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2019 NM Fishing Reports

August 10, 2019

Catches of the week

AddisonN

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

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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

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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.

 

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at funfishingnm@gmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

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


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

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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

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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 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

AnthonyC

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

NE

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.


June 29, 2019

Catches of the week

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Bluewater Lake: Marta Tarin of Albuquerque caught a 40-inch tiger muskie June 29. She was using a Jawbone Holographic bluegill swimbait.

Cochiti Lake: Jesse Poor, age 5, of Albuquerque caught his first fish, a 7-inch crappie June 25. He was using a 7-inch orange catfishing worm.

Lake Roberts: Zaiden U, age 7, of caught an 18-inch rainbow trout June 26. He was using yellow marshmallow bait.

Eagle Nest Lake: Ross Thatcher of Floral City, FL caught a 24-inch, 5-pound 6-ounce rainbow trout June 27. He was using a homemade fly with Salmon Peach PowerBait.

Fenton Lake: Diego Otero, age 10, of Tome caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using night crawlers on June 25, while fishing with his grandpa. Harri Harrison of Albuquerque caught a 16-inch, 1.5-pound rainbow trout and a 20-inch, 3.5-pound rainbow trout June 25., He was using salmon eggs and PowerBait. Mac Garcia, age 14, caught his first limit of trout using a Pistol Pete.

Lake Maloya: Kelsie, age 5, Kristen and Uncle E of Albuquerque on their annual family trip caught 19.5-inch, 19-inch and 20.5-inch rainbow trout on June 16 to18. All fish were caught on super dupers.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Jenevieve Cusimano, age 7, of Albuquerque caught and released a 22-inch rainbow trout June 29. She was using a worm. Her little brother Daniel also caught and released four nice rainbow trout. Finn Herrera, age 10, and Beck Herrera, age 7, of Espanola both caught three fish each at the Silver Springs Brood Pond June 28. Finn’s biggest fish measured just under 20-inches. Beck’s largest catch was 18.5-inches. They were using pink and garlic PowerBait.

 

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

Bluewater Lake: Cody Small of Portales caught a 41-inch, 17-pound tiger muskie June18. He was using catfish bait, liver and hotdogs. Michael Beaty of Albuquerque caught and released a 39.5-inch tiger muskie June 22. He was fishing with a waterdog bait.

Canjilon Lakes: Santiago Maez DeJohn of Santa Fe caught a 19.5-inch rainbow trout in the upper lake June 19. He was using green PowerBait.

Eagle Nest Lake: Dennis Stipe of Angel Fire caught a 19-inch rainbow trout June 20. He was using a gold Kastmaster.

Holy Ghost Creek: Kenner Webb, age 9, of Edgewood caught his first fish on a fly rod on June 22 in the Pecos. He was fishing Holy Ghost Creek, several miles up from the campground, while backpacking with his family. He was using a prince nymph.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Keyra Gonzales, age 11, of Tijeras caught three rainbow trout all over 18-inches. She was using an olive wooly booger with her fly pole.

Cimarron Gravel Pit Lakes: Estevan Alarcon of Las Vegas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout out of the gravel pits on June 24. He was using a mouse tail and got a bite on his first cast.

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 on Monday morning was 28.6 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, spinners and PowerBait for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Clayton Lake: As the weather gets warmer the fishing walleye and trout is starting to slow down. Primarily when the weather is cooler mornings/evenings/cloudy fishing is still reported as good using nightcrawlers and PowerBait for trout. In the evening pink and green spinners and spoons were also working for trout. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using nightcrawlers and crank baits. A few walleye were caught fishing in the evenings with 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 top water lures, swim baits, jerk baits, senkos, jigs, tubes and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, sassy shad and top water lures for white bass. Fishing was good using bottom bouncer spinner/worm rigs and minnow rigs for walleye. Jig head 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. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 100 cfs. Fishing is good with stimulator dry flies and bead head nymphs.

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs and worms for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using elk hair caddis.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using Platte River Specials and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishin was fair using spinners and worms for perch. Fishing was slow for northern pike and kokanee salmon.

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

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: Reports are that the water level is still a bit higher than optimal for good fishing.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

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 156 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using yellow PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, leach patterns and bead head hares ears for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. On June 25 David Shelle caught a 28-inch rainbow using a salmon egg hook with worm.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 148 cfs. Fishing was fair using large spinners and streamers for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 3,400 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 103 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 35.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 67.9 cfs. Fishing is good near Sipapu. Dry droppers with copper johns and red San Juan worms have been working. 

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Super Dupers, spinners, spoons, Pistol Petes under a bubble, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing for trout was good. Donna Barrera of Portales, caught her limit of trout at Storrie Lake using a pink rooster tail.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for big bluegill. Fishing was very 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 for white bass that are scattered around the lake. Fishing was fair using jigs, grubs and minnows in the trees for walleye. Fishing for catfish was fair. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Fishing has been slow and inconsistent probably due to the fluctuating lake water level. Some people are having little success catching walleye, bass, and crappie using bright color jigs, worms, gulp minnows and curly tail grubs. We had no reports on other species. 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 6,060 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Bass fishing was fair using plastic creature baits and senkos.  

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was very good for tiger muskie using square bill crank baits and spinner baits. Catfishing has been good at night for anglers using chicken liver, nightcrawlers and hotdogs.  

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 824 cfs and 1,460 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair to good using night crawlers, streamers, wooly buggers and salamander pattern Panther Martins for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow, but anglers using minnows, jigs, crank baits and spinner baits caught a few largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using beef liver, homemade dough baits, worms and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was very good using crankbaits for bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was 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 carp and rainbow trout caught by anglers using worms and PowerBait.

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 16.1 cfs. Fishing on the upper Jemez and San Antonio was very good using bright green hoppers and large tan caddis flies for brown and rainbow trout. The Cebolla above and below Fenton is fishing well. Below the dam copperjohns and worms are working good for brown trout. Later in day they will hit on dry flies, especially hopper patterns. Mosquitos are abundant and anglers should bring bug spray.

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

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: Trout fishing has slowed down since the last stocking, but powerboat, worms and spinners have been catching a few trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using 3- to 4-inch senkos, top water poppers, baby brush hogs, crank baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and Pike. A few rainbow and brown trout were caught by anglers trolling crank baits. Fishing for Kokanee salmon was slow and they are reported to be 60- to 80-feet deep. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 609 cfs. 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 the Central and Youth ponds was fair using worms 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 crappie has been good for people using small jigs and flies fishing from a flyrod. Catfishing has been good using worms and chicken liver.  

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows for crappie. Fishing was good using crank baits that dive 8- to 12-feet, grubs and sassy shad for white bass, walleye and crappie. There were no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair and getting better using top water lures, minnows, crank baits and tubes for white bass. 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 fair to good 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 25.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good for catfish and good for trout using yellow marshmallow bait.

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

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,300 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was 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

Alto Lake: Fishing was slow for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using dough baits, liver and worms for catfish. Bass fishing was fair using buzz baits.

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

Berrendo Creek: It was reported that a 36-inch catfish was caught from the red bridge on June 26.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 11.0 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: Fishing for bass was poor.

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

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

Corona Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hotdogs and chicken liver for catfish.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing for bass with buzz baits was fair. Catfish fishing with homemade dough baits was fair.

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 137 cfs. Fishing for bass was poor.

Perch Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and hotdogs for catfish.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.68 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, senkos, crawdads, jigs, grubs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, curly tail grubs, bottom bouncer/worm rigs and crank baits for walleye. Anglers using minnows also caught a few crappie. Fishing was fair to good using worms and liver for catfish.

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.


June 22, 2019

Catches of the week

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Abiquiu Lake: Lincoln Eastburn of Santa Fe caught and released a 19-inch walleye June 24. He was using a jig and curly tail grub on his new spincast combo.

Caballo Lake: Brody Montoya, age 8, of Magdalena caught a 20-inch walleye June 20. He was trolling a crank bait.

Cochiti Lake: Allen Roussin of Rio Rancho caught and released a 29-inch northern pike June 22. He was using a crank bait.

Conchas Lake: Luke Grossetete of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound, 8-ounce smallmouth bass June 22. He was using a shad colored Rapala Fat Rap. Jacob Larrazolo of Edgewood caught an 8-pound largemouth bass June 24. He was using a crank bait.

Eagle Rock Lake: Sisters Eve and Sofia Mondragon, ages 5 and 7, from Ojo Caliente caught an 18-inch and a 17.5-inch rainbow trout June 22. They were using rainbow PowerBait.

Escondida Lake: Maverick Alan Vallejos, age 3, of Belen caught his first fish ever, a channel catfish, June 20. He was using a worm under a bobber.

Greene Acres Lake: Layla Rodriguez, age 10, of Clovis caught a 5-pound carp June 18. She was fishing for catfish.

Pecos River: Ryan Sanchez, age 18, of Santa Fe caught a 23-inch rainbow trout June 19. He was using a worm. Joshua Medina, age 10, of Jarales caught a 24-inch rainbow trout June 18. He was using salmon eggs. John Hylton of Rio Rancho caught a 24-inch rainbow trout June 22. He was fishing near Dalton Canyon and using worms. Andre Martinez of Santa Rosa caught a 15-pound flathead catfish. He was using cut bait.

Perch Lake: Andre Martinez of Santa Rosa caught a 6-pound catfish June 22. He was using cut bait.

Percha Dam: Hailey R. Dominguez, age 8, of El Paso, TX caught a 26-inch, 5-pound walleye June 16. It was her personal best and she was using a shiner minnow.

Roswell Kids Pond: Maxx Perry, age 11, of Indianola, Iowa caught a 30-inch catfish June 23. He was using hotdogs. Chevy Wyatt, age 11, of Roswell caught an 8-pound catfish June 22. He was using chicken liver.

Stubblefield Lake: Hue Gonzales of Angel Fire caught an estimated 5 to 6 pound catfish June 18. He was jigging a white swim bait off the bottom.

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

Charette Lakes: Alex Lovato of Las Vegas caught a 22-inch rainbow trout June 15. He was using a Pistol Pete.

Clayton Lake: Anthony Navarette and Phil Lucero of Clayton teamed up to land a 27-inch, 8.12-pound walleye June 3. They were using a bottom bouncer nightcrawler rig.

Eagle Nest Lake: Kaitlyn Bostel, age 6, of Kerrville, TX caught and released a 20-inch and a 22-inch rainbow trout June 12. She was using PowerBait on a barbless hook.

Navajo Lake: Danette Davis of Rio Rancho caught a 21-inch, 6-pound, smallmouth bass June 12. She was using a green pumpkin senko. That same day she caught her first northern pike on her first cast. She was using a minnow.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Brady Martinez, age 10, of Santa Fe caught an 18.5-inch rainbow trout June 15. He was using salmon eggs.

Stubblefield Lake: Hue Gonzales of Angel Fire caught a 25-inch walleye June 12. He was fishing in the evening hours and using a fire tiger Rapala jerk bait.

Northeast Fishing Report

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Cabresto Lake: Trout fishing was good using a variety of small midge and baetis patterns.  

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 24.0 cfs. Fishing was good using San Juan worms, spinners and worms for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using nightcrawlers, spinners and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, swim baits, Ned rigs, plastic worms, flukes, senkos and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Richard Phillips reported that he and Jerry Satterfield of Alto caught and released a good number of smallmouth and largemouth bass this past week. They were using root beer green Venom worms and white Bomber crank baits. Luke Grossetete and Freddy Lawrence of Albuquerque caught several white bass, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass over the weekend. They were using crank baits and a vintage torpedo top water from their late grandfather’s tackle box. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, sassy shad and top water lures for white bass. Fishing was fair using bottom bouncer spinner/worm rigs and minnow rigs for walleye. Fishing was fair using cut bait, homemade dough baits and liver for catfish. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 110 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, Kastmasters and PowerBait for rainbow trout. The best reports came from anglers fishing from the bank and using PowerBait. Fishing was very good using small crappie jigs and worms for perch. Fishing was good using streamers, Daredevles, Kastmasters and spinners for northern pike. A few kokanee were caught by anglers trolling for trout.

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

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

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for rainbow and brook trout.

Lake Alice: Fishing was good using PowerBait and spoons for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, spoons, spinners, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers and PowerBait for rainbow trout up to 20 inches.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

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 240 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, shrimp, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and bead head hares ears for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Jude Gabaldon reported that he and one other angler caught limits of rainbow trout one day this past weekend. They were using shrimp.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 140 cfs. Fishing near the hatchery was fair using worms, PowerBait and spinners for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 4,320 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 117 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 102 cfs. Fishing was good using night crawlers for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 109 cfs. Fishing was good using worms for trout.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using small crank baits, spoons, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and Gulp eggs for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Open for the season July 1.

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

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

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using spoons, crank baits and night crawlers for mixed bag of largemouth bass, walleye and catfish

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using worms and small crappie jigs for big bluegill. Fishing was good using top water lures and flipping soft plastics in shallow water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing good using top trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using jigs, grubs and minnows in the trees for walleye. A few catfish were caught by anglers fishing at night and using homemade dough bait. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.


Northwest Fishing Report

Navajo Lake

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow but there were a few crappie, walleye and smallmouth bass caught this past week. Anglers were using spinners, minnows, curly tail grubs and crank baits. The surface water temp was in the low 60s. Anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 3,630 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was fair using spoons, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,420 cfs and 1,480 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using night crawlers and Rapalas for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow, but anglers using minnows, jigs, crank baits and spinner baits caught a few largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using beef liver, homemade dough baits, worms and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was very good using chartreuse spoons, tubes, jigs and swim baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using spoons, Pistol Petes, nightcrawlers, PowerBait, spinners and a variety of flies for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait from the bank for rainbow trout. We had no other reports.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 20.5 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez, East Fork, San Antonio and Cebolla was good using worms, hoppers, copper John Barr droppers, small green nymphs and stimulators for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on the other streams.

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

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was fair using senkos, swim baits, crank baits, curly tail grubs, spinner baits and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, buzz baits and swim baits for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow was increased to 600 cfs this past Saturday and was flowing at 596 cfs on Monday morning. Trout fishing through the quality waters was fair using red larva, San Juan worms, scuds and small streamers. Fishing the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, small spoons and jerk baits.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, a wide assortment of small flies and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing for all other species was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using homemade dough bait and worms.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was slow.


Southwest Fishing Report

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough baits, chicken liver, worms and hotdogs for catfish.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using minnows for crappie, white bass and walleye. A few white bass and walleye were also caught by anglers using crank baits and spoons. Fishing was fair using liver and worms for catfish. The best reports again this week came from anglers fishing near the dam and at the north end of the lake.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using top water lures, small swim baits, minnows, crank baits and spinners for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, creature baits, Ned rigs, tubes, top water lures, senkos and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, minnows and curly tail grubs for walleye and crappie. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using cut bait, worms and chicken liver for catfish.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using worms, hot dogs and liver.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 26.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using spinners, Pistol Petes, worms and PowerBait for rainbow and Gila trout. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and worms for largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: Fishing was fair to good using minnows, crank baits, swim baits and curly tail grubs for a mixed bag of walleye, largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, homemade dough bait, worms and hot dogs for catfish.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, small Rapalas, Kastmasters, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,160 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte and downstream from Caballo was good using curly tail grubs, small crank baits, sassy shad and minnows for white bass and walleye. Fishing downstream from Caballo was good using night crawlers, hotdogs, homemade dough baits and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

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Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, liver and worms for catfish.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 2.88 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim baits, Ned rigs, weedless spoons and jigs for white bass and largemouth bass.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hotdogs and chicken liver for catfish.

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

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

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using nightcrawlers, homemade dough bait, punch bait and liver for catfish.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 111 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using cut bait, homemade dough bait and hotdogs.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.28 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, senkos, top water lures, crawdads, jigs, grubs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, curly tail grubs, bottom bouncer/worm rigs and jig and minnow rigs for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and night crawlers for catfish.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using top water lures, tubes, creature baits, Ned rigs, crank baits, jerk baits and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using liver and nightcrawlers for catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs and minnows for white bass and walleye.


June 15, 2019

Catches of the week

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Abiquiu Lake: John Hutson of Carson caught a 4-pound smallmouth bass and several others June 10. He was using a jig and crawdad. 

Bluewater Lake: Aubree Segura, age 8, of Rio Rancho caught and released a 27-inch tiger muskie. She was using a Rapala jerk bait. Ryan Barela of Rio Rancho caught and released a 37-inch tiger muskie June 15. He was fishing from shore and using catfish bait.

Cimarron River Gravel Pit Lakes: Brice Cothlin, age 12, of Amarillo, Texas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout June 15. He was using PowerBait power eggs.

Conchas Lake: Jonathan Johnson of Conchas Dam caught a 25.5-inch, 5-pound, walleye June 12. He was using a bottom bouncer spinner/worm rig.

Elephant Butte Lake: Brody Montoya, age 8, of Magdalena caught a nice white bass June 15. He caught the fish on his first cast with a top water lure. Armando Arreola of Albuquerque caught a 25-inch walleye June 15. He was using night crawlers. Ernesto Gomez, age 12, of Deming caught his first largemouth bass June 15. He was using grilled chicken.

Eagle Nest Lake: Melinda Leyba of Mora caught a 24-inch northern pike June 16. She was using a Kastmaster.

Fenton Lake: Giovanni Herrera of Albuquerque, with a little help from daughter Ariana, caught a 21-inch trout June 15. He was using a Pistol Pete tipped with PowerBait.

Lake Maloya: Canyon Carr, age 13, of Wichita Falls, Texas caught an 18.5-inch rainbow trout June 11. He was using PowerBait. Adrian Valdez of Raton caught a 23-inch rainbow trout June 12. He was using a spoon.

Navajo Lake: Joseph Roybal of Pecos caught a 23.5-inch, 4-pound, brown trout June 16. He was trolling a silver shad deep diving Rapala.

Red River: William Rodden of Silver City caught a 21-inch rainbow trout June 15. He was using green PowerBait.

Roswell Kids Pond: Graydon Adams, age 11, of Roswell caught a 9-pound catfish June 10. He was using chicken liver. Chevy Wyatt, age 11, of Roswell caught a 7-pound catfish. He was using chicken liver.

San Antonio River: Ian Guinn, age 8, of Albuquerque caught his first fish, a rainbow trout, June 15. He was using worms.

Santa Rosa Lake: Alias Vigil, age 14, of Ribera caught a 25-inch catfish June 10. She was using a worm. Michael Brown, age 3.5, of Los Lunas caught a 14-inch smallmouth bass June 16. He was trailing a curly tail grub behind the boat.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Owen Middagh, age 7, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch rainbow trout June 9. He was using pink Gulp bait. Ayla Ayala, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 17-inch rainbow trout June 12. She was using orange PowerBait. Hunter Keelin, age 10, of Albuquerque caught his personal best trout, an 18-inch, 3-pound rainbow June 14. He was using garlic PowerBait. Davis Aragon, age 10, and Elora Aragon, age 7, of Rio Rancho kept two of approximately 10 rainbows caught June 15. They were using flies and salmon eggs. Hazel Dyer, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a big rainbow trout that broke her rod, but still managed to land it. She was using PowerBait.

Ute Lake: Wade McPherson of Hereford, Texas caught and released a 4.76-pound largemouth bass June 16.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Addison Seager, age 7, of Harker Heights, Texas caught a 19.5-inch rainbow trout June 8. She was using green PowerBait.

Whitewater Creek: Colby Priest, age 13, of La Mesa caught a 14-inch Gila trout June 8. He was using orange PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

Brice

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

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair for anglers using PowerBait.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 46.8 cfs. Fishing was good using San Juan worms, spinners and worms for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was very good using nightcrawlers and PowerBait for trout. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using nightcrawlers and crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using top water lures, swim baits, jerk baits, senkos, jigs, tubes and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, sassy shad and top water lures for white bass. Fishing was good using bottom bouncer spinner/worm rigs and minnow rigs for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait, worms and liver for catfish. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 110 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.  

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs and worms for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using elk hair caddis.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair using leeches and chironomids on a sinking tip line, spinners, Kastmasters and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing was good using leech patterns and worms for perch. Fishing was fair using streamers, Kastmasters and spinners for northern pike. We had no reports on kokanee.

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

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

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for rainbow and brook trout.

Lake Alice: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, spoons, spinners and PowerBait for trout up to 5 pounds.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was 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 412 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and bead head hares ears for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 236 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and weighted nymphs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 4,700 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 149 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 102 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 153 cfs. Fishing was good using worms for trout.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Fisher Chick spinners, spoons, Pistol Petes under a bubble, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for big bluegill. Fishing was good using chatter baits, tubes, jigs, senkos and grubs in shallow water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using top water lures and trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using jigs, grubs and minnows in the trees for walleye. Fishing for catfish was slow. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows and grubs for crappie. Fishing was fair using bottom bouncer nightcrawler rigs, crank baits and minnows for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using worms, tubes and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. Anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 4,690 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers fishing the Bernalillo, Corrales and Albuquerque Drains. They were using PowerBait, worms and small spoons.  

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, swim baits and large streamers for tiger muskie. A few trout and catfish were caught by anglers using PowerBait and hotdogs.  

Brazos River: Fishing was good using small bead head nymphs and worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using spinners and PowerBait for trout. Joe Valdez of Espanola reported catching a 19.5-inch rainbow this past weekend. He was using a silver Kastmaster. He also lost a big fish on a red and white Mepps spinner. Megan Padilla of Albuquerque made her first trip here June 14 and caught an 18-inch rainbow. She was using an olive Pistol Pete.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,250 cfs and 1,790 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using night crawlers, streamers, wooly buggers, PowerBait, Kastmasters and Rapalas for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow, but anglers using minnows, jigs, crank baits and spinner baits caught a few largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using beef liver, homemade dough baits, worms and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, jigs and spinners for bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very 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 carp and rainbow trout caught by anglers using worms and PowerBait.

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 58 cfs. Fishing on the East Fork, upper Jemez and San Antonio was very good using hoppers with copper John Barr droppers, small green nymphs, worms and stimulators for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on the other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was very good using spoons, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms for trout.

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

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows and crappie bites for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using senkos, top water lures, baby brush hogs, crank baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, buzz baits and swim baits for northern pike. A few rainbow and brown trout were caught by anglers trolling crank baits. Fishing for kokanee was slow. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing was slow. One angler reported that the only fish located were fry.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 488 cfs. Trout fishing during the flow ramp down through the quality waters was fair using egg patterns, red and orange larva, San Juan worms, chamois leeches and small streamers. Fishing the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, small spoons and Gulp eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, a wide assortment of small flies and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was fair using worms for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was slow with just a couple of trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.


Southwest Fishing Report

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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 was slow for all species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair crank baits, grubs and sassy shad for white bass and walleye. Fishing was fair using liver and worms for catfish and an occasional carp. The best reports came from anglers fishing near the dam and at the north end of the lake.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures, minnows, crank baits and tubes for white bass. 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 but a few were caught by anglers using crank baits, minnows and night crawlers. Fishing was fair to good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait, worms and chicken liver for catfish.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 23.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using spinners, Pistol Petes, worms and PowerBait for rainbow and Gila trout. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: Fishing was good using nightcrawlers, minnows and grubs for walleye and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Kastmasters, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout. Kyla Yazzie reported good fishing using spoons and minnow shaped lures and fair using sherbet, garlic and nymph grape PowerBait for trout in the 12 to 18-inch range. David Thompson reported good fishing for him, Will Leekity and Jacob Luther over the past weekend. They caught several trout using spinners and pink PowerBait.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,440 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was good using curly tail grubs, sassy shad and minnows for white bass and walleye. Fishing was good using night crawlers, hotdogs and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

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Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, liver and worms for catfish. Joshua Abeyta of Las Cruces caught and released a 16-inch largemouth bass June 16. He was using a 6-inch purple glitter senko on a drop shot rig.

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 33.3 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow, but a few catfish and trout were caught by anglers using chicken liver, PowerBait and spoons. We had no reports on other species.

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using top water lures, crank baits and jigs for white bass and largemouth bass.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver, worms and hot dogs for catfish.

Corona Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hotdogs and chicken liver for catfish.

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

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

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using nightcrawlers, homemade dough bait, punch bait and liver for catfish.

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 101 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, homemade dough bait and hotdogs for catfish.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.68 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, senkos, top water lures, crawdads, jigs, grubs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, curly tail grubs, bottom bouncer/worm rigs and crank baits for walleye. Anglers using minnows also caught a few crappie. Fishing was fair to good using worms and liver for catfish.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, top water lures, 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.



June 8, 2019

Catches of the week

SteveDom

Albuquerque Drain: Grayson Nuanes, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 13-inch rainbow trout June 6. He was using rainbow PowerBait.

Cochiti Lake: Steven Dominguez of Rio Rancho caught a 30-inch, 9.5-pound, northern pike June 8. He was using a bluegill pattern Rat L Trap.

Conchas Lake: Dewayne Anstey of Santa Fe caught a 7-pound largemouth bass June 4. He was using a top water frog.

Eagle Nest Lake: Nick Streit of Taos caught two 44-inch northern pike June 10. He was using black streamers.

Manzano Lake: Tevin Gabaldon, age 8, of Moriarty caught two small largemouth bass June 8. He was using worms.

Roswell Kids Pond: Avery Knight, age 8, of Roswell caught a 2-pound catfish June 7. He was using hotdogs. Caden Perry, age 9, of Roswell caught two nice catfish June 9. He was using worms.

Storrie Lake: Fred Montoya of Las Vegas caught a 36-inch catfish June 5. He was using worms.

Ute Lake: Chris Jarvis of Albuquerque caught and released a 4.17-pound largemouth bass June 9. He was using a jig.


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

Fenton Lake: Kyla Rose, age 3, of Rio Rancho caught 2 rainbow trout June 3. She was using green PowerBait.

Navajo Lake: Linda Montoya of Cuba caught a 24-inch, 6-pound, brown trout June 1. She was trolling a Rapala.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Soledad Tabet, age 7, of Santa Fe out fished her dad and big sister catching two 12-inch trout from a kayak June 2. She was using orange glitter PowerBait.

Santa Rosa Lake: Eloy Trujillo, age 71, of Chamita caught a 20-inch walleye June 3. He was using worms.

 


Northeast Fishing Report

NickStr

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 49.2 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using San Juan worms, golden stone nymphs, spinners and worms for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, spoons, tubes and crank baits for a mixed bag of trout, largemouth bass and catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using top water lures, swim baits, jerk baits, senkos, jigs, tubes and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, grubs and crank baits for crappie and white bass. Fishing was fair using jig and minnow and jig and worm rigs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 119 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.  

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was very good using leeches and chironomids on a sinking tip line, spinners, Kastmasters, Platte River specials and PowerBait for rainbow trout. The fly fishing anglers also did well fishing for perch. Fishing was good using spoons, streamers and spinners for northern pike. We had no reports on kokanee.

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

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

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms and small bead head nymphs for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for rainbow and brook trout.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using assorted PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using gold spoons. Friends of Sugarite have purchased and stocked several hundred pounds of big trout 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: 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 656 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, bead head prince nymphs and bead head hares ears for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 257 cfs. The increased runoff slowed fishing a bit this past week. A few trout were caught by anglers using spinners and worms.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 3,460 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 144 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 172 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 205 cfs. Fishing was good using worms for trout.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, spinners, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Anglers did well from the bank and from boats.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using hotdogs, worms and liver for catfish.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair using swim baits and curly tail grubs for a mixed bag of walleye and largemouth bass.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using chatter baits, tubes, crank baits, jigs, senkos and grubs in shallow water for largemouth bass and an occasional smallmouth bass. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jig and minnow rigs and bottom bouncer nightcrawler rigs for walleye. The walleye were scattered. Fishing for catfish slowed considerably from the previous week but a few were caught by anglers using stink bait.


Northwest Fishing Report

JohnM

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and grubs for crappie. A few walleye and smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits, bottom bouncer nightcrawler rigs and curly tail grubs for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The water was quite murky. Anglers are advised to use four wheel drive vehicles to launch boats.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 6,850 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Our only report this week was of a rainbow trout caught on the Albuquerque Drain by a young angler using PowerBait.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using white Bomber crank baits, silver Rapalas, swim baits and jerk baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,320 cfs and 1,790 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair to good using night crawlers, streamers, PowerBait, Kastmasters and Rapalas for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow, but anglers using minnows, jigs, crank baits and spinner baits caught a few northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using beef liver, homemade dough baits, worms and cut bait for catfish and carp. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, spoons, nightcrawlers and PowerBait for trout. Marcos Sanchez of Albuquerque reported catching a limit of trout this past Sunday. He was using nightcrawlers and PowerBait.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank in the La Laja and Ridge Rock areas was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing off the northeast side of the island was fair using spinners tipped with corn for kokanee. The kokanee were at a depth of 40 to 45 feet.  

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 130 cfs. Fishing on the upper Jemez and San Antonio was very good using copper John Barrs, small green nymphs, worms, elk hair caddis and stimulators for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing on the Cebolla was good using hoppers, bead head hares ears, copper John Barrs and worms for trout.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was very good using spoons, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms for trout.

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

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

Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few small largemouth bass caught by anglers using worms.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows and crappie bites for crappie. The best reports came from anglers fishing near the Marina, Francis Canyon and the Pine arm. Fishing was fair using senkos, stick baits, crank baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jerk baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing for kokanee was slow. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 3,920 cfs. The BOR delayed ramping up the flow to 5,000 cfs and will re-evaluate this week. Fishing from drift boats this past weekend was rated as good by anglers using scuds, San Juan worms, red larva and chamois leeches.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait, gold Kastmasters and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was fair using hot dogs, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

TonyM

Alumni Pond: Fishing was very good using hot dogs and homemade dough baits for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was very good using crappie bites, dry flies and gold bead nymphs for crappie. We had no reports on other species.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair crank baits, grubs and sassy shad for white bass and walleye. Tony Medran of Silver City caught his first walleye which measured 18 inches June 8. He was using a green grub. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows, crank baits and tubes for white bass. Fishing was fair using chatter baits, crank baits, tubes, senkos and top water lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was good using cut bait, chicken liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 34.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. At the Glenwood Catwalk, fishing was fair to good using elk hair caddis, PowerBait and spinners for Gila and rainbow trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, Blue Fox spinners, worms and PowerBait rainbow and Gila trout. Fishing was good using red and blue lizard imitations for largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

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

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,380 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was fair to good using curly tail grubs and minnows for white bass and walleye. Fishing was good using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

caden

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Fishing was good using hot dogs, liver and worms for catfish.

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 7.96 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing was fair to good using nightcrawlers and hot dogs for catfish.

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

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

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

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

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, liver and nightcrawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver, worms and hot dogs for catfish.

Corona Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using shrimp bait and hotdogs for catfish.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using hotdogs, nightcrawlers and chicken liver for catfish.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using worms for bluegill and a few small bass. Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. The Annual Youth Fishing Day will be held Saturday, June 15 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For more information call (575) 257-5030.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was slow but there were a few catfish caught by anglers using homemade dough bait, punch bait and liver.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 100 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using worms, homemade dough bait and hotdogs for catfish.

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

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, senkos, top water lures, crawdads, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, curly tail grubs and crank baits for walleye. Anglers using minnows also caught a few crappie. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver and nightcrawlers for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, top water lures, tubes, senkos and crawdads for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits and minnows for white bass and an occasional walleye.


June 1, 2019

Catches of the week

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Alumni Pond: Brody Ochoa, age 11 of Las Cruces caught a 13-pound carp May 27. He was using hotdogs. 

Bosque Redondo: Jason Luis Archuleta, age 5, of Clovis caught a 20-inch catfish May 30. He was using a grub.

Chama River: John Boylan of Santa Fe caught and released a 21-inch brown trout May 31. He was using a white streamer. John Merzwa of Albuquerque caught and released a 21-inch brown trout June 1. He was using nightcrawlers.

Clayton Lake: Mateo Balizan, age 2, of Eagle Nest caught an 18-inch rainbow trout June 1. He was using PowerBait.

Conchas Lake: Sam Schrider, age 11, of Albuquerque caught a 13-inch bluegill May 27. He was using night crawlers. Isaiah Lujan, age 16, of Santa Fe caught and released a 19-inch, 6-pound largemouth bass and several others May 27. He was using a grub.

Eagle Nest Lake: Pablo Herrera of Dona Ana caught a 37-inch northern pike May 29. He was using a Kastmaster. 

Elephant Butte Lake: Mia Jean Chacon, age 3, of Las Cruces caught her first fish, a 13-inch white bass, May 26. She was fishing the north end of the lake and using worms on her Princess fishing combo.

Escondida Lake: Mariah Devlin, age 9, of Los Lunas caught two 25-inch catfish May 27. She was using hotdogs.

Fenton Lake: Colton Giron, age 9, of Albuquerque caught a 17-inch rainbow trout May 28. He was trolling a silver and red spoon. Jayden Traganos, age 10, of Peralta caught a 9-inch rainbow trout May 27. He was using a nightcrawler. Carlos Chavez, age 9, of Grants caught a 16-inch rainbow trout May 27. He was using garlic scented PowerBait. Maliya Etsate, age 9, of Zuni caught a 17.5-inch rainbow trout May 29. She was using PowerBait. Jerry Olivas of Los Lunas caught a 20-inch rainbow and an 18-inch rainbow May 29. He and grandson, Jacob Acuna of Rio Rancho caught limits of trout using yellow and green PowerBait.

Greene Acres Lake: Evan Shield of Clovis caught a 9.5-pound catfish May 29. He was using stink bait.

Grindstone Reservoir: Felicia Padilla of Las Cruces caught a rainbow trout estimated to be between 21 and 24 inches May 27. She was using PowerBait.

Laguna del Campo: Riley Trujillo, age 5, of Albuquerque caught her first fish ever, a 10-inch rainbow trout May 27. She was using PowerBait. Carla Pacheco, age 15, Seve Pacheco, age 14, and Samuel Pacheco, age 9 of Santa Cruz caught several nice rainbows, including one 20-inch trout caught by Carla June 1. They were using Pistol Petes and Apex lures.

Lake Roberts: Maya, age 5, Austyn, age 7, Salena, age 15, and Diontaye Riley, age 13, of Laguna Pueblo caught limits of Gila and rainbow trout June 1. They were using PowerBait, garlic and cheese.

Lake Van: Kendra Rogers of Dexter caught a 24.5-inch, 5-pound catfish May 26. She was using shrimp.

Liam Knight Pond: Nadia Griffin, age 15 of Albuquerque caught a 4-pound and a 5-pound catfish June 1. She was using chicken liver.

Pecos River: Alfred Lujan of Santa Fe caught a 26-inch rainbow trout May 31. He was fishing north of Terrero and using salmon eggs. 

Roswell Kids Pond: Mikey Sanchez, age 6, of Roswell caught a 4-pound, 15-ounce catfish June 1. He was using hot dogs. 

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Athena Pilgrim, age 4, of Santa Fe caught her first fish, a 16.5-inch rainbow trout May 29. She was using a worm and a float. 

Santa Fe River: Adam Gutierrez, age 3, caught a limit of trout June 1. This was his first five fish ever and he was using salmon eggs.

Storrie Lake: Anthony J. Sandoval Jr. of Las Vegas caught a 32-inch, 14-pound catfish June 3. He was using cut bait.

Tingley Beach: Brayden Giron, age 11, of Albuquerque caught a 13-inch largemouth bass May 26, He was using a brown tube. Michael Certo of Albuquerque caught two catfish measuring 30 and 32 inches and 10 pounds each May 28. He was using sausage. Mateo Sanchez, age 8 of Albuquerque caught a 30-inch catfish June 1. He was using hotdogs.

Ute Lake: Mike Liska of Espanola caught and released a 4.04-pound smallmouth bass June 1. He was using a ned rig.

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

Conchas Lake: Manuelita Loveless of Tijeras caught a 4-pound largemouth bass and several smallmouth bass and white bass. She was trolling crank baits.

Red River: Alexia Moquino, age 7, of Kewa caught a 19.5-inch rainbow trout May 25. She was using green, garlic PowerBait.

Rio Pueblo: Joseph Pacheco, age 10, of Moriarty and Landon Chavez, age 6, of Albuquerque caught several rainbow trout May 26. They were using worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Donovan Dominguez, age 6, of Albuquerque caught a 14-inch rainbow trout May 25. He was using salmon eggs.



Northeast Fishing Report

NE

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 49.2 cfs. Fishing was good using red San Juan worms, small copper John Barrs, small pheasant tail nymphs and Panther Martin spinners for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Clayton Lake: Trout fishing slowed a bit over the past weekend but was good during the week. Anglers did very well catching 14 to 18- inch fish. Most were caught with PowerBait. Fishing was fair using swim baits, tubes and PowerBait for largemouth bass and small walleye. We had no reports on other species. The 19th Annual Fishing Derby will be held June 8 and 9. For more information call (575) 374-8808.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, chatter baits, jerk baits, Ned rigs, tubes, senkos, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, small jigs and curly tail grubs for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad and minnows for white bass. Fishing was fair trolling minnow and worm rigs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was good using cut bait, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 60s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 110 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was very good using spinners, Kastmasters, Platte River specials and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing was good using spoons, PowerBait, large streamers and spinners for northern pike. Fishing for kokanee and perch was slow.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using Fisher Chick spinners, bead head nymphs, 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 using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using assorted PowerBait and gold spoons for trout including a 24-inch brown caught on a gold spoon.

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

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Power Eggs and worms 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 613 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, bead head prince nymphs and bead head hares ears for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 184 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, PowerBait and small spoons for trout. Fishing at the hatchery pond was good using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 2,090 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species. There were a few catfish caught by anglers fishing in the Albuquerque area and using chicken liver.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 153 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 191 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 165 cfs. Fishing was good using worms for trout.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, small Daredevles, Fisher Chick spinners, Panther Martins, scented PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.  

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, worms and stink bait for catfish.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, crank baits and curly tail grubs for a mixed bag of walleye and largemouth bass. Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using swim baits, tubes, ned rigs, crawdads, senkos and small plastic worms for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Most of the bass were caught in less than 12 feet of water. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing for walleye was sporadic as they were scattered at depths from 10 to 45 feet. Anglers having the best luck were using jig and minnow rigs and bottom bouncer nightcrawler rigs deep and trolling crank baits. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was fair using hot dogs, liver, night crawlers and dip bait for catfish in shallow water. The surface temp was in the mid 60s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs, tubes and swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, bottom bouncer nightcrawler rigs and curly tail grubs for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 2,820 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using swim baits, deep running crank baits and hotdogs for tiger muskie.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,300 cfs and 1,780 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using night crawlers, PowerBait, Fire Balls and streamers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, swim baits, Rat L Traps and spinner baits for northern pike, largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using beef liver, homemade dough baits and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, worms and grubs for perch and a few largemouth bass. The lake level was rising, and the water was quite murky.  

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using wooly buggers, Fisher Chick red and yellow spoons, Fisher Chick spinners, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters, nightcrawlers and PowerBait for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank in the La Laja and Ridge Rock areas was fair to good using PowerBait, marshmallows, Fire Balls and worms for rainbow trout. One angler reported catching a small lake trout while using PowerBait. Fishing off the northeast side of the island was fair using Panther Martins tipped with corn for kokanee. The kokanee were at a depth of 40 feet.  

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 207 cfs and fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms. Fishing on the Cebolla, East Fork and San Antonio was good using hoppers, egg patterns, flash back pheasant tails, bead head hares ears, copper John Barrs and worms for trout.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was very good using Apex lures, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms for trout.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, brush hogs, senkos, stick baits, crank baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, spinner baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing was slow to fair trolling crank baits and spinners for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers fishing from the bank and using spinners and PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 408 cfs and scheduled to ramp up over the next 5 to 7 days to 5,000 cfs. The release is scheduled to remain at 5,000 cfs for a minimum of 5 days. An additional day or more may be added if conditions allow. The ramp down will occur over 3 days, reaching 500 cfs where it is scheduled to remain until further notice. Fishing through the Quality Water section picked up this past week as waters cleared and sight fishing became a bit easier. Recommend waiting until flows settle down to get back on the river in your waders. Try a little shoreline casting from dry land.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait, nightcrawlers and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

SW

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

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using crappie jigs, minnows, dry flies and nymphs for crappie. Fishing for catfish was slow but a few were caught by anglers using worms. We had no reports on other species.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using curly tail grubs, minnows and crank baits for a mix of walleye and crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using jig and craw combos, senkos, minnows, crank baits and tubes for largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, sassy shad, crank baits, curly tail grubs, and tubes for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using chatter baits, crank baits, tubes, senkos, creature baits and crawdads for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, chicken liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish.

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

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

Glenwood Pond: HOT SPOT FOR TROUT: Fishing was excellent using garlic PowerBait for trout. At the Glenwood Catwalk, fishing was very good using elk hair caddis, wooly buggers, PowerBait and silver spinners for Gila and rainbow trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was very good using Kastmasters, Panther Martins, Mepps, PowerBait and worms for rainbow and Gila trout. We had no reports on other species. Keith Rogers and his son, Cole of Silver City caught ten Gila trout ranging in size from 16 to 18 inches June 1. They were using Kastmasters and spinners.

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

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

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was very good using hot dogs, cheese bait and worms for catfish.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,160 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was fair to good using 3-inch grubs and sassy shad for white bass and walleye. Fishing was good using hot dogs, night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

SE

Alto Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout. Aaron Stickney reported great trout fishing this past Sunday. He caught a limit of trout in an hour using green PowerBait on a Carolina rig. He was fishing the eastern end of the lake on the south bank. Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs and worms for catfish.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using hot dogs, stink bait, liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 11.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was good using nightcrawlers and hot dogs for catfish.

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

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

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, grubs and sassy shad for white bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, top water lures, jigs, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Corona Pond: Fishing was good using hotdogs and shrimp bait for catfish.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and worms for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using hot dogs, stink bait and liver for catfish.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using nightcrawlers and chicken liver for catfish.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using worms, stink bait and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using worms and a variety of wet and dry flies for bluegill. Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and spinners for trout. Andrew Buhler, Zachary Deleon and Chris Mesa all caught limits of trout June 2. They were using PowerBait, worms and Rooster Tails. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 100 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using nightcrawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms for a mixed bag of perch and rainbow trout. Fishing was good using worms and hotdogs for catfish.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 9.40 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

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

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver, punch bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits, senkos and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, sassy shad and jig and minnow combinations for walleye.


May 25, 2019

Catches of the week

LP

Bluewater Lake: Hayden Toledo of Acoma caught a 29-inch catfish May 23. He was using hotdogs. Adriano Antonio caught and released a 38-inch tiger muskie May 27. He was using a corn/hotdog combo.

Cowles Ponds: Nicholas Sanchez, age 7, of Santa Fe caught a 13.5-inch and a 17-inch rainbow trout May 27. He was using worms.

Dennis Chavez Pond: Zachariah Duffield, age 6, of Clovis caught an 18-inch channel catfish May 27. He was using worms.

Eagle Nest Lake: Don Pannell of Chester, Okla. caught a northern pike and a nice rainbow trout May 19. He was using a Kastmaster. Sara Knight of Las Cruces caught a 44-inch, 20-pound, 15-ounce northern pike May 27. She was using PowerBait. Taos Hadley, age 6, of Pampa, Texas caught a 21.5-inch rainbow trout May 26. He was using PowerBait. Kadin Selmon, age 11, from Canyon, Texas caught a 14.5-inch rainbow trout May 27. He was using PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Mike Verlander of El Paso, Texas caught a 29-inch walleye May 21. He was using a bottom bouncer with nightcrawler worm harness.

Fenton Lake: Cutler Ortiz, age 7 of Rio Rancho caught a 16-inch rainbow trout May 27. He was using a Pistol Pete.

Jemez River: Ellie M. Blair, age 4, of Rio Rancho helped wrangle in two rainbow trout May 27. She was using a fake, garlic scented worm.

Laguna Del Campo: Xavier Gomez, age 4, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch rainbow trout May 24. He was using green PowerBait.

Liam Knight Pond: Aaron Dupree, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 7.5-pound catfish May 24. He was using Magic Bait.

Monastery Lake: Darwin Chavez of Santo Domingo Pueblo caught his biggest trout ever, a 22-inch, 4-pound rainbow May 24. He was using bubblegum garlic Power Eggs.

Navajo Lake: Brandon, Jason and Kristen Ferguson of Los Lunas and Matthew Medina of Albuquerque caught five northern pike May 27. They were using jerk baits and spinner baits.

Roswell Kids Pond: Chevy Wyatt, age 11, of Roswell caught a 7-pound catfish May 25. He was using hotdogs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Naydeen Swicegood, age 11, of Santa Fe caught and released her first two fish, a 15-inch smallmouth and a 22.5-inch walleye May 26. She was trolling a crank bait.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Alianah Trujillo, age 6, of Rio Rancho caught an 18-inch rainbow trout May 23. She was using a Panther Martin.

Storrie Lake: Gabriel Sanchez, age 5, of Las Vegas landed a 27-inch catfish May 25. He was using worms.

Stubblefield Lake: Hue Gonzales of Angel Fire caught a 24-inch walleye May 19. He was using a European soft, plastic bladed, swimbait.

Ute Lake: Lisa Boulware of Edgewood caught a 19.25-inch and a 23.5-inch walleye May 25. She was using a crank bait.

 

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

Abiquiu Lake: Kellen Kinman, age 7, of Sambrillo caught his first fish on a fly rod May 19. He caught several smallmouth bass and was using a 2-inch white and chartreuse twisty tail grub. 

Northeast Fishing Report

NE

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 50.9 cfs. Fishing was good using red San Juan worms, small copper John Barrs, small pheasant tail nymphs and Panther Martin spinners for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, spinners, spoons and worms for trout up to 19 inches. Fishing was fair using swim baits and tubes for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, chatter baits, jerk baits, Ned rigs, tubes, senkos, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, small jigs and curly tail grubs for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad and minnows for white bass. Fishing was fair trolling minnow and worm rigs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was good using cut bait, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 60s.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 110 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, Kastmasters, worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Anglers fishing for trout picked up a few Kokanee salmon. Fishing for northern pike was fair using PowerBait, large streamers and Kastmasters. Fishing was fair using worms for perch.

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

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

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for 15 to 17-inch trout.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout. The Sugarite Fishing Derby, a nine-day event, began Saturday, May 25. For more information, contact the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Power Eggs, worms and Pistol Petes 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 432 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, wooly buggers, bead head prince nymphs and bead head hares ears for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Justin Kersting of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch rainbow near Windy Bridge. He was using a wooly bugger.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 165 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms and spinners for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,890 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species. There were a few catfish caught by anglers fishing in the Albuquerque area and using chicken liver.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 77 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 137 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 158 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good from the bank and from boats for anglers using jigs, Pistol Petes, spoons, worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Anglers using worms also caught a few catfish. Lisa Roybal and a friend caught seven trout while trolling a Christmas tree/worm combination.

Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair using swim baits and jointed Rapalas for a mixed bag of walleye and largemouth bass. Hue Gonzales of Angel Fire reported a good day fishing with his father, Andrew this past week. They landed three nice walleye and two largemouth bass within an hour.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using square bill crank baits, chatter bait, jerk baits, swim baits and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using minnows, curly tail grubs and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for walleye and good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait, liver, night crawlers and dip bait for catfish in shallow water. The surface temp was in the mid 60s.


Northwest Fishing Report

NW

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs, tubes and swim baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 1,600 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few tiger muskie and catfish caught by anglers using swim baits, deep running crank baits and hotdogs.

Brazos River: Fishing was fair to good using worms and small bead head nymphs for trout.

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 816 cfs and 1,770 cfs respectively. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver for carp. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes and grubs for largemouth bass. Fishing for all other species was slow with just two brown trout caught by anglers using inflated night crawlers.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good for anglers using wooly buggers, Fisher Chick spinners, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters and PowerBait for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair using PowerBait, corn, marshmallows, Fire Balls and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow for lake trout and kokanee, but few were caught. Jigs tipped with cut bait worked for the lake trout and the kokanee were caught by an angler trolling Panther Martins in about 45-feet of water.  

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 173 cfs and fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using fake worms and earth worms. Fishing on the Cebolla, East Fork and San Antonio was good using hoppers, hares ears, egg patterns, copper John Barrs and worms for trout. Matthew Cleary reported great fishing on the San Antonio. He caught and released several brown trout while using a green flashback hares and a peach egg as a dropper.

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

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows, small grubs and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jerk baits, crank baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, spinner baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 408 cfs and still a bit murky. Flows may start ramping up the first week in June. Fishing through the Quality Water section was fair to good using black and olive bunny leeches, flash back pheasant tails, jigs, San Juan worms, Big Macs, Tav Macs and bright egg patterns. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using jigs, Kastmasters, night crawlers and PowerBait.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using worms, wooly buggers, leeches and spinners for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth ponds were very good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. Austin Miles was using hot dogs and caught and released a largemouth bass. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using hoppers, CDC emergers, baetis nymphs and chamois leeches for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week


Southwest Fishing Report

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

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

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, minnows and jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair using minnows, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using jig and craw combos, crank baits and tubes for largemouth bass. Fishing was good using liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. The best catfish reports have come from the north end of the lake.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, sassy shad, crank baits, curly tail grubs, and tubes for a mixed bag of crappie, walleye and white bass. Fishing was fair to good using chatter baits, crank baits, spinner baits, tubes, senkos, creature baits and swim baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, chicken liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 57.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using chartreuse PowerBait and homemade garlic cheese bait for rainbow and Gila trout. We had no reports on other species. The 8th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids Fishing Derby will be held June 1 and will run from 7:00 a.m. to noon. There will be some huge Gila trout stocked for the event.

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

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

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was good using hot dogs, liver and worms for catfish.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,300 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was good using curly tail grubs and sassy shad for white bass and walleye. Fishing was very good using punch bait, hot dogs, night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

SE

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, small spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was fair using hot dogs and worms for catfish. Anglers using worms also reported catching several small largemouth bass.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using liver, homemade dough bait, hot dogs and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 15 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, crank baits and crappie jigs for white bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits, flukes, jigs, senkos, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and worms for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was very good using hot dogs and liver for catfish.

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

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using worms and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using worms and a variety of wet and dry flies for bluegill. Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 1,290 cfs and was reduced to .43 cfs by Monday afternoon. We had no reports from anglers.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, orange PowerBait and worms for a mixed bag of perch and rainbow trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 9.79 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows and crappie jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair using crank baits, senkos, spinner baits, tubes, grubs, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using bottom bouncers, minnows and crank baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using liver, punch bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits, senkos and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, sassy shad and jig and minnow combinations for walleye.


May 18, 2019

Catches of the week

LP

Bluewater Lake: Miguel Salas of Moriarty caught and released a 37-inch tiger muskie May 14. He was using hot dogs. Anders Barela of Albuquerque caught and released a 39-inch tiger muskie May 12. He was using a black and gold, 8-inch, soft plastic waterdog.

Caballo Lake: Dylan Bailey, age 11, of El Paso caught and released his personal best 3.5-pound largemouth bass May 17. He was using a jig and craw combo.

Cochiti Lake: Peter Sutfin of Albuquerque caught a 6-pound carp May 15. He was using liver.

Fenton Lake:  Don Daily of Los Ranchos caught and released a 20-inch rainbow trout and several others in the 16 to 18-inch class May 15. He was using a mafia Pistol Pete. TyMichael Sanchez, age 13, of San Felipe Pueblo caught his first ever trout, a 17-inch rainbow May 19. He was using orange, garlic, Power eggs.

Grindstone Reservoir: Deon Bigas, age 11, his cousin Zeke Bigas, age 13, and friend Ty’heed Lewis, age 13 all caught rainbow trout May 18. They were using assorted PowerBait.

Heron Lake: Vina Ortiz of Rutheron caught a 23-inch lake trout May 16. She was using a jig tipped with cut bait.

Laguna Del Campo: JJ Nevarez of Espanola Valley caught a 22-inch rainbow trout May 18. He was using a night crawler. Davina Maria Gomez of La Puebla caught an 18-inch rainbow trout May 19. She was using PowerBait.

Navajo Lake:  Alice Wilkins, age 8 of Santa Fe, while fishing with her dad, Kyle, and uncle Ken Howell caught a 24-inch brown trout May 16. She was trolling an orange jointed Rapala on the main body of the lake.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Patrick Martinez of Santa Fe caught a 19-inch rainbow trout May 16. He was using a black wooly bugger under a bobber.

Tingley Beach: Trish Valdez of Albuquerque caught and released her first ever freshwater bass, a nice largemouth, May 19. She was fishing the Catch and Release Pond and using a custom tied, size 22, tan larvae.

Ute Lake: Gunner Griffitt, age 7 of Logan caught his first big bass, a smallmouth, on his birthday May 15. He was using a Pop R. Steven Cain of Portales caught a 6.5-pound walleye May 19. He was using a stick crank bait.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Don Espinosa of Taos caught a 23-inch rainbow trout May 11. He was using PowerBait.

Ute Lake: Zane Conklin, age 11, of Cedar Crest caught a great smallmouth bass May 12. He was using a swim shad.


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 82.7 cfs. Fishing was good using red San Juan worms, red zebra midges, small pheasant tail nymphs and brassies for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, spinners and worms for trout. Fishing was fair to good using worms and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using swim baits and tubes for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, spinner baits, jerk baits, swim baits, top water lures, tubes, senkos, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows and curly tail grubs for crappie. Fishing was good using crank baits, sassy shad and spinners for white bass. Fishing was good using crank baits and trolling minnow and worm rigs for walleye. Fishing was good using cut bait, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 60s to the low 70s.

Costilla Creek: Trout fishing continued to be good using baetis nymph patterns on dry dropper rigs.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, small spoons and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing for northern pike was good using PowerBait, large streamers, spinners and spoons. Fishing was fair using worms for perch.

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

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

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for 15 to 17-inch trout.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. The Sugarite Fishing Derby, a nine-day event, begins Saturday, May 25. For more information, contact the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes 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 432 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. The best action continued to be in the pools near the bank.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 225 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 3,430 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 129 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 126 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 170 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using jigs, Pistol Petes, spoons and PowerBait for trout. Peter Romero reported that the big trout were still hitting the Secret Weapon jig and brown trout were being caught on bright orange spoons. Several anglers did well catching both brown and rainbow trout from shore. Adam Archuleta reported fair to good fishing for brown and rainbow trout ranging in size from 14 to 17-inches. He was using worms and PowerBait.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, chatter bait, jerk baits, swim baits, tubes, creature baits and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, curly tail grubs and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait, liver, night crawlers and dip bait for catfish in shallow water. The surface temp was in the mid to high 60s.


Northwest Fishing Report

NW

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with light fishing pressure. The water was quite murky.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 2,320 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using water dogs, creature baits, swim baits and deep running crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,160 cfs and 1,760 cfs respectively. Trout fishing was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver for carp. Fishing for crappie was slow with just a few caught by anglers using minnows. We had no other reports.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using wooly buggers, leech patterns, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters, spinners, small crank baits and green and yellow PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for rainbow trout. The best area was between Ridge Rock and Piedra Point. Fishing for all other species was slow. The La Laja boat ramp has opened.  

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 207 cfs and fishing was slow. Fishing on the East Fork and San Antonio was good using hoppers, copper John Barrs and worms for trout. Trish Valdez of Albuquerque reported good hopper action.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, night crawlers and PowerBait for trout.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, small grubs and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was good using swim baits, jerk baits, crank baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using jigs, crank baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits and spinners for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using PowerBait. Anglers trolling for trout also picked up an occasional Kokanee. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 408 cfs and still a bit murky. Fishing through the Quality Water section was fair to good using chamois leeches, black and olive bunny leeches, flash back pheasant tails, jigs, San Juan worms, Big Macs and bright egg patterns. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using jigs, night crawlers and PowerBait.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using worms, wooly buggers, chamois leeches and spoons for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using hoppers, CDC emergers and chamois leeches for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using small flies, tubes and jigs for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

SW

Alumni Pond: Fishing was fair using a variety of flies for bluegill. Fishing was slow for all other species.

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

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, minnows and jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was fair using jig and craw combos, crank baits and tubes for largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using liver, homemade dough bait and cut bait for catfish.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, crank baits, curly tail grubs, Gulp minnows and tubes for a mixed bag of crappie, walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using top water lures, chatter baits, crank baits, spinner baits, tubes, curly tail grubs, senkos, creature baits and swim baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, chicken liver, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 78.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using chartreuse PowerBait and homemade garlic cheese bait for rainbow and Gila trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 425 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte to Caballo was good using curly tail grubs and west angler minnow imitations for white bass. Fishing was very good using stink bait, night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Snow Lake: A small group of vets fished here this past week and reported carp fishing as good but trout fishing slow. They caught 14 carp in the 3-pound plus size and only one rainbow. They were using a homemade Velveeta cheese and garlic bait.

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


Southeast Fishing Report

SE

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, small spoons and worms for trout. Robert Shamy of El Paso reported that he and his brothers in law had great success catching trout as well as small largemouth bass. They were using red worms and yellow PowerBait.

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, worms, spinner baits and spoons for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 11.4 cfs. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

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

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

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using curly tail grubs, crank baits, jerk baits and crappie jigs for white bass. Kaleb Brenem of Roswell reported that he and son Kamren caught eight white bass this past Sunday. They were using Bomber tail minnows. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, spinner baits, top water lures, curly tail grubs, jigs, creature baits, senkos, tubes and jerk baits for largemouth bass.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using worms and a variety of wet and dry flies for bluegill. Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 1,320 cfs. The area below Sumner Lake has been closed due to high water release.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 15.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was very good using minnows, small jigs, small tubes and spinners for crappie. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, flukes, senkos, spinner baits, tubes, grubs, jigs, top water lures and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using bottom bouncers, spoons, tubes, minnows, curly tail grubs and crank baits for walleye. and crappie. We had no reports on other species. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms and minnows.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows and curly tail grubs for crappie. Fishing was good using minnows, liver, stink bait and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, spinner baits, tubes, minnows, senkos and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using liver, cut bait and night crawlers for catfish.


May 11, 2019

Catches of the week

Jonathon

Alumni Pond:  Lawrence Lucero of Las Cruces caught a 4.5-pound largemouth bass May 8. He was using a 7-inch motor oil worm. 

Cowles Ponds: Evan Romero, age 10, Katelyn, age 8, Kaydence, age 8 and Karleigh, age 7, of Cochiti Pueblo caught limits of trout May 12. They were using salmon eggs.

Fenton Lake: Manuel Vigil of Ranchos De Taos caught a 21-inch rainbow trout May 7. He was using PowerBait.

Pecos River: Dolores Valencia of Pecos caught a 28-inch, 10.1-pound rainbow trout May 9. She was using a black and red streamer.

Santa Rosa Lake: Ryan Goodman of Santa Fe caught a walleye that measured a little over 25 inches and weighed approximately 6 pounds. He was trolling a crank bait.

Ute Lake: Lonnie Siebrandt of Hobbs caught a 5.03-pound largemouth bass May 8. He was using a crank bait. Todd Rodvold of Elizabeth, Colorado caught a 4.88-pound smallmouth bass May 9. He was using a Berkley general.

 

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

Eagle Nest Lake:  Luis Heroin-Cruz of Taos caught a 44.5-inch, 25-pound, northern pike Apr. 28. He was fly fishing and using a black and red streamer.

Rio Grande: Jonathon Casados of Albuquerque caught a 28-inch, 8 to 10-pound carp May 11. He was fishing the river near Rio Bravo and using worms.

Santa Rosa Lake: Lucus Herrera of Santa Fe caught a 22-inch walleye and several others and a few crappie May 13. He was using spoons in 20 feet of water.

Storrie Lake: Destinee Barela, age 4, of Las Vegas caught her limit of trout including one 17-inch rainbow May 5. She was using rainbow PowerBait.

Tingley Beach: Daniel Bazan of Albuquerque caught and released a 4.5-pound largemouth bass May 5. He was using a ned rig.


Northeast Fishing Report

Destinee

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

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

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 79.6 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, red San Juan worms, red zebra midges and brassies for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was very good using PowerBait.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and worms for trout up to 20 inches. Fishing was fair using worms and liver for catfish. A few bass were caught by anglers using worms. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using senkos, tubes, crank baits, spinner baits, jerk baits, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using minnows and curly tail grubs for crappie. Fishing was good using crank baits, sassy shad and spinners for white bass. Fishing was good using minnows, curly tail grubs, sassy shad, bottom bouncer rigs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was good using cut bait, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 60s.

Costilla Creek: Trout fishing was good using baetis nymph patterns on dry dropper rigs.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, small spoons and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing for northern pike was good using PowerBait, crank baits, large streamers, spinners and spoons. Fishing was fair to good using worms for perch.

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

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

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms for trout.

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

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait for rainbow trout up to 24 inches.

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

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and Pistol Petes 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 392 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. The best action was reported by anglers fishing pools near the bank.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 171 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 2,390 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was slow. Fishing through the Albuquerque area was slow to fair using worms, cut bait and stink bait for carp and catfish.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 88.9 cfs. Trout fishing on the lower Hondo was good using caddis nymphs for a time last week but expect action to slow down with increased runoff.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 100 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 175 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was very good using jigs, Pistol Petes, spoons and PowerBait for trout. Peter Romero reported great fishing on Mother’s Day. He caught and released a good number of rainbow trout in the 15 to 20-inch class and several brown trout. He was using Secret Weapon jigs.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait for trout.

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

Ute Lake: HOT SPOT FOR LARGEMOUTH BASS and SMALLMOUTH BASS: Fishing was very good using crank baits, jerk baits, swim baits, Berkley generals, senkos, tubes, creature baits and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, curly tail grubs and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for walleye and white bass. Fishing was good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait, liver, night crawlers and dip bait for catfish in shallow water. The surface temp was in the mid 60s.


Northwest Fishing Report

DanielB

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and creature baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The water was quite murky.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 2,160 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using water dogs, streamers, jerk baits and deep running crank baits for tiger muskie. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and spoons for trout. Fishing was fair using homemade dough bait, liver and hot dogs for catfish.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 2,120 cfs and 1,800 cfs respectively. Trout fishing was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow with the high, muddy water, but anglers managed to catch a few crappie, catfish, northern pike and largemouth bass. The key was putting a lure or bait right in their face.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, small jigs and tubes for a mixed bag of perch and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, worms, leech patterns, Kastmasters, Panther Martins and small crank baits for trout.

Heron Lake: The Sierra Vista boat ramp opened Monday and the water continues to rise. Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms from the bank for rainbow trout. Fishing pressure was light.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 316 cfs and fishing was slow. Fishing on the San Antonio was good using copper John Barrs for brown trout.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, Kastmasters, Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait for trout.

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

Lake Farmington: Our only report this week came from Dustin Beatty who reported the lake was a bit low and fishing was a bit slow.

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, small grubs and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was good using swim baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs, tubes, senkos, jigs and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Most of the smallmouth bass are being caught in less than 10 feet of water. Fishing was fair to good using jigs crank baits and swim baits for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 408 cfs and still a bit murky. Fishing through the Quality Water section was fair to good using chamois leeches, flash back pheasant tails, jigs, San Juan worms, Big Macs, red annelids and bright egg patterns. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using jigs, worms and PowerBait.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, spinners, spoons and bead head nymphs for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using small jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using liver, hot dogs and stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, minnows and jigs for crappie. Fishing was good using minnows, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was fair using liver, homemade dough bait and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing continued to be quite good using minnows, crank baits, curly tail grubs, Gulp minnows and tubes for a mixed bag of crappie, white bass and walleye. Fishing was good using senkos, tubes, curly tail grubs, jerk baits, crank baits, senkos, tubes, jigs and swim baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, chicken liver, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 109 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

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

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 359 cfs. Fishing on the river above Elephant Butte was good using liver, homemade dough bait and carp cut bait for catfish. Fishing below Elephant Butte to Caballo was good using curly tail grubs and west angler minnow imitations for white bass. Fishing was good using stink bait and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

ChevyW

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

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits and spoons for largemouth bass. Chevy Wyatt of Roswell caught and released a nice largemouth May 11. He was using a spinner bait. We had no reports on other species.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 16.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

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

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was very good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, jerk baits and crappie jigs for white bass. Fishing was good using worms, stink bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was good using crank baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs, jigs, creature baits, senkos, tubes, worms and jerk baits for largemouth bass.

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.

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using worms and a variety of wet and dry flies for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 98.8 cfs. Fishing was good using night crawlers and beef liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 17.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, flukes, senkos, spinner baits, tubes, grubs, jigs, spoons, minnows and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using bottom bouncers, spoons, tubes, minnows, curly tail grubs and crank baits for walleye and crappie. We had no reports on other species. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms and minnows.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was very good using minnows and grubs for crappie. Fishing was good using minnows, liver, stink bait and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was good using crank baits, spinner baits, tubes, minnows, senkos and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, grubs, sassy shad and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using liver, cut bait and night crawlers for catfish.


May 4, 2019

Catches of the week

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Caballo Lake: Julissa Lawell, age 12, of Las Cruces caught a 19.5-inch walleye and a 15-inch white bass Apr. 28. She was using a crank bait.

Cochiti Lake: Jianna Brown, age 3, of Albuquerque caught an 8-ounce bluegill and her brother Donovan, age 10, caught an 8-ounce crappie May 5. They were using minnows.

Conchas Lake: Landon Wilson, age 4, of Las Cruces caught his first fish, a 12-inch largemouth bass May 4. He was using worms on his Shakespeare Spider-Man combo.

Cowles Pond: Greyson Gonzales, age 4, of Santa Fe caught his first fish, a rainbow trout, May 2. He was using his new Avenger combo with a Pistol Pete.

Dennis Chavez Park Pond: Hunter Mckinnon, age 9, of Clovis caught a 5-pound largemouth bass Apr. 30. He was using PowerBait.

Eagle Nest Lake: Sue Finley of Eagle Nest caught a 20-inch, 3-pound rainbow trout May 2. She was using a nymph grape, salmon peach PowerBait mix from the bank.

Elephant Butte Lake: Steve Henke from Bernalillo caught several walleye at Elephant Butte Apr. 29, including two at 24-inches and 22 inches. The white bass were active as well; it was an early morning bite in 6 to 8 feet of water on 3-inch curly tails.

Laguna Del Campo: Ted Archuleta, age 78, of El Rito caught three 21-inch rainbow trout May 1. He was using a silver Kastmaster. Aaliyah Gallegos, age 10, of Santa Fe caught a 22-inch and a 21-inch rainbow trout while using PowerBait on May 1.

Roswell Kids Pond: Austin Terry, age 4, of Roswell caught a 24-inch catfish May 5. He was using chicken liver.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Hailey Martinez, age 5, of Los Alamos caught and released a 25-inch rainbow trout May 2. She was using a black leech pattern under a bobber. Mateo, Maycie, Marcus and Maliah Sanchez, ages 6, 10, 4 and 5 respectively, caught a limit of trout May 5. They were using salmon eggs.

Ute Lake: Sam Schwope of Clovis caught a 16-inch crappie May 3. He was using minnows.

 

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

Conchas Lake: Jim McElroy, age 71, Phil Lyons, age 68, and Steve Watkins, age 68 of Clovis caught their limit of walleye ranging in size from 16 to 23 inches Apr. 27. They were using green, pepper flake jigs and Rapala SR5 Shad Raps.

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 71.9 cfs and the river was murky. Fishing was slow to fair using red San Juan worms, red zebra midges and brassies for trout. Best reports came from anglers working the bottom. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was very good using worms, salmon eggs and garlic PowerBait on the bottom. Many limits reported. The 27thAnnual Children’s Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, May 11. For more information, call Lee Ferguson at (575) 377-6271.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. A few catfish and small walleye were caught by anglers using worms. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: HOT SPOT FOR BASS: Fishing was rated as very good to excellent by anglers using minnows, worms, tubes, senkos, buzz baits, crank baits, spinner baits, jerk baits, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using minnows, worms and grubs for white bass and crappie. Fishing was good using minnows, curly tail grubs, sassy shad and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was good using cut bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was good using worms and small nymphs for bluegill.

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

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait for brown and rainbow trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing from boats was very good using spinners and PowerBait for rainbow trout. A few were also caught by anglers fishing from the bank. Fishing for northern pike was good using PowerBait, large streamers, spinners and spoons. The best pike reports have come from anglers fishing in the Six Mile area. Fishing for perch has picked up some for anglers using worms and fishing the northwest side of the lake. The boat docks are scheduled to be put in place on May 9.

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Kastmasters for trout.

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 639 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 175 cfs. Fishing was fair using copper John Barrs, PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing at the hatchery pond was good using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,850 cfs. Fishing was slow.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 78.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 185 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 250 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and Kastmasters for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Chris Brashear of Springer reported catching four northern pike ranging in size from 20 to 32 inches May 6. He was using paddle tail swim baits.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait for trout.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using jigs, tubes, crawdads, senkos and jerk bait in shallow water for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, curly tail grubs and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits in 12 to 15 feet of water for walleye. Fishing was fair to good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using stink bait, night crawlers, hot dogs and liver for catfish. The surface temp was in the low 60s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Good news for anglers. Water levels have risen sufficiently to open the boat ramp. Fishing was fair to good using tubes, creature baits, senkos and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using bottom bouncer rigs, curly tail grubs and minnows for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 1,950 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and spoons for trout. Fishing was fair using cut bait, liver and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using water dogs and deep running crank baits for tiger muskie.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 2,960 cfs and 1,770 cfs respectively. Trout fishing was slow.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using minnows for crappie. A few catfish were caught by anglers using liver and stink bait. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms, small jigs and tubes for a mixed bag of perch, brown trout and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: HOT SPOT FOR TROUT: Fishing was excellent using PowerBait, salmon eggs, mouse tails, Pistol Petes, green and black leech patterns, Kastmasters and small crank baits for trout. Mario Rivera reported that he and sons Michael and Marcos caught a good number of trout on May 4. They were using salmon eggs, mouse tails, Pistol Petes under a bubble and Panther Martins.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms from the bank for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. The water was murky and rising.

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 362 cfs and fishing was slow. Fishing on the San Antonio and East Fork was good using green copper John Barrs and worms for brown trout. Trout fishing on the Cebolla was good using worms, copper John Barrs, San Juan worms and Fire Balls.

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

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

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using jerk baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs, tubes, senkos, jigs and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using spinnerbaits, crank baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing was good using minnows and small plastic grubs for crappie. Fishing was fair for anglers using worms, PowerBait, spoons, spinners and crank baits for trout.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 408 cfs. The water remains murky, but fishing has picked up some. Fishing through the Quality Water section was slow for some but fair to good for others using San Juan worms, Big Macs, wooly buggers, red annelids and bright egg patterns. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using worms and PowerBait.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was fair using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. 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 was fair using worms and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair using liver and stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, minnows and jigs for crappie. Fishing was very good using minnows, crank baits and grubs for walleye. The Lawell family from Las Cruces reported good fishing last weekend. They caught around 35 white bass and one walleye. They were using silver and silver and blue crank baits. Fishing was fair to good using liver and cut bait for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, spinner baits, jerk baits and minnows for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, crank baits, curly tail grubs, Gulp minnows and tubes for a mixed bag of crappie, white bass and walleye. Fishing was good using jerk baits, spinner baits, crank baits, senkos, tubes, jigs and swim baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using liver, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. The surface temp was in the low to mid 60s.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 127 cfs. Fishing on the forks was good using small green streamers and bead head nymphs for trout.

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

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

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

Quemado Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 189 cfs. Fishing on the river above Elephant Butte was good using liver, homemade dough bait and carp cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was fair using spinners and spoons for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 8.26 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 was good using worms and liver for catfish. Fishing was good using crank baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs, jigs, creature baits, senkos, tubes, worms and jerk baits for largemouth bass and white bass.

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was slow.

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using assorted PowerBait, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 111 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers and beef liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 23.7 cfs. Our only report this week came from Brady Herring who caught a 16-inch brown trout on May 5. He was using a lure.

Santa Rosa Lake: HOT SPOT FOR BASS: Fishing was excellent using crank baits, jerk baits, senkos, spinner baits, tubes, grubs, jigs, minnows and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using bottom bouncers, tubes, minnows, curly tail grubs and crank baits for walleye and crappie. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: HOT SPOT FOR CRAPPIE and CATFISH: Fishing was excellent using minnows and grubs for crappie and minnows, liver, stink bait and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was good using crank baits, spinner baits, tubes, minnows, creature baits, senkos and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, grubs, spinners and jig and minnow combinations for walleye and crappie. Fishing was fair to good using liver, cut bait and night crawlers for catfish.


April 27, 2019

Catches of the week

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Alumni Pond: Araceli Hernandez caught a 30-inch, 15-pound carp Apr. 26. She was using pack bait. 

Berrendo Creek: Chevy Wyatt, age 11, of Roswell caught and released a nice largemouth bass Apr. 28. He was fishing at a youth bass clinic and using a Rat L Trap. 

Conchas Lake: Justin Moquino, age 7, of Albuquerque had a great day fishing Apr. 23. He caught 5 crappie, some smallmouth bass and a 19-inch walleye. He was using a chartreuse curly tail grub.

Elephant Butte Lake: James Gonzales, age 4, of Vanderwagen caught a “boat load” of white bass while fishing with his great uncle James Apr. 27. They were using Gulp minnows.

Navajo lake: Andrea Leyba of Albuquerque caught a 33-inch brown trout Apr. 21. She was using a jerk bait. Scott Whitney of Rio Rancho caught and released a 34-inch, 9-pound, northern pike, one more pike and 12 bass Apr. 23. He was using deep diving crank baits and jerk baits. Dylan Schmaltz of Gallup caught a 35-inch, 11-pound, northern pike Apr. 27. He was using a Lucky Craft Pointer 100 jerk bait.

Ute Lake: Chris Pierce of Amarillo, TX caught and released a 7.12 largemouth bass Apr. 28. He was using a jig. Dave Payne caught and released a 6.62 largemouth Apr. 28 and Walter Burnett of Amarillo caught and released a 4.48-pound smallmouth bass Apr. 28. Renee Preston of Friona, TX caught a 3-pound crappie Apr. 25. She was using a live minnow.

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

Alumni Pond: Ryan Stratton, age 9, of Hatch caught his first fish, a 2.5-pound catfish April 20. He was using hot dogs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Jamie McCaslin of Eagle Nest caught a 23.5-inch, 5.75-pound rainbow trout April 20. She was using a spoon. Chase Rochester of Santa Fe shot a 43-inch, 20.8-pound northern pike Apr. 27. He was bow fishing.

Navajo Lake: Joe Gaztambide of Chicago caught a 38.5-inch, 18-pound, northern pike Apr. 20. He was using a spinnerbait.

Sumner Lake: Pedro Perez of Clovis caught his biggest catfish ever Apr. 19. The fish was estimated at about 35 inches in length and weighing about 20 pounds. He was using PowerBait.

 

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using green and chartreuse PowerBait just off the bottom for trout up to 18 inches.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 118 cfs and the river was murky. Fishing was slow to fair using red San Juan worms, red zebra midges and brassies for trout. Best reports came from anglers working the bottom. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was very good using worms, salmon eggs and garlic PowerBait on the bottom. Many limits reported. The 27thAnnual Children’s Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, May 11. For more information, call Lee Ferguson at (575) 377-6271.

Clayton Lake: Fishing from the bank was good using PowerBait and spoons for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing was good using worms and small spoons for brown trout. Fishing was good using PowerBait for stocked rainbow trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using spoons, spinners and a variety of PowerBait for rainbow trout. Anglers did well from boats and from the bank. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, jerk baits and spinners and bow fishing for northern pike. Anglers also picked up a few fish while using Pistol Petes and spinners. Fishing for perch and kokanee was slow.

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

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

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms for trout.

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

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

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

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

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

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls 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 855 cfs. Trout fishing changed from fair to slow this past week with the increase in runoff.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 197 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers and worms for trout. Fishing at the hatchery pond was good using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 2,120 cfs. Fishing was slow.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 95.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 218 cfs. Fishing was good using worms for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 434 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait for trout.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using swim baits, spinner baits, jigs, tubes, crank baits and the general PowerBait for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, curly tail grubs and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, grubs, jig and minnow combinations and worms for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing for catfish was slow. The surface temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.


Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, minnows, bottom bouncer/night crawler rigs and curly tail grubs for walleye and smallmouth bass. Adam Mascarenas of Albuquerque reported his best day bass fishing April 29. He caught five nice smallmouth bass while using Gulp minnows under a bobber. Trout fishing from boats and from the bank this past week was good for anglers using worms, spinners and minnows. The water level continues to rise, but launching boats is still quite difficult and 4-wheel drive is required.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 2,680 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Dion Riley reported slow fishing for all species with just one medium size tiger muskie caught by anglers fishing from the bank. We had no other reports.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,830 cfs and 1,410 cfs respectively. Trout fishing was slow.

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

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, small jigs and tubes for a mixed bag of perch and small smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes, small crank baits and small spoons for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The water was quite murky and rising.

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 465 cfs and fishing was slow. Dave Menicucci reported very good brown trout fishing on the East Fork and the San Antonio. He caught and released numerous brown trout while using worms and small, green nymphs. Trout fishing on the Cebolla was good for anglers using worms, copper John Barrs, San Juan worms and Fire Balls.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

McGaffey Lake: Fishing over the weekend was rated as poor. Anglers reported only one trout caught in a 7-hour stretch with 16 groups fishing.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jerk baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs, tubes, jigs and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using spinnerbaits, crank baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing was good using minnows and small plastic grubs for crappie. Kendra Englert of Bloomfield reported that they caught 25 crappie while fishing in La Jara Canyon April 28. They were using minnows. Fishing was fair for anglers using worms, PowerBait, spoons and crank baits for trout. The surface water temp was in the low 50s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 397 cfs. The water remains murky, with about an 8-inch visibility. Fishing through the Quality Water section was fair using San Juan worms, wooly buggers, flashback pheasant tails red annelids and bright egg patterns. Trout fishing through the bait waters was very good using worms and PowerBait.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using worms and wooly buggers. Fishing at the Catch and Release Pond was good using small streamers, emergers and leeches for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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


Southwest Fishing Report

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Alumni Pond: Our only reports came from anglers using pack bait and hot dogs and catching carp.

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, minnows and jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair using minnows, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using liver and cut bait for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, spinner baits, jerk baits and minnows for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing continued to be quite good using minnows, crank baits, curly tail grubs, Gulp minnows and jigs for a mixed bag of crappie, white bass and walleye. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good for anglers using jerk baits, spinner baits, crank baits, senkos, tubes, jigs and swim baits. Fishing was good using liver, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. The surface temp was in the low 60s.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 196 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.00 cfs. Fishing on the river above Elephant Butte was reported as very good by anglers using liver and carp cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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

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


Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms and liver for catfish. Fishing was good using trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, spinner baits, jigs, creature baits, senkos, flukes and jerk baits for largemouth bass.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was slow with the only catches reported being a few small catfish caught by anglers using worms.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was slow.

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

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

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

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

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using assorted PowerBait, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using red wigglers and small plastic red worms for bluegill. Michael Griego II reported that he and his son Jayce of Peralta caught and released about 20 in just two hours. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 112 cfs. Fishing was good using night crawlers and beef liver for catfish. Fishing below Artesia was fair using curly tail grubs and spoons for white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 43.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, jerk baits, senkos, spinner baits, tubes, grubs, jigs, minnows and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good to excellent using bottom bouncers, tubes, minnows, curly tail grubs and crank baits for walleye and crappie. Fishing was fair using cut bait and worms for catfish.

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


April 20, 2019

Catches of the week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 881 cfs. Before the latest increase in flows, trout fishing above the John Dunn bridge area was fair using caddis nymphs, wooly buggers and bead head soft hackles for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 110 cfs. Fishing was good using worms for trout.

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

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

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Northwest Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,190 cfs and 1,400 cfs respectively. Trout fishing was slow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southwest Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was slow.

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

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

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow, but there were a few largemouth bass caught by anglers using crank baits.

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

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

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 13, 2019

Catches of the week

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

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

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

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

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

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

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

Northwest Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 373 cfs and 1,010 cfs respectively. Trout fishing was slow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southwest Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was slow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 6, 2019

Catches of the week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Northeast Fishing Report

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

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair using PowerBait.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: Fishing was good using an assortment of PowerBait for trout.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

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

Northwest Fishing Report

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

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 1,030 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few tiger muskie caught by anglers using worms and swim baits.

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 776 cfs and 1,190 cfs respectively. Fishing has slowed considerably with the high-water releases.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southwest Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 7.66 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 30, 2019

Catches of the week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using Kastmasters, crank baits, tubes, creature baits and swim jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: The lake is completely free of ice, but we had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

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

Northwest Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 789 cfs and 1010 cfs respectively. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

Heron Lake: As of this past weekend, the lake was free of ice and open to bank fishing.  there was still ice on a good part of the lake and the boat ramp was closed. Some shoreline fishing access was available, but we had no reports from anglers. For updates, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

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

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

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, crank baits and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, spinner baits, spoons and crank baits for northern pike and an occasional trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 289 cfs and the water remains extremely murky. Trout fishing was very slow.

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

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

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

Southwest Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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

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

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

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

Lake Van: Trout fishing was good using garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 23, 2019

Catches of the week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Northeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lake Alice: The lake is completely free of ice, but we had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

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

Northwest Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heron Lake: As of Monday, there was still ice on a good part of the lake and the boat ramp was closed. Some shoreline fishing access was available, but we had no reports from anglers. For updates, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

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

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow to fair using spoons, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, crank baits and grubs for smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, spinner baits, spoons and deep running crank baits for northern pike and an occasional trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 284 cfs and the water remains extremely murky. This is due to work being done on the release gate and flows are currently coming from the lower gate at the dam. Trout fishing was very slow.

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

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

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

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southeast Fishing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait and Pistol Petes under a bubble. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 66.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and Joe’s flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 38.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs, creature baits, crank baits and grubs for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using, tubes, minnows and crank baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 40s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, crank baits, jigs, swim baits and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, swim baits, spoons and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. One angler reported good success fishing from the bank. He was fishing at the southwest corner and caught several walleye using a yellow and gold Mepps Spinner. We had no reports on other species.

March 16, 2019

Catches of the week

Cochiti Lake: George Torres of Stanley caught and released three channel catfish that weighed in at 9.66 pounds each Mar 16. He was using cut bait. 

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Lola McHale, age 7 of Albuquerque caught a 15-inch rainbow trout and caught and released several others. She was using a thin mint leech pattern.

Tingley Beach:  Anthony Johnson, age 9, of Albuquerque caught a 17-inch rainbow trout Mar. 15. He was using pink PowerBait. Samantha Akridge, age 11, of Albuquerque caught a 17.5-inch rainbow trout Mar. 16. She was using marshmallow PowerBait. Austin Barnes, age 3, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch, 2-pound, rainbow trout Mar. 18. He was using a Panther Martin.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 10.9 cfs. Fishing in the deeper holes was good using bead head hare’s ears, copper John Barrs and PowerBait for trout.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was slow for all species. A few trout were caught by anglers using PowerBait and spoons. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: The lake is completely free of ice, but the water is quite murky. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: As of Monday, there was little open water along the shoreline, but it opens some in the warm afternoon hours. We had no reports from anglers.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Fire Balls and spoons.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 66.5 cfs. Fishing slowed with the increase in runoff, but a few trout were caught by anglers using worms and copper John Barrs.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 43.7 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, bead head pheasant tail nymphs, bead head hare’s ears and San Juan worms for trout. Fishing at the hatchery pond was good using PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 588 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using wooly buggers, worms and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday morning was 11.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 13.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 27.4. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms, pheasant tail nymphs and brown jigs for trout. There is no boat dock in the water at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair to good using streamers, crank baits and spinners for northern pike. We had no reports on other species. 

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver and cut bait on trout lines for catfish. Fishing was fair using live minnows under a light for crappie. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.
 

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, grubs, crank baits and spoons for walleye and an occasional smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The lake level remains low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 457 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque (South), Bernalillo, Belen and Peralta drains was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, small plastics and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using small plastics and worms. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners, swim baits and crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 29.0 cfs and 279 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair using bead head hare’s ears, prince nymphs and worms. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was excellent using cut bait for catfish. George Torres of Stanley reported that he and his fishing partner Luke Grossetete of Albuquerque caught and released well over 30 catfish this past Saturday. They were using cut bait. Anglers also did well using worms and liver. A few white bass were caught by anglers using crank baits. Our only other report was from Rick Soto of Santa Fe. He caught and released a nice 17-inch largemouth bass on the 17th. He was using a chartreuse spinner bait.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fenton Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing due to unsafe conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: As of Monday, there was a small amount of open water, but it was difficult to access. For updates, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 198 cfs and fishing was slow. Fishing on the Cebolla was good using worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other stream reports.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits and deep running crank baits for northern pike and an occasional trout. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 284 cfs and the water was quite murky. Trout fishing was slow.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and leech patterns for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms, Pistol Petes, Joe’s Flies, spoons and spinners. Fishing was fair using streamers for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report
Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits and crank baits for white bass and a few walleye. Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, liver and cut bait for catfish. The best catfish reports came from anglers fishing at night. Fishing for black bass was slow, but a few largemouth bass and smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using, swim jigs, crank baits, spinner baits and creature baits. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 850 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms, homemade dough bait and spinners for trout. Fishing was fair using liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair to good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .13 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Fire Balls and Pistol Petes.

Berrendo Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 11.4 cfs. Fishing was good using streamers, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs and homemade dough bait.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using black plastic worms, jigs and tubes for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and spoons for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms.

Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was rated as good to excellent by anglers using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing continued to be very good this past week as several limits of trout were caught by anglers using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, spoons and Pistol Petes. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 58.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and Joe’s flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 30.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, jigs, creature baits, worms, crank baits and sweet beavers for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using, tubes, minnows and crank baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 40s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, crank baits, swim baits and jigs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, swim baits, spoons and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

March 9, 2018

Catches of the week

Tingley Beach:  Nathan Orona of Albuquerque caught and released a 21-inch rainbow trout Mar. 6. He was using a black and orange Panther Martin. Jazzlin Freelong, age 10, of Albuquerque caught her first fish ever, an 18-inch rainbow trout Mar. 10. She was using green PowerBait.
 
The following reports came in late, but are definitely worth mentioning.

Caballo Lake: Raymundo Baeza of El Paso, TX caught a 27-inch catfish Mar. 2. He was using cut bait.

San Juan River: Joseph Lingnau of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Mar. 1. He was fishing by the pump house and using corn. 

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was very good using PowerBait on the bottom for rainbow trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using spoons.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 5.46 cfs. Fishing in the deeper holes was good using salmon peach PowerBait for trout. A few were also taken by anglers using bead head hare’s ears.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait, spoons and spinners. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

Conchas Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: The lake has been closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions.

Lake Maloya: As of Sunday, March 10, the lake remained closed to ice fishing due to unstable ice conditions. Some open water areas were forming along the shoreline. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout up to 23 inches.  

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 40.3 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using bead head hare’s ears, San Juan worms, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 36.3 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, red and orange egg patterns, bead head pheasant tail nymphs and San Juan worms for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 625 cfs. Fishing was fair using BWOs, wooly buggers and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 10.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Peter Romero reported the lake was almost full and fishing was fair using pheasant tail nymphs and brown jigs. The jigs were productive at the inlet where browns were active. There is no boat dock in the water at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using live minnows under lights for catfish in 15 to 18 feet of water. Fishing was fair to good using live minnows in about 35 feet of water for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using reaction baits and jigs in 8 to 10 feet of water for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, grubs and spoons for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The lake level remains low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 414 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque (South), Bernalillo, Belen and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing from shore was slow to fair using spinner baits and crank baits for tiger muskie. We had no reports on other species.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 27.6 cfs and 391 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair using bead head hare’s ears, prince nymphs and worms. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

El Vado Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing due to unsafe ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: The lake is currently closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: As of Monday, there was a small amount of open water and the lake remained closed to fishing. For updates, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 159 cfs. Fishing on the Cebolla was fair to good using worms and Fire Balls for stocked trout. We had no other stream reports.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach and chartreuse PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few northern pike reported caught by anglers using swim baits and spinner baits.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 280 cfs and the water was quite murky. Trout fishing was fair through the Quality Water for anglers using bunny leeches, wooly buggers, RS2s, princess nymphs and San Juan worms. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using worms, Fire Balls, wooly buggers and spoons.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using small crappie jigs and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and small spoons for trout. Christopher Palomarez of Silver City reported good fishing this past week. He caught several trout while using garlic bait and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using, swim jigs, crank baits, creature baits and plastic worms for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, spoons and crank baits for white bass and a few walleye. Fishing was fair using homemade dough bait, liver and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 296 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was very good using using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and homemade dough bait for trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers using liver and homemade dough bait. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair to good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2.10 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Berrendo Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and small spoons for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 5.20 cfs. Fishing was very good using streamers, dry flies and worms for trout. Anglers using streamers and worms also caught a few largemouth bass and crappie.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using bead head nymphs, Kastmasters, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and small nymphs for trout.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using black plastic worms, jigs and tubes for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and spinners for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, spoons and Panther Martin and Mepps spinners.

Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Gulp eggs and garlic cheese for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 87.5 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Joe’s flies and Pistol Petes for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 20.2 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, jigs, crank baits and sweet beavers for largemouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow, but a few were caught by anglers using tubes and crank baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 40s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, crank baits, swim baits and jigs for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, swim baits, spoons and jig and grub combinations for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

March 2, 2019

Catches of the week

Charette Lakes: John Aguilar of Albuquerque caught a limit of rainbow trout ranging in size from 17 to 22-inches Mar. 2. He was using chartreuse PowerBait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Randy James Medran, age 8, of Silver City caught his very first largemouth bass which measured 15.75-inches Mar. 3. He was using a creature bait. George Torres of Stanley caught and released a 19-pound blue catfish Mar. 1. He was fishing from shore and using shad cut bait. Ryan Beall of Elephant Butte caught and released a 10-pound largemouth bass Feb. 24. 

Green Meadow Lake: Darrell Carr of Ruidoso and Hobbs caught and released a 6.37-pound largemouth bass Mar. 1. He was using a chatterbait with a beaver trailer.

Red River: Jesse Cordova, age 6, and his dad James of Rio Rancho, caught several trout in the 11 to 14-inch range Feb. 28. They were using egg patterns and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. 

Tingley Beach: Rocco Spurgeon, age 9, of Rio Rancho caught three rainbow trout Feb. 28 while fishing at the Youth Pond. He was using orange PowerBait. Jaaron Baldonado, age 4, and Jeremiah Baldonado, age 4 did well at the Central Pond Mar. 2. They caught several rainbow trout while using their Ninja Turtle and Star Wars combos bait with PowerBait. Yumalai Barrios, age 11 caught her biggest fish to date, a 16.5-inch rainbow trout. She was using a rainbow-colored dimpled spoon.

The following report came in late, but is definitely worth mentioning: 

Springer Lake: Chris Brashear of Springer caught a 20-inch and a 21-inch northern pike, lost one more and had a few short strikes Feb. 25. He was using a Storm 360GT search bait.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was very good using chartreuse and lime green PowerBait on the bottom for rainbow trout.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 18.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water conditions.

Conchas Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Closed to ice fishing due to rapidly deteriorating ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: The lake has been closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions.

Lake Maloya: As of Sunday, March 3, the lake has been closed to ice fishing due to unstable ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Opened for the season March 1. We received no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 39.6 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using small nymphs, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 36.3 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs, egg patterns, bead head pheasant tail nymphs and San Juan worms for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 493 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using weighted wooly buggers and Kastmasters. Fishing pressure was light.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 9.38 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Peter Romero reported the lake surface is about 25 percent free of ice with plenty of room for bank fishing. Fishing was slow.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair to good using searchbaits, swim baits and crank baits for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

Storrie Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits and blade baits in 30 to 35 feet of water. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was extremely light.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light. The lake level remains low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 519 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen, Corrales and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs, baetis nymphs, bunny leeches and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers fishing the Albuquerque and Peralta drains and using tubes and worms. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of March 2, the lake was free of ice and open to boating and fishing. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 27.6 cfs and 147 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using small bead head nymphs, small streamers and worms. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Vado Lake: As of Saturday, March 2, the lake is closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. For ice updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, corn, trout magnets, meal worms, ice jigs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. The ice thickness on Sunday was about 15 inches. Joseph Salazar, Austin Hall and Santiago Ramirez caught limits of trout Mar. 2. They were using trout magnets and salmon eggs. With warmer weather moving in, call the state park office for ice condition updates at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: As of Saturday, March 2, the lake is closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. For updates on ice conditions, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 23.3 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was good using worms, copper John Barrs and mop flies. We had no reports from the other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Navajo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 289 cfs and the water was a bit murky. Trout fishing was fair through the Quality Water for anglers using olive leech patterns, egg patterns, RS2s, Big Macs, small bead head pheasant tail nymphs, little princess nymphs and red San Juan worms. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using worms, Fire Balls, wooly buggers, copper John Barrs and egg patterns.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Velveeta cheese for trout.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using worms, small crappie jigs and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs, Pistol Petes and small spoons for trout. Christopher Palomarez of Silver City reported good fishing this past week. He caught several trout while using garlic bait and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using cut bait and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, swim jigs, crank baits, creature baits and plastic worms for largemouth bass, white bass and a few walleye. Fishing for catfish was slow, but a few were caught by anglers fishing at night and using cut shad. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, Joe’s flies and Pistol Petes for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 419 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using worms and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and homemade dough bait for trout. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow.

Percha Dam: The water remains extremely low and we had no reports from anglers.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair to good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .20 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes for trout.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, homemade baits and worms for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, garlic cheese, small spoons and Pistol Petes for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 5.49 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using bead head nymphs, Kastmasters, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim baits, spinner baits and jigs for largemouth bass. A few catfish were caught by anglers using liver and homemade dough baits. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes.

Corona Pond: Fishing was fair using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, copper John Barrs, Gulp eggs and garlic cheese for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Fire Balls for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using chatter baits and spinner baits for largemouth bass.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. Josh Grant reported catching his limit of trout within 45 minutes while using Pistol Petes. The fish ranged in size from 9 to 13 inches. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 87.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 37.6 cfs. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, egg patterns and copper John Barrs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using tubes and beavers for largemouth bass and an occasional walleye. We hand no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, crank baits, spoons and blade baits for largemouth bass, walleye and a few white bass. We had no reports on other species.

February 23, 2019

Catches of the week

Lake Van: Karyme Lopez of Roswell caught a 19-inch trout Feb. 17. She was using PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Opens for the season March 1.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 1.87 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Opens for the season March 1.

Conchas Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using worms and ice jigs tipped with worms for perch. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait, spoons and ice jigs for rainbow trout.  We had no reports on northern pike or kokanee.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: The lake has been closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions.

Lake Maloya: Ice thickness as of Monday was about 16 inches. Fishing was good using PowerBait, spoons, tubes, homemade dough bait, worms, salmon eggs and ice jigs for trout up to 14 inches.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Opens for the season March 1.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed by June 1, but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 21.0 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using small nymphs, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 29.5 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and San Juan worms for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 362 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using leeches, weighted wooly buggers, spoons and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 3.72 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake remains completely frozen over. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was extremely light.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. The lake level is very low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 240 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen and Peralta drains was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs, baetis nymphs, bunny leeches and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 24.9 cfs and 292 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using small bead head nymphs, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. For ice updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, corn, meal worms, ice jigs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. The ice thickness on Monday was about 15 to 17 inches. Joseph Salazar of Los Lunas caught a nice 19-inch rainbow February 24. He was using a green Trout Magnet.

Heron Lake: The ice thickness as of Sunday morning was 11 inches. Fishing was fair using ice jigs, small spoons and worms for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. For updates on ice conditions, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Kastmasters for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 23.3 cfs. Trout fishing on the lower Jemez was good again this past week for anglers using worms, copper John Barrs, mop flies and PowerBait. We had no reports from the other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing for northern pike was fair using large crank baits and swim baits. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was very light.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 284 cfs and visibility was not good for the sight angler. Trout fishing was good through the Quality Water for anglers using mouse patterns, white and olive leech patterns, egg patterns, Big Macs, little princess nymphs, emergers and Sidewinders. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair to good using worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait, small streamers and egg patterns.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using homemade dough baits, salmon eggs, PowerBait and wax worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Velveeta cheese for trout. Tony Lujan of Las Cruces caught a 14-inch largemouth bass on February 24. He was fishing for trout and using garlic quesito.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and spinners for rainbow trout.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spinner baits, swim jigs, crank baits, creature baits and plastic worms for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. Fishing was fair using cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, Fire Balls and spoons for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 209 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and homemade dough bait for trout.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .30 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait and garlic cheese for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 12.1 cfs. Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs.

Corona Pond: Fishing was good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, copper John Barrs, Gulp eggs and garlic cheese for trout.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Fire Balls for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and spoons for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, salmon eggs and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 25.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, Fire Balls and Joe’s flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 23.7 cfs. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, egg patterns and copper John Barrs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Sumner Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

February 16, 2019

Catches of the week

Tingley Beach: Kenner Webb, age 9, and Bennett Webb, age 7, of Edgewood caught limits of trout Feb. 15. They were fishing the Youth and Central ponds along with their Dad and using yellow dough bait on the bottom. Gavin Miller, age 4, of Albuquerque caught several rainbow trout at the Youth Pond Feb. 15. He was using salmon eggs. 

The following report came in late but is definitely worth mentioning:

Elephant Butte Lake: Aiden Cashman, age 8, of Los Lunas caught an 18-inch largemouth bass Feb. 2. He was using a shad lure.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Opens for the season March 1.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.53 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Opens for the season March 1.

Conchas Lake: Windy weather and no reports from anglers this week.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Ice thickness this past weekend was about 19 inches. Fishing for perch was good using worms and ice jigs tipped with worms. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait, corn and ice jigs for rainbow trout.  We had no reports on northern pike or kokanee. Matthew Martinez, Archie Vigil, Andrew Ulibarri of La Puebla and Angelico of Las Vegas caught 50 perch this past week. They were using glow jigs tipped with wax worms.  

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: The lake has been closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions.

Lake Maloya: Ice thickness as of Monday was about 17 inches. Fishing was very good using PowerBait, spoons, tubes, homemade dough bait and ice jigs for trout up to 19 inches. Doug and Kellie Schwartz and dad, Jerry Stagner of Clovis reported catching good numbers of trout this past weekend. They were using gitzits, Kastmasters, PowerBait and Atomic Teaser jigs.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Opens for the season March 1.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam. Work is scheduled to be completed in June of this year but no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 26.1 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was good using small nymphs and Fire Balls for trout.  

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 37.5 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 375 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using weighted wooly buggers, leeches and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 6.02 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake remains completely frozen over. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: On ice free days, fishing has been rated as fair using spoons for northern pike.

Storrie Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was extremely light due to very windy conditions most of the week.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure remained very light. The lake level is very low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 240 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen, Corrales and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, wax worms, copper John Barrs, zebra midges and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing due to dangerous thin ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 26.2 cfs and 147 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was good using small pheasant tail nymphs, small copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. For ice updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, meal worms, ice jigs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. The ice thickness was about 15 inches.

Heron Lake: The ice thickness as of Monday morning was 9 inches. We had no reports from anglers. For updates, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 27.1 cfs. Trout fishing on the lower Jemez this past week was good using worms, copper John Barrs, mop flies and PowerBait. We had no reports from the other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair to good using spoons and PowerBait for trout.  

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing for trout was slow but a few were caught by anglers using PowerBait and trolling crank baits. Fishing for northern pike was fair to good using large crank baits and swim baits. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 284 cfs. Fishing this past week was about the same as last. Anglers did well through the Quality Water area using egg patterns, olive and white bunny leeches, little princess nymphs, emergers and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair to good using worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait, small streamers and egg patterns.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using homemade dough baits, PowerBait, Fire Balls and wax worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing very good using PowerBait, Velveeta cheese, corn, bead head prince nymphs and copper John Barrs. Action slowed on the weekend.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using spoons, PowerBait, homemade dough bait, Gulp dough bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using spoons and crank baits for walleye and white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using plastic worms, crank baits, chartreuse and white spoons, swim baits and jigs for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and white bass. Fishing was good using cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait, homemade dough bait, Fire Balls and spoons for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 500 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and homemade dough bait for trout.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was .39 cfs. Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: The pond remains closed for cleaning and repair.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Kastmasters, Rooster Tails, night crawlers, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and spoons for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms, corn, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 6.10 cfs. We had no reports from angles this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using flies under a bubble, Kastmasters, worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jigs, worms, tubes, spoons and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs, spinners and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, spinners and salmon eggs.

Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and spoons for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and worms for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 30.1 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was fair using Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and Joe’s flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 54.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigging spoons and blade baits for walleye, white bass and catfish. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using crank baits, spoons and jigs. We had no reports on other species.


February 9, 2019

Catches of the week

Alto Lake: Andrea Medina, age 8, Alejandro Medina, age 5, and Isaiah Medina, age 7, of Clint, TX caught their limits of rainbow trout Feb. 9. They were using Rooster Tails and night crawlers.

Elephant Butte Lake: Happy Johnson of Santa Fe caught and released a 7.54-pound largemouth bass and a 4.26-pound largemouth bass Feb 9. He was using a crank bait in 47-degree water. 

Navajo Lake: Anfernee Prentiss caught a 6-pound, 10-ounce brown trout Jan. 29.

San Juan River: Bella Clark, age 11, of Santa Fe caught and released several rainbow trout on her first ever fly-fishing trip Feb. 4. She was using bunny leeches and egg patterns. Zach Avila, age 4, of Grand Junction, Colorado caught three rainbow trout measuring 18, 19 and 20 inches and a 19-inch brown trout Feb. 2. He was using worms.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.31 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

Conchas Lake: Our only reports from here this past week were of strong winds and no reports from anglers.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for perch was good using worms and ice jigs tipped with worms. The best reports came from anglers fishing in the Six Mile area. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, PowerBait, corn and ice jigs for rainbow trout.  We had no reports on northern pike or kokanee. Wyatt Fyock and friends, Nico, Danny and Lukas caught 97 perch on Feb. 6. They were using jigs tipped with worms.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: Ice thickness as of Monday was 11 inches. We had no reports from anglers.

Lake Maloya: Ice thickness as of Monday was about 16 inches. Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait and ice jigs for trout up to 14 inches.   

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 21.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 35.1 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and San Juan worms for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 355 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using wooly buggers, leeches, copper John Barrs and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 3.92 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Peter Romero reported that the lake remains completely frozen over. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: On ice free days, fishing has been rated as fair using spoons for northern pike.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light. The lake level is very low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 212 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs and bead head prince nymphs. We had no reports on other drains or on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of Monday, the lake remains closed to fishing due to dangerous thin ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 26.9 cfs and 138 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using red copper John Barrs, PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. For ice updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using Kastmasters, corn, meal worms, ice jigs, salmon eggs and PowerBait. The ice thickness on Monday was about 15 inches.

Heron Lake: The ice thickness as of Monday morning was 9 inches. We had no reports from anglers. For updates, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 20.5 cfs. Dave Menicucci reported very good fishing on the Jemez this past week. Trout were hitting green mop flies and green PowerBait. We had no reports from the other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Trout fishing was fair for anglers using PowerBait and worms.

Navajo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing pressure was extremely light.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 284 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was good using egg patterns, olive and white bunny leeches, little princess nymphs, emergers and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using worms, night crawlers, Fire Balls, PowerBait, streamers and egg patterns.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, Berkley power eggs, PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. Jesse Navarro of Los Lunas reported a good day fishing here this past week. He landed 4 rainbows between 13 and 16 inches in just two hours. He was using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing mid-week was very good using Velveeta cheese, corn, bead head prince nymphs and copper John Barrs. Action slowed on the weekend.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spoons, PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species. Chase Gutierrez reported decent fishing for trout this past week using red and white Daredevles, Rooster Tails, Gulp dough bait and natural scent PowerBait.

Caballo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, swim baits and jigs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Anglers using crank baits also reported catching a few white bass. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, homemade dough bait, PowerBait, Fire Balls and spoons for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 205 cfs. Our only report this week came from Chase Gutierrez whose sole catch was a carp caught while fishing for catfish and using a piece of chicken.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2.80 cfs. Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait, worms and homemade dough bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: The pond has been closed for cleaning and repair and is expected to be closed until sometime in February.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was very good using Rooster Tails, night crawlers and PowerBait for trout.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Kastmasters, Super Dupers and salmon eggs for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was very good using worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 7.1 cfs. Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait and copper John Barrs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, spoons and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using small Kastmasters, Joe’s flies, PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, garlic cheese and homemade dough bait for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, power eggs and salmon eggs for trout. George Schlemeyer of Ruidoso reported catching his limit of trout while using orange PowerBait power eggs.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 30.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, Fire Balls, Joe’s flies and streamers for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 12.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using jigging spoons and blade baits for walleye and catfish. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

February 2, 2019

Catches of the week

Chama River: Reggie Quintana of Santa Fe caught and released a 21.5-inch brown trout Feb. 2. He was using a worm.

Eagle Nest Lake: Toby Varos of Taos caught a 29-inch, 7.5-pound northern pike Jan. 31. He was using a jig tipped with hot dog.

Elephant Butte Lake: Bobby Beall of Elephant Butte caught a 20-pound, 4-ounce striped bass Feb. 2. He was using a jig.

Fenton Lake: Jack Wagoner, age 6, of Albuquerque caught and released a 10-inch rainbow trout Feb. 3. He was using a VMC glow fire tiger tingler spoon.

Grants Municipal Pond: Lila Duran, age 3, with sisters Mia, age 7, Isabella, age 9 and cousin Nora Lundin, age 5 of Albuquerque caught several trout Feb. 2. They were using worms.

Lake Van: Liam DeHoyos, age 4, and Gian DeHoyos, age 5 of Artesia caught several rainbow trout Feb. 2. They were using corn and salmon eggs. 

Perch Lake: Emmett Garcia, age 5, of Tucumcari caught and released several nice rainbow trout including one that measured about 14 inches Feb. 1. He was using a Joe’s fly under a bubble.

San Juan River: Ken Arnett of Albuquerque caught and released a 31-inch brown trout Jan. 31. He was fishing between the Kiddie Pool and the Cable Hole and using a mouse pattern fly.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.08 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

Conchas Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Ice fishing was slow to fair for anglers using meal worms, spoons, PowerBait, salmon eggs and ice jigs for a mixed bag of rainbow trout, perch and an occasional northern pike. We had no reports on kokanee. As of this past Monday, the ice thickness was about 18 inches near the south boat ramp.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: Fishing was very good using corn, PowerBait, Fire Balls and homemade dough baits for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs, small spoons and small ice jigs. Adonais Esquibel Jr. of Rio Rancho caught a nice 18-inch trout this past weekend. He was using a homemade jig.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 24.0 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls in the Villanueva area for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 20.2 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and copper John Barrs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 349 cfs. Fishing was fair using wooly buggers, baetis nymphs, copper John Barrs and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 4.34 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake is completely covered with ice and snow. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: The lake is covered with a thick layer of ice and is closed to ice fishing.   

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls, corn and orange PowerBait for trout.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few walleye and white bass caught by anglers using blade baits in 50 to 60 feet of water. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure remained light.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. The lake level is very low, and the concrete boat ramp is completely out of the water.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 243 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen, Corrales and Peralta drains was good using PowerBait, corn, salmon eggs and small bead head nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time due to thin ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 25.6 cfs and 111 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Vado Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using jigging spoons, corn, wax worms, salmon eggs earth worms and ice jigs tipped with PowerBait. The ice thickness varied from 10 to 13 inches.

Heron Lake: The lake opened to ice fishing on February 1 with an ice thickness of 8 inches. We had no reports from anglers. For updates, check the state park web site or call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 21.1 cfs. Trout fishing on the lower Jemez was good using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait. A few were also caught by anglers using copper John Barrs. We had no reports from the other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using large swim baits and deep running crank baits for northern pike. Fishing for smallmouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using spoons and jigs. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 284 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was good using red annelids, princess nymphs, mouse patterns, egg patterns, bunny leeches, emergers and streamers. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait, streamers, egg patterns and worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, Berkley power eggs, PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing was very good using bead head prince nymphs, copper John Barrs, zebra midges, Velveeta cheese and corn.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jigs, spoons and blade baits for white bass and largemouth bass and one 20-plus pound striped bass caught this past week.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 113 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2.52 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: The pond has been closed for cleaning and repair and is expected to be closed until sometime in February.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and spoons for trout.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, small spoons and salmon eggs for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and spoons for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 15.8 cfs. Fishing was very good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Velveeta cheese for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was good using wooly worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Brantley Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Corona Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was excellent using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was very good using small spoons, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait, power eggs and salmon eggs for trout. George Schlemeyer of Ruidoso reported caught his limit of trout while using orange PowerBait power eggs.

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 13.7 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes, Joe’s flies and custom tied flies for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 14.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigging spoons and blade baits for walleye, white bass and an occasional catfish. We had no reports on other species.

January 26, 2019

Catches of the week

Eagle Nest Lake: Kyle Dehler of Eagle Nest caught a 21.75-inch rainbow trout Jan. 26. He was using a Blue Fox lure.

Lake Van: McKenna Luikens, age 7, of Roswell caught her biggest fish ever, an 18-inch rainbow trout Jan. 21. She was using orange PowerBait.

San Juan River: Joaquin Trujillo of Espanola caught and released a 20.5-inch rainbow trout Jan. 20. He was using a custom tied jig fly. Sam Mares of Albuquerque caught and released a 29-inch brown trout Jan. 25. He was fishing the Texas Hole and using a size 24 red emerger.

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Tingley Beach: Liam Harding, age 4, of Albuquerque caught his limit of trout Jan. 27. He was using PowerBait.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.08 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

Conchas Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Ice fishing was fair to good using corn, wax worms, salmon eggs and ice jigs for a mixed bag of rainbow trout, perch and an occasional northern pike. As of this past Sunday, the ice thickness was about 14.5 inches near the south boat ramp.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: The lake has opened to ice fishing and the reports from the past weekend indicate very good trout fishing for anglers using corn, PowerBait, Fire Balls and homemade dough baits.

Lake Maloya: The lake has opened to ice fishing. Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait, salmon eggs and small ice jigs.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 26.6 cfs. Trout fishing in the Villanueva area was fair using salmon eggs.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 14.8 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and small bead head nymphs for trout. Fishing pressure was light

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 312 cfs. Fishing was fair using wooly buggers, tungsten bead red zebra midges, copper John Barrs and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing pressure was light. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 4.56 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake is completely covered with ice and snow. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: The lake is covered with a thick layer of ice and is closed to ice fishing.   

Storrie Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair vertical jigging in 30 to 40 feet of water with blade baits for walleye and white bass. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. The concrete portion of the boat ramp is out of the water. Extreme caution should be used when attempting to launch a boat.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 182 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque, Belen, Bernalillo and Peralta drains was good using wax worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs, San Juan worms and small bead head nymphs. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 24.2 cfs and 200 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was very good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Vado Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using jigs tipped with PowerBait, wax worms, salmon eggs and earth worms.

Heron Lake: As of Monday, the lake remained closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 17.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing remained slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 280 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was good using red annelids, princess nymphs, egg patterns, bunny leeches, emergers and wooly buggers. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, Gulp eggs, PowerBait, wooly buggers, egg patterns and worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, corn, PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing was fair to good using Velveeta cheese, homemade dough baits, corn and salmon eggs.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, corn and homemade dough bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure remained very light.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jigs, spoons and blade baits for white bass and largemouth bass. Night fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Matthew Castillo of Rio Rancho caught a few white bass including one that weighed almost two pounds this past week. He was fishing the southwest part of the lake and using a KVD Strike King crank bait on two-pound test line.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 127 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2.25 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: The pond has been closed for cleaning and repair and is expected to be closed until sometime in February.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 15.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and garlic cheese for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout.

Brantley Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. Brian Rittel reported that he and his dad caught limits of trout here this past week. They were using PowerBait.

Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was good using PowerBait, corn and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair to good using small spoons, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, garlic cheese and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait and PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 21.0 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, Fire Balls, PowerBait and custom tied nymphs for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 14.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using jigging spoons and blade baits for walleye and an occasional catfish. We had no reports on other species.