Weekly Fishing & Stocking Report

Weekly Fishing & Stocking Report2019-01-18T12:36:02+00:00

Weekly Fishing & Stocking Report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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. Need a license? Click Here to buy online.

Friday 01-18

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Catch of the Week

Fenton Lake, ice fishing, Fishing & Stocking Report 01-15-2019, New Mexico Department of Game and FishBlue Hole Park Pond: Richard Martinez of Tucumcari caught a 21-inch, 5-pound rainbow trout Jan. 10. He was using a Pistol Pete under a bubble.

Eagle Nest Lake: Tom Tighe of Mora caught a 20-inch rainbow trout Jan. 9. He was using a jig and night crawler combination.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Orlando Martinez, age 9, of Albuquerque caught a 30-inch, 11-pound brown trout Jan. 12. He was using a silver Kastmaster on 6# test line.

Tingley Beach: Jacqueline Valenzuela, age 4, of Albuquerque caught a limit of trout Jan. 9. She was fishing the Youth Pond and using red and white PowerBait power eggs. Santiago Anaya, age 5, and Diego Anaya, age 7, of Albuquerque each caught a limit of trout Jan. 13. They were fishing the Youth Pond and using homemade dough bait.

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Tingley Beach, trout, Fishing & Stocking Report 01-15-2019, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Weekly Stocking Reports

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Lake Levels & Streamflow

Lake levels for the latest water storage reports for New Mexico reservoirs (USDA website).

River and streamflow for New Mexico provided by USGS.

Fishing Publications

2018-2019 New Mexico Fishing Rules And Info

New Mexico Fisheries Management Plan 2016

Angler Satisfaction Survey 2018

Angler Satisfaction Survey 2017

Angler Satisfaction Survey 2016

See more NMDGF Publications including New Mexico Wildlife magazine http://magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Statewide Waters

Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Updated: Tuesday 01-15-2019

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: About 50 percent of the lake has been covered with a thin layer of ice in the morning hours but clearing off by mid-day. The concrete portion of the boat ramp is out of the water. Extreme caution should be used when attempting to launch a boat. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 185 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque, Belen, Corrales Riverside and the Peralta Drain this past week was good using wax worms, Fire Balls, PowerBait, custom tied flies and small spoons. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: The lake is closed to fishing at this time due to dangerous ice conditions.  For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 24.2 cfs and 138 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was good using streamers, San Juan worms, small bead head nymphs and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Vado Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Fenton Lake: The lake has opened for ice fishing with an ice thickness of 7.5 to 9 inches. Anglers are advised to stay off the northern part of the lake where the river feeds in due to slushy ice conditions. Fishing was very good using wax worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait. Matthew Medina of Albuquerque reported great fishing. He caught a limit of trout while using Glo jigs tipped with meal worms.

Heron Lake: The lake remains closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 588-7470.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 19.1 cfs. Fishing below Battleship Rock was good using salmon eggs for trout. All of the streams north of Battleship Rock are frozen over.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 293 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Water area was fair to good using mini macs, disco midges, red larva, egg patterns, white bunny leeches and princess nymphs. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, small Kastmasters, egg patterns and worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using spoons for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait, power eggs and wax worms for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Northeast

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 2.53 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:
 Closed for the season.

Conchas Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Ice fishing was very good using small ice jigs tipped with a piece of worm, a wax worm, corn or PowerBait for a mixed bag of rainbow trout and perch and an occasional pike and kokanee. As of this past Sunday, the ice thickness was about 13 inches near the south boat ramp.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: The lake remains closed to fishing at this time, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers. The lake is closed to ice fishing.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season. 

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 24.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 22.2 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 330 cfs. Fishing was fair using wooly buggers, San Juan worms, and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing pressure was very light. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 5.02 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: The lake is completely covered with ice and snow. No fishing at this time.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lake: The lake is covered with a thick layer of ice and is closed to ice fishing.

Storrie Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing remained slow for all species with extremely light fishing pressure.

Southwest

Alumni Pond: Trout fishing was very good using corn, Velveeta cheese and PowerBait for trout.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using spoons and blade baits for white bass, catfish and an occasional largemouth and walleye. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait, PowerBait and garlic cheese for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 252 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2.00 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout. One catfish was caught by an angler using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: Fishing was very good using garlic cheese, corn, power eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Southeast

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Berrendo Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 13.9 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using small spoons, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, cheese and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. Several limits were reported.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Trout fishing was fair for anglers using PowerBait, corn and Pistol Petes.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs and spoons for white bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble.

Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs and salmon eggs for trout.

Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and small spoons for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, spoons and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 15.5 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, small spoons, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 18.6 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spoons and blade baits for catfish and walleye and an occasional white bass. We had no reports on other species.

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