Courtesy New Mexico Department of Game & Fish

Fran Miller Smith of Tucumcari caught a 3.5-pound walleye using a nightcrawler worm Oct. 20 at Ute Lake.

Catch of the Week

Bluewater Lake:  Dominic Valencia of Albuquerque caught a 40-inch, 16-pound tiger muskie and two 30-inch tiger muskies using a hotdog and a green and orange jerkbait Nov. 4.

Eagle Nest Lake: Michael Kennedy of Albuquerque caught and released 21-inch and 23-inch rainbow trout using purple PowerBait Nov. 4.

Elephant Butte Lake: Ken Mitchell of El Paso, Texas caught a 22-pound striped bass trolling a spinner rig Nov. 4.

Pecos River: Joshua Arriola of Roswell caught a 17-inch, 4-pound largemouth bass near Carlsbad using an orange and white Booyah spinnerbait Nov. 4.

Tingley Beach: Angelo Martinez of Los Lunas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs Nov. 4.

Ute Lake: Fran Miller Smith of Tucumcari caught a 3.5-pound walleye using a nightcrawler worm Oct. 20.

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