New Mex­ico fish­ing re­port

Santa Fe New Mexican - - THE WEATHER - This fish­ing re­port is pro­vided by Bill Dunn and the De­part­ment of Game & Fish.

North­west

ABIQUIÚ LAKE: Fish­ing was fair us­ing tubes, worms, spoons, crank baits and swim baits for small­mouth bass. A few walleyes were caught by an­glers us­ing spoons and curly tail grubs and spin­ners tipped with night crawlers. Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing worms, liver, homemade dough bait for cat­fish. All the cat­fish ac­tiv­ity re­ported was from an­glers fish­ing at night. BLUE­WA­TER LAKE: Fish­ing was slow with just a few tiger muskies caught by an­glers us­ing in line spin­ners, large spoons and crank baits. One cat­fish was caught by an an­gler us­ing hot dogs. CHAMA RIVER: Mon­day morn­ing wa­ter flows below El Vado and Abiquiú were 605 cfs and 893 cfs re­spec­tively. Fish­ing below El Vado was fair us­ing bead-head wooly bug­gers, mud­dler min­nows, night crawlers and Fire Balls for brown and rain­bow trout. COCHITI LAKE: Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing jigs, crea­ture baits and worms for small­mouth bass and large­mouth bass. Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing shrimp, stink bait and chicken liver for cat­fish. EL VADO LAKE: Fish­ing was fair us­ing worms for perch, small­mouth bass and rain­bow trout. A few bass were also caught by an­glers us­ing tubes and spin­ners. Koka­nee snag­ging was slow. FENTON LAKE: Fish­ing was very good us­ing leech pat­terns, white mops, bead-head wooly bug­gers, gold Su­per Du­pers, gold blade Pis­tol Petes, Pow­erBait, Fire Balls and worms for brown and rain­bow trout. HERON LAKE: Fish­ing was fair us­ing salmon eggs and Power Bait from the bank for rain­bow trout. JACK­SON LAKE: Fish­ing was fair to good us­ing worms and Pow­erBait for trout. JEMEZ WATERS: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Mon­day morn­ing was 28.6 cfs. Trout fish­ing on the Jemez River was good us­ing worms, cop­per John Barrs and salmon eggs. Fish­ing on the lower Ce­bolla was good us­ing wooly bug­gers, Pis­tol Petes and worms. LAGUNA DEL CAMPO: Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing Pow­erBait for trout. NAVAJO LAKE: Fish­ing was good us­ing crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, crea­ture baits, jigs, swim baits and senkos for small­mouth bass and large­mouth bass. Fish­ing was good us­ing swim baits, top wa­ter lures, jerk baits, spin­ner baits and crank baits for north­ern pike. Fish­ing was good us­ing worms and grubs for perch. Koka­nee snag­ging was good with the best re­ports com­ing from an­glers snag­ging along the dam area. SAN GREGORIO LAKE: Fish­ing was fair us­ing Pow­erBait and Fire Balls for trout. SAN JUAN RIVER: Stream flow on Mon­day morn­ing was 448 cfs. Fly fish­ing ac­tion through the Qual­ity waters was good for an­glers us­ing small foam wing emerg­ers, red an­nelids, min mac midges, and small bead-head pheas­ant tail nymphs. Trout fish­ing through the bait waters was good us­ing night crawlers, Pow­erBait, Fire Balls and cop­per John Barrs. SEVEN SPRINGS BROOD POND: Fish­ing was very good us­ing spin­ners, Pow­erBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. TINGLEY BEACH: Fish­ing at the Youth and Cen­tral ponds was fair to good us­ing Pow­erBait, salmon eggs, worms and bead-head nymphs for trout. A few cat­fish were caught by an­glers us­ing homemade dough bait and hot dogs.

North­east

CLAY­TON LAKE: Fish­ing was slow but there were a few trout caught by an­glers us­ing worms. CONCHAS LAKE: Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing crea­ture baits, jigs, swim baits and spoons for large­mouth bass and small mouth bass. Fish­ing was fair to good us­ing spoons and live bait for white bass. Fish­ing was good us­ing homemade dough bait, cut bait and liver for cat­fish. COY­OTE CREEK: Fish­ing was fair us­ing worms and salmon eggs for trout. EA­GLE ROCK LAKE: Fish­ing was good us­ing Pow­erBait, worms, salmon eggs, Su­per Du­pers, spin­ners and Pis­tol Petes for trout. EA­GLE NEST LAKE: Fish­ing from the bank was fair us­ing Pow­erBait for rain­bow trout and good us­ing worms for perch. Fish­ing was fair us­ing large spin­ners, crank baits and spoons for north­ern pike. Koka­nee snag­ging was slow. LAKE ALICE: Fish­ing was good us­ing Pow­erBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. LAKE MALOYA: Trout fish­ing was fair to good us­ing Pow­erBait, bead­head pheas­ant tail nymphs and Pis­tol Petes. LOS PIÑOS RIVER: Fish­ing was fair to good us­ing pheas­ant tail nymphs, cop­per John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs for trout. MONASTERY LAKE: Fish­ing was fair to good us­ing Pis­tol Petes, prince nymphs, cus­tom tied nymphs, Fire Balls and Pow­erBait for trout. MORPHY LAKE: Trout fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing Pow­erBait and salmon eggs. PE­COS RIVER: Stream­flow near Pe­cos on Mon­day was 181 cfs. Fish­ing was fair to good us­ing cop­per John Barrs, San Juan worms, wooly bug­gers and worms for trout. RED RIVER: Stream flow below the hatch­ery on Mon­day was 81.6 cfs. Fish­ing was fair to good us­ing salmon eggs, Pow­erBait, San Juan worms, small bead-head pheas­ant tail nymphs and cop­per John Barrs for trout. RIO GRANDE: Stream flow on Mon­day at the Taos Junc­tion Bridge was 608 cfs. Fish­ing was fair us­ing wooly bug­gers, San Juan worms, leech pat­terns, Pow­erBait and night crawlers for browns, cut­bows and rain­bow trout. RIO MORA: As of Mon­day, stream flow near Ter­rero was 76.2 cfs. Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing worms for trout. SANTA CRUZ RESER­VOIR: Fish­ing was fair to good us­ing Pow­erBait, salmon eggs, Su­per Du­pers, small Kast­mas­ters and Pow­erBait for trout. UTE LAKE: Fish­ing was fair us­ing senkos, plas­tic worms, crea­ture baits and Ned rigs for small­mouth bass and large­mouth bass. Fish­ing was good us­ing slab spoons and blade baits for white bass. Fish­ing was ex­cel­lent us­ing stink bait for cat­fish.

South­west

ALUMNI POND: Fish­ing was slow for all species. Fish­ing pres­sure was ex­tremely light. CABALLO LAKE: Fish­ing was about the same as last week with just a few white bass caught by an­glers us­ing spoons and min­nows. ELE­PHANT BUTTE LAKE: Fish­ing was fair us­ing jig­ging spoons and live bait for white bass. Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing live bait, jigs, crank baits and crea­ture baits for large­mouth bass and small­mouth bass. Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing liver and night crawlers for cat­fish. ESCONDIDA LAKE: Fish­ing was slow with just a few cat­fish caught by an­glers us­ing homemade dough bait and liver. GILA RIVER: Stream flow on Mon­day morn­ing was 44.4 cfs. Fish­ing on the West Fork was fair us­ing small pheas­ant tail nymphs and brassies for trout. GLEN­WOOD POND: Fish­ing was very good us­ing rain­bow and salmon peach Pow­erBait and Fire Balls for trout. LAKE ROBERTS: Fish­ing was good us­ing Pow­erBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. A few were also caught by an­glers us­ing spin­ners. Fish­ing was fair us­ing peach colored craw­dads for large­mouth bass. RIO GRANDE: Stream flow below Ele­phant Butte Mon­day morn­ing was 0.00 cfs. Fish­ing in the Me­silla Val­ley Dam area was very good us­ing worms and beef liver bait for cat­fish.

South­east

ALTO LAKE: Fish­ing was good us­ing Pow­erBait, Fire Balls and small spin­ners for trout. BLACK RIVER: Stream flow at Malaga on Mon­day was 12.5 cfs. Fish­ing was slow for all species. BLUE HOLE PARK POND: Fish­ing was good us­ing Pow­erBait and salmon eggs for trout. BOSQUE REDONDO LAKE: Fish­ing was slow for all species. Fish­ing pres­sure was very light. BRANTLEY LAKE: An­glers are re­quired to catch and re­lease all fish here as high lev­els of pes­ti­cides have been found in some fish. Fish­ing was good us­ing gold Kast­mas­ters and slab spoons for white bass. Fish­ing was good us­ing jigs, tubes, senkos, Ned rigs and crank baits for large­mouth bass. CHAPARRAL PARK LAKE: Fish­ing was slow for all species. EL RITO CREEK: Fish­ing was good us­ing gold Pan­ther Martin spin­ners, Pis­tol Petes, Fire Balls, Pow­erBait and worms for trout. GRINDSTONE RESER­VOIR: Fish­ing was fair to good us­ing bead-head nymphs, worms and Pow­erBait for rain­bow trout. A few perch and small­mouth bass were caught by an­glers us­ing worms and small spin­ner baits. Fish­ing was fair us­ing cut bait and worms for cat­fish. LAKE VAN: Fish­ing was slow for all species. Fish­ing pres­sure was light. OA­SIS PARK LAKE: Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing worms for bluegill and a few small small­mouth bass. Fish­ing for cat­fish was slow to fair for an­glers us­ing hot dogs and homemade dough bait. SANTA ROSA LAKE: Fish­ing was fair us­ing Ned rigs in the trees for large­mouth bass. The sur­face wa­ter temp was in the mid 60s and the wa­ter was quite murky. SUM­NER LAKE: Fish­ing was slow to fair us­ing senkos, crea­ture baits, worms, curly tail grubs and crank baits for large­mouth bass and small­mouth bass. Fish­ing for all other species was slow.

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