Catch of the Week
Bluewater Lake: Olson Begay of Tse Bonito caught and released a 38.5-inch tiger muskie using a Savage Gear swimbait Sept. 25. Dominic Valencia of Albuquerque caught a 42-inch tiger muskie using a hotdog Sept. 16.
Cochiti Lake: Carson Bullard, age 9, of Rio Rancho caught a 3.5-pound smallmouth bass using a white and silver crankbait Sept. 26. Molly Bullard, age 7, of Rio Rancho caught a 19-inch walleye using a white and silver crankbait Sept. 26.
Eagle Rock Lake: Ashtyn Jett McMullin, age 6, of Arroyo Hondo caught her first trout using pink PowerBait Sept. 18.
Elephant Butte Lake: Malachi James Cruz, age 11, of Roswell caught and released a 3-pound striper using a white curly tail jig Sept. 26. Julian Trujillo of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch, 5-pound largemouth bass using a minnow Sept. 25. Brandon Marshall of Las Cruces caught a 17-inch smallmouth bass trolling a jointed Rapala lure Sept. 25. Brian Turnbull of Alamogordo caught and released a 15-inch striper using a white crankbait Sept. 24. Brian Rittel of El Paso, Texas caught eight crappie using green grubs near the Dam Site Marina Sept. 16.
Fenton Lake: Richard Candelaria of Albuquerque caught his limit of rainbow trout, measuring 18 to 21 inches, using a variety of flies Sept. 25.
Laguna del Campo: Jessa Gomez, age 3, of La Puebla caught two 20-inch rainbow trout using orange PowerBait Sept. 23.
Lake Farmington: Daniel Sanchez of Los Lunas caught a 16.5-inch smallmouth bass using a worm Sept. 26.
Navajo Lake: Diane Barnes of Farmington caught an 18-inch smallmouth bass using a green with red flake Senko worm Sept. 17.
Pecos River: Daniel Salaz of Albuquerque caught a 25-inch, 5.4-pound rainbow trout using PowerBait Sept. 21.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Katelyn, Kaydence and Karleigh Romero, ages 9 and 10, of Cochiti Pueblo caught their limits of rainbow trout, including a 20-incher, using Klinkhamer flies, Slumpbuster flies and Pistol Pete spinner flies Sept. 26.
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