CATCHES OF THE WEEK
Caden Barth, 9, of Albuquerque, caught a 21-inch, 3.7-pound, walleye on Saturday at Abiquiu. He was using a curly tail grub.
Chris Ortega of Albuquerque caught a 22 ½ -inch rainbow trout and a 20-inch brown trout on the Chama River on Saturday. He was fishing the upper Chama and using a custom tied modified black, crimson and gold weighted stone fly.
Sigi Molinar of Santa Fe caught a 32-inch carp at Cochiti Lake on June 15. He was using PowerBait.
At Eagle Nest Lake, Becky Schweitzer of Johnson, Kansas, caught a 24 ¼ -inch, 4 ½ -pound rainbow trout on Friday. She was using a Platte River Special. … Frank Baca of Española caught a 23-inch, 4 ¼ -pound rainbow trout on Sunday. He was fishing with ultra-light tackle and using PowerBait.
Arnold Lueras of Tomé caught a 20-inch rainbow trout at El Vado Lake on Saturday. He was using a yellow Panther Martin.
Shelby Sillivent of Amarillo caught a 23-inch rainbow trout on Saturday at Lake Maloya. She was using a PowerBait mixture of salmon peach, salmon glitter red and a little glitter orange and fishing on the bottom.
At Navajo Lake, Phillip George of Farmington caught a 20-inch, 2 ¼ -pound kokanee on June 15. He was using a kokanee killer. … Paul Sergel of Rio Rancho caught a 39-inch, 16-pound, northern pike June 15. He was using a jig with a plastic crawfish trailer.
Pat Garcia of Santa Fe caught a 24-inch rainbow trout on the Pecos River on Sunday. He was using salmon eggs.
At Shady Lakes, Zerrik Harrinston, 11, of Rio Rancho, caught a 21-inch rainbow trout. He was using hatchery formulated PowerBait. … Manual Padilla of Albuquerque brought in a 22-inch full-bodied rainbow trout on a leech lure. … Eric Martin of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch rainbow trout on a Pistol Pete minnow lure.
AROUND THE STATE
SHADY LAKES: The trout continue to bite actively on nightcrawler worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait. We restocked the trout ponds on June 5 with 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout. Right now bigmouth bass and bluegill are catch-and-release only as the fish are in spawning season.
SANDIA LAKES: Fishing at lakes 1 and 2 has been very good for catfish. Anglers have been catching their limits using night crawlers, garlic chicken livers and various stink baits. We last stocked on June 15 with 8,000 pounds of channel catfish. Our annual catfish tag tournament will begin July 1. Desiree Benavidez
NOTES FROM GAME & FISH
Fishing at ABIQUIU LAKE was very good using curly tail grubs, spinners, woolly buggers, tubes, jerk baits, crank baits and night crawlers for smallmouth bass.
At FENTON LAKE, fishing was very good using assorted colors and scents of Power-Bait, Fire Balls, meal worms, copper John Barrs, chamois leeches, black leeches, woolly buggers, caddis imitations, parachute Adams, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout.
Stream flow on the JEMEZ RIVER near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 22.3 cfs. The heat has had a major effect on the stream fishing. Fishing access has remained open to all streams west of US Hwy 4 while crews battle the Cajete fire.
Trout fishing was very good at LAKE MALOYA using gold Colorado spoons, Pistol Petes, brown bead-head woolly buggers, elk hair caddis, parachute Adams and PowerBait. The best reports are coming from anglers fishing the evening hours.
Trout fishing at LAKE ALICE was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, copper John Barrs, woolly buggers, parachute Adams and Kastmasters.
At EL VADO LAKE, fishing was good trolling with yellow Panther Martins for a mixed bag of kokanee salmon and rainbow trout.
Fishing at STORRIE LAKE was good using woolly buggers, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.
Fishing at EAGLE ROCK LAKE was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms, Pistol Petes and Kastmasters for trout.
At UTE LAKE, fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was good using senkos, tubes, curly tail grubs and finesse worms.
At EAGLE NEST LAKE, fishing for trout was good using PowerBait from the bank and from anchored boats. Anglers also had good luck trolling with Platte River specials, Christmas tree kokanee killers or double whammies combinations baited with corn, salmon eggs or PowerBait.
Stream flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 4,750 cfs. The flow is expected to ramp down beginning Friday and last about 12 days. The next releases are scheduled Friday to 4,000 cfs and Monday to 3,400 cfs. Trout fishing from drift boats was good using San Juan worms, orange and peach egg patterns, woolly buggers, large bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and orange and red annelids.
At ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE, fishing was good using cut bait, hot dogs, dead minnows and chicken liver for catfish.