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Fishing Information  

Last Updated: 07/22/2014

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Weekly Fishing Report

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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:

Bluewater Lake: On July 18, Anthony Manfredi of Albuquerque caught a 43.5-inch 22 pound tiger musky. On July 19, Alan Laseck of Albuquerque caught a 46-inch tiger musky. He was using a water dog.


Cochiti Lake:
On July 20, Joey Michaels of Albuquerque caught and released a 4.5-pound smallmouth bass. He was fishing with his grandpa Larry Romero and cousin Cody Michaels and using a Rat L Trap.


El Vado Lake:
On July 16, Elios Koroneos age 4 of Santa Fe caught his first big carp. He was using a worm.


Fawn Lakes:
On July 15, Louis Silva of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound 15-ounce rainbow trout. He was fly fishing and using a dead chicken on 6x tippet.


Hopewell Lake: On July 20, Mario Medina of Rio Rancho caught a 20-inch rainbow trout. He was using a Jakes lure.


Lake Maloya:
On July 16, Don Blea caught a 20-inch rainbow trout. He was using salmon peach Power Bait.

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.



July 22, 2014

 

Northeast

 

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair using Pistol Petes tipped with worms, Power Bait, marshmallows and spinners. We had no reports on perch.
Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest Monday was 43cfs. Trout fishing was good using spinners, worms, elk hair caddis, yellow sallies and golden stone fly nymphs. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.
Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout and catfish caught this past week. Anglers were using Power Bait for the trout and chicken liver for the catfish.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures, jerk baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using spinner night crawler rigs for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair trolling crank baits and spinner grub combinations for white bass. Fishing was fair using chicken liver and stink bait and night crawlers for catfish at night. Fishing was good using worms and poppers for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs and elk hair caddis.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing slowed down for both rainbow trout and kokanee. There were a few caught by anglers trolling Platte River Specials and Arnies. Fishing for perch was very good using worms. A few northern pike were caught by anglers using top water lures and jerk baits.

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

Hopewell Lake: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, spinners, worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait.

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was slow.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, elk hair caddis, parachute Adams and ants. A few fish were also caught by anglers using Power Bait. The best action has been in the morning and evening hours.

Los Pinos: Fishing was good using bead head hares ears, night crawlers, Panther Martins, worms and San Juan worms for a mixed bag of browns and rainbows.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs, Gulp eggs, Power Bait and worms for trout.

Morphy Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait and worms. The boat ramp remains closed due to low water conditions.

Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos Monday was 47cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River: Water flow near the hatchery Monday was 90cfs and the water was clearing. Trout fishing near the hatchery was very good using elk hair caddis, ants, bead head hares ears, pheasant tail nymphs and worms. Fishing at the hatchery pond was very good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and elk hair caddis.

Rio Costilla: Water flow below the dam as of Monday morning was 49cfs. Trout fishing was good using elk hair caddis, foam hoppers and stimulators.

Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge Monday was 595cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners and night crawlers for trout. Fishing from Albuquerque through the Socorro area was good using night crawlers, chicken liver and dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez Monday was 24cfs. Fishing on the upper Hondo was very good using elk hair caddis, ants and comparaduns.

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero Monday was 6.4cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco Monday was 8.4cfs. Fishing was fair to good using bead head hares ears and bead head pheasant tails.

Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: The water level is extremely low and the pH level is high. The ponds are not being stocked at present.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using red and white Daredevles for northern pike. Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and chicken liver for catfish.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with just a few catfish caught at night by anglers using liver and night crawlers.

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures in the early morning hours for smallmouth bass and an occasional largemouth bass. Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing for walleye was slow but there were a few caught by anglers trolling spinner night crawler rigs. A few small white bass were caught by anglers using top water lures and shallow running crank baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 70s.

 

 

Northwest

 

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using top water lures early in the day for smallmouth bass. A few were also caught by anglers using jerk baits and crank baits. Fishing was slow to fair using spinner night crawler rigs, curly tail grubs and tubes for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using liver, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish. The best catfish reports came from anglers fishing at night. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec Monday morning was 618cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using top water lures and water dogs for tiger musky. Fishing was good using shrimp, hot dogs, liver and water dogs for catfish. Fishing for trout was slow. 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: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, worms, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 295cfs and 193cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair to good using hammered blade Panther Martins, elk hair caddis, night crawlers and salmon eggs for a mix of brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout. Below Abiquiu fishing was slow. The water was quite murky.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and top water lures for white bass. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. A few catfish were caught by anglers using shrimp and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes, small streamers, parachute Adams and elk hair caddis. The best reports are coming from anglers fishing from boats.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. There were a few carp caught by anglers using worms and Power Bait.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez as of Monday was 8.8cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez and the Cebolla was slow. Mark Kocon fished the Jemez over the weekend and reported that the water was quite muddy and warm and fishing as slow. We had no reports on other streams in the area.

Laguna Del Campo: Trout fishing was slow.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, small plastic worms and top water lures for smallmouth bass and an occasional largemouth bass. Fishing was good trolling Arnies, Panther Martins and Z Rays tipped with corn at 25 to 40 feet. Fishing for pike was fair using buzz baits, jerk baits and crank baits. Anglers using crank baits also picked up an occasional trout. Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, beetles and worms drifted under a bobber.

San Juan: Water flow below Navajo Monday was 344cfs.Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using small midge patterns, bead head pheasant tails, black ants, parachute adams and small olive and black streamers. Fishing through the bait waters was good using copper John Barrs, small jerk baits, Power Bait, Gulp eggs and night crawlers.

Santa Cruz Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Panther Martins, Z Rays, Fisher Chick bottle cap lures, Power Bait and Pistol Petes for trout. The best action was reported by anglers fishing from boats. We had no reports on other species.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow for all species. We checked this one out Saturday and found a good number of anglers using a wide variety of baits with no success. Just one small trout was caught and released at the Catch and Release Pond and two catfish were caught by a young lady fishing at the Central Pond.

 

Southwest

 

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

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using top water lures, jerk baits and swim baits for a mix of largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was fair using liver and shrimp over baited holes for catfish. Fishing was fair using worms and small grubs for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. The Marina Del Sur, Rock Canyon and Dam Site marinas are open.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 40cfs. Fishing on the main river and the West Fork was slow.

Glenwood Pond: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs and Power Bait.

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

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

Quemado Lake: Trout fishing was fair using worms, Power Bait and Pistol Petes. We had no reports on tiger musky.

Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte Monday was 1,760cfs. Fishing was very good drifting night crawlers under a bobber for catfish. A few were also caught by anglers using chicken liver. We had no reports on other species.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

 

Southeast

 

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday was .10cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed.

Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bottomless Lakes: The main entrance to the park has reopened. We had no reports from anglers.

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

El Rito Creek: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout.

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

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

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow for all species.

Oasis Park Lake: A few catfish were caught by anglers using night crawlers but overall fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday was 72cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was slow.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood Monday was 2.2cfs. Fishing was slow.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver, beef liver and night crawlers for catfish. A few walleye were caught by anglers using night crawlers. We had no reports on other species. The water is quite murky.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with the exception of a few sunfish caught by anglers using worms.

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