Reel report

Catch of the week

Alto Lake: Alan Fiala of Ruidoso caught a 31-inch, 15-pound catfish using a nightcrawler worm July 8.

Bear Canyon Lake: Irma Herrada of El Paso, Texas, caught a 21-inch catfish using worms July 3.

Bluewater Lake: Johnny Chavez of Thoreau caught a 43-inch, 20-pound tiger muskie using a 7-inch swimbait on the Thoreau side of the lake July 3. Jordan Brown of Grants caught a limit of rainbow trout using salmon eggs June 26.

Caballo Lake: Chon Chavarria of Las Cruces caught a 20-pound catfish using cut bait July 8.

Canjilon Lakes: Christina Baros, age 2, of Hernandez caught her first fish, a rainbow trout, using worms July 4.

Chama River: Gianna Kay Maynes, age 6, of Española caught a 17.5-inch brown trout using nightcrawler worms July 9.

Clayton Lake: Marcos Balizan, age 6, of Eagle Nest caught several 15-inch catfish using nightcrawler worms July 9.

Cochiti Lake: Josiah Romo, age 13, of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch catfish using chicken liver July 10.

Fenton Lake: Isaac Chavarria of Española caught a 17-inch rainbow trout using a Woolly Bugger fly July 4. Daniel Garcia, Jr. of Albuquerque caught a 16-inch rainbow trout using green garlic PowerBait July 4.

Gallinas River: Adam Gonzales of Las Vegas caught and released a 22-inch rainbow trout using a mop fly July 9.

Grindstone Reservoir: Staci Saiz and her husband Kooper Saiz of Roswell caught their limits of trout, including a 17-inch rainbow trout caught by Staci, using PowerBait July 10.

Lake Maloya: Yuki Martinez of Raton caught a 19-inch, 2.8-pound rainbow trout using PowerBait July 3.

Monastery Lake: Agnes Ulibarri of Santa Fe caught a 19-inch trout using salmon egg PowerBait July 8.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Taiyari Romero, age 6, of Santa Fe caught a 13-inch rainbow trout using green PowerBait July 3.

Red River: Abrielle Jaurequi, age 6, of Carlsbad caught a 15.25-inch rainbow trout at the Red River Fish Hatchery using chartreuse PowerBait July 7.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Kennedy Cox, age 5, of Portales caught a 19-inch rainbow trout using PowerBait July 10. Jaykob Radman, age 6, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using glitter orange PowerBait June 30.

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 We may include your story in our next report.

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