New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Karl Moffatt, (505) 476-8007
Public contact: (888) 248-6866
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC.23, 2015:
MONASTERY LAKE CLOSED TO FISHING DUE TO UNSAFE ICE CONDITIONS
SANTA FE –Monastery Lake near Pecos has been closed to fishing until further notice due to unsafe ice conditions.
Ice fishing is not allowed at the lake leased by the department from nearby Benedictine monastery for public fishing. A thin layer of ice has formed on the lake prompting the closure.
“When there are sufficient open areas of water available to allow fishing from the bank we’ll reopen it,” said Mike Sloane, chief of fisheries for the Department of Game and Fish.
Anglers can find good winter trout fishing in the Albuquerque area drains, at Tingley Beach and at other fishing waters in the southern part of the state. For a list of winter trout waters, maps and fish stocking reports visit the department’s website at www.wildlife.state.nm.us