Reel Talk: August 30

By Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish
Posted 8/31/18

NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORTThis fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. …

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Reel Talk: August 30

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NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

August 28, 2018

Northeast

Charette Lakes: Fishing was very good using a wide assortment of PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs.

Cimarron River: Streamflow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 6.40 cfs. We had no reports on the river. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait and worms.

Costilla Creek: Streamflow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was 38.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Fishing was excellent using PowerBait and worms for perch. A few were also caught by anglers using small spinners and salmon eggs. Fishing was fair to good trolling pink wedding rings and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait or corn for a mixed bag of rainbow trout and kokanee. Anglers fishing from the bank also reported catching several trout. They were using worms, PowerBait, spinners and small spoons. We had no reports on northern pike. The surface water temperature was in the mid to high 60s. The 26th Annual Fish Fest will be held (Saturday-next Sunday)Sept. 1-9. For more information call (575) 377-6941.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair to good using ant patterns, copper John Barrs, hoppers, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, worms, wooly buggers and Panther Martins for trout up to 18 inches.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout. Mario Gonzales of Albuquerque reported great fishing over the weekend. His catch included an 18.5-inch rainbow. He was using a No. 4 Panther Martin.

Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.

Red River: Streamflow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 40.9 cfs. Trout fishing was good using prince nymphs, terrestrials, worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Río Grande: Streamflow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 159 cfs. Fishing was good using crane flies, beadhead hare's ears, beadhead pheasant tails, elk hair caddis, gold spinners, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing was good using corn for carp. We had no reports on other species.

Río Hondo: Streamflow on Monday morning near Valdez was 10.0 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using prince nymphs and elk hair caddis for trout.

Río Mora: Streamflow near Terrero on Monday morning was 19.4 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Río Pueblo: Streamflow near Penasco on Monday morning was 6.64 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using blade baits and slab spoons for white bass. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and chicken livers on rod and reel and on trot lines for catfish. Fishing was good using night crawlers for bluegill. Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, senkos, tubes and creature baits for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows under lights for crappie. Fishing for walleye was slow. The surface water temperature was in the high 70s.

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