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Fishing Line for Sept. 10, 2020


At Elephant Butte Lake, Lane Zemke, 5, of Bosque Farms caught a 3-pound white bass using a Sassy Shad Sept. 6.

At the Rio Grande, Cameron Quill, of Albuquerque, caught a 12.5-pound catfish near Albuquerque using chicken breast Sept. 3.

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Streamflow on the Cimarron River near Cimarron Monday morning was 14.7 cfs.

Fishing for catfish on the Clayton Lake was fair using chicken liver.

Fishing for bass at Conchas Lake was good using plastic baits such as tubes, Senkos and creature baits in 15+ feet of water.

Fishing for rainbow trout at Eagle Nest Lake was fair trolling spinners tipped with PowerBait.

Fishing for trout on the Los Pinos River was good using Woolly Buggers and bead head nymphs.

Streamflow on the Pecos River near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 20.5 cfs.

Streamflow on the Red River below the hatchery Monday morning was 37.5 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using dry fly dropper rigs with small nymphs like zebra midges and RS2s. The water level was low and clear.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande at the Taos Junction Bridge Monday morning was 159 cfs. Fishing for trout was good near Taos using dry fly dropper setups and nymph rigs with flies such as Poundmiesters, mayflies and caddis nymphs. Fishing for catfish was good near Albuquerque using chicken breast.

Streamflow on the Rio Hondo Monday morning near Valdez was 11.3 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Mora Monday morning was 3.19 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Pueblo near Penasco Monday morning was 2.95 cfs.

Fishing for white bass at Ute Lake was good using vertical jigging blade baits and slabs in 25- to 35-feet of water. Fishing for smallmouth bass was good using Whopper Ploppers and Choppos on main lake points in 10- to 20-feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good using punch bait, nightcrawlers and cut bait. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow. The main lake water surface temperature was 75 degrees and water clarity was clear.

Fishing for bass and walleye at AbiquiÚ Lake was slow to fair using Ned rigs and bottom bouncer spinner rigs tipped with nightcrawlers. Due to low water levels, anglers are advised to use four-wheel-drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.

Water flow on the Animas River below Aztec Monday morning was 19.9 cfs.

Fishing for trout at Canjilon Lakes was fair to good using hopper flies.

Monday morning flows on the Chama River below El Vado and Abiquiu were 789 cfs and 578 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout near the Colorado border was good using nymph flies.

Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 3.75 cfs. Fishing on the Valles Caldera was good using Prince Nymph flies as a dropper under a dry fly.

Fishing for bass at Navajo Lake was good using watermelon red flake Gitzit tubes in 15- to 20-feet of water. Fishing for kokanee salmon was fair to good using pink and purple spinners tipped with corn fished 85-feet deep.

Stream flow Monday morning at San Juan River was 917 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality waters was good using size 24 and size 26 black, olive and grey midge pattern flies, size 22 Baetis nymph flies and size 20 Griffith Gnats.

Fishing for white bass at Elephant Butte Lake was good using Sassy Shad and chartreuse Berkley Flicker Shad.

Streamflow on the Gila River Monday morning was 20 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,040 cfs. Fishing for bass, walleye, crappie and catfish was good at Eagle Point using worms.

Streamflow on the Black River at Malaga Monday morning was 12.26 cfs.

At Grindstone Reservoir fishing was reported as slow with a lot of water play traffic.

Streamflow on the Pecos River below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 100 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using worms and homemade dough bait.

Streamflow on the Ruidoso River Monday morning at Hollywood was 3.09 cfs.

Bluewater Lake and Fenton Lake are scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

Monastery Lake, Cochiti Lake, Seven Springs Brood Pond, Morphy Lake, Bonito Lake and Bosque Redondo Lake are closed until further notice.