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Fishing Information  

Last Updated: 11/26/2014

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Weekly Fishing Report

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This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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.

 

Catches of the Week:

Monastery Lake: Nov. 22, Bronson Macias and his father caught an 18-inch rainbow and a 22-inch rainbow. They were using orange Power Bait.

Ute Lake: Nov. 22, Dominic Mata of Santa Fe caught a 9.5-pound catfish. He was fishing for walleye and white bass and using a slab spoon.  

 

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week, include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.



Nov 25, 2014

 

Northeast

 

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.
Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 7.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using slab spoons for a mix of white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species.
Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. The boat ramp has been closed due to low water conditions. The lake remains open to canoes, kayaks and other small paddle craft.
Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Alice: Fishing was good using Power Bait and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing pressure was light.
Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using gold spoons, Power Bait, salmon eggs, bead-head prince nymphs and copper John Barrs for trout. We had no reports on perch. Fishing pressure was very light.
Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.
Monastery Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using salmon peach and orange Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout.
Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.
Mt View Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 15 cfs. Trout fishing in the Villanueva area was rated as slow to fair by anglers using salmon eggs.
Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 38 cfs. Fishing was good using tungsten jig head nymphs, poundmeisters, copper John Barrs and salmon eggs for trout.
Rio Costilla: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 602 cfs. Trout fishing was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using weighted wooly buggers and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 12 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 11 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light. As of Monday, a thin layer of ice had formed on the lake. Call the state park office at (505) 425-7278 for updated conditions.
Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using slab spoons and blade baits for white bass. Several anglers reported catching limits this past week. They found most of the fish in 26 to 32 feet of water. Fishing was good using blade baits and slab spoons for walleye.  Anglers having the best luck were working blade baits slowly and a bit deeper than the white bass. We had no on other species. Fishing pressure was light. The surface water temp was in the low 50s.

 

 

Northwest

 

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was extremely light.
Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 424 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing pressure was light and fishing was slow for all species. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use bait fish at this lake.
Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using gold spoons and salmon eggs.
Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 127 cfs and 74 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using salmon eggs, San Juan worms and egg patterns for a mixed bag of rainbow and brown trout. Fishing above El Vado was fair using assorted dry flies. Fishing below Abiquiu was good using wooly buggers, copper John Barrs and salmon eggs.
Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Fenton Lake: Trout fishing was good using gold Kastmasters, olive wooly buggers, garlic scented Power Bait and olive and black Pistol Petes.
Heron Lake: Kokanee snagging was a hit and miss proposition this past week as some anglers managed limits while others zeroed. The best areas again were near the dam and in the Ridge Rock area. Fishing for trout in the dam area was fair using salmon eggs, Power Bait and roe sacs. We had no reports on other species.
Jackson Lake: Trout fishing was fair for some and good for others. Best baits were Power Bait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez as of Monday was 26 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez River was fair using copper John Barrs and salmon eggs. We had no reports from the other streams in the area.
Laguna Del Campo: Closed for the season.
Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair to good using Kastmasters, Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Navajo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
San Gregorio: We had no reports from anglers.
San Juan River: Water flow below Navajo Dam on Monday was 357 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using foam wing emergers, RS2s, fluff baetis, San Juan worms, egg patterns and small bead-head pheasant tails. Fishing through the bait waters was fair using salmon eggs, wooly buggers, copper John Barrs and San Juan worms.
Santa Cruz Lake: This water has closed to boating and will remain closed until mid-July of 2015. The only fishing access will be from the overlook, which will remain open. The Bureau of Land Management will be renovating the north lake campground, boat launch, picnic area and main access road. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using marshmallows, Power Bait, Kastmasters and salmon eggs for trout.  Trout fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was fair using small streamers.
Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

 

 

Southwest

 

Bear Canyon: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait, homemade dough baits and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.
Bill Evans Lake: Trout fishing was good using garlic scented and salmon peach Power Bait, small spoons, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.
Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with the exception of a few catfish caught by anglers using stink baits. The water was murky.
Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using slab spoons, grubs and blade baits for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s. 
Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using orange, red and chartreuse Power Bait, Pistol Petes and Kastmasters for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 78 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Percha Dam: Fishing was slow for all species.
Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.
Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 2.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Young Pond: Fishing was good using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using small spoons. We had no reports on other species.

 

 

 

Southeast

 

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using spoons, salmon eggs, and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 99 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs for trout.   
Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Bonito Lake: Closed.
Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using Power Bait.
Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes and artificial worms for largemouth bass and crank baits for white bass. David Wolf and his daughter were here on the 22nd and caught and released six largemouth bass. They were using Gary Yamamoto worms. Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs for trout.
Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Green Meadow Lake:  Fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Van: A recent golden algae bloom has resulted in a fish kill and stocking has been temporarily halted.  
Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was very good using marshmallows and Power Bait for trout. Several limits were caught. We had no reports on other species.
Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner on Monday was 28 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood on Monday was 21 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs for trout.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.
Sumner Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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