CATCHES OF THE WEEK
of Los Alamos caught two 20-inch catfish on Sunday at Abiquiu Reservoir. He was using worms.
At Bluewater Lake, Amy Anderson of Los Alamos caught and released a 42-inch tiger muskie on June 12. She was casting a Gulp grub. … On Sunday, Todd Specian of Rio Rancho caught a 42-inch, 21-pound, tiger muskie. He was using a hot dog.
Brandon Ferguson , 4, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch walleye on Sunday at Caballo Lake. He was using a minnow.
Sylvia Vigil of Clayton caught her very first fish. It was a 27-inch,8.66-pound walleye at Clayton Lake on Saturday. She was using dough bait.
At Cochiti Lake, Luther Harris of Albuquerque caught a 3.5-pound walleye on June 11. He was using a curly tail grub. … On June 12, Tod Cecil of Albuquerque caught a 3.4-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a silver Blue Fox spinner. … On Saturday, Mike Molisee caught a 7-pound, 3-ounce largemouth bass. He was using a chartreuse pepper grub.
Nehemiah Anaya , 6, of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch rainbow trout with the help of his cousin Anthony at Eagle Rock Lake on Friday. He was using a yellow plastic worm.
Gary Willmart of Navajo Dam caught an 8-pound walleye at Elephant Butte on June 12. He was trolling a Cotton Cordell crank bait.
The first Bob Gerding Youth Fishing Adventure was held on the San Juan River on Saturday. Big fish awards went to Craig McCarville for biggest fish caught by a boy. It was an 18-inch rainbow trout. For the girls, Shondeen Lucero caught the big fish, a 19-inch rainbow. Both fish were caught on red larva and released.
At Shady Lakes, Danielle Wooten , of Albuquerque, caught a 22-inch rainbow on June 11 with nightcrawlers. … Charles Gallegos , of Albuquerque, landed a 20½-inch trout with worms on Saturday. … Also on Saturday, Nick Burnett , of Beebe, Arkansas, used trout guts to catch-and-release the 20½-inch largemouth bass. … David McClonerey , 11, of Albuquerque, caught a 20-inch rainbow on June 15th on power bait. … Cayden Wood , 10 of Albuquerque, used a Panther Martin on Sunday to bring in a 20-inch rainbow trout.
AROUND THE STATE
HERON LAKE: Fishing remains very slow from shore and from boats. Water is still being released at 200 cfs and diverson water coming in from Willow Creek has decreased so the lake level is starting to recede once again. Bill Dulski of Pinon Ridge caught a nice 17 ¼ -inch and 16 ½ inch Kokanee salmon trolling 10 to 18 feet deep. He was using a Panther Martin and a homemade spinner both with orange blades. Very windy conditions make fishing difficult any later than 10 a.m. Don Wolfley, Heron Lake Guide Service
SHADY LAKES: We stocked with 1,200 pounds of rainbows on Friday. The Easy Catch Trout Pond remains fast, while the Big Trout Pond has been running moderate with best successes on worms and powerbait. The largemouth bass activity has been spectacular, with daily reported numbers of 7-plus bass caught and released on a variety of plastic baits. Earlier morning and mid-to-late afternoon has the best results. Bluegill numbers appear light this year, but they’re actively biting on worms, salmon eggs, and flies. Jan Phillips, director
NOTES from GAME & FISH: Water flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER below Navajo Dam on Monday was 289 cfs. Trout fishing through the quality waters was good using black and grey foam wing emergers, red and grey larvae, BWO emergers, small bead-head pheasant tails and Crystal Flash. Fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms, red larva, foam wing emergers, copper John Barrs and jerk baits.
Trout fishing at CHARETTE LAKES was good with several limits caught by anglers using salmon peach PowerBait.
At QUEMADO LAKE, trout fishing was good using spinners, salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms.
Fishing at CONCHAS LAKE was good using crank baits, jerk baits, curly tail grubs and spinner-night crawler combinations for walleye.
Fishing at EAGLE NEST LAKE was good trolling Arnies, Panther Martins and Platte River specials for kokanee.
Trout fishing at LAKE MALOYA was good using Rooster Tails, Pistol Petes, homemade dough bait and salmon peach PowerBait.
Trout fishing at MAXWELL LAKE 13 was good using PowerBait, garlic cheese, spinners and worms for fish up to 20 inches.
At MORPHY LAKE, trout fishing was good again this past week. Anglers did well using PowerBait, salmon eggs, Panther Martin spinners, Pistol Petes and worms.
Trout fishing on the RIO CASTILLO was good using yellow humpys and small bead-head nymphs.
Fishing at UTE LAKE was good using jigs, bottom-bouncer night crawler rigs and crank baits for walleye. Most were found in about 15 feet of water. Fishing was very good using worms and small grubs for bluegill.
Fishing at BLUEWATER LAKE was good using hot dogs, water dogs, night crawlers and dough bait for catfish.