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Catch of the Day

Submitted by New Mexico Game & Fish
Posted 11/20/18

Here are the latest catches from Eagle Nest Lake to Navajo Lake, and different lakes throughout the state.

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Catch of the Day


If you have a catch of the week story or 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. For catches of the week, include name, date and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

Eagle Nest Lake: Levi Lucero of Taos caught a 20.5-inch rainbow trout Nov. 6. He was fishing near the dam and using a crappie spinner with a 1/4- ounce jig head and a pink curly tail grub.

Elephant Butte Lake: Dean Leavengood of Elephant Butte caught and released a 40-inch blue catfish estimated to weigh between 40- and 50-pounds Nov. 6. He was using a 4-inch black and purple flake green pumpkin tube. Kelly McKee and his son Forest of Las Cruces, caught and released a 46-inch flathead catfish estimated at over 50-pounds Nov. 4. He was using an 1/8-ounce jig with a 4-inch Gulp Alive minnow on medium-light tackle. Dean Leavengood caught and released a 6-pound largemouth bass Nov. 2. He was using a green pumpkin senko.

Fenton Lake: Jerry Hicks of Albuquerque caught and released an approximately 24-inch rainbow trout Nov. 8. He was using a red and white Daredevil.

Grindstone Reservoir: Faye Luther, 5, and Lucy Luther, 7, of Albuquerque each caught 11-inch rainbow trout Nov. 3. It was their first fish and they were using worms.

Lake Van: Jordan Richburg, 9, caught a 28.5-inch catfish and Kade Richburg, 7, caught an albino catfish. They were using shrimp and night crawlers.

Navajo Lake: Steve Herrera of Santa Fe caught a 28-inch rainbow trout Nov. 7. He was trolling a crank bait.

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