Courtesy New Mexico Department of Game & Fish

Carter Gallegos, 6, of Santa Rosa caught a 16-inch rainbow trout using a piece of bread Sept. 19 on the Pecos River.

Catch of the Week

Bluewater Lake: Robert Gutierrez of Sandia Park caught a 32-inch tiger muskie using a green and yellow crankbait Sept. 19. Eric Baros of Los Lunas caught and released a 41-inch tiger muskie using a silver spoon Sept. 18. Maria Baros of Albuquerque caught and released a 32-inch tiger muskie using a waterdog Sept. 18.

Fenton Lake: Ernesto Pena of Jemez Springs caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using a black and yellow Stillerz by Character Lures Sept. 19.

Navajo Lake: Michael Brown, age 5, of Rio Rancho caught a bluegill using his Spiderman rod with a green grub Sept. 17. Jim McDonald of El Paso, Texas caught a 38-inch, 15-pound pike using a crankbait in 20 feet of water Sept. 12.

Pecos River: Carter Gallegos, age 6, of Santa Rosa caught a 16-inch rainbow trout using a piece of bread Sept. 19.

Rio Grande: Seth Hardy of Red River caught a 17-inch cutbow trout using a hand-tied white and grey streamer fly near Questa Sept. 18. Sergio Prieto of El Paso, Texas caught a 24.5-pound catfish south of Caballo Lake using fresh-cut shad bait Sept. 17.

San Juan River: Ashlyn Johnson of Aztec caught a 16-inch brown trout using a red annelid fly Sept. 12.

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 funfishingnm@gmail.com. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, location, type of fish, length, and weight if possible, and bait, lure or fly used.

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