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CATCHES OF THE WEEK

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Jud Soulsby, of Las Cruces, caught a 20-inch rain­bow trout at Alto Lake us­ing a bead head nymph fly Sept. 16. At Blue­wa­ter Lake, Christo­pher Ea­ton, of Al­bu­querque, caught and re­leased a 40-inch tiger muskie us­ing a soft plas­tic lure Sept. 20. Anthony Or­tiz, 13, of Rio Ran­cho, caught and re­leased a 36-inch tiger muskie us­ing a Ra­pala jerk bait Sept. 18. Eli­jah Tru­jillo, of Los Lu­nas, caught a 38-inch, 16-pound tiger muskie us­ing a wa­ter dog Sept. 19.

Je­sus D. Romero, 19, of Las Ve­gas, caught a 15.5-inch rain­bow trout at Charette Lakes us­ing Fire­balls on Sept. 20.

Ar­leen Anaya, of Al­bu­querque, caught a 17-inch rain­bow trout at Hopewell Lake us­ing peach Pow­erBait on Sept. 16. Taryn and Tres­ley Smith, of Eu­nice, each caught 3- and 4-pound cat­fish at Jal Lake us­ing home­made dough bait Sept. 6. Joshua Platero, of Gallup, caught a 15-inch, 3-pound rain­bow trout at McGaf­fey Lake us­ing Pow­erBait on Sept. 17. On the Pe­cos River, Dave Mansure, of Santa Fe, caught an 18-inch rain­bow trout near the con­flu­ence of the Mora River us­ing pink Pow­erBait eggs Sept. 17.

Jerome Buen­vi­aje, of Santa Fe, caught a 17-inch rain­bow trout near the Dal­ton Canyon area us­ing a Pan­ther Martin spin­ner Sept. 17.

If you have a catch of the week story send it to fun­fish­ingnm@gmail.com.

NOTES from GAME & FISH

Stream­flow for the CIMARRON RIVER near Cimarron on Mon­day morn­ing was 7.08 cfs. Fish­ing for trout was good us­ing dry fly drop­per set­ups with ze­bra midges and tri­cos. The wa­ter level was low.

Fish­ing for perch was good at EA­GLE NEST LAKE us­ing worms. Fish­ing for rain­bow trout was fair to good us­ing peach Pow­erBait.

MONASTERY LAKE and SEVEN SPRINGS BROOD POND are cur­rently closed due to COVID-19 health con­cerns.

Stream­flow on the PE­COS RIVER near the town of Pe­cos on Mon­day morn­ing was 20.5 cfs. Fish­ing for trout was good us­ing pink Pow­erBait eggs, salmon eggs, Pan­ther Martin spin­ners and bead head nymph flies.

Stream­flow on the RED RIVER be­low the hatch­ery on Mon­day morn­ing was 34.0 cfs. Fish­ing for trout was good us­ing dry fly drop­per rigs with small nymphs.

Stream­flow on the RIO GRANDE at the Taos Junc­tion Bridge on Mon­day morn­ing was 163 cfs. Fish­ing for trout was good near Taos us­ing dry fly drop­per set­ups and nymph rigs with flies.

Fish­ing for white bass at UTE LAKE was good with ver­ti­cal jig­ging blade baits and slabs in 20 to 30-feet of wa­ter. Fish­ing for large and small­mouth bass was fair to good us­ing top­wa­ter baits early in the day and Senkos, Hit Worms and drop shot Berkley Flat Nose Min­nows later in the day. Fish­ing for wall­eye was fair to good jig­ging blade baits and live min­nows in 20 to 25-feet of wa­ter. Fish­ing for cat­fish was fair us­ing punch bait.

Fish­ing for bass at ABIQUIÚ LAKE was slow to fair us­ing Ned Rigs. Fish­ing for wall­eye was fair us­ing jig­ging spoons and bot­tom bounc­ers tipped with nightcrawl­ers. Due to low wa­ter lev­els, an­glers are ad­vised to use four-wheeldrive ve­hi­cles to launch boats and watch for ob­struc­tions on the wa­ter.

Mon­day morn­ing flows on the CHAMA RIVER be­low El Vado and Abiquiú were 612 cfs and 353 cfs, re­spec­tively. Fish­ing for trout be­low El Vado Lake was fair to good us­ing nightcrawl­ers. Fish­ing for trout be­low Abiquiú Lake was fair us­ing bead head nymphs. Stream­flow on the JE­MEZ RIVER near the town of Je­mez on Mon­day morn­ing was 5.62 cfs. Stream­flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER on Mon­day morn­ing was 706 cfs. Fish­ing for trout in the qual­ity waters was good us­ing size 24 black, grey and olive midge pat­tern flies. Fish­ing in the bait waters was good us­ing Pow­erBait. Stream­flow on the RIO GRANDE be­low Ele­phant Butte on Mon­day morn­ing was 595 cfs. Fish­ing for cat­fish was good us­ing worms and liver baits. Stream­flow on the PE­COS RIVER be­low Sum­ner Lake on Mon­day morn­ing was 85.1 cfs. Fish­ing for cat­fish was good us­ing worms and min­nows. Stream­flow on the RUIDOSO RIVER on Mon­day morn­ing at Hol­ly­wood was 4.54 cfs.

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