CATCHES OF THE WEEK
Aaron Earle of Clayton caught a 6-pound channel catfish on Sunday at Clayton Lake. He was using chicken liver.
At Cochiti Lake, Martin Perea, 10, of Glorietta, caught a 28-inch carp on Saturday. He was using corn. … Gary McKenna of Ireland caught a 30-inch carp on Saturday. He was using corn.
Dustin Armstrong of Rio Rancho caught a 16-inch perch on Aug. 1 at El Vado Lake. He was using a green crunch craw.
At Ute Lake, Jose Duran, 18, of Clovis, caught a 30-inch, 18-pound flathead catfish on July 31 at Ute Lake. He was using cut bait. … Chad Black of Logan caught and released a 6.9-pound largemouth bass on Saturday.
AROUND THE STATE
ISLETA LAKES: Fishing at Isleta has been slowing. However, fishing is best in early morning, and limits are reported before it gets hot. Best baits are stink baits, chicken livers, shrimp and worms. A full stocking of catfish is scheduled for the coming week.
Carlos Trujillo, Isleta Lakes & RV Park
SHADY LAKES: We restocked the trout ponds on Wednesday. The rainbow trout are averaging 10-12 inches in the easy-to-catch pond; in the hard-to-catch pond, they’re averaging 14-16 inches. Catch-and-release largemouth bass and perch are biting throughout the day. Bass are ranging between 2½ and 4½ pounds. Bass/perch are biting on top water plastics and nightcrawlers. Open daily, weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
NOTES from GAME & FISH:
Fishing at COCHITI LAKE was good using corn for carp. At MANZANO LAKE, trout fishing was fair using PowerBait. Fishing at TINGLEY BEACH was slow to fair using worms for bluegill. At EL VADO LAKE, fishing continued to be very good using Mepps spinners, Panther Martins, tubes, grubs and worms for smallmouth bass.
Streamflow on the SAN JUAN RIVER from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 490 cfs. Trout fishing through the quality waters was very good using San Juan worms, RS2s, crystal flash emergers, chocolate foam wing emergers, dead chickens, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and red and cream larva. Through the bait waters, anglers did well using San Juan worms, Chernobyl ants, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs, PowerBait, night crawlers, Panther Martin spinners and Yozuri pins minnows. Fishing on LOS PINOS RIVER was good using copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and worms for rainbow and brown trout. flow on on the RIO GRANDE on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 528 cfs. Fishing in the Pilar area was good using elk hair caddis, bead-head wooly buggers, poundmeisters, Panther Martin spinners, Mepps spinners and night crawlers. Fishing at CLAYTON LAKE was good using chicken liver and worms for catfish. At MONASTERY LAKE, fishing was good using Kastmasters, Pistol Petes, hoppers, elk hair caddis and PowerBait for trout. Streamflow on the PECOS RIVER near Pecos on Monday was 93 cfs. Fishing was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait, worms, San Juan worms, prince nymphs, elk hair caddis and Panther Martins for trout. Stream
Fishing at COWLES PONDS was very good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Trout fishing on the GALLINAS RIVER was good using salmon eggs, worms, hoppers and copper John Barrs. Fishing at LAKE MALOYA was good using Pistol Petes, Super Dupers, parachute Adams, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. At GLENWOOD POND, fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. Streamflow on the RIO GRANDE below Elephant Butte on Monday morning was 1,590 cfs. Fishing was good using grubs, spoons, minnows and sassy shad for white bass. At ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE, fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, spinners, sassy shad, minnows and grubs for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using tubes, grubs, Senkos and finesse worms. Night fishing was fair to good using cut bait, minnows, shrimp and chicken liver over baited holes for catfish. Fishing at PERCH LAKE was good using night crawlers, liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing at SANTA ROSA LAKE was fair using crank baits for walleye. At SUMNER LAKE, fishing was fair using chicken liver, bluegill and shrimp for catfish.