Family Fishing

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Family Fishing Statewide

Family fishing opportunities, including Fishing in Las Cruces, are found across the state of New Mexico.

This list is available in PDF format Convenient Family Fishing Locations, the latest New Mexico Fishing Rules and Info booklet, or search and sort the online table below.

For additional information planning your trip, see Regulations for Specific Waters as well as Disability, Age, and Military Benefits.

Take your children fishing - Family Fishing Information from New Mexico Game & Fish
AreaLocationDescription
AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Area DrainsRainbow trout, catfish, bass.
AlbuquerqueTingley Beach - City of Albuquerque Bio ParkWinter rainbow trout; Summer catfish.
CarlsbadCarlsbad Municipal Lake and Bataan LakeThe Pecos River is dammed in town creating two city lakes. Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish.
Clayton and Springer areasClayton LakeRainbow trout, walleye, bluegill, catfish, largemouth bass.
Clayton and Springer areasSpringer LakeNorthern pike and channel catfish.
ClovisGreen Acres Pond and Ned Houk PondsWinter rainbow trout and summer catfish.
Farmington and Bloomfield areasNavajo LakeKokanee salmon, smallmouth bass, crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, channel catfish.
Farmington and Bloomfield areasSan Juan RiverWorld-renowned tail-water trophy rainbow and brown trout.
Grants Bluewater LakeTrophy tiger muskie.
Grants Grants Riverwalk PondRainbow trout and summer catfish. Now open to all anglers.
HobbsGreen Meadows PondBluegill, summer catfish and winter rainbow trout.
Jemez Springs Fenton LakeRainbow trout, brown trout and Rio Grande cutthroat trout
Jemez Springs Seven Springs Fish Hatchery Brood PondRainbow trout, brown trout; youth 11 years of age and younger.
Las Cruces Caballo Lake State ParkWalleye, blue and channel catfish, white bass and crappie.
Las Cruces Elephant Butte Lake State ParkBlue catfish, white-bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye.
Las Cruces Young PondWinter trout and summer catfish.
Moriarity Corona PondWinter rainbow trout and summer catfish.
Moriarity Estancia Park PondsRainbow trout.
Moriarity ManzanoRainbow trout.
PortalesOasis LakeWinter rainbow trout, summer catfish and bluegill.
RatonLake MaloyaRainbow trout.
RoswellLake Van Community LakeWinter rainbow trout and summer catfish.
Ruidoso Alto LakeWinter trout and summer channel catfish.
Ruidoso Grindstone ReservoirRainbow trout, smallmouth bass and catfish.
Ruidoso Ruidoso River (Sacramento Mountains)Rainbow trout.
Santa Fe areaMonastery Lake (near Pecos)Rainbow trout.
Santa Fe area Abiquiu LakeRainbow trout, smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, kokanee salmon.
Santa Fe area Cochiti LakeSmallmouth bass, crappie, northern pike, white bas
Santa Fe area Cowles Pond (Pecos River, north of Pecos)Rainbow trout. Youth and individuals with disabilities (Handicapped Fishing License) only on the smaller upper pond.
Santa Fe area Santa Cruz LakeRainbow trout. No-wake boats only. Anglers with a canoe can get onto the lake for bluegill fishing in the summer months.
Santa Fe area Upper Pecos RiverBrown trout and rainbow trout.
Santa Rosa Conchas LakeWalleye, channel catfish, white bass and smallmouth bass.
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa LakeWalleye, crappie, bass and catfish.
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Pond at Blue Hole ParkWinter rainbow trout and summer catfish. Youth, senior and individuals with disabilities (Handicapped Fishing License) only. Green sunfish, bluegill, channel catfish and largemouth bass.
Santa Rosa Ute LakeWalleye, channel catfish, white bass, smallmouth bass.
Silver City area Bear Canyon ReservoirLargemouth bass, rainbow trout and catfish.
Silver City area Bill Evans LakeLargemouth bass, rainbow trout and catfish.
Silver City area Gila RiverTrout, smallmouth bass and catfish.
Silver City area Lake RobertsLargemouth bass, rainbow trout and catfish.
Silver City area Quemado LakeRainbow trout and tiger muskie.
Silver City area Rancho Grande PondsRainbow trout and channel catfish
Taos Eagle Nest LakeRainbow trout, kokanee salmon and yellow perch.
Taos Heron LakeKokanee salmon, rainbow trout, lake trout.
Taos Red River Hatchery PondRainbow trout. Youth, senior and individuals with disabilities (Handicapped Fishing License) only.
Taos Rio GrandeBrown trout, rainbow trout, northern pike, smallmouth bass, Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
Reference (2018-19 NM Fishing Rules & Info pgs. 41-42)