CATCHES OF THE WEEK
Israel Martinez, Paisley Martinez and the Parker boys of Odessa, Texas caught their limit of rainbow trout at Alto Lake using garlic PowerBait Saturday.
At Bottomless Lakes on Sunday, Gilbert and Tanya Rodriguez, of El Paso, caught and released 32 rainbow trout using salmon eggs. … Avery Knight, Ashley Knight, Chevy Wyatt and Valerie Wyatt of Roswell caught 20 trout using PowerBait.
At Fenton Lake, Luke Grossetete, of Albuquerque, had a great start to his New Mexico Trout Challenge catching and releasing over 30 trout including a 15-inch Rio Grande cutthroat using a dull yellow fly jig Saturday. … Ashley Kowalewski, of Los Alamos, caught her first trout, a 20-inch 2¾-pound pound rainbow, using a Kastmaster lure Sunday.
At Tingley Beach on Saturday, Jeniffer Howe, of Albuquerque, caught her limit of trout using homemade dough bait. … Diego Anaya, age 8, and Santiago Anaya, age 6, of Albuquerque caught their limit of trout at the youth pond using Berkley Honey Worms.
AROUND THE STATE
EAGLE NEST LAKE: Robert Buffon of Westcliff, Colorado won the top prize of $1,074 for catching the largest trout in the Jan. 25 ice fishing tournament. Buffon’s fish measured 20¾ inches. The tournament had 405 contestants.
NOTES from GAME & FISH: Fishing for trout at TINGLEY BEACH was good using garlic scented PowerBait, corn, Berkley Honey Worms and homemade dough bait.
Fishing for trout in the ALBUQUERQUE AREA DRAINS was fair to good using salmon eggs.
Monday morning flows on the CHAMA RIVER below El Vado and Abiquiu were 102 cfs and 76.7 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was fair to good using small spinners and midge flies.
Fishing for trout at BOTTOMLESS LAKES was very good using salmon eggs and PowerBait.
Streamflow on the SAN JUAN RIVER Monday morning was 491 cfs. Fishing for trout in the “quality waters” section was fair to good using size 24 and 26 midge nymph patterns, egg patterns, small olive bunny leech streamers and size 24 grey adult midge dry fly patterns. Fishing for trout in the “bait waters” was fair to good using flies, PowerBait and salmon eggs. Water clarity was about 18 inches of visibility.
At BLUEWATER LAKE, fishing for trout was fair to good using salmon peach PowerBait and Woolly Buggers.
Streamflow on the RED RIVER below the hatchery Monday morning was 47.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs and bead head nymph flies.
Streamflow on the JEMEZ RIVER Monday morning was 19.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good below Battleship Rock using worms, tan baetis nymph flies and green mop flies.
FENTON LAKE is open for ice fishing with the ice reported at 13 inches thick. Fishing for trout was good using Kastmaster lures, yellow fly jigs, pink jigs, and glow ice jigs tipped with wax worms.
EAGLE NEST LAKE is open for ice fishing. Fishing for trout was good using spoons and PowerBait. Fishing for perch was good using small jigs tipped with worms.
LAKE MALOYA is open to ice fishing with ice reported at 13 inches thick. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, glow ice jigs tipped with salmon eggs and dough bait.
At STORRIE LAKE, fishing for trout was fair to good using worms.
Fishing for trout at ALTO LAKE was good using garlic PowerBait.