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NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT

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Posted 6/20/19

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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NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT

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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.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Abiquiú Lake: John Hutson of Carson caught a 4-pound smallmouth bass and several others June 10. He was using a jig and crawdad.

Bluewater Lake: Aubree Segura, age 8, of Río Rancho caught and released a 27-inch tiger muskie. She was using a Rapala jerk bait. Ryan Barela of Río Rancho caught and released a 37-inch tiger muskie June 15. He was fishing from shore and using catfish bait.

Conchas Lake: Jonathan Johnson of Conchas Dam caught a 25.5-inch, 5-pound walleye June 12. He was using a bottom bouncer spinner/worm rig.

Eagle Nest Lake: Melinda Leyba of Mora caught a 24-inch northern pike June 16. She was using a Kastmaster.

Fenton Lake: Giovanni Herrera of Albuquerque, with a little help from daughter Ariana, caught a 21-inch trout June 15. He was using a Pistol Pete tipped with PowerBait.

Navajo Lake: Joseph Roybal of Pecos caught a 23.5-inch, 4-pound, brown trout June 16. He was trolling a silver shad deep-diving Rapala.

Red River: William Rodden of Silver City caught a 21-inch rainbow trout June 15. He was using green PowerBait.

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 fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, and location; type of fish, length and weight, if possible; and bait, lure or fly used.

June 18, 2019

Northeast

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair for anglers using PowerBait.

Cimarron River: Streamflow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 46.8 cubic feet per second (cfs). Fishing was good using San Juan worms, spinners and worms for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was very good using night crawlers and PowerBait for trout. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using night crawlers and crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using top water lures, swim baits, jerk baits, senkos, jigs, tubes and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, sassy shad and top-water lures for white bass. Fishing was good using bottom bouncer spinner/worm rigs and minnow rigs for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait, worms and liver for catfish. The surface water temp was in the low to mid-70s.

Costilla Creek: Streamflow near Costilla on Monday was 110 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs and worms for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using elk-hair caddis.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair using leeches and chironomids on a sinking tip line, spinners, Kastmasters and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing was good using leech patterns and worms for perch. Fishing was fair using streamers, Kastmasters and spinners for northern pike. We had no reports on kokanee.

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

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

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls, woolly buggers and Pistol Petes for rainbow and brook trout.

Lake Alice: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, spoons, spinners and PowerBait for trout up to 5 pounds.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

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 on Monday morning was 412 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs, woolly buggers and beadhead hares ears for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout.

Red River: Streamflow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 236 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and weighted nymphs for trout.

Río Grande: Streamflow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 4,700 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Río Hondo: Streamflow on Monday morning was 149 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Río Mora: Streamflow on Monday morning was 102 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Río Pueblo: Streamflow on Monday morning near Penasco was 153 cfs. Fishing was good using worms for trout.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Fisher Chick spinners, spoons, Pistol Petes under a bubble, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using worms for big bluegill. Fishing was good using chatter baits, tubes, jigs, senkos and grubs in shallow water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using top water lures and trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using jigs, grubs and minnows in the trees for walleye. Fishing for catfish was slow. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.

Northwest

Abiquiú Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows and grubs for crappie. Fishing was fair using bottom bouncer night crawler rigs, crank baits and minnows for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using worms, tubes and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. Anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 4,690 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers fishing the Bernalillo, Corrales and Albuquerque drains. They were using PowerBait, worms and small spoons.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, swim baits and large streamers for tiger muskie. A few trout and catfish were caught by anglers using PowerBait and hotdogs.

Brazos River: Fishing was good using small beadhead nymphs and worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using spinners and PowerBait for trout. Joe Valdez of Espanola reported catching a 19.5-inch rainbow this past weekend. He was using a silver Kastmaster. He also lost a big fish on a red and white Mepps spinner. Megan Padilla of Albuquerque made her first trip here June 14 and caught an 18-inch rainbow. She was using an olive Pistol Pete.

Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiú were 1,250 cfs and 1,790 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using night crawlers, streamers, woolly buggers, PowerBait, Kastmasters and Rapalas for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiú.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow, but anglers using minnows, jigs, crank baits and spinner baits caught a few largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using beef liver, homemade dough baits, worms and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, jigs and spinners for bass. We had no reports on other species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using spoons, Pistol Petes, night crawlers, PowerBait and a variety of flies for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with just a few carp and rainbow trout caught by anglers using worms and PowerBait.

Jemez Waters: Streamflow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 58 cfs. Fishing on the East Fork, upper Jemez and San Antonio was very good using hoppers with copper John Barr droppers, small green nymphs, worms and stimulators for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on the other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was very good using spoons, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms for trout.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows and crappie bites for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using senkos, top-water lures, baby brush hogs, crank baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, buzz baits and swim baits for northern pike. A few rainbow and brown trout were caught by anglers trolling crank baits. Fishing for kokanee was slow. We had no reports on other species.

San Gregorio Lake: Fishing was slow. One angler reported that the only fish located were fry.

San Juan River: Streamflow on Monday morning was 488 cfs. Trout fishing during the flow ramp down through the quality waters was fair using egg patterns, red and orange larva, San Juan worms, chamois leeches and small streamers. Fishing the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, small spoons and Gulp eggs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, a wide assortment of small flies and Pistol Petes for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was fair using worms for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: Fishing was slow with just a couple of trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

STOCKING REPORT

Crews stocked 136,805 triploid rainbow trout in the following waters Cebolla River, Chama River (above El Vado), Charette Lake Lower, Cow Creek, Coyote Creek (Cuba), Coyote Creek (Near Guadalupita), Coyote Creek Pond, Eagle Nest Lake, Eagle Rock Lake, Fenten Lake, Gallinas Creek, Gallinas Ice Pond, Gallinas River (near Las Vegas), Glenwood Pond, Grindstone Reservoir, Lake Alice (Sugarite Canyon), Lake Maloya, Los Pinos River, Monastary Lake, Mora (Pecos River Drainage), Navajo Reservoir, Pecos River (Cowles to village of Pecos), Quemado Lake, Red River (above Questa), Red River Hatchery Pond, Río Pueblo, Ruidoso River, San Antonio River, San Juan River (below Quality Waters), Sipapu Pond and Storrie Reservoir.In addition, crews stocked 1,800 Gila trout in the Gila River (East, Middle, West Forks).

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