New Mexico fishing report — June 19

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

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was good with several limits caught by anglers using salmon peach Power Bait. We had no reports on perch.
Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 7.8 cfs. Trout fishing has slowed with the low flows but there are a few trout being caught by anglers using small brassies and salmon eggs. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.
Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, worms and spinners for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using worms for bullheads. Fishing for bass was slow to fair using senkos and crank baits. Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using dough bait and worms. We had no reports on other species.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, curly tail grubs and spinner-night crawler combinations for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using chigger craws, senkos, tubes and worms for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows and grubs for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using liver, dough bait and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using worms and salmon eggs.
Eagle Rock Lake: Trout fishing was very good using small plastic worms, grubs, salmon eggs and spinners.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good trolling Arnies, Panther Martins and Platte River specials for kokanee. Fishing was fair using Power Bait and spinners for rainbow trout. Fishing was good using worms for perch. Fishing for northern pike was slow.
Hopewell Lake: Trout fishing was good for anglers using worms, Power Bait, damsel flies and dark colored wooly buggers.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was good using Rooster Tails, Pistol Petes, homemade dough bait and salmon peach Power Bait.
Los Pinos: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, prince nymphs and spinners.
Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Maxwell Lake 13: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait, garlic cheese, spinners and worms for fish up to 20 inches. We had no reports on other species.
Monastery Lake: Fishing was fair using Power Bait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.
Morphy Lake: Trout fishing was good again this past week. Anglers did well using Power Bait, salmon eggs, Panther Martin spinners, Pistol Petes and worms. The boat ramp remains closed due to low water conditions. 
Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 101 cfs. Trout fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs, bead-head prince nymphs and night crawlers.
Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 146 cfs. Fishing was slow.
Rio Costilla: Trout fishing was good using yellow humpys and small bead-head nymphs.
Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 895 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 72 cfs. Fishing was slow.
Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday was 20 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using night crawlers.
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 28 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, bead-head hares ears and several attractor patterns.
Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season. Opens July 1.
Springer Lake: Fishing was fair using large in line spinners and live bait for northern pike. Fishing was good using cut bait for catfish.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. A few trout were caught by anglers using Power Bait.
Ute LakeFishing was good using jigs, bottom-bouncer night crawler rigs and crank baits for walleye. They were a little deeper than the previous week and most were found in about 15 feet of water. Fishing was very good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for schooling white bass. Fishing was good using jigs, tubes and senkos on the main lake and secondary points for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using buzz baits for largemouth bass. Fishing for catfish was sporadic but there were a few good fish caught by anglers using liver and night crawlers. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.

 

Northwest

 Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using grubs, bottom-bouncer night crawler combinations and tubes for walleye. This past weekend fishing was best on Saturday. Fishing was fair using tubes, senkos, jerk baits and grubs for smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for catfish. We also received a report of one crappie caught. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: Water flow near 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 good using hot dogs, water dogs, night crawlers and dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using hot dogs, water dogs, spoons, in-line spinners, streamers and jerk baits for tiger musky. Fishing for trout was slow. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use bait fish – alive or dead — at this lake. 
Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout.
Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 151 cfs and 401 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using Rapalas, night crawlers, salmon eggs and wooly buggers for a mix of brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow.
Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using white Bombers and Wally Divers for small white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using curly tail grubs and Wally Divers for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using worms and small jigs under a bobber for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using senkos, tubes, spinners and grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair to good trolling countdown Rapalas for brown trout. Fishing was good using worms, garlic flavored salmon eggs and salmon peach Power Bait near the dam for rainbow trout.
Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout.
Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Four wheel drive was still recommended for launching at the primitive ramp.
Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez as of Monday was 8.1 cfs.
Fishing was fair to good using hoppers, ants, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing on the Cebolla was fair using worms, copper John Barrs and elk hair caddis. We had no reports on the Rio Guadalupe. Fishing on the Valles Caldera was good on both the East Fork and San Antonio. Anglers did well using black ants, Griffith’s gnats and small streamers. For additional information on the Valles Caldera call (866) 382-5537. 
Laguna Del Campo: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, spinners and Pistol Petes for rainbow trout.
Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, senkos, four-inch worms, grubs, creature baits and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Anglers reported catching lots of bass but most were small. Fishing for northern pike was slow with just a few caught by anglers using jerk baits, crank baits and spinners. Fishing was fair to good trolling the mouth of Francis Canyon and near the dam with Arnies and Panther Martins tipped with corn at 30 to 35 feet for kokanee. Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
San Gregorio: Trout fishing was slow.
San Juan: Water flow below Navajo on Monday was 289 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using black and grey foam wing emergers, red and grey larvae, BWO emergers, small bead-head pheasant tails and Crystal Flash. Fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms, red larva, foam wing emergers, copper John Barrs and jerk baits.
Santa Cruz Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, spinners, Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and worms.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using worms, salmon eggs, spinners and Pistol Petes for rainbow trout.
Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central Ponds was good using hot dogs, liver, homemade dough bait and night crawlers for catfish. A few largemouth bass and bluegill were caught by anglers using worms. Fishing at the Catch and Release Pond was slow.

Southwest

Bear Canyon: Fishing was fair to good using liver, night crawlers and stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and minnows for white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species.
Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, small grubs and tubes for bluegill. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits for white bass and an occasional walleye. Fishing was fair using tubes, senkos, creature baits and topwater lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The Marina Del Sur, Rock Canyon and Dam Site marinas are open. The surface temp was in the mid to upper 70s.
Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week
Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 33 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Glenwood Pond: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait.
Lake Roberts: Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Percha Dam: Fishing was slow for all species.
Quemado Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, salmon eggs, Power Bait and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using spoons, Power Bait and Mepps spinners for tiger musky.
Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 2,300 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Young Pond: Fishing was fair using worms and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

 

Southeast

Bataan Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 25 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.
Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using night crawlers, stink bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Bonito Lake: Closed.
Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow to fair using dough bait and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other 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 fair to good using homemade dough bait, liver and night crawlers for catfish.
El Rito Creek: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout.
Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using spinners, worms, Pistol Petes and Power Bait 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 for catfish was good using homemade dough bait and stink bait. We had no reports on other species.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 85 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing on the lower Pecos was fair using night crawlers for catfish.
Perch Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood on Monday was 2.5 cfs. Fishing was slow.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver, stink bait and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, tubes and crank baits for largemouth bass. Fishing for all other species was slow.
Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, craws, worms and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The east side boat ramp is closed.