickness this past weekend was about 19 inches. Fishing for perch was good using worms and ice jigs tipped with worms. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait, corn and ice jigs for rainbow trout.  We had no reports on northern pike or kokanee. Matthew Martinez, Archie Vigil, Andrew Ulibarri of La Puebla and Angelico of Las Vegas caught 50 perch this past week. They were using glow jigs tipped with wax worms.  

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 been closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions.

Lake Maloya: Ice thickness as of Monday was about 17 inches. Fishing was very good using PowerBait, spoons, tubes, homemade dough bait and ice jigs for trout up to 19 inches. Doug and Kellie Schwartz and dad, Jerry Stagner of Clovis reported catching good numbers of trout this past weekend. They were using gitzits, Kastmasters, PowerBait and Atomic Teaser jigs.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Opens for the season March 1.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June of this year but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 26.1 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was good using small nymphs and Fire Balls for trout.  

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 37.5 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 375 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using weighted wooly buggers, leeches 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 6.02 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake remains completely frozen over. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: On ice free days, fishing has been rated as fair using spoons for northern pike.

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 for all species and fishing pressure was extremely light due to very windy conditions most of the week.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure remained very light. 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 240 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, worms, Fire Balls, wax worms, copper John Barrs, zebra midges and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing due to dangerous 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 26.2 cfs and 147 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was good using small pheasant tail nymphs, small copper John Barrs, 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: We had no reports from anglers this week. For ice updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, meal worms, ice jigs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. The ice thickness was about 15 inches.

Heron Lake: The ice thickness as of Monday morning was 9 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: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls 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 27.1 cfs. Trout fishing on the lower Jemez this past week was good using worms, copper John Barrs, mop flies and PowerBait. 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: Fishing was fair to good using spoons and PowerBait for trout.  

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for trout was slow but a few were caught by anglers using PowerBait and trolling crank baits. Fishing for northern pike was fair to good using large crank baits and swim baits. 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 this past week was about the same as last. Anglers did well through the Quality Water area using egg patterns, olive and white bunny leeches, little princess nymphs, emergers and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair to good using worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait, small streamers and egg patterns.

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

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

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing very good using PowerBait, Velveeta cheese, corn, bead head prince nymphs and copper John Barrs. Action slowed on the weekend.

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

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using spoons and crank baits for walleye and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using plastic worms, crank baits, chartreuse and white spoons, swim baits and jigs for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait, homemade dough bait, Fire Balls and spoons for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 500 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .39 cfs. Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Kastmasters, Rooster Tails, night crawlers, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and spoons for trout.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 6.10 cfs. We had no reports from angles this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait 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 flies under a bubble, Kastmasters, worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jigs, worms, tubes, spoons and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs, spinners and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and salmon eggs.

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

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

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

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 30.1 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was fair using Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 54.3 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 catfish. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using crank baits, spoons and jigs. We had no reports on other species.


February 9, 2019

Catches of the week

Alto Lake: Andrea Medina, age 8, Alejandro Medina, age 5, and Isaiah Medina, age 7, of Clint, TX caught their limits of rainbow trout Feb. 9. They were using Rooster Tails and night crawlers.

Elephant Butte Lake: Happy Johnson of Santa Fe caught and released a 7.54-pound largemouth bass and a 4.26-pound largemouth bass Feb 9. He was using a crank bait in 47-degree water. 

Navajo Lake: Anfernee Prentiss caught a 6-pound, 10-ounce brown trout Jan. 29.

San Juan River: Bella Clark, age 11, of Santa Fe caught and released several rainbow trout on her first ever fly-fishing trip Feb. 4. She was using bunny leeches and egg patterns. Zach Avila, age 4, of Grand Junction, Colorado caught three rainbow trout measuring 18, 19 and 20 inches and a 19-inch brown trout Feb. 2. He was using worms.

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: Our only reports from here this past week were of strong winds and no reports from anglers.

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: Fishing for perch was good using worms and ice jigs tipped with worms. The best reports came from anglers fishing in the Six Mile area. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, PowerBait, corn and ice jigs for rainbow trout.  We had no reports on northern pike or kokanee. Wyatt Fyock and friends, Nico, Danny and Lukas caught 97 perch on Feb. 6. They were using jigs tipped with worms.

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: Ice thickness as of Monday was 11 inches. We had no reports from anglers.

Lake Maloya: Ice thickness as of Monday was about 16 inches. Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait and ice jigs for trout up to 14 inches.   

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

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 35.1 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and San Juan worms for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 355 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using wooly buggers, leeches, 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 3.92 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Peter Romero reported that the lake remains completely frozen over. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: On ice free days, fishing has been rated as fair using spoons for northern pike.

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

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 and fishing pressure was very light. 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 212 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs and bead head prince nymphs. We had no reports on other drains or on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of Monday, the lake remains closed to fishing due to dangerous 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 26.9 cfs and 138 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using red copper John Barrs, 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: We had no reports from anglers this week. For ice updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using Kastmasters, corn, meal worms, ice jigs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. The ice thickness on Monday was about 15 inches.

Heron Lake: The ice thickness as of Monday morning was 9 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 20.5 cfs. Dave Menicucci reported very good fishing on the Jemez this past week. Trout were hitting green mop flies and green PowerBait. 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: Trout fishing was fair for anglers using PowerBait and worms.

Navajo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing pressure was extremely 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 egg patterns, olive and white bunny leeches, little princess nymphs, emergers and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using worms, night crawlers, Fire Balls, PowerBait, streamers and egg patterns.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, Berkley power eggs, PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. Jesse Navarro of Los Lunas reported a good day fishing here this past week. He landed 4 rainbows between 13 and 16 inches in just two hours. He was using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing mid-week was very good using Velveeta cheese, corn, bead head prince nymphs and copper John Barrs. Action slowed on the weekend.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spoons, PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species. Chase Gutierrez reported decent fishing for trout this past week using red and white Daredevles, Rooster Tails, Gulp dough bait and natural scent PowerBait.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim baits and jigs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Anglers using crank baits also reported catching a few white bass. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 205 cfs. Our only report this week came from Chase Gutierrez whose sole catch was a carp caught while fishing for catfish and using a piece of chicken.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2.80 cfs. Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait, worms and homemade dough bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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 very good using Rooster Tails, night crawlers and PowerBait for trout.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Kastmasters, Super Dupers and salmon eggs for trout.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 7.1 cfs. Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait and copper John Barrs for trout.

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

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

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

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 fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using small Kastmasters, Joe’s flies, PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, garlic cheese and homemade dough bait for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair to good using 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 catching his limit of trout while using orange PowerBait power eggs.

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 30.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, Fire Balls, Joe’s flies and streamers for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 12.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using jigging spoons and blade baits for walleye and catfish. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

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!