CATCHES OF THE WEEK
Josiah Truong, 5, of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch channel catfish June 14 at Tingley Beach. He was fishing the kids pond and using shrimp.
David Sides of Albuquerque caught and released a 37-inch, 16-pound tiger muskie June 12 at Bluewater Lake. He was fishing from a kayak and using a 3-inch red and white streamer.
Ariel Griego, 6, of Albuquerque, helped her dad Chris land a 21-inch brown trout June 17 on the San Juan River. They were using worms.
Ramona Urioste of Las Vegas, N.M. caught a 24-inch, 4-pound carp June 11 at Storrie Lake. She was using worms.
AROUND THE STATE
HERON LAKE: Fishing is fair, trolling for rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon. It’s best trolling shallow with lead core line out 2½ to 4 colors. With down-riggers, go 10 to 17 feet down. Bait fishing from shore is a little slower at the dam in the Ridge Rock area. It’s somewhat better down from La Laja campground area. Game and Fish rangers conducted a fish survey early last week and were pleased that they trapped over 100 rainbows and Kokanee in one night. Their traps were set in front of the island and close to the east shoreline. This is real good compared to catching only 12 fish in one night at another lake the previous week. Water visibility is pretty clear and surface water temperature is 65 degrees. Very few boats have been out but camping at all of the well-maintainted campgrounds is great.
Don Wolfley, Stone House Lodge
SHADY LAKES: The rainbow trout are averaging 10-12 inches, but multiple stringers with 18- to 24-inch rainbow have been caught this past week. Trout are biting on night crawler worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait. Catch and release large mouth bass and bluegill activity is strong. Bass are ranging 2.5-4.5 pounds, but 6.5-pound bass can be seen from the lake banks. Bass/bluegill are biting on plastics and top water lures.
NOTES from GAME & FISH
Fishing through the high-quality waters of the SAN JUAN RIVER was rated very good by anglers using ant patterns, hoppers, midge clusters, red annelids, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, mini Macs, RS2s, Griffiths gnats and foam beetles. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using midge clusters, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, chamois leeches, Kastmasters, jerk baits and Fire Balls.
At NAVAJO LAKE, fishing was good using jerk baits, top water lures, tubes, crank baits, senkos, finesse worms, sweet beavers and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was good using worms for perch.
Fishing in TINGLEY BEACH’S Central and Youth ponds was fair to good using liver, homemade dough bait, shrimp, hot dogs and worms for catfish.
Fishing at ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE was good using sassy shad, spoons, crank baits and curly tail grubs for white bass.
Stream flow on the RIO GRANDE below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,930 cfs. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait and shrimp for catfish.
Fishing at COCHITI LAKE was fair using minnows for white bass and small crappie.
Fishing at ABIQUIU LAKE was good using tubes, jerk baits, crank baits, curly tail grubs and small swim baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits and spoons for walleye. Fishing for crappie was good using small crank baits, tubes and white jigs.
At LAKE MALOYA, fishing was excellent using salmon peach and yellow corn PowerBait, Pistol Petes, gold spinners and spoons, elk hair caddis and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout.
Fishing from the bank at EAGLE NEST LAKE was very good using worms for perch.
Stream flow on the RED RIVER below the hatchery on Monday morning was 40.8 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Fire Balls, copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, night crawlers, small spoons and PowerBait.
Stream flow on the RIO GRANDE on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 220 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, mop flies, leeches, San Juan worms, Kastmasters, Panther Martins, Mepps spinners and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout.
Stream flow on COSTILLA CREEK below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 33.6 cfs. Trout fishing was good using parachute Adams, elk hair caddis and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout.
Fishing was good at CHARETTE LAKES using worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout ranging in size from 11 to 21 inches.
The CIMARRON RIVER through Cimarron Canyon and the Gravel Pit Lakes remain closed until further notice.
Fishing at CLAYTON LAKE was good using worms and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and spinners for walleye. Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait and spoons for trout.
Fishing at STORRIE LAKE was fair to good using PowerBait, marshmallows and Fire Balls for trout.
Fishing at CONCHAS LAKE was good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.
Fishing for walleye at SUMNER LAKE was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad, minnows and spoons. Fishing was good using jerk baits, top water lures, senkos, sweet beavers, crank baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.
Fishing at BLUEWATER LAKE was good using crank baits, jerk baits, spoons, in-line spinners and streamers for tiger muskie.
Fishing at ALTO LAKE was good using PowerBait, marshmallows, gold spinners and Fire Balls for trout.
Fishing at GRINDSTONE RESERVOIR was good using PowerBait, marshmallows and Fire Balls for rainbow trout.
At SANTA ROSA LAKE, fishing was good using sweet beavers, senkos, tubes, salt craws, jerk baits, crank baits and top water lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.