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Fishing Information  

Last Updated: 10/17/2014

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This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

 

Catches of the Week:



Monastery Lake:  Oct. 10, Saralynn Jaramillo, age 7, of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout. She was fishing with a barbless hook and using worms. At the same time her brother Jason, age 6, hooked into a smaller rainbow. He was also using worms.

Navajo Lake:  Oct. 7, J.D. Garrison, age 85, of Bloomfield, attempted salmon snagging for the very first time. He and nephew Lonnie Garrison both got their limits working an area just north of the Pine arm marina.

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week, include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

Bluewater Lake:  Oct. 11, Michael Garcia of Phoenix caught and released a 33-inch tiger musky. It was his first ever tiger musky and he was using a jointed Rapala.

Grindstone Reservoir:  Oct. 11, Gabriel Wyntjes, age 10, of Las Cruces outfished his mom and grandfather when he caught an 18-inch rainbow trout. He was using orange Power Bait.



Oct 14, 2014

 

Northeast

 

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using assorted colors of Power Bait. A few perch were caught by anglers using worms.
Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 23 cfs. Trout fishing was good using bead-head pheasant tails, copper John Barrs, small Mepps spinners, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.
Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow for all species but there were a few trout caught by anglers using Power Bait.
Conchas Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs and worms.
Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: Kokanee snagging was very good with the best area reported being just south of the main boat ramp and the best time was in the early morning hours. Bank fishing was good using roe sacs and Power Bait for rainbow trout and worms for perch. We had no reports on northern pike.
Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was slow to fair using worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and Pistol Petes along the dam for trout.
Los Pinos: Trout fishing was good using wooly buggers, slump busters, small spinners and night crawlers.
Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs.
Morphy Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Mt View Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 43 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using worms, bead-head nymphs and small hopper patterns. We had no reports on catfish.
Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 62 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using grey and green caddis, baetis emergers, poundmeisters and worms for trout.
Rio Costilla: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 515 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using wooly worms, wooly buggers, San Juan worms, spinners and worms.
Rio Hondo: We had no reports on other species.
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 9.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Shuree Ponds: Fishing for trout was slow.
Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all 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 good using blade baits and slab spoons for white bass in 24 to 30 feet of water. Fishing was fair using tubes, chigger craws, salt craws and senkos for smallmouth bass. Most of the bass were found on main lake points in 12 to 15 feet of water. Anglers fishing deep with jigs and minnows picked up a few walleye. Fishing for catfish was fair using stink baits in the shallows. The surface water temp was in the mid-60s.

 

Northwest

 

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using tubes and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 890 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits and swim baits for tiger musky. Fishing for all other species was slow. The surface water temp was in the low 60s. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use bait fish at this lake.
Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 110 cfs and 128 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using salmon eggs, night crawlers, spinners, wooly buggers, bead head pheasant tails and copper John Barrs for a mixed bag of rainbow and brown trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for rainbow trout.
Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
El Vado Lake: Fishing near the boat ramp and in the dam area was fair using Power Bait and roe sacs for trout. Salmon snagging was fair for anglers working near the dam. We had no reports on other species.
Fenton Lake: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, garlic scented Power Bait and worms. Anglers fishing from boats did very well using olive Pistol Petes and wooly buggers along the edge of weed lines.
Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light. All boat ramps have been closed due to low water conditions. Small boats, canoes and kayaks may still be used. Possession of kokanee is not permitted here or on Willow Creek during the closed season, which runs from Oct. 1 through Nov.13.
Jackson Lake: Fishing was good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez as of Monday was 25 cfs. Fishing on the Rio Cebolla was good using worms. Fishing on the Jemez was fair to good for anglers using salmon eggs, worms and copper John Barrs. We had no reports from other Jemez waters.
Laguna Del Campo: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Navajo Lake: Kokanee snagging was very good with several limits reported. Fishing for bass was slow to fair using crank baits, tubes, worms and senkos. Fishing for northern pike was good using crank baits and spinner baits in less than 10 feet of water. Fishing for perch was slow to fair using worms. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.
San Gregorio: We had no reports from anglers this week.
San Juan River: Water flow below Navajo Dam on Monday was 361 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was very good using red annelids, San Juan worms, zebra midges, crystal midges and Johnny flash midges. Fishing through the bait waters was good using night crawlers, salmon eggs, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and spinners.
Santa Cruz Lake: This water has closed to boating and will remain closed until mid-July of 2015. The only fishing access will be from the overlook, which will remain open. The Bureau of Land Management will be renovating the north lake campground, boat launch, picnic area and main access road. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was fair to good using salmon eggs, homemade dough bait and Power Bait for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species or from anglers fishing the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond.
Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

 

 

Southwest

 

Bear Canyon: Fishing was slow for all species.
Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using worms for sunfish. We had no reports on other species.
Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits and slab spoons for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jigs and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, beef liver and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 60s. 
Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 160 cfs. We had no reports from the main river but Len Lo Presto of Las Cruces reported good fishing for smallmouth bass on the East Fork. Most of the bass were caught by anglers using hopper patterns.
Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout.
Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Percha Dam: Fishing was slow for all species.
Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 28 cfs. Fishing was fair 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: Fishing was fair to good using liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

 

 

Southeast

 

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 123 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.
Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Bonito Lake: Closed.
Bosque Redondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Brantley Lake: Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
El Rito Creek: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and salmon eggs for trout.
Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Green Meadow Lake:  Fishing was fair using liver and dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, night crawlers and liver for catfish.
Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Van: Fishing was slow for all species.
Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was light.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 85 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Ruidoso on Monday was 13 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, tubes and jigs for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

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