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CATCHES OF THE WEEK

Mike Estrada of Be­len, caught and re­leased a 4.38-pound large­mouth bass on Satur­day at Con­chas Lake. He was us­ing a green jig with a green pump­kin Ya­mamoto baby craw trailer. Joshua Padilla, 12, of Las Ve­gas, N.M., caught a 27-inch, 15-pound, chan­nel cat­fish at Stor­rie Lake on Aug. 23. He was us­ing chicken liver. Laura Elkins of Amar­illo, caught and re­leased a 4.04 small­mouth bass at Ute Lake on Sun­day.

AROUND THE STATE

SAN JUAN RIVER: The Bureau of Recla­ma­tion has sched­uled a trans­fer of re­lease from the City of Farm­ing­ton Power Plant to the aux­il­iary re­lease point be­gin­ning Fri­day. It will re­main in ef­fect for the next 10 days. Some vari­a­tions in flow and an in­crease in tur­bid­ity may be no­ticed. ISLETA LAKES: Fish­ing at both SUN­RISE and TUR­TLE LAKES is very good. An­glers are hav­ing best luck on chicken liver, var­i­ous stink baits, shrimp and worms. Our tagged cat­fish derby con­tin­ues un­til Mon­day. Fish­ing hours are 6 a.m.-7 p.m., seven days a week. Car­los Tru­jillo, Isleta Lakes & RV Park EA­GLE NEST LAKE: The 26th An­nual Fish Fest will be Satur­day, Sept. 2 through Sept. 10. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 575-377-6941. NOTES from GAME & FISH: At FENTON LAKE, fish­ing was good us­ing San Juan worms, Pis­tol Petes, worms, Fire Balls and Pow­erBait for trout. Stream flow on the JEMEZ RIVER near Jemez Springs on Mon­day morn­ing was 16.7cfs. Trout fish­ing on the Jemez was fair for an­glers us­ing worms and salmon eggs. Fish­ing on the CEBOLLA was very good us­ing elk hair cad­dis, para­chute Adams, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and night crawlers for trout. Sev­eral re­ports in­di­cated that hop­pers seem to be work­ing on all streams in the area. Fish­ing was slow for all species at TINGLEY BEACH. At COCHITI LAKE, fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing chat­ter baits, crea­ture baits, jigs and jerk baits for small­mouth bass and large­mouth bass. Fish­ing was fair us­ing shrimp, worms, chicken liver and home­made dough bait for cat­fish. Fish­ing at NAVAJO LAKE was good us­ing Pop Rs, swim baits, tubes, curly tail grubs, craw­dad flies, crank baits, jerk baits and chat­ter baits for small­mouth bass and large­mouth bass. Fish­ing was good us­ing swim baits, chat­ter baits, jerk baits and crank baits for north­ern pike. Fish­ing was very good us­ing worms, spin­ners and small crank baits for perch. Stream flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER from Navajo Reser­voir on Mon­day was 705 cfs. Fish­ing through the qual­ity wa­ters was good us­ing ants, hop­pers, Grif­fith’s gnats, dead chick­ens, RS2s, foam wing emerg­ers and bead-head pheas­ant tail nymphs. Fish­ing through the bait wa­ters was fair to good us­ing worms, night crawlers, Ch­er­nobyl ants, San Juan worms, woolly bug­gers and cop­per John Barrs. Fish­ing at MONASTERY LAKE was very good us­ing worms and Pow­erBait for trout. At EL VADO LAKE, fish­ing con­tin­ues to be good us­ing grubs, tubes, spin­ners and worms for small­mouth bass. Mon­day morn­ing wa­ter flows on the CHAMA RIVER be­low El Vado and Abiquiú were 345 cfs and 469 cfs re­spec­tively. Fish­ing be­low El Vado was good us­ing hop­pers, yel­low sal­lies, woolly bug­gers, night crawlers, Fire Balls and Pow­erBait for brown and rain­bow trout. At ABIQUIÚ LAKE, fish­ing was good us­ing curly tail grubs tipped with night crawlers, bot­tom bouncer rigs and worm har­nesses at 10 to 20 feet for wall­eye. Bank fish­ing in the morn­ing is good us­ing worms for bluegill and small small­mouth bass. Fish­ing at ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE was fair to good us­ing cut bait, shrimp and chicken liver for cat­fish.

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