Reel Talk: October 4

New Mexico fishing report

Submitted by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish
Posted 10/5/18

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. …

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Reel Talk: October 4

New Mexico fishing report

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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.

Northeast

Cimarron River: Streamflow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 27.4 cfs. Fishing was good using beadhead hare's ears, small midge patterns, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

Costilla Creek: Streamflow on Monday morning below Costilla Dam was .35 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait, spinners and jigs for perch. Benny and Laura Espinosa of Las Cruces loaded their stringer with perch this past week. They were using worms. Kaleb Campbell reported excellent perch fishing catching a good number of fish while using a crappie jig. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and Blue Fox spinners for rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee. Kokanee snagging season opened Oct. 1, but we had no reports.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout.

Gallinas River: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and pink salmon eggs for trout.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good for anglers using woolly buggers, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Pecos River: Streamflow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 22.9cfs. Fishing was slow with a few trout caught by anglers using small beadhead pheasant tails, small midge patterns and salmon eggs.

Red River: Streamflow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 34.1 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, San Juan worms, woolly buggers, Fire Balls, PowerBait and worms.

Río Grande: Streamflow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 163 cfs. Trout fishing was good using black woolly buggers, mop flies, crane flies, copper John Barrs, micro mays, Blue Fox spinners and night crawlers. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners and woolly buggers for smallmouth bass. Through the Albuquerque area, fishing was fair using liver, homemade dough bait and dip baits for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Río Mora: Streamflow near Terrero on Monday morning was 9.3 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was fair using woolly buggers and PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Shuree Ponds: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

Storrie Lake: Fishing continued slow with a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. Fishing pressure remained very light.

Crews stocked 105,348 triploid rainbow trout in the following waters: Canjilon Lakes, Cebolla River, Cimarron River (west of Cimarron), Cimarron River Gravel Pit Lakes, Clayton Lake, Costilla River, Eagle Nest Lake, Fenton Lake, Glenwood Pond, Goose Lake, Jemez River, Lake Roberts, Navajo Reservoir, Nutrias Lakes (aka Trout Lakes), Río Pueblo, San Antonio River, San Juan River (Below Quality Waters), Seven Springs Brood Pond, Snow Lake And Storrie Lake.

In addition, crews stocked 299 Río Grande Cutthroat trout in Canjilon Lakes.

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