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2019 NM Fishing Reports

November 2, 2019

Catches of the week

BenS

Chama River:  Nicolas Villescas of Edgewood caught a 21-inch kokanee salmon between Heron Lake and El Vado Lake using a Panther Martin spinner Nov. 4.

Navajo Lake: Noe Garcia of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch kokanee salmon using a snag hook near the dam Nov. 2.

San Juan River: Ben Sameshima of Tucson, Ariz. caught a 24-inch rainbow trout near Kiddy Hole using a Yong Wing fly Nov. 2.

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

Fenton Lake: Michelle Cortez of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using a small gold Kastmaster lure Oct. 27.

Navajo Lake: Erika Thomas of Rio Rancho caught a 16-inch kokanee salmon using a snag hook Oct. 25.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 35.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake: The lake is closed to fishing and boating until March 1, 2020.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for bass was slow. We had no reports on other species this week.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 7.5 cfs. 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 for trout was good using PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners. We had no reports on other species this week.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

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

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

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

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 for trout was good using dry flies and PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 32.4 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using legged nymph flies.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 47.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, nymph flies, Blue Winged Olives, Copper Johns and Pheasant Tails.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge Monday morning was 322 cfs. Fishing for trout was very good from the Red River confluence downstream through Pilar. Anglers reported having success using small mayfly dry flies, nymphs and emergers in the afternoons.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 13.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 11.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco Monday morning was 9.11 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using Rapala Countdown lures.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for white bass was good using jigging slabs and blade baits in 20 to 30 feet of water. Vertical fishing for walleye was good using jigs tipped with live minnows, Gulp minnows, slabs and blade baits. We had no reports on other species. The main lake was murky in color due to lake turn over and the water temperature was in the low 50s.


Northwest Fishing Report

MichelleC

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Due to low water levels, anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 304 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair using Rapala lures. We had no reports on other species this week.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was good using nymph flies and salmon eggs.

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 620 cfs and 669 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using bead head nymph pattern flies, nightcrawlers and PowerBait. Fishing for trout below Abiquiu Lake was fair using eggs, bead head nymphs, Woolly Buggers and yellow steamers.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait in 14-feet of water.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using Kastmaster lures, leach pattern flies, mop flies and bead head nymph flies in conjunction with a strike indicator. Remember that only two cutthroat trout are allowed to be harvested per day within the regular five fish limit.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 14.4 cfs. Fishing for brown trout on the upper steams was good using Copper John flies and worms. Fishing for trout below Battleship Rock was good using a variety of baits.

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

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.

McGaffey Lake: Fishing for trout was very slow.

Navajo Lake: Fishing for kokanee salmon using snagging hooks was good around the dam. Kokanee salmon snagging season is open from Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 320 cfs. The Bureau of Reclamation scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 500 cfs to 300 cfs on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 4:00 a.m., and back to 500 cfs on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4:00 a.m. Fishing for trout in the quality water was very good using midge pattern flies and Blue Winged Olive flies. Fishing the lower section of river for trout was good using Baetis pattern flies.

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

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

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 for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs.

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

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was reported as slow. Anglers reported catching a few white bass. We had no reports on other species this week.

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

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 53.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies and salmon eggs.

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

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

Quemado Lake: Fishing for trout was good using silver spinners, PowerBait and worms.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .35 cfs.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

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

Bataan Lake: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners, PowerBait and salmon eggs.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 12.2 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair using salmon eggs.

Brantley Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass was fair to good using shad imitation surface lures. Fishing for catfish was good using worms and homemade dough bait. Fishing for crappie was good using small jigs and minnows. Fishing for trout was good using brown and orange flies.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing for trout was good using pink and sherbet PowerBait.

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

Corona Pond: 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 for trout was fair to good using worms and PowerBait.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using spinners and PowerBait.

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

Lake Van: Fishing for trout was fair to good using spinners and worms.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was .49 cfs. Fishing for bass was good using shad imitation surface lures.

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

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

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow to fair using minnows. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using plastic curly tail grubs, minnows and jigs.


October 26, 2019

Catches of the week

FisherJoe2

Eagle Nest Lake: Val Armijo and Grandson Hunter Pritchett-Armijo of Albuquerque caught two limits of 15 to18-inch rainbow trout while bank fishing using PowerBait Oct. 25.

Fenton Lake:  Steve Sanchez of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout trolling a Rapala lure Oct. 25.

Jemez Waters: Eric Battle of Los Alamos caught and released 12 trout using a Prince Nymph dropper below a terrestrial fly.

Rio Grande: Seth Hardy of Questa was fly fishing near Bear Crossing and caught a 20-inch rainbow trout, a 20-inch brown trout and a 13-inch Rio Grande cutthroat trout using a large, tan bead head nymph Oct. 23.

Santa Cruz Lake: Luke Grossete and Fisher Joe, both of Albuquerque, caught and released a 22-inch and 24-inch rainbow trout using Rapala lures Oct. 27.

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

Eagle Rock Lake: Bentlye Blackburn, age 9, of Panhandle, Texas caught a 16-inch rainbow trout using yellow PowerBait Oct. 19.

Grindstone Reservoir: Luca Stuve, age 11, of Las Cruces caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using yellow PowerBait Oct. 19.


Northeast Fishing Report

Bentlye

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 35.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using caddis nymph flies and Golden Hare’s Ear flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait and nightcrawlers. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

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

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 9.42 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was fair using flies.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners. We had no reports on other species this week.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Pistol Pete’s spinners and PowerBait.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing for trout was good using silver spinners and PowerBait.

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using terrestrial fly patterns with a small bead head nymph dropper fly.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was good using Griffith’s Gnat dry flies and PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: The lake is closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 30.6 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using legged nymph flies, woolly buggers, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 41.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, nymph flies, Blue Winged Olives, Copper Johns and Pheasant Tails.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge Monday morning was 316 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using large, tan bead head nymph flies, Panther Martin spinners, streamers, crane fly larva flies and Pheasant Tails. Fishing for catfish near Albuquerque was slow to fair.

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

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 6.58 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco Monday morning was 10.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using a variety of caddis dry flies.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using Rapala lures.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for white bass was fair using jigging slabs and blade baits in 20 to 30 feet of water. Fishing for walleye was fair to good vertical jigging in 35 to 40 feet of water. We had no reports on other species. The main lake was a stained color and the water temperature was in the high 50s.


Northwest Fishing Report

SteveSanchez

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Due to low water levels, anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 328 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using nightcrawlers.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was good using swimbaits, jointed crankbaits, squarebill crankbaits and flies. Fishing for catfish was slow with anglers reporting a few caught using chicken liver and stink bait. We had no reports on other species this week.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was good using Pheasant Tails and worms.

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 620 cfs and 669 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was fair to good using leach pattern flies, tungsten bead head green scud flies, peacock nymph flies, salmon eggs, nightcrawlers and PowerBait. We had no reports from anglers fishing below Abiquiu Lake.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using lures and garlic flavored PowerBait.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 13.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs and nymph flies.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using nightcrawlers and PowerBait.

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.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for kokanee salmon using snagging hooks was good around the dam. Kokanee salmon snagging season is open from Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 530 cfs. The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 500 cfs to 300 cfs on Tuesday, Oct. 29. at 4:00 a.m., and back to 500 cfs on Thursday, Nov. 14. at 4:00 a.m. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using nymphs, dry flies, streamers, red and cream midge larva fly patterns, ant patterns, Baetis patterns, Blue Winged Olives, pupa patterns and crystal flash midge emergers. On the lower river into the bait waters fishing for trout was good using Baetis nymphs, Parachute Adams, Blue Wing Olives, worms and spinners.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using spinners, PowerBait, salmon eggs, leach pattern flies and salmon eggs.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow for all species.

Trout Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.


Southwest Fishing Report

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

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was fair using Kastmasters. Fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass was slow. Fishing for catfish was fair using live minnows, worms and beef liver. We had no reports on other species this week.

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

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 45.5 cfs. Fishing for Gila trout was good using flies and red worms on Mogollon Creek.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

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

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .46 cfs.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

LucaS

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

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 16.0 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

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

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using spinners and PowerBait.

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 84.3 cfs. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms, shrimp and minnows.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using nymph flies and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was slow. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using plastic curly tail grubs and jigs.


October 19, 2019

Catches of the week

AnnChavez

Fenton Lake: Santiago Ramirez, age 17, of Los Lunas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using a Thomas Cyclone spoon Oct. 20. Edward Vigil of Santa Fe caught a 19-inch rainbow trout using corn Oct. 16.

Gila River: Matthew Kennedy of Silver City caught and released a 13-pound, 4-ounce flathead catfish using cut carp Oct. 19.

San Juan River: Luke Tanner of Farmington caught a 23-inch rainbow trout below the dam using a brown Yong Special fly Oct. 18.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Micheal Reyes, age 11, of Albuquerque caught a 26-inch, 6.5-pound rainbow trout using garlic PowerBait Oct. 19.

Young Pond: Domenico Haning of Las Cruces caught a 22-inch, 5-pound channel catfish using string cheese as bait Oct. 18.

Bluewater Lake: Ann Chavez of Grants caught a 35-inch tiger muskie using a short crankbait Oct. 11.

Eagle Nest Lake: Celia Ea of Albuquerque caught a 21.5-inch rainbow trout using worms Oct. 12.

Fenton Lake: Debbie Duran of Rio Rancho caught a 19.5-inch rainbow trout using a nightcrawler with a bobber Oct. 12.

Grindstone Reservoir: Maria Vasquez of Las Cruces caught a 17-inch rainbow trout using yellow PowerBait Oct. 12.

Laguna del Campo: Gloria Guerin, age 10, of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch rainbow trout using nightcrawlers Oct. 13.

Rio Grande: Ken Resnick of Santa Fe caught and released a 21-inch rainbow trout and a 16-inch brown trout near Pilar using a fly rod and nymphs Oct. 13.

Rio Grande: Adam Walker of Alamogordo caught a 16-inch brown trout using a size 18 Firehead Hare's Ear north of Santa Fe Oct. 14.



Northeast Fishing Report

CeliaE

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 35.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using caddis nymph flies and Golden Hare’s Ear flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait and nightcrawlers. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

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

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 5.91 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was fair using nymph flies.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners. Fishing for pike was good using Rapala lures and spoons. We had no reports on other species this week.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

Gallinas River: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Pistol Pete spinners and PowerBait.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing for trout was good using silver spinners and PowerBait.

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using terrestrial fly patterns with a small bead head nymph dropper fly.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was good using Griffith’s Gnat dry flies.

Morphy Lake: The lake is closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 26.6 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using legged nymph flies, woolly buggers, salmon eggs, PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 41.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, nymph flies, Blue Winged Olives, Copper Johns and pheasant tail flies.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge Monday morning was 387 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners, streamers, crane fly larva, Blue Winged Olives and pheasant tail nymph flies. Fishing for catfish near Albuquerque was slow to fair.

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

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 4.39 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using bead head nymph flies, worms and salmon eggs.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco Monday morning was 8.12 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using a variety of caddis dry flies, salmon eggs and Blue Winged Olives.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for white bass was fair using jigging slabs and blade baits in 25 to 35 feet of water. Fishing for walleye was fair to good vertical jigging in 30 to 35 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was fair. We had no reports on other species. The main lake was slightly stained and the water temperature was in the lower 60s.


Northwest Fishing Report

Santiago

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Due to low water levels, anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 267 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using nightcrawlers.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair using swimbaits, Rapalas and spinnerbaits. We had no reports on other species this week.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was good using pheasant tail nymph flies, Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies and PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 554 cfs and 602 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using leach pattern flies, tungsten bead head green scud flies, peacock nymph flies, salmon eggs, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers and PowerBait. We had no reports from anglers fishing below Abiquiu Lake.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using spoons, nightcrawlers and garlic-flavored PowerBait.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 12.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using salmon eggs, nymph flies and wax worms.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using nightcrawlers and PowerBait.

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

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

Manzano Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for kokanee salmon using snagging hooks was good around the dam. Kokanee salmon snagging season is open Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 506 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using nymphs, dry flies, streamers, red and cream larva fly patterns, mono midge pupa patterns and crystal flash midge emergers. On the lower river into the bait waters fishing for trout was good using Baetis nymphs, Parachute Adams, Blue Winged Olives, worms and spinners.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using spinners, PowerBait, salmon eggs, leach pattern flies and salmon eggs.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow for all species.

Trout Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.


Southwest Fishing Report

MatthewK

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

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass was fair using yellow and red crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was fair using Kastmasters. Fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass was slow. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using live minnows, worms and beef liver. We had no reports on other species this week. The water temperature was in the mid-60s.

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

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 42.2 cfs. Fishing for Gila trout was good using flies and red worms on Mogollon Creek. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

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

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .26 cfs. Anglers reported a fish die off due to low water levels.

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

Young Pond: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using cheese bait.


Southeast Fishing Report

mariaV

Alto Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait and worms.

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 29.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bonito Lake: The lake is 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 for bass was fair using buzz baits.

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

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

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using spinners and PowerBait.

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 82.0 cfs. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms, shrimp and minnows.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.68 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using pheasant tail nymph flies and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was slow. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair using plastic curly tail grubs on jig heads.


October 12, 2019

Catches of the week

HopeC

Caballo Lake: Dmitri Hewitt, age 3, of Las Cruces caught an approximately 18-inch carp using nightcrawlers Oct. 13. Charlie Lujan of Mesquite caught a 17-inch largemouth bass bank fishing using a yellow and red crank bait Oct. 8.

Eagle Nest Lake: Terry Norcross and Matthew Farmer, both of Albuquerque, caught a 38-inch, 14-pound pike and a 38.5-inch, 15-pound pike using Rapala lures Oct. 11.

Grindstone Lake: Rocky Zogg of Amarillo, Texas caught and released an approximately 18-inch rainbow trout using a gold spinner Oct. 11.

Red River: Aiden Paquin, age 14, of Bernalillo caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs Oct. 9.

San Juan River: Hope Carreon of Las Cruces caught an approximately 29-inch brown trout using an i-Yong Blondie fly Oct. 11.

Santa Cruz Lake: Alyson Trina Archuleta, age 9, of Penasco caught two rainbow trout over 20-inches using a Kastmaster lure Oct. 13.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Clarissa Valdez, age 3, of Arlington, Texas caught a 26-inch, 8-pound brown trout using a spinner Oct. 11. Chase Crawford, age 8, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch trout using pink PowerBait under a float bobber Oct. 10.

Ute Lake: Angie Colantonio of Amarillo, Texas caught a 3.44-pound smallmouth bass using a Berkley Chigger Craw Oct. 13. Laura Elkins, also of Amarillo, caught three largemouth bass weighing a total of 10.18-pounds using chatter baits and Senkos Oct. 13.

Rio Grande: Rob Vigil of Espanola went fishing for his birthday and caught a 21.5-inch rainbow trout near Pilar using a black and gold Panther Martin spinner Oct. 3.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Kole Kinney, age 6, of Las Cruces caught a 22-inch rainbow trout using an artificial crawdad Oct. 5. 


Northeast Fishing Report

TerryN

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 30.4 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using Parachute Adams flies, caddis dry flies and small nymph flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait and nightcrawlers. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using buzz baits, Senkos and crawdad baits. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 7.13 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies and bead head nymph flies.

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners. Fishing for pike was good using Rapala lures and spoons. We had no reports this week on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

Gallinas River: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners.

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

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

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using terrestrial fly patterns with a small bead head nymph dropper fly.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners and PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 32.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using live worms, woolly buggers, salmon eggs, PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 45.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, nymph flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge Monday morning was 338 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners, streamers, bead head nymphs and night crawlers. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait, hotdogs and nightcrawlers dipped in garlic. One angler reported catching a walleye north of Bernalillo using a silver Blue Fox spinner.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 14.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using nymph flies.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 7.91 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using bead head nymph flies and salmon eggs.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco Monday morning was 7.81 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using a variety of small dry flies, salmon eggs and small bead head nymph flies.

Santa Cruz Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait, white plastic baits tipped with worms and Kastmaster lures.

Shuree Ponds: We hand no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1–Dec. 31.

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 for smallmouth and largemouth bass was good using plastic crawdads, chatter baits and jigs. Fishing for white bass was fair using jigging slabs and blade baits in 30 to 40 feet of water. Fishing for walleye was good vertical jigging in 25 to 35 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good using punch bait. We had no reports on other species. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the upper 60s.


Northwest Fishing Report

ClarissaV

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 257 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using small crank baits and Senko worms.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair using swimbaits, Rapalas and spinnerbaits. We had no reports on other species this week.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was good using pheasant tail nymph flies, Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair to good using dry flies and yellow PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 754 cfs and 867 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using leach pattern flies, tungsten bead head green scud flies, peacock nymph flies, salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers and yellow garlic PowerBait. We had no reports from anglers fishing below Abiquiu Lake.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using lures, yellow PowerBait and garlic flavored PowerBait.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 11.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using nymph flies and wax worms.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using gold spinners and PowerBait.

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.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for pike was fair using swimbaits and jerk baits. Fishing for kokanee salmon using snagging hooks was good around the dam. Kokanee salmon snagging season is open from Oct. 1–Dec. 31. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 610 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using red and cream larva fly patterns, mono midge pupa patterns and crystal flash midge emergers. On the lower river, fishing for trout was good using Baetis nymphs, Parachute Adams and Blue Wing Olives. Fishing for trout in the bait waters was good using worms and spinners.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using spinners, PowerBait, salmon eggs, leach pattern flies and salmon eggs.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow for all species.

Trout Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.


Southwest Fishing Report

DmitriH

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

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass was fair using yellow and red crank baits. Fishing for carp was fair using worms and bread.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was very good using top water lures in schools of rising fish and fair to good using jigging slabs. Fishing for largemouth bass was good using centipede plastic baits. Fishing for catfish was good using live minnows and worms. Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for crappie was fair using minnows around the marina.

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

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 38.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies near West Fork.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

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

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .57 cfs. Fishing above Elephant Butte Lake for catfish was good using cut bait and worms. Fishing below Caballo Lake for catfish, walleye and white bass was good using worms.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

rockyZ

Alto Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait and worms.

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing for bass was fair using spinner baits. 

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 9.92 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using buzz baits.

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

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using stink-bait and worms. Fishing for largemouth bass was fair using rooster tail spinners and plastic baits.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using gold spinners and PowerBait.

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 81.2 cfs. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms, shrimp and minnows. Fishing for carp was fair using corn and bread.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 8.31 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using Panther Martin spinners, nymph flies and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was slow. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for bass and catfish was slow using plastic baits. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using plastic centipedes, various spinners and Super Duper lures.


October 5, 2019

Catches of the week

JamesA

Brazos River: Mike Jozwiakowski of Santa Fe caught and released a 17-inch brown trout below the Brazos Box using a pheasant tail nymph fly Oct. 4.

Chama River: Lynda Trujillo of Santa Fe caught a 16-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs Oct. 5.

Eagle Nest Lake: Shawn Roberts of Taos caught a 17-inch kokanee salmon fishing from the bank using a worm Oct. 6. Michael Lopez, Michael Lopez Jr. and Pancho Montoya, all of Pojoaque Pueblo caught a pike and several rainbow trout using Panther Martin spinners and salmon peach PowerBait Oct. 4.

Elephant Butte Lake: Javier and Emerlee Carrera, ages 7 and 6, of Alamogordo caught many 2-pound white bass using white slabs Oct. 5.

Grindstone Reservoir: J.D. Dennis of Alamogordo caught a 19-inch, 3-pound rainbow trout using Pautzke Fire Bait Garlic Wildfire Oct. 5.

Navajo Lake: Matthew Medina of Albuquerque caught 6 kokanee salmon using snagging hooks Oct. 1.

Pecos River: Benjamin Naranjo of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch brown trout using nightcrawlers Oct. 1.

Ute Lake: Joshua Seaton, age 10, of Summerfield, Texas caught a 4-pound largemouth bass using a spinnerbait Oct. 5.

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

Chama River:  Sean Saiz, age 19, of Albuquerque caught a 25-inch brown trout below El Vado Lake using a Panther Martin spinner Sept. 29.

Gallinas River: James Archuleta caught a 22-inch, 5.5-pound brown trout using a Panther Martin spinner Sept. 30.

Rio Costilla: Tom and Pearl Yeager of Des Montes caught a 17.5-inch and 18-inch rainbow trout using Panther Martin and Rooster Tail spinners Sept. 28.

San Juan River: Mary Freelove of Round Rock, Texas caught a 30-inch brown trout using a fly Sept. 29.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Lylah-Jane, age 3, of Albuquerque caught two 18-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs while fishing with her grandpa Martin Sept. 28.



Northeast Fishing Report

ShawnR

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 26.5 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, terrestrial fly patterns, caddis dry flies and small nymph flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing pressure has been light. Anglers reported fishing as slow with only a few trout caught using PowerBait. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using buzz baits, Whopper Ploppers, Senkos and creature baits. Fishing for white bass and walleye was fair using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 7.94 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies, hoppers and bead head nymph flies.

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using salmon peach PowerBait, yellow glitter cheese flavored marshmallows and Panther Martin spinners. Fishing for pike was fair using spoons and Panther Martin spinners tipped with salmon peach PowerBait. We had no reports this week on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

Gallinas River: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners.

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

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

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using terrestrial fly patterns with small bead head nymph dropper flies.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was good using dry flies, spinners, Pautzke’s pink corn and PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 34.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using live worms, red San Juan Worm flies, salmon eggs, PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 43.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, nymph flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge Monday morning was 301 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners, streamers, bead head nymphs and night crawlers. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait, hotdogs and nightcrawlers dipped in garlic.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 15.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small hopper flies and nymph flies.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 8.78 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using nymph flies and salmon eggs.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco Monday morning was 8.12 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using a variety of dry flies, salmon eggs and small bead head nymph flies.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing for trout was slow.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for smallmouth and largemouth bass was good using Whopper Ploppers, spinner baits and wacky rigged Senkos. Fishing for white bass was good using jigging slabs and blade baits in 30 to 35 feet of water, and fair trolling Model A Bomber 300 series Bandit lures. Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for catfish was good fishing shallow using punch bait and nightcrawlers. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms. We had no reports on other species. The main lake was clear, and the water temperature was in the mid 70s.


Northwest Fishing Report

LyndaT

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 166 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using small crank baits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies and small worms. Fishing for carp was good using dough bait.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair using paddle tail swimbaits, jointed swimbaits, Rapalas and spinnerbaits. Wilfred Eriacho caught two tiger muskie using a trout pattern swim bait Oct. 6. We had no reports on other species this week.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was good using pheasant tail nymph flies, Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners, flies and PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 659 cfs and 697 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using hopper flies with leach fly droppers, tungsten bead-head green scud flies, peacock nymph flies, salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers and yellow garlic PowerBait. Fishing below Abiquiu Lake for trout was fair using PowerBait, bead head nymphs and worms.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using yellow PowerBait, garlic flavored PowerBait and PowerBait Power Worms.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 13.1 cfs. Fishing for trout in the Valles Caldera, Rio San Antonio and East Fork was good using hopper flies with nymph droppers.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using gold spinners and PowerBait.

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using terrestrial pattern flies.

Lake Farmington: Fishing from shore for smallmouth bass was fair to good using small jerk baits and top water jitterbugs.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for pike was fair using swimbaits and jerk baits. Fishing for kokanee salmon using snagging hooks was good around the dam. Kokanee salmon snagging season is open from Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 604 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using small midge and Baetis fly patterns size 24. Top water fly fishing for trout was good using midge clusters, grey adult midge fly patterns, Blue Winged Olive flies, hoppers and ant flies. Fishing for trout in the bait waters was very good using worms and spinners.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing for bass was good using Senko worms. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

 


Southwest Fishing Report

Javierc

Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was slow using homemade dough baits. Fishing for bass was fair using poppers.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for crappie was fair using small jigs. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms and bright colored flies.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good jigging Kastmaster lures, white Bomber Slab Spoons and using top water lures in schools of rising fish. Fishing for largemouth bass was good using centipede plastic baits and 3-inch silver Acme Phoebe northern pike silhouette lures. Fishing for catfish was good using live minnows and worms. Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for crappie was good using minnows around the marina.

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

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 45.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

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

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning according to U.S. Geological Survey was 0 cfs. Fishing for catfish above Elephant Butte Lake was good using cut bait. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms and homemade dough bait.

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

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

 


Southeast Fishing Report

JDDENNIS

Alto Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait and worms.

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing for bass was fair using spinner baits. 

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 10.3 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using buzz baits.

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

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using stink bait and worms. Fishing for largemouth bass was fair using rooster tail spinners and plastic baits.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using Pautzke Fire Bait Garlic Wildfire and PowerBait.

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 82.0 cfs. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms, shrimp and minnows. Fishing for carp was fair using corn and bread.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 23.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using Panther Martin spinners, flies and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was slow using plastic baits around trees. Anglers reported that the water level recently dropped about 10-feet and the clarity is murky to muddy. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for all species was slow.


September 28, 2019

Catches of the week

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Rio Grande: Mike Botto of Rio Rancho caught and released 24 trout, including a 23.5-inch brown trout, using a modified single-hook silver Panther Martin spinner near Taos Sept. 27.

Roswell Kids Pond: Chevy Wyatt, age 12, of Roswell caught an 8-pound catfish using hotdogs Sept. 28.

San Juan River: Tyler Savell, age 16, Tateum Boswell, age 7, and Damone Aguirre, age 17, all of Farmington caught many trout averaging 17 inches using worms and spinners in the bait waters Sept. 29.

Tingley Beach: Adrian DuPree, age 10, of Albuquerque caught and released a 2-pound largemouth bass using a Senko Sept. 28.

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

Gila River: Mehron Arasteh of Silver City caught an approximately 26-inch, 15-pound catfish using worms and fishing near the Mogollon Box Sept. 21.

Hopewell Lake: Marcelo Richert and his dad, Mark, of Arroyo Hondo caught their limit of trout including a 22-incher using flies, spinners and worms Sept. 22.

Red River: Andres Valdez, age 13, of Velarde caught an 18-inch rainbow trout above the fish hatchery using salmon eggs Sept. 22.

Rio Grande River: George Torres of Stanley caught a 29-pound flathead catfish above Elephant Butte Lake using cut gizzard shad in 3 feet of water Sept. 19.

Roswell Kids Pond: Diego Reyes, age 9, of Roswell caught a 16-inch catfish using hotdogs Sept. 18.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Luke Fazio, age 5, of Albuquerque caught his first rainbow trout. It was 10 inches long and was caught using orange PowerBait Sept. 22.

Valles Caldera: Aaron Sanchez caught a beautiful specimen of brown trout using a hopper fly Sept. 22.


Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 27.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, terrestrial fly patterns, caddis dry flies and small nymph flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing pressure has been light. Anglers reported fishing as slow with only a few trout caught using PowerBait. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using ThinFin Storm lures, buzz baits, Senkos and creature baits. Fishing for white bass and walleye was fair using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 47.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies, hoppers and bead head nymph flies.

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was fair using salmon eggs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. We had no reports this week on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was good using flies, spinners, PowerBait and worms.

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

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using terrestrial fly patterns with a small bead head nymph dropper fly.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was good using dry flies, spinners, Pautzke’s pink corn and PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 30.6 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using red San Juan worm flies, salmon eggs, PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 43.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, San Juan worms, nymph flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 322 cfs. North of Española the water clarity was improving and fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners, streamers and tungsten bead head nymphs. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait, hotdogs and nightcrawlers.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 15.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small hopper flies and nymph flies.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 6.58 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 6.64 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using a variety of dry flies, salmon eggs and small bead head nymph flies.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing for trout was slow.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for smallmouth and largemouth bass was fair using Whopper Ploppers, chatter baits and wacky rigged Senkos. Fishing for white bass was good using jigging slabs and blade baits in 30 to 35 feet of water and was also fair trolling Model A Bomber 300 series Bandit lures. Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for catfish was good in shallow water using punch bait and nightcrawlers. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms. We had no reports on other species. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the mid 70s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Angler activity was light but limited reports indicated fishing for walleye and bass was fair to good using jerk baits, crank baits and curly tail grubs. Fishing for catfish was fair using nightcrawlers. The lake has remained open to anglers but not swimmers due to the presence of blue green algae. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 218 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using wacky rigged Senko worms. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies and small worms. Fishing for carp ranging up to 20 pounds was good using dough bait.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair using paddle tail swimbaits, jointed swimbaits, Rapalas and spinnerbaits. We had no reports on other species this week.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners and PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 298 cfs and 428 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using tungsten bead head green scud flies, peacock nymph flies, salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers and PowerBait. Fishing below Abiquiu Lake for trout was fair using PowerBait, small flies and worms.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using yellow PowerBait, garlic flavored PowerBait and PowerBait Power Worms.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 9.05 cfs. Fishing for trout in the Valles Caldera, Rio San Antonio and East Fork was good using terrestrial pattern flies, hoppers and gold spinners.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using gold spinners and PowerBait.

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using terrestrial pattern flies.

Lake Farmington: Fishing from shore for smallmouth bass was fair to good using small jerk baits and top water jitterbugs.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for bass was slow but some anglers reported having success using watermelon red flake plastic tubes. Fishing for pike was fair using swimbaits and jerk baits. Anglers reported seeing kokanee salmon porpoising, or leaping, near the dam. Kokanee salmon snagging season is open from Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 586 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using small midge larva fly patterns size 24 and 26 dark colors, red annelids, and size 10 dead chicken flies. Top water fly fishing for trout was good using midge clusters and Griffith Gnats. Fishing for trout in the bait waters was very good using worms and spinners.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, leach pattern flies and black dry flies.

Tingley Beach: Fishing for bass was good using Senko worms. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.


Southwest Fishing Report

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Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was slow using homemade dough baits. Fishing for bass was fair using poppers.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for crappie was good fishing 7 feet deep using a slip bobber rig with a 1/16-ounce pink jig head with a red and white plastic curly tail grub on the jig head. Anglers also reported catching crappie using watermelon minnow imitations with red glitter and squiggly tail. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms and bright colored flies.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was fair to good using chartreuse crank baits. Fishing for bass was slow.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good jigging Kastmaster lures, white and yellow Bomber slab spoons and using top water lures in schools of rising fish. Fishing for largemouth bass was good using 4-inch chartreuse or lime green crawdad plastic baits and 3-inch silver Acme Phoebe Northern Pike Silhouette lures. Fishing for catfish was good using beef liver bait, shrimp, minnows, homemade dough bait and hotdogs. Fishing for walleye was slow to fair using 6-inch silver diving lures. Fishing for crappie was good using minnows around the marina.

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

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 44.4 cfs. Fishing for catfish was fair near the Mogollon Box.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was fair using flies and PowerBait.

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

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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 588 cfs. Fishing for catfish above Elephant Butte Lake was good using cut gizzard shad. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms, cut bait and homemade dough baits for catfish.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing for bass was fair using spinner baits. 

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 46.3 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using buzz baits.

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

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using stink bait and worms. Fishing for largemouth bass was fair using rooster tail spinners and plastic baits.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms.

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp, cheese and stink bait.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 84.3 cfs. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms, shrimp and minnows. Fishing for carp was fair using corn and bread.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.55 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using flies and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass is fair to good using plastic baits around trees. Anglers reported that the water level recently dropped about 10 feet and the clarity is murky to muddy. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for all species was slow. A few largemouth and smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using top water lures in the early mornings. We had no reports on other species. 


September 21, 2019

Catches of the week

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Bluewater Lake: Michael Flores of Albuquerque caught a 39-inch tiger muskie using a black and gold jointed Rapala Sept. 21. Sly Bruce of Grants caught a 31-inch tiger muskie using a crankbait Sept. 12.

Eagle Nest Lake: Elicia Gonzales, age 11, of Albuquerque caught her limit of trout using Panther Martin spinners Sept. 7.

Elephant Butte Lake: Isaiah Gonzales, age 10, and Marcelo Gonzales, age 5, of El Paso, Texas caught 25 white bass with the largest being 2-pounds, jigging silver and gold spoons in 20-feet of water near Long Point Sept. 20. Justin Moquino, age 7, of Albuquerque caught an approximately 3-pound largemouth bass using spinners around the marina Sept. 21. Ashley Bunting of Deming caught a 2-pound white bass jigging Sept. 20.

Embudo Creek: Benito Garcia caught a 19-inch, 2-pound, 11-ounce brown trout using a fly Sept. 12.

Fenton Lake: Israel Salina of Rio Rancho caught a 19.5-inch, 2-pound, 7-ounce rainbow trout using PowerBait Sept. 19. Jacob Blackburn-Shepherd, age 9, of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch rainbow trout off the dam using red PowerBait salmon eggs Sept. 21.

Hopewell Lake: Corina Chavez of Rio Rancho caught a 19-inch rainbow trout using pink glitter PowerBait Sept. 20 

Red River: Hugo Melchor of Rio Rancho caught and released an 18-inch rainbow trout using a San Juan Worm Sept. 13. 

Rio Grande: Seth Hardy of Questa caught a 23-inch rainbow trout near Bear Crossing using a fly rod with a tan streamer Sept. 21. Bill and Leslie Mansfield of Santa Fe caught a brown and rainbow trout measuring approximately 17 and 19-inches respectively using tungsten bead head nymph flies Sept. 21.

San Juan River: Austin Copeland of Dallas, Texas caught and released a 25.5-inch rainbow trout using a moss fly Aug. 31

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Lili Doleman, age 6, of Nevada City, Calif. caught and released a 19-inch rainbow trout while fly fishing using a leach pattern Sept. 22.


Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 27.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, terrestrial fly patterns, caddis dry flies and small nymph flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing pressure has been light. Anglers reported fishing as slow with only a few trout caught. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using drop shot rigs, crankbaits, Senkos and creature baits. Fishing for white bass and walleye was fair using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 55.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies, hoppers and spruce moth flies. Fishing for trout was also good using bead head nymph flies.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was fair to good using salmon eggs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using salmon peach PowerBait and Panther Martin spinners. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using streamers and spinners. We had no reports this week on other species.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing for trout was good using hopper fly with olive flashback hares ear dropper, floating PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms.

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was good using pink glitter PowerBait and Pistol Pete spinners underneath a bobber.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using terrestrial flies with a small bead head dropper.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 34.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, wooly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 46.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, San Juan Worms, nymph flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 465 cfs. North of Espanola the water clarity was improving and fishing for trout was good using streamers and tungsten bead head nymphs. Fishing south of Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait, hotdogs and nightcrawlers.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 16.6 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small hopper flies and nymph flies.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 7.91 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 6.64 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using a variety of dry flies and small bead head nymph flies.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing for trout was slow.

Shuree Ponds: We hand no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for smallmouth and largemouth bass was good using Whopper Ploppers, Pop-R’s and Senkos. Fishing for white bass was good using jigging slabs and blade baits in 30 to 35 feet of water. Fishing for walleye was fair in 20 to 25 feet of water using jigging blade baits and Berkley Gulp Minnows rigged with jig heads. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver and nightcrawlers. Fishing for bluegill was very good using worms. Fishing for crappie was slow with only a few reported in 30 to 35 feet of water using small spoons and jigs tipped with minnows. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the mid 70s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Angler activity was light but limited reports indicated fishing for walleye and bass was fair to good using jerk baits, crank baits and curly tail grubs. Fishing for catfish was fair using nightcrawlers. The lake has remained open to anglers but not swimmers due to the presence of blue green algae. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

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

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using Texas rigged weightless Googan baits, Bandito bugs, Kracking Kraw and slim shake worms. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies and small worms.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair to good using paddle tail swimbaits, jointed swimbaits, Rapalas and spinnerbaits. We had no reports on other species this week.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners and PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 598 cfs and 333 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was very good using tungsten bead head green scud flies, double brown hackle peacock flies, salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers and PowerBait. Fishing below Abiquiu Lake for trout was fair using PowerBait, flies and worms.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using minnows and nightcrawlers. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using garlic flavored PowerBait and rainbow Power Eggs.

Heron Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 7.93 cfs. Fishing for trout in the Valles Caldera, Rio San Antonio and East Fork was good using terrestrial pattern flies, wax worms and gold spinners.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using gold spinners and PowerBait.

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was very good using terrestrial pattern flies.

Lake Farmington: Fishing from shore for smallmouth bass was fair to good using small jerk baits and top water jitterbugs.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for pike was fair using swimbaits. The best pike fishing reports came from anglers fishing the San Juan arm of the lake. Fishing for bass was slow but some anglers reported having success using white crank baits. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using pink and orange spinners tipped with corn fished 60 feet deep near the dam. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 996 cfs. The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 800 cfs on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 4:00 a.m. and to 600 cfs on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 4:00 a.m.. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using small midge larva fly patterns size 24 and 26 in dark colors, ant patterns and size 10 dead chicken flies. Top water fly fishing for trout was good using midge clusters and Griffith Gnats.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using garlic PowerBait, pink PowerBait, salmon eggs, leach pattern flies and black dry flies.

Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish was slow using shrimp, hotdogs and chicken liver.

Trout Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.


Southwest Fishing Report

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Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was slow using homemade dough baits. Fishing for bass was fair using poppers.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for crappie was good fishing 7-feet deep using a slip bobber rig with a 1/16-ounce pink jig head and a red and white plastic on the jig head. Anglers also reported catching crappie using watermelon minnow imitations with a red glitter and squiggly tail. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms and bright-colored flies.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was fair to good using chartreuse crank baits. Fishing for bass was slow.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good jigging white and yellow Bomber slab spoons. Anglers also had success fishing for white bass jigging Kastmasters, silver and gold spoons, spinners and trolling white crankbaits. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was slow with anglers reporting catching a few using spinners and silver and white lures that dive just below the water surface. Fishing for catfish at night was good using beef liver bait, shrimp, red spinners, yellow grubs, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait and hotdogs. Fishing for walleye was slow with anglers reporting catching a few at night using white lures and yellow grubs. Fishing for crappie was slow; one angler reported catching a few using spinners around the marina.

Escondida Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using nightcrawlers, cut bait and hotdogs.

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 65.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good on the Middle Fork.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies and rainbow colored PowerBait.

Lake Roberts: Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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 595 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms, cut bait and homemade dough baits for catfish.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing for trout was good in the early mornings using PowerBait and worms.

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing for bass was fair using yellow and black spinner baits. 

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 19.9 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 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good in the early mornings using PowerBait and worms.

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp, cheese and stink bait.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 85.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 8.31 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using flies and salmon eggs.

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

Sumner Lake: Fishing for all species has been slow with anglers reporting catching a few largemouth and smallmouth bass using top water lures in the early mornings. We had no reports on other species.


September 14, 2019

Catches of the week

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Bluewater Lake: Kenneth Epaloose of Zuni caught a 39-inch, 17.5-pound tiger muskie using an 8-inch swimbait Sept. 8.

Conchas Lake: Madison Bogle of Dexter caught a 3.5-pound largemouth bass, and 14 others, using a Randy rig in shallow water Sept. 14.

Eagle Rock Lake: Yonah Leon, age 5, Sol Leon, age 8, and Kamaeli Leon, age 11, of Taos caught 13 trout using Berkley floating PowerBait Aug. 22.

Fenton Lake: Joey Velasquez of Bernalillo caught a 17-inch trout using PowerBait Sept. 15.

Navajo Lake: Mani Loveless of Tijeras caught her first pike. It was 26-inches. On her next cast she caught a 3.5-pound smallmouth bass. Both were caught using a gold 4-inch crappie crank bait Sept. 8.

Rio Grande: Jordan Sierra of Albuquerque caught and released a 30-pound flathead catfish using cut carp Sept. 14.

San Juan River: Deavon Tabish Moran of Albuquerque caught a 23-inch rainbow trout using a chocolate emerger Sept. 7.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Kaitlynn Flora, age 7, caught and released five trout. Ashlynn Flora, age 4, caught and released four trout and her twin sister Brooklynn Flora, age 4, caught two trout, releasing one and keeping a 17-incher. The Floras are from Rio Rancho and they caught all trout within two hours using pink PowerBait Sept. 14. Owen Tucker, age 8, of Albuquerque caught and released over 30 trout and filled his limit with five rainbow trout measuring between 18 and 21-inches using a variety of nymphs and dry flies Sept. 14. Coen Crandall, age 7, of Rio Rancho caught a 19-inch, 3-pound, 2-ounce rainbow trout using garlic PowerBait Sept. 15.


Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 32.5 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, terrestrial fly patterns, caddis dry flies and small nymph flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing pressure has been light. Anglers reported fishing as slow with only a few trout and catfish caught. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using drop shot rigs, crankbaits, senkos and creature baits. Fishing was fair to good for white bass and walleye using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 59.4 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as yellow sallies, hoppers and spruce moth flies. Fishing for trout was also good using nymph flies.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was fair to good using salmon eggs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using salmon peach PowerBait and woolly buggers. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using streamers and spinners. We had no reports this week on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was good using Pistol Pete spinners with a bobber.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using terrestrial flies with a small bead head dropper.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 62.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, wooly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 52.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, nymph flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 519 cfs. North of Espanola the water clarity was improving and fishing for trout was fair to good using streamers and beadhead nymphs. Fishing south of Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait, hotdogs and nightcrawlers.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 22.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small hopper flies and nymph flies.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 14.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 10.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using a variety of dry flies and small bead head nymph flies.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing for trout was slow.

Shuree Ponds: We hand no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for smallmouth bass in 8 to 15 feet of water was good using Chigger Craws, Senkos and Berkley Gulp Minnows. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow to fair. Fishing for walleye was slow with anglers reporting only a few being caught using deep diving crank baits. Fishing for white bass was good using jigging spoons and blade baits. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver, nightcrawlers and cut bait. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms. Fishing for crappie was slow. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the upper 70s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Angler activity was light but limited reports indicated fishing for walleye and bass was fair to good using brown and chartreuse curly tail grubs. Fishing for catfish was fair using nightcrawlers. The lake has remained open to anglers but not swimmers due to the presence of blue green algae. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 328 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using nightcrawlers and small crankbaits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies and small worms.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair to good using swimbaits, jointed crankbaits, Rapala X-Raps and top water lures. Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs. Fishing for trout was very slow.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners and PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 803 cfs and 271 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was very good using tungsten bead head green scud flies, double brown hackle peacock flies, salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers and PowerBait. Fishing below Abiquiu Lake for trout was fair using PowerBait, flies and worms.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using minnows and nightcrawlers. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using garlic flavored PowerBait and rainbow PowerEggs.

Heron Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 24.3 cfs. Fishing for trout in the Valles Caldera, Rio San Antonio and East Fork was good using terrestrial pattern flies, wax worms and gold spinners.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using gold spinners and PowerBait.

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was very good using terrestrial pattern flies.

Lake Farmington: Fishing from shore for smallmouth bass was fair to good using small jerk baits and top water jitterbugs.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for pike was fair using swimbaits. The best pike fishing reports came from anglers fishing the San Juan arm of the lake. Fishing for bass was slow but some anglers reported having success using white crank baits. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using pink and orange spinners tipped with corn fished 60 feet deep near the dam. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 1,200 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using small midge larva, chocolate emerges and pupa fly patterns size 24 and 26 in dark colors. Top water fly fishing for trout was fair using midge clusters and Griffith Gnats around grassy banks. There were a lot of mosquitos last week and bug spray is recommended.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using garlic PowerBait, pink PowerBait, salmon eggs and nymph and dry flies.

Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish was slow using shrimp, hotdogs and chicken liver.

Trout Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.


Southwest Fishing Report

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for crappie was good fishing 7-feet deep using a slip bobber rig with a 1/16-ounce pink jig head with a red and white plastic on the jig head. Anglers also reported catching crappie using watermelon minnow imitations with red glitter and squiggly tail. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms and bright colored flies.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was fair to good using chartreuse crank baits. Fishing for bass was slow.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was very good jigging white and yellow Bomber slab spoons. Anglers also had success fishing for white bass jigging Kastmasters and trolling white crankbaits on the north end of the lake. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was slow to fair with anglers reporting catching a few at night using silver lures that dive just below the water’s surface. Fishing for catfish at night was good using beef liver bait, shrimp, red spinners, yellow grubs, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait and hotdogs. Fishing for walleye was fair to good at night using Rooster Tail spinners and Super Dupers.

Escondida Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using nightcrawlers, cut bait and hotdogs

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 54.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good on the Middle Fork.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies and rainbow colored PowerBait.

Lake Roberts: Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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 527 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms, cut bait and homemade dough baits for catfish.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing for bass was fair using yellow and blank spinner baits. 

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 13.0 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

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

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good for anglers fishing from kayaks trolling spinners. Fishing for trout was good from the bank for anglers using PowerBait.

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp, cheese and stink bait.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 1,270 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Santa Rosa Lake: The lake level was dropping due to water release and anglers reported that fishing was slow.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass was fair using top water lures early in the mornings. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using worms and minnows. We had no reports on other species.


September 7, 2019

Catches of the week

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Canjilon Lakes: Heather Sandoval of Rio Rancho caught a 19-inch, 3-pound rainbow trout using purple PowerBait Aug. 31.

Conchas Lake: Marty McNamara of Española caught a 4-pound largemouth bass using a drop shot rig Sept. 1.

Cowles Ponds: Angelena Lovato, age 11, of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch rainbow trout using peach garlic PowerBait Sept. 2.

Eagle Nest Lake: Lorenzo Roybal of Velarde caught a 40-inch, 17-pound northern pike using a gold Kastmaster Sept. 8. Austin Mares, age 13, of Raton caught a 25-inch, 3-pound northern pike using a neon green and orange hot popper lure Sept. 2.

Elephant Butte Lake: Esperanza Montano, age 14, of Albuquerque caught her first white bass jigging a Kastmaster Sept. 2. Joseph and Ava Calcutt, ages 6 and 4, of Albuquerque caught a lot of white bass jigging Kastmasters Sept. 8. Omar Duran Jr., age 11, of El Paso, Texas caught a cooler full of white bass with his father jigging white and yellow Bomber slab spoons Sept. 7.

Fenton Lake: Carlos Garcia, age 5, of Albuquerque caught his first fish, a 16-inch rainbow trout using worms Sept. 1. Kenneth Peralta of Los Lunas caught a 20-inch, 2-pound trout using a Panther Martin spinner Sept. 2.

Pecos River: Buck Gibson of Roswell caught a 36-inch, 22-pound catfish using nightcrawlers on the Pecos River five miles north of Roswell Aug. 26.

Rio Grande Gorge: Mike Botto of Rio Rancho caught and released a 19-inch brown trout using a Panther Martin spinner Aug. 29.

Roswell Kids Pond: Gael Reyes, age 6, of Roswell caught a 23-inch catfish using hotdogs Sept. 8.

Santa Rosa Lake: Diane Ciampolillo of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch, 3-pound walleye bottom bouncing using a nightcrawler Sept. 3.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Anthony Leeder, age 11, Gabriel Leeder, age 8, and Faith Leeder, age 6, of Rio Rancho caught 12 trout, the biggest being 17.5-inches, using pink PowerBait Sept. 1. Cousins Garcia, Gonzales and Sais, ages 4 to 11, of Albuquerque caught two 20-inch trout and seven other trout using garlic PowerBait Aug. 31.

Tingley Beach: Sammy Alonzo of Albuquerque caught a 29-inch, 19-pound catfish using hotdogs Aug. 31.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 45.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait, yellow stimulator flies, terrestrial fly patterns and caddis dry flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using buzz baits and Rooster Tail spinners. Fishing for trout was slow to fair using PowerBait and nightcrawlers. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using drop shot rigs, crankbaits, senkos and creature baits. Fishing was fair to good for white bass and walleye using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 61.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as yellow sallies, hoppers and spruce moth flies.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was fair to good using salmon eggs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using salmon peach PowerBait. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using Kastmasters. We had no reports this week on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was good using woolly buggers, PowerBait, worms and Pistol Pete spinners.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using terrestrial flies with a small bead head dropper.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had 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 and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 40.5 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, wooly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 48.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, nymph flies fished as a dropper under a terrestrial fly, Rapalas and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 533 cfs. The water clarity was improving and fishing for trout in the Gorge was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners and large flies. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait, hotdogs and nightcrawlers. Anglers are advised to bring bug spray.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 19.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using small hopper flies.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 12.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 9.46 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using Parachute Adams, mosquito flies and dry dropper combos with a small bead head as the dropper fly.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing for trout was slow.

Shuree Ponds: We hand no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for bass was good using top water lures early in the morning. Fishing for smallmouth bass was good using drop shot rigs and wacky rigged stick baits in 10 to 20 feet of water. Fishing for largemouth bass was good using chatter baits and flukes worked in heavy cover. Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for white bass was good using jigging spoons in 30 to 45 feet of water and trolling chartreuse and white crank baits in the Spring Canyon area. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver, nightcrawlers and dough bait. Fishing for bluegill was very good using worms. We had no reports on other species. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the upper 70’s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Angler activity was light but limited reports indicated fishing for walleye and bass was fair to good using brown curly tail grubs. Fishing for catfish was fair using nightcrawlers. The lake has remained open to anglers but not swimmers due to the presence of blue green algae. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 285 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using nightcrawlers and small crankbaits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair using swimbaits, jointed crankbaits and top water lures. Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs. Fishing for trout was very slow.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair using worms, spinners and PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 803 cfs and 563 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers, nymph flies, egg pattern flies and PowerBait. Fishing below Abiquiu Lake for trout was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish, perch and small mouth bass was slow to fair using minnows and nightcrawlers. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using garlic/cheese/corn flavored PowerBait and rainbow PowerEggs.

Heron Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 7.57 cfs. Fishing for trout in the Valles Caldera and Rio San Antonio was good using terrestrial pattern flies. Fishing for trout on the East Fork was good using small worms and spinners.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using gold spinners and PowerBait.

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was very good using terrestrial pattern flies.

Lake Farmington: Fishing from shore for smallmouth bass was fair to good using small jerk baits and top water jitterbugs.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for pike was fair using swimbaits. The best pike fishing reports came from anglers fishing the San Juan arm of the lake. Fishing for bass was slow but some anglers reported having success using white crank baits. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using purple and orange spinners tipped with corn fished 45 to 75 feet deep near the dam. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 1,220 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using small midge larva and pupa fly patterns in dark colors. Top water fly fishing for trout was fair using midge clusters and Griffith Gnats around grassy banks. There were a lot of mosquitos last week and bug spray is recommended.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using hotdogs, chicken liver, chicken blood Magic Bait and worms.

Trout Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.


Southwest Fishing Report

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Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using Velveeta Cheese, hotdogs, beef liver and worms.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish was good at night using worms and homemade dough baits. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms and bright colored flies.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was fair to good using chartreuse crank baits. Fishing for bass was slow.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was very good jigging white and yellow Bomber slab spoons, jigging Kastmasters and trolling white crankbaits on the north end of the lake. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was slow. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and yellow and chartreuse grubs.

Escondida Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using nightcrawlers, cut bait and hotdogs.

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 29.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good on the Middle Fork.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies and rainbow colored PowerBait.

Lake Roberts: Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 559 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms, cut bait and homemade dough baits for catfish.

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

Young Pond: Fishing for catfish was good using Velveeta Cheese, hotdogs, beef liver and worms.


Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing for bass was fair using yellow and blank spinner baits. 

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 6.49 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using worms.

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

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

Corona Pond: 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 for catfish was fair using shrimp and hotdogs.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was slow to fair fishing from the bank and good for anglers fishing from kayaks trolling spinners. Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for catfish was fair using homemade dough bait with beef liver.

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing for catfish was good using shrimp, cheese and stink bait.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 87.5 cfs. Fishing for largemouth bass below the town of Carlsbad was good using translucent plastic worms with pepper flake, yellow Rooster Tail spinners, buzz baits and live worms. Fishing for catfish north of Roswell was good using nightcrawlers.

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

Roswell Kids Pond: Gael Reyes, age 6, of Roswell caught a 23-inch catfish using hotdogs Sept. 8.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.39 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using flies and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using nightcrawlers, crank baits, creature baits and curly tail grubs in 10 to 20 feet of water. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using bottom bouncer nightcrawler rigs in 20-feet of water. Fishing at night for catfish was good using minnows, night crawlers and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow using minnows and chartreuse crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver, stink bait and cut bait. We had no reports on other species.


August 31, 2019

Catches of the week

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Berrendo Creek: Valerie Wyatt of Roswell caught a 4-pound largemouth bass using a yellow and black spinner bait Aug. 29.

Bluewater Lake: Jim Baldonado of Las Vegas, Nev. caught and released a 40-inch 15-pound, 5-ounce tiger muskie using a swimbait Aug. 28.

Caballo Lake: Patricia DiBartolomeo of Socorro caught a 3-pound largemouth bass using a crankbait Aug. 30

Conchas Lake: Curtis Farris, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch catfish using a crappie plastic lure Aug. 31.

Fenton Lake: Twins Lauren and Jackie Valdez of Albuquerque caught their limits of rainbow trout with three measuring 18.5-inches, 19.5-inches and the biggest at 20.75-inches using a mixture of cheese and corn PowerBait Aug. 31. Journey White, age 13, of Pojoaque caught an18-inch, 3.5-pound rainbow trout using rainbow PowerEggs fished on the bottom with a Carolina rig Aug. 31. Claire Swinhoe of Los Alamos caught a 16-inch trout using garlic PowerBait Aug. 29.

Laguna del Campo: Arturo Villanueva of Chama caught a 21-inch rainbow trout using a gold spinner Aug. 31.

Lake Maloya: Kateri Dierking, age 6, of Albuquerque caught an 18.5-inch rainbow trout using PowerBait Sept. 1.

Monastery Lake: Andrew Ulibarri, age 5, of Rio Rancho caught a 17-inch rainbow trout using salmon peach PowerBait Sept. 1.

Navajo Lake: Avyn Trujillo, age 5, of Albuquerque caught her limit of kokanee salmon on red arnies tipped with corn fishing 50 to 60 feet deep Sept. 2.

Pecos River: Tate Chandler, age 5, of Cloudcroft caught a 24-inch, 5-pound catfish using chicken liver at the lower Tansil damn near Carlsbad Aug. 29.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Owen Middagh, age 7, of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch, 4-pound rainbow trout using white glitter Gulp bait Sept. 1. 

Tingley Beach: Dominic Candelaria, age 12, of Cochiti Pueblo caught a 26-inch 6.7-pound catfish using chicken liver/ chicken blood Magic Bait Aug. 31. Donovan Candelaria, age 12, of Cochiti Pueblo caught a 22-inch, 3.2-pound catfish using chicken liver/chicken blood Magic Bait Aug. 31.

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

Santa Rosa Lake: Rita Richardson of Roswell caught a 16-inch largemouth bass trolling an olive creature bait Aug. 24.


Northeast Fishing Report

CurtisF

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 43.4 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using woolly buggers, salmon eggs, PowerBait, yellow stimulator flies, blue wing olive nymphs and caddis dry flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was slow to fair using PowerBait and nightcrawlers. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using drop shot rigs, crankbaits, Pop-Rs, Whopper Ploppers, Senkos and creature baits. Fishing was fair to good for white bass and walleye using live minnows Fishing for catfish was good using worms and cut bait.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 68.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as yellow sallies, hoppers and spruce moth flies.

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs. Anselmo Contreras of Rio Rancho caught and released 10 rainbow trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using salmon peach PowerBait, and Chernobyl ants. Fermine Delgado of Albuquerque caught his limit of rainbow trout in less than an hour using PowerBait. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using spoons. We had no reports this week on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using streamers, PowerBait, worms, woolly buggers and Pistol Petes.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using red zebra midge droppers on a hopper fly.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using salmon peach PowerBait and woolly buggers.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 47.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, wooly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 46.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, nymph flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 594 cfs. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait. Anglers are advised to bring bug spray.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 21.6 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using small hopper flies.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 15.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 14.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using Parachute Adams, mosquito flies and blue wing olives.

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

Shuree Ponds: We hand no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for bass was good using top water lures early in the morning. Fishing for smallmouth bass was good using drop shot rigs and Neko rigs in 12 to 20 feet of water. Fishing for largemouth bass was good using chatter baits and flukes worked in heavy cover. Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for white bass was good using jigging spoons and blade baits in 35 to 45 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good shallow using chicken liver, nightcrawlers and shrimp. We had no reports on other species. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the lower 80s.


Northwest Fishing Report

OwenM

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing pressure has been light probably due to a blue green algae bloom. The lake remains open for fishing. Angler activity was light but limited reports indicated fishing for walleye was fair using curly tail grubs with jig heads. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 155 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using mop flies and small crankbaits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was good using swimbaits, jointed crankbaits and top water lures. Fishing for catfish was fair using waterdogs and hotdogs. Fishing for trout was very slow.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners, worms and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using elk hair caddis dry flies, worms and PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 612 cfs and 453 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers, nymph flies, egg pattern flies, and PowerBait worms. Fishing below Abiquiu Lake for trout was good using size 18 and 22 yellow colored flies.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using garlic/cheese/corn flavored PowerBait and rainbow PowerEggs.

Heron Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 8.3 cfs. Fishing for trout in the Valles Caldera was good using dry flies such as hoppers. Fishing for trout on the East Fork was good using gold spinners.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using gold spinners and green PowerBait.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing from shore for smallmouth bass was fair to good using small jerk baits and top water jitterbugs.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for pike was fair to good using swimbaits. The best pike fishing reports came from anglers fishing the Pine arm of the lake and the north end of the San Juan arm. Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using purple and orange spinners tipped with corn fished 45 to 75 feet deep. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies.

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 1,740 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using small midge larva and pupa fly patterns. Further downstream trout fishing was good using baetis patterns such as pheasant tails, root beers, foam wing emergers and CDC RS2s. Top water fly fishing for trout was slow but some anglers reported having success using midge clusters and hoppers.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver/chicken blood Magic Bait and worms.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

PatriciaD

Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was good using Velveeta Cheese, hotdogs beef liver and worms.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish was good at night using worms and homemade dough baits. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms and bright colored flies.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was fair to good using chartreuse crank baits. Fishing for bass was slow.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was very good jigging Kastmasters and trolling white crankbaits near Kettle Top. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was slow. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and chicken liver.

Escondida Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using cut bait.

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 33.4 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good on the Middle Fork.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using flies and rainbow colored PowerBait.

Lake Roberts: Fishing for all species was slow.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,380 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms, cut bait and homemade dough baits for catfish.

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

Young Pond: Fishing for catfish was good using Velveeta Cheese, hotdogs, beef liver and worms.


Southeast Fishing Report

RitaR

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

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing for bass was fair using yellow and blank spinner baits. 

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 23.3 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using worms.

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

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

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

Eunice Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver and dough bait.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using worms and cut bait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp and hotdogs.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was slow to fair using yellow grubs. Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for catfish was fair using homemade dough bait with beef liver.

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing for catfish was good using shrimp, cheese and stink bait.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 116.0 cfs. Fishing for largemouth bass below the town of Carlsbad was good using translucent plastic worms with pepper flake, yellow Rooster Tail spinners, buzz baits and live worms. Fishing for catfish was good using live worms.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.10 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using flies and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using nightcrawlers, crank baits, creature baits and curly tail grubs in 10 to 20 feet of water. Fishing at night for catfish was good using minnows, night crawlers and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow using minnows and chartreuse crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver, stink bait and cut bait. We had no reports on other species.


August 24, 2019

Catches of the week

OwenH

Conchas Lake: Nico and Donovyn Gonzales, ages 13 and 12, of Albuquerque caught a 4-pound, 19-inch largemouth bass using a drop shot rigged with a nightcrawler Aug. 25.

Canjilon Lakes: Justin Chavez of Espanola caught a 21-inch rainbow trout using an elk hair caddis fly Aug. 25.

Jemez River: Jay Pendell Jones of Albuquerque caught a 16-inch brown trout on the East Fork of the Jemez River using a gold spinner Aug. 24.

Fenton Lake: Juan Steen of Tijeras caught an 18-inch, 3-pound rainbow trout using a Panther Martin spinner Aug. 24. Eric Adams of Rio Rancho caught a 19-inch, 2.83-pound rainbow trout using a black glitter finish size zero Bluefox spinner with a silver and neon orange blade Aug. 24.

Bluewater Lake: Eli Koehler, age 10, of Albuquerque caught and released a 27-inch tiger muskie using a Cotton Cordell Wally Diver Aug. 23. Vance Lee of Grants caught and released a 39-inch tiger muskie trolling a rattle trap lure Aug. 24.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Brother and sister Joshua and Davina Gomez, ages 9 and 4, of La Puebla each caught an 18-inch trout using garlic PowerBait Aug. 24. Leo Ramirez, age 10, of Los Lunas with his brother Austin landed a 23-inch rainbow trout using salmon peach glitter PowerBait Aug. 24.

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

Bluewater Lake: Sara Thelander of Albuquerque caught a 39-inch tiger muskie using a chartreuse crankbait with a wire leader Aug. 22.

Pecos River: Owen Haufmann, age 2, of Placitas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout near Cowles Pond using a Panther Martin spinner Aug. 21.

Quemado Lake: Will Leekity and Terri Dailey of Laguna caught their limits of trout ranging in size from 14 to 20-inches using silver spoons and worms under a float Aug. 19.

Cimarron River:  Alex Brubacher of Dalhart, Texas caught a 19-inch, 2.75-pound rainbow trout using a yellow stimulator fly Aug. 19. Diane Decesare of Glenville, N.Y. caught a 23-inch rainbow trout using a black woolly bugger Aug. 22..

Bluewater Lake: Lauren Lozoya, age 10, of Albuquerque caught and released her first tiger muskie using a Rapala crankbait Aug. 17.

Eagle Rock Lake: Ronnie Walker of Amarillo, Texas caught a 19-inch, 3.5-pound rainbow trout using PowerBait Aug. 15..

Northeast Fishing Report

Nico

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 31.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using woolly buggers, salmon eggs, PowerBait, yellow stimulator flies, blue wing olive nymphs and caddis dry flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using drop shot rigs, crankbaits, Pop-Rs, Whopper Ploppers, Senkos and creature baits. Fishing was fair to good for white bass and walleye using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 65.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as yellow sallies, hoppers and spruce moth flies.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait, black woolly buggers and chernobyl ants. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using spoons. We had no reports this week on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using streamers, PowerBait, worms, woolly buggers and Pistol Petes.

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

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using red zebra midge droppers on a hopper fly.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait and woolly buggers.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 49.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, woolly buggers, leech pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 50.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 858 cfs. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait. Anglers are advised to bring bug spray.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 23.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using small hopper flies.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 17.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 10.6 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using Parachute Adams, mosquito flies and blue wing olives.

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

Shuree Ponds: We hand no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for largemouth bass was good using top water lures such as frogs and Whopper Ploppers. Fishing for smallmouth bass was good using Texas rigged Berkley Chigger Bugs and drop shot Maxscent Flat Worms/Hit Worms. Fishing for walleye was slow to fair using Gulp Minnows on jig heads. Fishing for crappie was slow. Fishing for white bass was very good using jigging slabs and blade baits in 35 to 50 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait, worms and stink bait. Fishing for bluegill was very good using worms. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the lower 80s. The Logan Chamber of Commerce hosted a white bass fishing tournament on Aug. 24 and 14 boats weighed in a total of 219.97-pounds of white bass.


Northwest Fishing Report

JD

Abiquiu Lake: The lake is closed to swimming where blue-green algae is present but the whole lake is still open for fishing. Angler activity was light but limited reports indicated fishing for walleye was fair using curly tail grubs with jig heads. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 203 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using mop flies and small crankbaits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was very good using flies, jointed crankbaits, top water lures and swimbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair using waterdogs and hotdogs. Fishing for trout was very slow.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners, worms and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using elk hair caddis dry flies, worms and PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 605 cfs and 401 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using salmon eggs, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers, nymph flies, egg pattern flies and PowerBait worms. Fishing below Abiquiu Lake for trout was good using size 18 and 22 yellow-colored flies.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners.

Heron Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River, near the town of Jemez, on Monday morning was 7.21 cfs. Fishing for trout on the East Fork was good using gold spinners.

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

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing from shore for smallmouth bass was fair to good using small jerk baits and top water jitterbugs.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for pike was fair to good using swimbaits. The best pike fishing reports came from anglers fishing the Pine arm of the lake. Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms and small flies. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using yellow, pink, green and purple spinners tipped with corn fished 50 to 70 feet deep. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies.

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 1,510 cfs. The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an increase in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 1,450 cfs to 1,700 cfs Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 7:00 a.m. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using red and crème midge larva fly patterns, size 22 black midge clusters, dark color zebra midges and crystal flash size 24 and 26. Further downstream trout fishing was good using baetis patterns such as root beers and RS2s. With the high water flows anglers fishing with larger larvae patterns, size 18, are having success.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish was fair using cheese sausage, shrimp, homemade dough bait, chicken liver and worms.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

WillL

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish was good at night using worms and homemade dough baits. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms and bright-colored flies.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for all species was slow.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was very good jigging Kastmasters and trolling white crankbaits. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was slow. Fishing for walleye was fair using deep diving crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and chicken liver.

Escondida Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using cut bait.

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 27.4 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good on the Middle Fork.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing for all species was slow.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

Quemado Lake: Fishing for trout was good using silver spoons and worms.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,860 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms, cut bait and homemade dough baits for catfish.

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

Young Pond: Fishing for catfish was slow.


Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 14.2 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

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

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

Eunice Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver and dough bait.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using worms and cut bait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp and hotdogs.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using spinners and trolling from a boat early in the morning.

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 111.0 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using worms.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 3.87 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using flies and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using nightcrawlers, crankbaits, creature baits and curly tail grubs in 10 to 20 feet of water. Fishing at night for catfish was good using minnows, nightcrawlers and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow using minnows and chartreuse crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver, stink bait and cut bait. We had no reports on other species.


August 17, 2019

Catches of the week

jacqueline

Corona Pond: Foster Golightly, age 10, of Corona caught a half pound albino catfish using raw chicken Aug. 19.

Hopewell Lake: Mark Duran-Lippman of Rio Rancho caught a 21-inch rainbow trout using a fly rod with a streamer fly Aug. 17.

Alto Lake: Jaxson Flores, age 9, of Alamogordo caught a 6-pound catfish using a red worm Aug. 17.

Fenton Lake: Jorge Valenzuela and Jacqueline Valenzuela, age 4, of Albuquerque caught a 17.5-inch rainbow trout weighing 2.7-pounds using a gold deluxe Panther Martin spinner Aug. 17.

Elephant Butte: Mike Papasan of Rockport, Texas caught a 25-inch, 6-pound walleye using a white curly tail grub Aug. 17. Bailey Henderson of Dusty caught a 27-inch, 8-pound walleye trolling a fire tiger lure Aug. 18. Calvin and Patricia Largo of Gallup caught their limit of 50 white bass using jigs in 25 feet of water Aug. 19.

Conchas Lake: Luciano Lopez of Tucumcari caught and released a 24-inch, 5.5-pound walleye while fishing at night using live minnows Aug. 17. Hunter Manley, age 2, of Albuquerque caught his first fish, a small mouth bass, using his Mickey Mouse fishing rod with a worm Aug. 18.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Briton Faith Mortensen, age 3, of Placitas caught a 19-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs Aug. 17. Ryett Ford, age 2, of Placitas caught a 17-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs Aug. 18.

Escondida Lake: Richard Shewell of Los Lunas caught a 37-inch, 24-pound flathead catfish fishing at night using cut bait Aug. 17.

Pecos River: Gavin George, age 4, of Weed caught a 20-inch catfish using worms at the lower Tansil Dam near Carlsbad Aug. 16.

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

Conchas Lake: Marcel Almanzar of Rio Rancho caught a 17-inch and an 18-inch largemouth bass simultaneously using a squarebill crankbait Aug. 10.

Canjilon Lakes: Andrew Romero and his dad Frank, both from Albuquerque, caught their limits of trout using an assortment of flies Aug. 12.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Josiah Salgado, age 7, of Albuquerque caught his first rainbow trout, 16-inches, using meal worms Aug. 11. 

Elephant Butte Lake: Gavin Ray Baker, age 13, of Las Cruces caught a 10-pound drum using minnows Aug. 11.

MarkDuranLipp

Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 23.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using blue wing olive nymphs and caddis dry flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver. Fishing for bass was slow to fair. One angler reported catching a 6-pound bass using a Whopper Plopper. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using squarebill crankbaits, Pop-Rs, Whopper Ploppers, Senkos and creature baits. Fishing was fair to good for white bass and walleye using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 58.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as yellow sallies, hoppers and spruce moth flies.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait, black woolly buggers and chernobyl ants. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using spoons. We had no reports this week on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using streamers, PowerBait, worms, woolly buggers and Pistol Petes.

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

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using red zebra midge droppers on a hopper fly.

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait and woolly buggers.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 58.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, woolly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 75.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using rooster tail spinners, salmon eggs and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,120 cfs. The river level was high and fishing for trout was slow. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait. Anglers are advised to bring bug spray.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 34.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using small hopper flies.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 22.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 13.5 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using Parachute Adams, mosquito flies and blue wing olives.

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

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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 for largemouth bass in shallow water was good using top water lures such as buzzbaits and Whopper Ploppers. Fishing for smallmouth bass in deeper water was good using drop shot rigs, tubes and chigger craws. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow. Fishing for white bass was good using jigging spoons in 30 to 35 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was fair using cut bait and stink bait. Fishing for bluegill was very good using small spinners and worms. The main lake was clear, and the water temperature was in the lower 80s. There was a 5.88-pound largemouth bass caught by Butch Colantonio, of Amarillo, Texas and a 5.74-pound largemouth bass caught by Tom Jessop, of Dalhart, Texas Aug. 18.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Due to a blue-green algae bloom the lake was closed to swimming but remains open for fishing. Angler activity was light but limited reports indicated fishing for walleye was fair using curly tail grubs with jig heads. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 357 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using micro crankbaits, Senko worms and jitter bug crankbaits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was very good using flies, jointed crankbaits, top water lures and swimbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair using waterdogs and hotdogs. Fishing for trout was very slow.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners, worms and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using dry flies, worms and PowerBait. A very sentimental fly rod was lost Aug. 18 and there is a reward for its return. Please email funfishingnm@gmail.com if you have any information.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 605 cfs and 151 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using salmon eggs, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers, nymph flies, egg pattern flies and PowerBait worms. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was slow to fair. The best reports came from anglers using spinners.

Heron Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 9.81 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using hopper dry flies with a nymph dropper.

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

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair using dry flies.

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for pike was fair to good using swimbaits. The best pike fishing reports came from anglers fishing the Pine arm of the lake. Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms and small flies. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using pink, green and purple spinners tipped with corn fished 40 to 50 feet deep. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies.

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 1,260 cfs. The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an increase in the release from Navajo Reservoir to 1,450 cfs Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using red and crème midge larva fly patterns, size 22 black midge clusters, dark color zebra midges and crystal flash size 24 and 26. Further downstream trout fishing is good using baetis patterns such as root beers and RS2s. With the high water flows, anglers fishing with larger larvae patterns, size 18, are having success.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp, homemade dough bait, chicken liver and worms.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

RichardShewell

Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using worms, stink bait and dough bait.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish was good at night using worms and homemade dough baits. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using sassy shad, minnows and crankbaits. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow to fair using sassy shad and deep diving crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was good using minnows, stink bait and cut bait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was very good using top water lures and sassy shad. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was slow. Fishing for walleye was fair using deep diving crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and chicken liver.

Escondida Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using cut bait.

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 45.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing for catfish was fair using beef liver.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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 2,110 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms, cut bait and homemade dough baits for catfish.

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

Young Pond: Fishing for catfish was slow.


Southeast Fishing Report

jaxson

Alto Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using worms and hotdogs.

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 49.8 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 for catfish using nightcrawlers and hotdogs.

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

Corona Pond: Fishing for catfish was good using raw chicken.

Eunice Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver and dough bait.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using worms and cut bait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp and hotdogs.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was good using spinners and trolling from a boat early in the morning.

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 119.0 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using worms.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 4.78 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using flies and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using nightcrawlers, crankbaits, creature baits and curly tail grubs in 10 to 20 feet of water. Fishing at night for catfish was good using minnows, nightcrawlers and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow using minnows and chartreuse crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver, stink bait and cut bait. We had no reports on other species.


August 10, 2019

Catches of the week

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Stubblefield Lake: Kaden Martinez, age 14, of Maxwell caught a 21-inch walleye using a white and chartreuse Booyah spinner bait Aug. 10.

Gila River: Matthew Kennedy of Silver City caught an 11-pound, 8-ounce flathead catfish using chicken liver Aug. 9.

Pecos River: Zachary Valdez of Rio Rancho caught and released a 28-inch brown trout using a black and yellow Panther Martin spinner on Aug. 9.

Bill Evans Lake: Joe Rodriguez of Silver City caught and released a 12-pound largemouth bass using a jig on Aug. 8.

Chama River below El Vado Lake:Joseph Pacheco, age 10, of Moriarty caught an 18-inch brown trout using worms Aug. 8.

Hopewell Lake: Addison Nolz, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using worms on Aug. 6. 

Santa Rosa Lake: Diane Ciampolillo of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch largemouth bass using a Texas rig with an orange bead and nightcrawlers Aug. 6.

Rio De Los Pinos: Melody Pacheco, age 5, of Moriarty caught a 12-inch carp using worms Aug. 7.

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

Conchas Lake: Joe Simmons of Clovis caught a 25-pound catfish using a crankbait Aug. 5.

Stubblefield Lake: Donald Dorrell of Elizabethtown caught four largemouth bass weighing 5.5-pounds, 4.5-pounds and two weighing 4-pounds each Aug. 4. He was using swim jigs. Holly Neal of Elizabethtown caught a 7.5-pound catfish using nightcrawlers Aug. 3. 

Tingley Beach: Donovan Garcia, age 3, caught an 18-inch catfish using nightcrawlers below a bobber. It was his first catfish and he was fishing with his father Daniel on Aug. 3.

Young Pond: Twins Jaden and Izaiah Gomez, both age 5, of Las Cruces caught a 20-inch channel catfish using nightcrawlers Aug. 7.

Sumner Lake: Karina Easley, age 10, of Sedillo caught and released 3 channel catfish; the biggest was about 21-inches. They used Sure Shot stink bait while fishing with her dad Aug. 1.

Ute Lake: Keeton S. Russell, age 11, of Amarillo, Texas caught a 25.5-inch carp using a night crawler July 30.

Chama River: Gabriel Yalch of Los Lunas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using a chrome Panther Martin spinner in the open access area July 23.


Northeast Fishing Report

ZacharyV

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 26.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using nymphs and small dry flies such as hoppers.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for all species was slow with anglers reporting only a couple of trout and bass being caught. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crankbaits for white bass and walleye. Fishing was good using cut bait, worms and liver for catfish.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 68.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as yellow sallies, hoppers and spruce moth flies.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using spoons. There is moss build up on the lake and the best fishing reports came from areas clear of moss. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, woolly buggers and Pistol Petes.

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

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using woolly buggers and Parachute Adams flies.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 93.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, woolly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 102.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using rooster tail spinners, salmon eggs and Panther Martin spinners.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,590 cfs. The river level was high and water clarity was low. Fishing for brown trout and pike in the Wild Rivers area was fair using Panther Martin spinners. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was fair to good using cut bait and dough bait. Anglers are advised to bring bug spray.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 42.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as hoppers.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 35.8 cfs. Fishing the upper river for trout was fair to good using small hopper flies and worms.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 17.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using bead head nymphs and small hopper flies.

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

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

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

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

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing for bass was fair to good using swim jigs. Fishing for walleye was slow but anglers did report having limited success. Fishing for catfish was good using nightcrawlers.

Ute Lake: Fishing for bass was good using soft plastic stick baits such as Berkley General and Ned Rigs. Fishing for bass using top water lures was fair using Pop R’s and Whopper Ploppers. Fishing for walleye was slow but there were a few reports from anglers who caught them jigging live minnows. Fishing for crappie was slow. Fishing for white bass was fair to good – white bass were suspended at 25 to 30 feet deep, in deeper water, and were hitting vertically jigged blade baits and jigging spoons. Fishing for catfish was fair using nightcrawlers and chicken liver. Fishing for catfish using trotlines rigged with cut bait were also producing well. Fishing for bluegill was good using nightcrawlers. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the lower 80s.


Northwest Fishing Report

GabrielY

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye and smallmouth bass was fair using curly tail grubs with jig heads. Anglers reported having success using black, blue, white, pink, yellow and chartreuse colors fished on rocky underwater slopes. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms at night and early in the morning. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 853 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using micro crankbaits, senko worms and jitter bug crankbaits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair to good using segmented crankbaits, top water lures, flies and jerk baits. Fishing for catfish was fair using stink bait and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners, worms and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair using Pistol Petes and PowerBait.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 261 cfs and 246 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers, nymph flies, egg pattern flies and PowerBait worms. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The best bank fishing was reported to be on the lake’s western edge using worms and PowerBait for trout.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 28.0 cfs. Fishing on the upper Rio San Antonio in the Valles Caldera National Preserve was good using dry flies such as small hoppers. Using stealth to approach feeding fish is a key to success. At higher elevations the biting horse flies are present and anglers are encouraged to have bug spray and long sleeves/pant legs. Fishing for trout on the lower Jemez waters was slow to fair probably due to recent rainstorms muddying the waters.

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

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair to good using white dry flies.

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing for bass and pike was slow with the best reports coming from anglers fishing in 20 to 30 feet of water using Senkos and tubes. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms and small flies. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using pink and purple spinners tipped with corn fished 40 to 50 feet deep. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait, top water flies and Pistol Pete spinners.

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 1,070 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using red and crème midge larva fly patterns, size 22 black midge clusters, dark color zebra midges and crystal flash size 24 and 26. Further downstream, trout fishing is good using baetis patterns such as root beers and RS2s. Anglers reported that some trout are rising and that dry fly fishing is fair.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait, wax worms, salmon eggs and small flies including leach patterns and woolly buggers. Anglers reported large clumps of moss growing in the pond.

Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish in bait ponds was fair using shrimp, homemade dough bait, chicken liver and raw chicken.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

JoeR

Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was good using worms and dough bait.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish was good at night using worms and homemade dough baits. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow but one angler reported catching a large bass on a jig.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using sassy shad, live minnows, Cast Master jigs and crankbaits. Fishing for walleye was fair using minnows and deep diving crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was good using minnows and cut bait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using live minnows, white tubes and sassy shad. Fishing was slow for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Anglers fishing for bass reported the changing water level was making the bass fishing tricky. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and chicken liver.

Escondida Lake: Anglers report fishing was slow.

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 47.7 cfs. Fishing for trout above the catwalk was fair using small flies. Angler Clay Sensiba caught two Gila trout above the catwalk using a size 20 Griffith gnat fly Aug. 3.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing the far northwest area of the lake was fair for bass using gray colored dry flies and yellow/gray streamer flies. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using beef liver.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

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 2,250 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms, cut bait and homemade dough baits for catfish.

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

Young Pond: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using Magic Bait blood dough balls.


Southeast Fishing Report

DianceC2

Alto Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using worms and hotdogs.

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for carp and bluegill was fair using worms and dough bait.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 13.5 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 for catfish using nightcrawlers and hotdogs. Fishing for bass was fair using soft plastic worms.

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

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

Eunice Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver and dough bait.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using worms and cut bait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp and hotdogs.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using liver as bait.

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing was good for catfish using worms and stink baits.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using small minnow style crankbaits.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 114.0 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using worms and liver bait.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.82 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using caddis flies.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using nightcrawlers, crankbaits, creature baits and curly tail grubs in 10 to 20 feet of water. Fishing at night for catfish was good using minnows, nightcrawlers and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using brown/gold floating Rapala lures. Fishing for walleye was fair using rooster tail spinners in red, yellow and gold colors. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver, stink bait and cut bait. We had no reports on other species.


August 3, 2019

Catches of the week

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Abiquiu Lake: John Hutson of Carson caught a 26-inch, 6-pound 4-ounce walleye using a blue creature bait on July 31.

Bluewater Lake: Andrea Hunnicutt of Albuquerque caught a 42-inch, 18-pound tiger muskie using a top water lure on August 4. Greg Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada, caught a 35-inch tiger muskie using a shallow diving top water lure on July 26. Itxchel De La Rosa of Albuquerque caught a 40-inch, 19.2-pound tiger muskie using a 4.5-inch Kitech swimbait on August 4. Ryan Slater of Albuquerque caught a 31-inch, 16-pound tiger muskie using a crankbait on July 31.

Chama River: Marcus Sandoval, age 12, of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch 3-pound brown trout using a silver Panther Martin on July 25. Michael Martinez, age-12, of Albuquerque caught a 17-inch rainbow trout using a salamander pattern lure on July 28. Michael Steplowski, age 8, of Albuquerque caught his first five trout ever, including a 13-inch brown trout, using a black and gold Panther Martin spinner on July 31. Mason Garcia, age 6, of Santa Fe caught a 20.5-inch rainbow trout using a white PowerBait worm on August 3.

Chaparral Park Lake: Sylas Layton, age 13, of Lovington caught a 2-pound largemouth bass using a beetle spin on his birthday August 1.

Eagle Nest Lake: Steve Leslie of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch rainbow trout using Nymph Grape PowerBait on July 30.

Elephant Butte Lake: Mike Franka of El Paso caught and released a 25-pound blue catfish using cut shad on a Kentucky rig with an 8/0 circle hook on July 28.

Hopewell Lake: Andrew Romero of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch, 3.5-pound rainbow trout using a size 18 white dry fly on August 1.

Lake Van: Jade Aragones, age 11, of Dexter caught an 8-pound catfish using hotdogs on July 31.

Latir Lakes: Thomas DeVargas, age 11, of La Mesilla caught a 17-inch wild rainbow trout using an elk hair caddis fly on August 3. This was his first fish caught with a fly rod.

Maxwell Lake 13: Andrew Gomez, age 9, of Hobbs caught a 23-inch, 2-pound rainbow trout using worms on July 29.

Mesilla Dam: William Schroeder of Las Cruces caught a 7-pound channel catfish using red worms on July 30.

Pecos River, South: Kacy Lewis of Carlsbad caught a 16-inch white bass using a spinner on July 30.

Tingley Beach: Aria Garcia, age 6, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch catfish using chicken liver on July 30. 

Young Pond: Kenneth Jay Cox III of Las Cruces caught a 26-inch, 7-pound catfish using chicken liver on August 2.

 

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Northeast Fishing Report

NE

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 33.9 cfs. Fishing was good using nymphs and dry flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using marshmallow PowerBait. Fishing for catfish was fair using chicken liver. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass on the north end of the lake. Fishing was good using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The lake level is currently dropping and boaters are advised to watch for rocks.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 73.8 cfs. Fishing is fair using yellow sallies, hoppers, stimulators and small bead head mayfly nymphs.

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 for trout using PowerBait fished 4-feet from the lake bottom. Fishing was good for perch using worms. A few pike were caught by anglers using streamer flies and trolling spinners. There is moss build up on the lake and the best fishing reports came from areas clear of moss. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good for trout using PowerBait and fly patterns such as wooly buggers and Pistol Petes.

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

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

Latir Lake: An angler reported catching a 17-inch rainbow trout last Saturday using an elk hair caddis.

Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using woolly buggers and Parachute Adams flies.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 89.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 97.0 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs, Panther Martin spinners, Golden Hare's Ear Nymphs and a few trout were also caught using dry flies.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,180 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing near Albuquerque was fair to good using hotdogs, chicken liver and worms for catfish. Anglers are advised to bring bug spray.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 42.1 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using small spinners and salmon eggs.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 35.5 cfs. Fishing the upper river for trout was fair to good using worms.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 27.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using bead head nymphs, hoppers and worms.

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

Shuree Ponds: We hand no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-December 31.

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 for bass was good using Whopper Ploppers, soft plastic stick baits and jerk shad. Anglers reported catching a 6-pound smallmouth bass last Saturday. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow. Fishing for white bass was good trolling Model A Bombers and Flicker Shad. Vertical jigging with jigging spoons and blade baits was also working well for white bass. Fishing for catfish was good using nightcrawlers and chicken liver. Fishing for bluegill was good using nightcrawlers. The surface temperature is 80 degrees and the main lake is clear.


Northwest Fishing Report

NW

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye and smallmouth bass was fair to good using curly tail grubs, crankbaits and drop shot rigged wacky with senko worms. Anglers reported having success using black, blue and chartreuse colors near rocky underwater slopes. Fishing for catfish was good using worms at night and early in the morning. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 963 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was good using micro crankbaits, senko worms and jitter bug crank baits.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was very good using segmented crank baits, top water lures, flies and jerk baits. Fishing for catfish was fair using stink bait and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: Fishing was good using worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using worms, spinners, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 130 cfs and 147 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado was good using Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers, nymph flies, egg pattern flies and PowerBait worms. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair for bass using nightcrawlers. Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using chicken liver, homemade dough bait, worms, cut bait and stink bait.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The best bank fishing was reported to be on the lake's western edge using worms and PowerBait for trout.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 34.2 cfs. Fishing on the upper Rio San Antonio in the Valles Caldera National Preserve was good using dry flies such as hoppers and beetles. Using stealth to approach feeding fish is a key to success. At higher elevations the biting horse flies are very bad and anglers are recommended to have deet bug spray and long sleeves/pant legs. Fishing for trout on the Rio Cebolla below Fenton Lake was fair to good using worms.

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

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was slow.

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

Manzano Lake: Fishing for trout and bass was slow.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good for bass using watermelon red flake tubes and chartreuse crankbaits. Fishing for pike was slow. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms and small flies. Fishing for koaknee salmon was good using green, pink and orange spinners tipped with corn fished 35- to 50- feet deep. Anglers reported having success fishing for koaknee salmon using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 1,030 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using red and crème midge larva fly patterns, dark color zebra midges and crystal flash size 24 and 26. Further downstream, trout fishing is good using baetis patterns such as root beers and RS2s. Anglers reported that some trout are rising and that dry fly fishing is fair.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, a wide assortment of small flies, leach patterns and woolly buggers for trout. Anglers reported large clumps of moss growing in the pond.

Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish in the bait ponds was good using shrimp, homemade dough bait, chicken liver and raw chicken.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

SW

Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was good using worms.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish was good at night using worms and homemade dough baits. Fishing for crappie was fair to good. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for all species was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was very good using minnows, crankbaits and nightcrawlers. Fishing for walleye was slow with only a few fish being caught by anglers using minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using minnows and cut bait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using live minnows, white tubes and sassy shad. Fishing was fair to good for largemouth and smallmouth bass using dark grey tubes with pepper flake and dropshot rigs with watermelon and red finesse worms. Anglers fishing for bass reported the changing water level was making the bass fishing tricky. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and chicken liver.

Escondida Lake: Anglers report fishing was slow.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 46.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing the far northwest area of the lake was fair to good for trout, bass and catfish. Anglers reported having their best success using grey colored dry flies and yellow and grey streamer flies. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using beef liver.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

Quemado Lake: Fishing for trout was good using mosquito pattern flies, silver Panther Martins and PowerBait.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,140 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was fair using curly tail grubs, sassy shad worms and minnows for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using worms and homemade dough baits for catfish.

Snow Lake: Fishing for trout was slow.

Young Pond: Fishing for catfish was poor to slow using minnows.


Southeast Fishing Report

SE

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good for catfish using worms and hotdogs.

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was slow for bass. Fishing was good for carp and blue gill using worms and dough bait.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 87.8 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 for catfish using nightcrawlers and hotdogs. Fishing for bass was fair using soft plastic worms.

Chaparral Park Lake: An angler reported catching a 2-pound largemouth using a beetle spin on August 1.

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

Eunice Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver and dough bait.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using worms and cut bait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair for catfish using shrimp and hotdogs.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing was good for catfish using worms and stink baits.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using small minnow style crankbaits.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 89.1 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using worms and liver bait.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.99 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using caddis flies.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using crank baits, creature baits and curly tail grubs in 10- to 20- feet of water. Fishing at night for catfish using minnows, night crawlers and hotdogs was good. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for white bass was fair using crank baits and rattle traps. Fishing for catfish was fair using cut bait. We had no reports on other species.


July 27, 2019

Catches of the week

NE

Abiquiu Lake: Joseph Holguin of Silver City caught a 22-inch walleye using a drop shot with a senko worm rigged wacky style on July 28.

Conchas Lake: Christian Geyer of Edgewood caught a walleye measuring 24-inches and 4.75-pounds while trolling 3-colors of lead-core line using a red worm rig on July 28.

Eagle Nest Lake: Jon Gonzales of Santa Fe caught a 28-inch northern pike trolling a chrome and blue Rattlin Rap on July 28.

Elephant Butte Lake: Armando Pena, age 12, of Rio Rancho caught his first fish, a 20-pound, 34-inch blue catfish using cut carp on July 27.

Lake Maloya: Nick Mendoza of Santa Fe caught nine rainbow trout fly fishing with a brown King Prince bead head nymph. The largest rainbow trout measured 21.5-inches and weighed 3-pounds, 5-ounces. He was fishing on July 23.

Pecos River: Aiden Showers, age 7, of Albuquerque caught 6 trout using red worms in the Pecos River near Cowles Ponds on July 24.

Red River: Thomas Encinias of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch, 3.5-pound rainbow trout using salmon eggs and fishing near the town of Red River on July 26.

Rio Cebolla: Matthew Martinez, age 4, of Los Lunas caught his first fish, a brown trout, using worms fishing the Rio Cebolla below Fenton Lake on July 26.

San Juan River: Chris Griego of Albuquerque caught and released a 25-inch 5-pound brown trout while fishing the Texas Hole using a red San Juan worm on July 28.

Seven Springs Hatchery: Brian Salaz Jr., age 10, of Albuquerque caught a 26-inch 5-pound 3-ounce rainbow trout using PowerBait on July 27.

Tingley Beach: Kiera O'Guin, age 6, of Albuquerque caught and released an albino catfish using worms in the children's pond on July 23.

Ute Lake: Ricky Bryant of Amarillo caught a 4-pound largemouth bass using a Whopper Plopper on July 26.

Eagle Nest Lake: Xavier Armijo, age13, of Springer caught his first Northern pike while trolling. It measured 36-inches and 19-pounds. He caught it on July 21.

Grindstone Reservoir: Eric Caraveo Jr, age 3, of El Paso caught his first three fish, rainbow trout, using PowerBait and fishing with his dad on a kayak July 22.

Navajo Lake: Zach Sletten of Albuquerque caught an approximately 20-inch brown trout using a walleye pattern Rapala crankbait on July 22. Matt Gladstone of Taos caught a couple of nice smallmouth bass, one weighing 4-pounds, while fishing white buzz baits on main lake points on July 16 and 17.

San Juan River: Adam Escamilla of Gallup caught a 20-inch rainbow trout fishing the upper flats using a rootbeer fly on July 22.


Northeast Fishing Report

NE

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 38.1 cfs. Fishing was good using nymphs and dry flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for walleye and trout has been slow. Fishing for catfish has been fair using chicken liver as bait. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using senkos, jigs, tubes and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using bottom bouncer spinner/worm rigs and minnow rigs for walleye. Jig heads with curly tail grub and minnow/worm combinations are also working well for walleye. Fishing was fair using cut bait, worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 78.0 cfs. Fishing is fair using yellow sallies, hoppers, stimulators and small bead head mayfly nymphs.

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 for trout using PowerBait fished 4-feet from the lake bottom. Fishing was good for perch using wooly buggers and worms. A few pike were caught by anglers using streamer flies and trolling spinners. There is moss build up on the lake and the best fishing reports came from areas clear of moss. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good for trout using salmon eggs, peach PowerBait and fly patterns such as wooly buggers and Pistol Petes.

Lake Alice: Fishing for trout was fair using a fly below a bobber.

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good for anglers using woolly buggers and parachute Adams flies.

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

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 83.6 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 83.7 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs with split shot weights, Panther Martin spinners, golden hare’s ear nymphs and a few trout were also caught on dry flies.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,440 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 43.7 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using small spinners and salmon eggs.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 30.7 cfs. Fishing the upper river for trout was fair to good using worms.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 13.5 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using bead head nymphs, hoppers and worms.

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

Shuree Ponds: We hand no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1 - December 31.

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 very good using nightcrawlers for bluegill. Fishing was good for smallmouth and largemouth bass using ned rigs, plastic crawdads, tubes, senkos (rigged wacky) and grubs on brushy points and deeper drop-offs. Good plastic bass bait colors have been natural, green, pumpkin and watermelon. Anglers reported catching a 6-pound and 4-pound largemouth bass last week. Fishing was fair to good for white bass jigging in 25 feet of water at the mouth of various coves. Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, gulp minnows, nightcrawlers and live minnows for walleye in 25 to 40 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good using liver and stink bait. Fishing for crappie was slow. The surface water temperature was in the low 80s.


Northwest Fishing Report

NW

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye and smallmouth bass was good using drop shot with a senko worm rigged wacky style. Anglers reported having good success using black and blue colors near drop-offs and undercut rocks, just south of the boat ramp. Fishing was also good for catfish using worms in the morning. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 1,360 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was good using micro crankbaits, senko worms and jitter bug crank baits.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was good for bank and boat anglers fishing for tiger muskie using spoons, jerkbaits, square bill crankbaits, spinnerbaits, streamer flies and muskie were caught on top water lures as well. Fishing for catfish at night was fair using stink bait, hotdogs and waterdogs. Trout fishing was slow; no one reported catching any trout this weekend.

Brazos River: Fishing was good using pheasant tail nymphs, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using worms, spinners, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 158 cfs and 333 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair to good using nymphs (size 16), egg pattern flies and streamers for trout. Fishing was slow below Abiquiu Dam.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing has been slow to fair for bass using nightcrawlers. Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using beef liver, homemade dough baits, worms, cut bait and stink bait.

El Vado Lake: Fishing for bass was good using plastic worms, night crawlers and crankbaits.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The best bank fishing was reported to be on the lake’s western edge using worms and PowerBait for trout.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 21.6 cfs. Fishing on the upper Rio San Antonio was good using dry flies such as hoppers and Panther Martin spinners for trout. Using stealth to approach feeding fish is a key to success. At higher elevations the biting horse flies are very bad and anglers are recommended to have DEET bug spray and long sleeves/pant legs. Fishing for trout on the Rio Cebolla below Fenton Lake was fair to good using worms.

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

Lagunitas Lakes: Trout fishing was slow with reports of only a couple of fish being caught using small red worms.

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

Manzano Lake: We had a report that fishing was slow, but a couple of bass and trout are being caught.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good for bass using buzz baits and chartreuse crankbaits. Pike fishing was fair to good using white and fire tiger colored swimbaits, crankbaits, rattle traps and buzz baits in 10 to 30 feet of water. Kokanee salmon fishing was good using green, pink and orange spinners tipped with corn fished 20 to 40 feet deep. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. Anglers fishing for kokanee salmon and casting crankbaits also caught a couple of brown trout. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 1,050 cfs. Trout fishing above Texas Hole is fair to good using size 24-26 midges and annelids. Fishing below Texas Hole in the deeper runs is fair using San Juan worms, leach patterns and egg patterns. Fishing the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, Panther Martin spinners and Gulp eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, a wide assortment of small flies, leach patterns and wooly buggers for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at all ponds was fair using worms and flies for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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 for catfish was good at night using worms and homemade dough baits. Fishing for crappie was good. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for all species is reported as slow with only a few bass being caught.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using minnows, crankbaits, curly tail grubs, spoons and sassy shad fished in 12 to 15 feet of water. Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for catfish was good using worms and chicken liver.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using live minnows and sassy shad. Fishing was good in the afternoon for largemouth and smallmouth bass on rocky flats, ledges and steady, rocky, angled declines using a dropshot in 15-25 feet with 4-inch finesse worms colored watermelon and green pumpkin. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and chicken liver.

Escondida Lake: Anglers report fishing as slow.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 27.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing is good for trout, bass and catfish in the far northwest area of the lake. Grey colored dry flies and yellow/gray streamer flies are both working well for trout and bass. Fishing for catfish is fair to good using beef liver. A few bass are also being caught using top water frog lures.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

Quemado Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using spinners, spoons and PowerBait.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,250 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was fair using curly tail grubs, sassy shad worms and minnows for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using worms and homemade dough baits for catfish.

Snow Lake: Fishing for trout was slow.

Young Pond: Bluegill were recently stocked and fishing for them is anticipated to get better.


Southeast Fishing Report

SE

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good for catfish using worms.

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was slow for bass. Fishing was good for carp and blue gill using worms and dough bait.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 5.60 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 for catfish using nightcrawlers and hotdogs. Fishing for bass was fair using soft plastic worms.

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using cut bait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair for catfish using shrimp and hotdogs.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing was good for catfish using worms and stink baits.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using small minnow style crankbaits.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 89.9 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver.


July 20, 2019

Catches of the week

Lead Photo

Albuquerque Area Drains: Zachary Sletten of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound bass using a Whopper Plopper July 16.

Bill Evans Lake: Richard Dominguez of Hurley caught and released a 6.9-pound largemouth bass using a drop shot rig July 20.

Canjilon Lakes: Olivia Maestas, age 6, of Albuquerque caught a 16.5-inch rainbow trout using her Frozen Princess Fishing pole with a worm as bait July 20.

Cochiti Lake: Emilio Hernandez, age 11, of Albuquerque caught a 4-pound, 6-ounce, 21-inch long carp at the Tetilla Peak dock fishing with a hotdog July 20.

Elephant Butte Lake: Kristen Ferguson of Los Lunas caught her first walleye. It was 30-inches long and weighed in at 7.8-pounds. She caught it using minnows on live bait jigs July 20.

Lake Maloya: Samantha Quinonez, age 19, of Las Vegas caught a 19-inch rainbow trout that weighed 3.2-pounds. She caught this fish using garlic PowerBait July 21.

Navajo Lake: Brothers Tatum, age 12, and Waylon Lowe, age 11, of Albuquerque caught and released over 50 smallmouth bass each jigging plastic worms and crawdads in the rocks near shore at Francis Canyon between July 18 and 21.

Oasis Park Lake: Miguel Barrera of Clovis caught a 16.5-inch largemouth bass using a minnow crankbait July 20.

Seven Springs Hatchery: Jace Martinez, age 7, of Las Vegas, Nevada caught a 16-inch rainbow trout on his first cast using a Black Wooly Bugger on July 20. Julian Schutte, age 9, of Rio Rancho caught and released a 7-pound 3-ounce brown trout using PowerBait on his 9th birthday July 22.

Ute Lake: Laura Walker of Amarillo caught and released a 5.06-pound black bass using a minnow on a crappie rig July 20. To top it off, it was Laura’s 60th birthday. Jeff Boulware of Edgewood caught a 5.68-pound smallmouth bass using watermelon colored plastics July 20.

 

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Dion Jackson of Taos Pueblo caught a 43-inch 21.6-pound pike using worms and fishing on the bottom of the lake on July 14.

Hopewell Lake: Lawrence Davis Jr., age 10, of Albuquerque caught a 15-inch brook trout using green PowerBait with a worm July 6.

Navajo Lake: Ron and Debbie Gomez of Albuquerque caught a 28-inch brown trout while trolling for salmon July 12.  They were trolling at a depth of 49-feet near the spillway.  

Seven Springs Hatchery: Carson Williamson, age 6, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch, 2.5-pound rainbow trout using pink PowerBait on July 13.

Northeast Fishing Report

NE

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 33.7 cfs. Fishing was good using woolly buggers and dry flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for walleye and trout has been slow. Fishing for catfish has been fair using chicken liver as bait. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was fair using minnows and small plastic baits for crappie. Fishing was good using senkos, jigs, tubes and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using bottom bouncer spinner and worm rigs and minnow rigs for walleye. Jig heads with curly tail grub and minnow and worm combinations are also working well for walleye. Fishing was fair using cut bait, worms and liver for catfish.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 102 cfs. Fishing is fair using yellow sallies, hoppers, stimulators and small bead head mayfly nymphs.

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 for trout using bright colored spinners and PowerBait. Fishing was good for perch in the mornings and evenings using a strike indicator with flies such as San Juan worm and black and tan wooly buggers. Anglers using worms were also catching perch. A few pike and kokanee salmon were caught by anglers, but reports were limited.

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

Fawn Lakes: One angler reported this week that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good for trout using worms, salmon eggs, peach PowerBait and large fly patterns such as wooly buggers and Pistol Petes.

Lake Alice: Fishing for trout was fair using a fly below a bobber.

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good for anglers using woolly buggers and parachute Adams flies.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair to good for trout using worms.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, spinners, dry flies and grasshoppers for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 78.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 73.6 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs with split shot weights, Panther Martin spinners, tungsten bead head nymphs and large dry flies.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,670 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species and the water level is high and murky.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 49.2 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using small spinners and salmon eggs.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 19.6 cfs. Fishing the upper river for trout was fair to good using worms.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 17.0 cfs. Trout fishing has been good using parachute Adams, caddis and stimulator flies. Some stocked rainbow trout are being caught on bead head nymphs. Anglers using worms are also having success.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair using Z-Rays, Rapala Countdowns, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1- December 31.

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 very good using nightcrawlers for bluegill. Fishing was good for smallmouth and largemouth bass using ned rigs, plastic crawdads, tubes, senkos (rigged wacky) and grubs on brushy points and deeper drop-offs. Good plastic bass bait colors have been natural, green, pumpkin and watermelon. Fishing was fair to good for white bass jigging in 25 feet of water at the mouth of various coves. Fishing was fair using jigs, gulp minnows, nightcrawlers and live minnows for walleye in 25 to 35 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good using liver and stink bait. Fishing for crappie was slow. The surface water temperature was in the low 80s.


Northwest Fishing Report

NW

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye was good. Several people caught limits using jigs with chartreuse or yellow curly tails, or yellow crank baits, in 10-14 feet of water. Some anglers fishing from the bank did good using nightcrawlers for a mixed bag of walleye, catfish, smallmouth bass, bluegill, perch and crappie. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 1,650 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was good using micro crankbaits, Whopper Ploppers and plastic worms.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was very good for bank and boat anglers fishing for tiger muskie using jerkbaits, square bill crankbaits, spinnerbaits, streamer flies and tiger muskie were caught on top water lures as well. Fishing for catfish at night was fair using stink bait, hotdogs and waterdogs. Trout fishing was slow. No one reported catching any trout this weekend!

Brazos River: Fishing was good using pheasant tail nymphs, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using worms, spinners, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 204 cfs and 337 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using night crawlers, streamers, wooly buggers, flies, Panther Martins and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing was slow below Abiquiu Dam.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing has been slow to fair for bass using nightcrawlers. Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using beef liver, homemade dough baits, worms, cut bait and stink bait.

El Vado Lake: Fishing for bass was good using plastic worms, night crawlers and crankbaits.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow for trout. One angler reported that there might be an algae bloom occurring that is detrimental to the fishing conditions.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The best bank fishing was reported to be on the lake’s western edge using worms and PowerBait for trout.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 13.1 cfs. Fishing on the upper Rio Cebolla and East Fork was good using dry flies, Panther Martin spinners, salmon eggs and worms for rainbow and brown trout. Stimulator, hopper and black flies were a few flies that were also working well. The hot weather has slowed the fishing on lower elevation Jemez waters.

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

Lagunitas Lakes: Trout fishing was slow with only a couple of fish being reported caught using small red worms.

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

Manzano Lake: We had a repot that fishing was slow, but a couple bass and trout are being caught.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good for bass using 3- to 4-inch natural, red and orange plastic worms and crawdads. Pike fishing was fair to good using white/yellow crankbaits, swim baits and buzz baits in 10 to 30 feet of water. Kokanee salmon fishing was good using green, pink and orange spinners tipped with corn fished 20- to 40-feet deep. Anglers reported having success fishing for Kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. A couple of brown trout were also caught by anglers fishing for Kokanee Salmon. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 1,040 cfs. Trout fishing above Texas Hole is fair to good using size 24 to 26 midges. Fishing below Texas Hole in the deeper runs fishing is fair using San Juan worms, leach patterns and egg patterns. Fishing the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, Panther Martin spinners and Gulp eggs. Water clarity is good upriver from Texas Hole. Water clarity below Texas Hole is murky.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, a wide assortment of small flies, leach patterns and woolly buggers for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at all ponds was fair using worms and flies for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

SW

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish and bass has been fair to good using worms and chicken liver. 

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for all species is reported as slow with only a few bass being caught.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was very good using minnows for white bass. Fishing for walleye was fair using minnows, crankbaits, curly tail grubs, spoons and sassy shad fished in 12- to 15- feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good using minnows and chicken liver, with several catfish over 10-pounds being reported caught by anglers last week.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using live minnows and sassy shad. Fishing was slow to fair using plastic worms, nightcrawlers, crank baits, creature baits and senkos for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow to fair using crank baits that dive 12- to 20- feet deep as well as spoons, sassy shad and curly tail grubs. Fishing was good using worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and chicken liver for catfish.

Escondida Lake: Anglers report fishing as slow.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 27.4 cfs. Fishing for trout is fair using spinners.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was slow for all species.

Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.

Quemado Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using spinners, spoons and pink, purple and lime green PowerBait.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,270 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was fair using curly tail grubs, sassy shad worms and minnows for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using worms and homemade dough baits for catfish.

Snow Lake: Fishing for trout was slow for some and good for others. The anglers catching fish reported catching them trolling wedding ring spinners with nightcrawlers.

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


Southeast Fishing Report

SE

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good for catfish using worms.

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 7.08 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 for catfish using nightcrawlers and hotdogs.

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using cut bait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair for catfish using shrimp and other catfish baits.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing was good for catfish using worms and other catfish baits.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using small minnow style crankbaits.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 97.2 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using worms and liver bait.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 4.54 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits and curly tail grubs for bass and walleye. Fishing at night for catfish using minnows, night crawlers and hotdogs was good. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows, nightcrawlers, crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos and crawdads for bass and walleye. Some anglers reported having success trolling crankbaits 10- to 20-feet deep for walleye.


July 13, 2019

Catches of the week

MattF

Bluewater Lake: Matthew Farmer of Albuquerque caught and released a 42-inch, 22-pound tiger muskie using a Westin Fishing Danny the Duck topwater lure on July 9.

Caballo Lake: Rebecca Calcutt of Albuquerque with her dad, Billy Calcutt, caught a 26-inch walleye using a crankbait on July 13. Cole Rogers, age 17, of Silver City caught his limit of walleye trolling crankbaits July 12 and 13. All his fish were 18 to 20.5 inches long.

Chama River below El Vado: Gary Vigil of Espanola caught a brown trout measuring 24-inches and 5.5-pounds using a black jig upriver towards the dam on July 11.

Cochiti Lake: Nathan Morgan, age 12, of Rio Rancho caught an 18-inch largemouth bass using corn on July 12. He was fishing Tetilla Peak near the boat ramp.

Conchas Lake: Michael Nee, age 12, of Edgewood caught a 20.25-inch largemouth bass using a white Gitzit on July 13.

Elephant Butte Lake: Marcos Renteria of Albuquerque caught a 4.5-pound bass using a night crawler worm off Marina Del Sur's dock on July 13. Justin Jimmer Dominguez, age 3, of El Paso caught a 21-inch, 5-pound drum fish while bank fishing and using night crawlers on July 11.

Jemez East Fork: Hunter Baca, age 8, of Los Alamos caught his first fish, an 8-inch brown trout, using a Panther Martin on July 11.

Lake Maloya: Layla Rodriquez, age 10, of Clovis caught 3 rainbow trout measuring 19-inches, 18-inches, and 16-inches. She was using a Kastmaster and fishing on Saturday, July 13.

Liam Knight Pond: Christopher Garcia, age 5, of Albuquerque caught a catfish measuring about 18-inches long using stink bait on July 10.  

Navajo Lake: Tyler Berg, age 12, of Rio Rancho, Shelby McCarthy, age 10, of Albuquerque and Ben Allen, age 10, of Albuquerque caught limits of kokanee salmon using pink and green spinners tipped with corn. The larger salmon were 16 to 17-inches and caught on July 14.

Pecos River: Anthony Ortiz, age 12, of Rio Rancho caught a 19-inch rainbow trout using a Panther Martin spinner on July 14. Luke Lebow of Corrales caught a 21-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs on July 13.

Rio Mora: Dennis Duran of Las Vegas caught a 20.5-inch brown trout fishing the upper Mora River July 15.

Santa Rosa Lake: Estevan Flores of Albuquerque caught and released a 29-inch catfish with a 20-inch girth. He was fishing with a minnow hotdog combo on July 12.

 

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

Caballo Lake: Justin and son Ysius Carrasco, age 8, of Las Cruces caught a couple of walleye including one that was about 19-inches. They were trolling blue Rapala shad lures during the Fourth of July weekend.

Canjilon Lakes: Savannah Samora caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using PowerBait on July 7.

Chama River below El Vado: Rick Gonzales of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch, 3.5-pound brown trout using an 1/8-ounce Panther Martin on July 2.

Eagle Nest Lake: David Schiel of Chappell Hill, Texas, caught a 37.5-inch, 15.25-pound northern pike using an orange Panther Martin tipped with PowerBait on July 7.  Chantel and Eddy Lide of Bovina, Texas, caught their limit of rainbow trout all three days they went fishing (July 6-8) using bright colorful spinners tipped with PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Chase Bernal, age 17, of Los Lunas caught an approximate 3-pound largemouth bass using a weightless Zoom Fluke on July 6.

Gila River: Santiago of Las Cruces caught and released a 20-inch Gila trout using a homemade rainbow spinner with a single barbless hook on July 5.

Green Meadow Lake: Zak McPeters, age 15, of Hobbs caught an 11.5-pound catfish using cut bait fishing at night on June 8.

Greene Acres Lake: Anthony Chavez of Clovis caught an 11-pound 28-inch catfish using shrimp as bait on July 5.

Hopewell Lake: Jenna Maes of Albuquerque caught an estimated 19-inch rainbow trout fishing with a fly under a bobber on June 27. Jericho James, age 3, of Belen caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using worms over the holiday weekend July 4 and 5.

Navajo Lake: Moriya of Albuquerque caught a catfish measuring about 17-inches using nightcrawler worms on July 6.

Seven Springs Hatchery: Abram, age 6, of Albuquerque caught his first fish, a 17-inch nearly 3-pound rainbow trout on July 13.


Northeast Fishing Report

MichaelN

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 15.2 cfs. Fishing was good using woolly buggers, beetle and ant patter flies.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for walleye and trout has been slow. Fishing for catfish has been good using chicken liver as bait. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using minnows and small plastic baits for crappie. Fishing was good using senkos, jigs, tubes and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using bottom bouncer spinner/worm rigs and minnow rigs for walleye. Jig heads with curly tail grub and minnow/worm combinations are also working well for walleye. Fishing was fair using cut bait, worms and liver for catfish.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 110 cfs. Fishing is fair using yellow sallies, hoppers, stimulators and small bead head mayfly nymphs.

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 for trout using bright-colored spinners tipped with PowerBait. Fishing was good for perch in the mornings and evenings using a strike indicator with flies such as San Juan worms and black/tan wooly buggers. Anglers using worms were also catching fish. A few pike and kokanee salmon were caught by anglers, but reports were limited.

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

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

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good for trout. Large trout are reportedly being caught by anglers using worms, salmon eggs, peach PowerBait and large fly patterns such as wooly buggers and Pistol Petes.

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

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good for anglers using woolly buggers and parachute adams flies.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair to good for trout using worms.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, dry flies and grasshoppers for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 121 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 84.9 cfs. Fishing was good using Panther Martin spinners, tungsten bead head nymphs and large dry flies.Water level is reported to be high but clear.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 2,220 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species and the water level is high and murky.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 60.2 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 27.1 cfs. Fishing the upper river was fair for brown trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 27.5 cfs. The water level is good with good clarity. Small browns have been eager to eat flies including parachute adams, caddis and stimulators. Some stocked rainbow trout are being caught on bead head nymphs. Anglers using worms are also having success.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair using Super Dupers, spinners, spoons, Pistol Petes under a bubble, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-December 31.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing with minnows and spinners was slow for all species.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using nightcrawlers for bluegill. Fishing was good using ned rigs, plastic crawdads, tubes, senkos (rigged wacky) and grubs in 5 to 10 feet of water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Good plastic bass bait colors have been natural, green, pumpkin and watermelon. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits that dive 10 to 12 feet for white bass that are beginning to school up. Fishing was fair using jigs, gulp minnows, nightcrawlers and live minnows for walleye. Fishing for catfish was good using liver and stink bait. Fishing for crappie was slow. The surface water temp was in the upper 70s.


Northwest Fishing Report

NathanM

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair to good using white, yellow and pink jigs. Fishing for catfish was good using worms and chicken liver fished just off of the lake bottom. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms. Anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 2,660 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for carp was good using nightcrawlers.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was good for tiger muskie using jerkbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and few were caught on top water lures. Fishing for catfish was fair with a few caught on chicken liver. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: Fishing was good using small bead head nymphs and worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using spinners, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 314 cfs and 381 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using night crawlers, streamers, wooly buggers, flies, Panther Martins and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout. Some large brown trout up to 22-inches were caught by anglers last week. Fishing was slow below Abiquiu Dam.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing has been slow to fair for bass using nightcrawlers. Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using beef liver, homemade dough baits, worms, cut bait and stink bait.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good for bass near the dam. On the north end of the lake, trout fishing was fair.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow for trout. One angler reported that there might be an algae bloom occurring that is detrimental to the fishing conditions.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The best bank fishing was reported to be on the lakes western edge using worms and PowerBait for trout.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 19.6 cfs. Fishing on the upper Jemez and East Fork was good using dry flies and Panther Martin spinners for rainbow and brown trout. Stimulator, hopper and black flies were working well. Mosquitos are abundant and anglers should bring bug spray.

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

Lagunitas Lakes: Trout fishing was slow with only a couple fish being reported caught using small red worms.

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

Manzano Lake: We had a report that fishing was slow, but a couple bass and trout are being caught.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow for crappie. Fishing was fair to good for bass using 3 to 4 inch natural, red and orange plastic crawdad lures on jig heads. Pike fishing was fair to good using white/yellow crankbaits, swim baits and buzz baits in 10 to 30 feet of water. Kokanee salmon fishing was good using green, pink and orange spinners tipped with corn fished 20 to 40 feet deep. Anglers reported having success using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and spinners.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 1,070 cfs. Trout fishing is fair to good using size 24-26 midges. Fishing below Texas Hole in the deeper runs is fair using San Juan worms, leech patterns and egg patterns. Fishing the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, Panther Martin spinners and Gulp eggs. Water clarity is good upriver from Texas Hole. Water clarity below Texas Hole is murky.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, a wide assortment of small flies, leach patterns, woolly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at all ponds was fair using worms and flies for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

RebeccaC

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish has been fair to good using worms and chicken liver.  

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using minnows for white bass. Fishing was good using crank baits that dive 10 to 15 feet, curly tail grubs, spoons and sassy shad for white bass and walleye. Fishing for catfish was good using minnows and chicken liver. There were no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good around Rock Canyon using live minnows. Fishing was slow to fair using nightcrawlers, chatter baits, crank baits, creature baits, jigs, topwater lures, senkos and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow to fair using crank baits that dive 12 to 14 feet deep, sassy shad, and curly tail grubs. Fishing was good using cut bait, worms and chicken liver for catfish.

Escondida Lake: Anglers report fishing as slow.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 53.0 cfs. Fishing for trout is fair using spinners.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout is good using PowerBait

Lake Roberts: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Quemado Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using spinners, spoons, and pink/purple/lime green PowerBait.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,460 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was fair using curly tail grubs, sassy shad and minnows for walleye.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

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Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good for catfish using worms.

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 28.6 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 for catfish using nightcrawlers.

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using cut bait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair for catfish using shrimp and other catfish baits.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using homemade dough baits.

Lake Van: Fishing was good for catfish using worms and other catfish baits.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 1,400 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver.

Perch Lake: Fishing was fair to good for catfish using beef liver bait. Fishing for trout at night was fair using spoons.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 1.02 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits and curly tail grubs for bass, walleye and crappie. Fishing at night for catfish using minnows, night crawlers and hotdogs was good. Water release began July 7 and the lake level is expected to drop 8.5 feet over the next 10 days. After the release is complete catfishing in the river below the dam is expected to be good.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos and crawdads for bass and walleye. Some anglers reported having success trolling crankbaits 10 to 20 feet deep for walleye.


July 6, 2019

Catches of the week

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Bluewater Lake: Chandler Begay of Prewitt caught a 26-inch tiger muskie using a jerkbait on July 6. Nico Fulgenzi of Las Vegas, NM caught a 32-inch tiger muskie using a swim bait on July 5.

Caballo Lake: Jesse Lyons, age 14, of Las Cruces caught a 10-pound drum fish using shad as bait on July 7. Jesse’s grandpa also caught a huge carp using shad that same day.

Chama River below El Vado: Frank Garcia of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch, 3-pound brown trout using nightcrawlers as bait on July 8.

Chama River: Nevaeh Culin, age 9, of Tierra Amarilla caught a 22-inch rainbow trout using nymph scented purple PowerBait on July 6. She was fishing near the town of Chama.

Conchas Lake: Brody Garcia, age 5, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch carp using a worm on the 4th of July.

Dennis Chavez Park Pond: Sara Snipes, age 9, of Savannah, Ga. caught a 14-inch catfish. She was using a black fly tagged with a piece of red worm fishing for bluegill when caught her 4th of July surprise.  

Elephant Butte Lake: Clay Lewis, age 14, of Silver City caught a 28-inch walleye at daybreak on the 4th of July. He was using a green bomber cast towards a gravel bank from a boat. 

Hopewell Lake: Leroy Chacon of Espanola caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using a fly on July 8.

Lake Van: Seth Hollingsworth, age 11, of Lubbock caught a 23-inch, 5-pound catfish using worms on July 6.

Rio Grande River:  Luke Grossetete of Albuquerque caught a 40-inch 33-pound flathead catfish in the Rio Grande River in southern New Mexico on the 4th of July. He was using cut carp for bait.

Roswell Kids Pond: Avery Knight, age 8, of Roswell caught a 7-pound catfish using liver for bait on July 6.

San Gregorio Lake: Lilly Steen, age 3, of Tijeras caught her first fish, a rainbow trout, using peach PowerBait on July 8. She and her family caught and released a total of 15 fish that day.

Ute Lake: Robert Flores of Roswell caught an approximate 3-pound largemouth bass using a plastic crawdad rig on the 4th of July. He was fishing from his kayak.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fredrick Kloeppel, age 6, and Kaylee Kloeppel, age 3, of Belen caught 5 big blue catfish in the Rio Grande north of Elephant Butte using bluegill on June 29. Kaylee caught the biggest fish, a personal best that weighed 5.28 pounds.

Escondita Lake: Maverick Alan Vallejos, age 3, caught a 17-inch catfish using a worm under a bobber during Free Fishing Day, June 1.

Hopewell Lake: Ethan Mendez, age 7, of Nambe caught a 17-inch rainbow trout

Hopewell Lake: John Gonzales of Taos caught a 17-inch rainbow trout using worms on July 2. green label salmon eggs on June 23. Bernardo Martinez of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs on June 30.

Lake Maloya: Joey and Justin Scott of Cheyenne, Okla. and Guymon, Okla. respectively caught rainbow trout measuring 22 inches 4 pounds and 22 inches 4.5 pounds. They caught them June 30 using PowerBait.

Pecos River: Kai Bruns and brother Shea of Santa Fe caught limits of trout on July 2. They were using environmentally friendly rigs with multi-colored PowerBaits and corn flavored salmon eggs. Shea caught the biggest at 15-inches.

Santa Rosa Lake: Zac Sletten of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound 2-ounce largemouth bass using a Lunker Hunt prop turtle on July 1.

Seven Springs Hatchery: Diego Valdez, age 10, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch brown trout on June 30. He was using a meal worm for bait. Skylee Cordova, age 7, of Los Lunas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout on June 30 using a PowerBait mixture.

Northeast Fishing Report

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Cabresto Lake: We had one angler report that they saw multiple fish jumping but were unable to coax them into biting.

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 27.9 cfs. Fishing was good using woolly buggers, beetle and ant patter flies.

Clayton Lake: As the weather gets warmer the fishing for walleye and trout is starting to slow down. Primarily when the weather is cooler mornings, evenings and cloudy fishing is still reported as fair using nightcrawlers, pick spinners and PowerBait for trout. In the evenings a few walleye have been caught fishing deep rocky structure using chartreuse curly tail grubs. Catfishing was fair using chicken liver. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using senkos, jigs, tubes and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using bottom bouncer spinner/worm rigs and minnow rigs for walleye. Jig heads with curly tail grub and minnow/worm combinations are also working well for walleye. Fishing was fair using cut bait, worms and liver for catfish.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 108 cfs. Fishing is good with stimulator dry flies, beetle and ant patterns.

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and worms for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using elk hair caddis flies.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good for trout and perch in the mornings and evenings using strike indicator with San Juan worm or black/tan wooly buggers below the water surface. Fishing was good using worms for perch. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good for trout. Large trout are reportedly being caught by anglers using salmon peach PowerBait as well as larger fly patterns such as wooly buggers and Pistol Petes.

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

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

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good for anglers using woolly buggers and parachute adams flies.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing fair for trout using worms.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using yellow PowerBait, dry flies and grasshoppers for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 123cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 130 cfs. Fishing was good using Panther Martin holographic trout patterns for rainbow trout. Brown trout fishing was good using pointer minnow/Rapala type lures

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 3,150 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 74.8 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 27.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 39.8 cfs. Fishing is fair to good using Panther Martin spinners and dry dropper fly combos using stimulator flies with woolly buggers/San Juan worms/pheasant tail size 14 and 16 flies below the water surface.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using Super Dupers, spinners, spoons, Pistol Petes under a bubble, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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

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 very good using nightcrawlers for big bluegill. Fishing was good using plastic crawdads, tubes, senkos (rigged wacky) and grubs in 5 to 10 feet of water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Good plastic bass bait colors have been natural, green, pumpkin and watermelon. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits that dive 10 to 12 feet for white bass that are beginning to school up. Fishing was slow fair using jigs, gulp minnows and live minnows for walleye. Fishing for catfish was good using liver and stink bait. The surface water temp was in the upper 70s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Fishing has been inconsistent probably due to the fluctuating lake water level. This past week anglers reported good fishing using nightcrawlers for walleye and catfish. Anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 4,640 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for carp was good using nightcrawlers.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was very good for tiger muskie this past weekend. Anglers reported catching them on jerkbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and few were caught on top water lures. Fishing for catfish was fair with a few caught on chicken liver. Trout fishing was very slow, no one reported catching any trout this weekend.

Brazos River: Fishing was good using small bead head nymphs and worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using spinners, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 499 cfs and 899 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using night crawlers, streamers, wooly buggers, flies, Panther Martins and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout. Some large brown trout up to 22-inches were caught by anglers last week. Fishing was good for brown trout below Abiquiu Dam using flies with the color yellow in them.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing has been slow and the water is murky. Fishing was slow to fair fishing for catfish using beef liver, homemade dough baits, worms, cut bait and stink bait. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was very good for bass near the dam. Some trout were caught on the north end of the lake with one of the trout caught being reported at 20 plus inches.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spoons, Pistol Petes, nightcrawlers, PowerBait and a variety of flies for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with just a few trout and kokanee salmon caught by anglers. The best bank fishing was reported to be on the lake’s western edge using worms and PowerBait for trout.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 16.7 cfs. Fishing on the upper Jemez and San Antonio was good using dry flies and hoppers for rainbow and brown trout. A dropper fly, nymph or leech, attached to a hopper fly is a combination that is working well. Mosquitos are abundant and anglers should bring bug spray.

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

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.

McGaffey Lake: Fishing for trout was slow.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using 3 to 4 inch natural red and orange plastic crawdad lures on jig heads. A few rainbow and brown trout were caught by anglers trolling crank baits. Pike fishing was fair using white/yellow crankbaits and swim baits in 10 to 30 feet of water. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 835 cfs. There recently was an ant hatch and the bite for such flies should continue for a few days. Trout fishing in shallower runs from Texas hole up stream towards the damn is fishing good with size 22-26 midges, anilids, crystal flash and crème larvae. Fishing below Texas hole in the deeper runs, fishing is fair using San Juan worms, leach patterns and egg patterns. Fishing the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, spinners and Gulp eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, a wide assortment of small flies, leach patterns, woolly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at all ponds was fair using worms and flies for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish has been fair to good using worms and chicken liver.  

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows for crappie. Fishing was good using crank baits that dive 8 to 12 feet, curly tail grubs, spoons and sassy shad for white bass. Walleye was also fair to good using crankbaits and curly tail grubs. There were no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair probably due to heavy boat traffic over the holiday weekend. White bass fishing is starting to pick up. Fishing was slow to fair using chatter baits, crank baits, creature baits, jigs, top water lures, senkos and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow to fair using crank baits that dive 12 to 14 feet deep, sassy shad and curly tail grubs. Fishing was good using cut bait, worms and chicken liver for catfish primarily on the north end of the lake.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 26.6 cfs. Fishing for trout is fair near the catwalk.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout is good using PowerBait.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Quemado Lake: Fishing was good for trout ranging from 10 to 20 inches using spinners, spoons, and pink/purple/lime green PowerBait.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,570 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was fair to good using curly tail grubs, sassy shad and minnows for walleye.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

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Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good for catfish using worms.

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 28.6 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

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

Corona Pond: 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 good for catfish using shrimp and other catfish baits.

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

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

Lake Van: Fishing was good for catfish using worms and other catfish baits.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 1,380 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.28 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good for anglers using salmon eggs and Panther Martin spinners.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits and curly tail grubs for bass, walleye and crappie. Anglers fishing in the evening reported catching limits of walleye. Water release began July 7 and the lake level is expected to drop 8.5 feet over the next 10 days. After the release is complete, catfishing in the river below the dam is expected to be good.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos and crawdads for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using liver and nightcrawlers for catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits and minnows for white bass and walleye.