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Fishing Line for Jan. 3

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

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Fishing at TINGLEY BEACH’s Central Pond was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, wax worms and small artificial grubs for trout.Trout fishing on the ALBUQUERQUE AREA DRAINS this past week was good using wax worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls, San Juan worms and small streamers. Streamflow on the SAN JUAN RIVER below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 367 cfs. Fishing through the high-quality waters was fair to good using red larva, bright-colored egg patterns, bunny leeches, princess nymphs and Desert Storms. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, Gulp eggs, egg patterns and earth worms. Fishing at ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE was slow to fair using spoons, blade baits and jigs for white bass and largemouth bass. Fishing for catfish was slow, but a few were caught by anglers using liver and homemade dough bait. Streamflow on the RIO GRANDE below Elephant Butte on Monday morning was 1.26 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Streamflow on the RIO GRANDE at the Taos Junction Bridge was 285 cfs. Before the winter storm hit, trout fishing was good using woolly buggers, red larva, San Juan worms and salmon eggs. Monday morning flows on the CHAMA RIVER below El Vado and Abiquiu were 24.2 cfs and 105 cfs, respectively. Trout fishing at both locations was fair using small streamers, small bead-head nymphs and salmon eggs.Streamflow on the PECOS RIVER near Pecos on Monday morning was 42.2 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.flow on the RED RIVER below the hatchery Monday morning was 23.2 cfs. Trout fishing below Questa was fair using salmon eggs and PowerBait.EAGLE NEST LAKE opened to ice fishing Dec. 28. The ice was 9 to 11 inches thick, and the lake was open to snowmobiles and ATVs. Fishing for rainbow trout and perch was good using small ice jigs with meal worms and PowerBait. Our only northern pike report was that of a fish that took an angler’s perch as he was reeling it in. Streamflow on the JEMEZ RIVER on Monday morning was 37.0 cfs. Fishing below Battleship Rock was good using salmon eggs and copper John Barrs for trout. All streams north of Battleship Rock are frozen.FENTON LAKE remained closed for ice fishing as of Monday morning. For updates, call the state park office at 575-829-3630.BLUEWATER LAKE has been closed to boating and about 50 percent was iced over as of Sunday morning. Shoreline fishing was available. For updated conditions, call the state park office at 505-876-2391.As of Monday, there was a thin layer of ice on EL VADO LAKE and it was closed to fishing. For updated conditions, call the state park office at 575-588-7470.STORRIE LAKE was iced over as of Monday morning and closed to fishing. For updates, contact the state park office at 505-425-7278.LAKE ALICE and LAKE MALOYA are closed to fishing, due to dangerous ice conditions. For updated conditions, call the state park office at 575-445-5607.Fishing at BERRENDO CREEK was very good using spinners, spoons and PowerBait for trout. At GLENWOOD POND, fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.Fishing at ALUMNI POND was good using PowerBait, garlic cheese and homemade dough bait for trout. Stream

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