Weekly state of NM fishing report

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.

 

Northeast

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

Charette Lakes — Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, Pistol Petes tipped with worm and grasshoppers for rainbow trout. We had no reports on perch.

Cimarron River — Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 27 cfs. Trout fishing was good using zebra midges, stimulators, elk hair caddis, brassies, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes.

Clayton Lake — Fishing was good using Power Bait and spinners for trout. Matt Baumann of Albuquerque did well over the weekend, catching several trout while using spinners. A few bullheads were caught by anglers using worms. Fishing for all other species was slow. The boat ramp is now open.

Conchas Lake — The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground ramp. Reports this week were about the same as last as fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jerk baits, spinner baits and topwater lures for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using deep diving crank baits and bottom bouncer night crawler rigs. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits and Kastmasters for big white bass. Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp, liver and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.

Coyote Creek — Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, Power Bait, hoppers, bead-head prince nymphs and parachute adams.

Eagle Rock Lake — Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, salmon peach Power Bait, bead-head nymphs and Pistol Petes.

Eagle Nest Lake — Fishing was slow for some and slow to fair for others fishing for trout. Best baits were spinners tipped with Power Bait while trolling and Power Bait for anglers fishing from the bank. Anglers trolling picked up an occasional northern pike. Fishing was fair to good using worms for perch. Fishing for kokanee was slow. The 21st annual Fish Fest will be Sept. 21 through Sept. 29. For more information, call 575-377-6941.

Gallinas River — Trout fishing was fair using hoppers, salmon eggs and worms.

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

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

Lake Maloya — Trout fishing was good in the early morning and evening hours using Power Bait and Pistol Petes. Most of the fish caught were in the 9- to 12-inch range with the exception of one 3-pound plus rainbow caught early last week.

Los Pinos — Trout fishing was good using attractor patterns, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and worms.

Manzano Lake — Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, spinners and Pistol Petes.

Monastery Lake — Trout fishing was good using bead-head prince nymphs, salmon eggs and Power Bait.

Morphy Lake — Trout fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using Power Bait and worms. The boat ramp remains closed due to low water conditions.

Nutrias Lakes — Trout fishing was fair using spinners, parachute adams, Pistol Petes and worms.

Pecos River — Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 22 cfs. The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. Trout fishing on the Pecos was good using salmon eggs, bead-head wooly buggers, bead-head prince nymphs, copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing on the Mora was good using worms and wooly buggers.

Red River — Water flow near the hatchery Monday was 38 cfs. Trout fishing was good using poundmeisters, bead-head prince nymphs, night crawlers, Power Bait and salmon eggs.

Rio Costilla — Water flow below Costilla Dam on Monday was 24 cfs. Trout fishing was good using tricos, light colored sparkle duns and small hoppers.

Rio Grande — Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 210 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using poundmeisters, copper John Barrs, worms and spinners. Andrew Orlicky of Albuquerque hooked and landed a nice 19-inch rainbow in the bridge area. He was using worms. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo — Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 14 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo — Water flow near Penasco on Monday was 2.8 cfs. Fishing was slow.

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

Shuree Ponds — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake — Fishing pressure has been very light due to extremely low water conditions and fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake — Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake — White bass fishing picked up this past week as several limits were taken by anglers trolling shallow running crank baits. Most of the white bass were cruising about six feet below the surface. Fishing was fair using topwater lures in the morning hours for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few catches reported by anglers using crank baits and worm harness rigs. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.

 

Southeast

Bataan Lake — Fishing was slow for all species.

Black River — Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 2.1 cfs. Fishing was slow.

Blue Hole Park Pond — We had no reports from anglers this week. The pond was recently stocked with trout and should provide some decent action.

Bonito Lake — Closed.

Bosque Redondo — Fishing was fair using night crawlers, liver and dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. .

Bottomless Lakes — Fishing was slow for all species. Check these lakes out during the winter trout stocking.

Brantley Lake — Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish.

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

Chaparral Park Lake — Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Rito Creek — Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms and copper John Barrs.

Eunice Lake — Fishing was good using worms, hot dogs and liver for catfish.

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

Green Meadow Lake — Fishing was good using shrimp, hot dogs, night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish.

Grindstone Reservoir — Hot spot for trout — Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout. Several anglers reported catching limits over the weekend. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake — Fishing was fair using worms and hot dogs for catfish.

Lake Van — Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers, liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake — Fishing was good using shrimp and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Anglers are reminded that there is a 2-fish limit on channel catfish.

Pecos River — Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 116 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Ruidoso River — Stream flow at Ruidoso on Monday was 5 cfs. Trout fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs, worms and small bead-head prince nymphs.

Santa Rosa Lake — The main boat ramp has reopened to no wake boating and the lake level continues to rise. Fishing was fair using night crawlers, shrimp and liver for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Sumner Lake — Fishing was slow with the exception of a few carp and small catfish caught by anglers using night crawlers and worms. We had no reports on other species. Due to low water levels the main boat ramp closed Monday. The east side ramp remains open.

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