This fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg and Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area …
This fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg and Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) 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.
Catches of the Week
Canjilon Lakes: Heather Sandoval of Río Rancho caught a 19-inch, 3-pound rainbow trout using purple PowerBait Aug. 31.
Conchas Lake: Marty McNamara of Española caught a 4-pound largemouth bass using a drop shot rig Sept. 1.
Cowles Ponds: Angelena Lovato, age 11, of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch rainbow trout using peach garlic PowerBait Sept. 2.
Eagle Nest Lake: Lorenzo Roybal of Velarde caught a 40-inch, 17-pound northern pike using a gold Kastmaster Sept. 8. Austin Mares, age 13, of Ratón caught a 25-inch, 3-pound northern pike using a neon green and orange hot popper lure Sept. 2.
Elephant Butte Lake: Esperanza Montano, age 14, of Albuquerque caught her first white bass jigging a Kastmaster Sept. 2. Joseph and Ava Calcutt, ages 6 and 4, of Albuquerque caught a lot of white bass jigging Kastmasters Sept. 8. Omar Duran Jr., age 11, of El Paso, Texas, caught a cooler full of white bass with his father jigging white and yellow Bomber slab spoons Sept. 7.
Fenton Lake: Carlos Garcia, age 5, of Albuquerque caught his first fish, a 16-inch rainbow trout using worms Sept. 1. Kenneth Peralta of Los Lunas caught a 20-inch, 2-pound trout using a Panther Martin spinner Sept. 2.
Pecos River: Buck Gibson of Roswell caught a 36-inch, 22-pound catfish using night crawlers on the Pecos River five miles north of Roswell Aug. 26.
Río Grande Gorge: Mike Botto of Río Rancho caught and released a 19-inch brown trout using a Panther Martin spinner Aug. 29.
Roswell Kids Pond: Gael Reyes, age 6, of Roswell caught a 23-inch catfish using hot dogs Sept. 8.
Santa Rosa Lake: Diane Ciampolillo of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch, 3-pound walleye bottom bouncing using a night crawler Sept. 3.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Anthony Leeder, age 11, Gabriel Leeder, age 8, and Faith Leeder, age 6, of Río Rancho caught 12 trout, the biggest being 17.5-inches, using pink PowerBait Sept. 1. Cousins Garcia, Gonzales and Sais, ages 4 to 11, of Albuquerque caught two 20-inch trout and seven other trout using garlic PowerBait Aug. 31.
Tingley Beach: Sammy Alonzo of Albuquerque caught a 29-inch, 19-pound catfish using hot dogs Aug. 31.
Abiquiú Lake: Angler activity was light but limited reports indicated fishing for walleye and bass was fair to good using brown curly-tail grubs. Fishing for catfish was fair using night crawlers. The lake has remained open to anglers but not swimmers due to the presence of blue green algae. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.
Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 285 cubic feet per second (cfs). We had no reports from anglers this week.
Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using night crawlers and small crankbaits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair using swimbaits, jointed crankbaits and top water lures. Fishing for catfish was fair using hot dogs. Fishing for trout was very slow.
Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs.
Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair using worms, spinners and PowerBait.
Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiú were 803 cfs and 563 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using salmon eggs, worms, Panther Martin spinners, night crawlers, nymph flies, egg pattern flies and PowerBait. Fishing below Abiquiú Lake for trout was slow.
Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish, perch and small mouth bass was slow to fair using minnows and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species.
Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was good using garlic/cheese/corn flavored PowerBait and rainbow PowerEggs.
Heron Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait and salmon eggs.
Jemez Waters: Streamflow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 7.57 cfs. Fishing for trout in the Valles Caldera and Río San Antonio was good using terrestrial pattern flies. Fishing for trout on the East Fork was good using small worms and spinners.
Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was fair to good using gold spinners and PowerBait.
Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was very good using terrestrial pattern flies.
Lake Farmington: Fishing from shore for smallmouth bass was fair to good using small jerk baits and top-water jitterbugs.
Navajo Lake: Fishing for pike was fair using swimbaits. The best pike fishing reports came from anglers fishing the San Juan arm of the lake. Fishing for bass was slow but some anglers reported having success using white crank baits. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using purple and orange spinners tipped with corn fished 45 to 75 feet deep near the dam. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.
San Juan River: Streamflow Monday morning was 1,220 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using small midge larva and pupa fly patterns in dark colors. Top-water fly-fishing for trout was fair using midge clusters and Griffith Gnats around grassy banks. There were a lot of mosquitoes last week and bug spray is recommended.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using garlic PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and small flies.
Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using hot dogs, chicken liver, chicken blood Magic Bait and worms.
Trout Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.
Cimarrón River: Streamflow near Cimarrón Monday morning was 45.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait, yellow stimulator flies, terrestrial fly patterns and caddis dry flies.
Clayton Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using buzz baits and Rooster Tail spinners. Fishing for trout was slow to fair using PowerBait and night crawlers. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.
Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using drop shot rigs, crankbaits, senkos and creature baits. Fishing was fair to good for white bass and walleye using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using hot dogs.
Costilla Creek: Streamflow near Costilla Monday was 61.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as yellow sallies, hoppers and spruce moth flies.
Cowles Ponds: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.
Coyote Creek: Fishing for trout was fair to good using salmon eggs.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using salmon peach PowerBait. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using Kastmasters. We had no reports this week on other species.
Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms.
Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.
Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was good using woolly buggers, PowerBait, worms and Pistol Pete spinners.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait.
Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using terrestrial flies with a small beadhead dropper.
Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.
Pecos River: Streamflow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 40.5 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, woolly buggers, leech pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.
Red River: Streamflow below the hatchery Monday morning was 48.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, nymph flies fished as a dropper under a terrestrial fly, Rapalas and Panther Martin spinners.
Río Grande: Streamflow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 533 cfs. The water clarity was improving and fishing for trout in the gorge was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners and large flies. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait, hot dogs and night crawlers. Anglers are advised to bring bug spray.
Río Hondo: Streamflow Monday morning near Valdez was 19.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using small hopper flies.
Río Mora: Streamflow Monday morning was 12.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Río Pueblo: Streamflow Monday morning near Peñasco was 9.46 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using Parachute Adams, mosquito flies and dry dropper combos with a small beadhead as the dropper fly.
Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing for trout was slow.
Shuree Ponds: We hand no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.
Ute Lake: Fishing for bass was good using top-water lures early in the morning. Fishing for smallmouth bass was good using drop-shot rigs and wacky rigged stick baits in 10 to 20 feet of water. Fishing for largemouth bass was good using chatter baits and flukes worked in heavy cover. Fishing for walleye was slow. Fishing for white bass was good using jigging spoons in 30 to 45 feet of water and trolling chartreuse and white crank baits in the Spring Canyon area. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver, night crawlers and dough bait. Fishing for bluegill was very good using worms. We had no reports on other species. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the upper 70s.
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