CATCHES OF THE WEEK
Emilee Kupper, of Rio Rancho, with her eight-week-old son Ellis Kupper, caught an 18-inch brown trout on the Chama River below El Vado Lake using a Joe’s Flies pink shrimp lure on Jan. 18. … Glenn May, of Dolores, Colorado, caught and released a 20-inch brown trout below El Vado Lake in the “quality section” of the Chama using a midge fly on Jan. 19.
Susan and Randy Koonce, of New Waverly, Texas, caught their limits of trout, including a 22-inch rainbow using PowerBait at Eagle Nest Lake on Jan. 15.
At Fenton Lake, the father/son team of Greg and Prescott Scargall, of Santa Fe, got their New Mexico Trout Challenge off to a great start by catching 17-inch and 16½-inch Rio Grande cutthroat trout ice fishing using a pink ice fishing jig on Jan. 19. … Matthew Medina and Shaun Jaramillo, of Albuquerque, caught a 20½-inch rainbow trout and a 15-inch cutthroat trout using glow ice jigs tipped with wax worms at the bottom in 8 feet of water on Jan. 20. … Riyan Schmaltz, 11, caught his first cutthroat trout using a gold Thomas Colorado spoon on Jan. 20.