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Fishing Line for Sept. 17, 2020

Catches of the week
Andres Alvarado, 17, of Santa Fe caught and released a 26-inch walleye at Abiquiú Lake using a jigging spoon Sept. 13.
Eugene Heathman, of Ruidoso, caught a 3-pound rainbow trout at Alto Lake during a rain shower using a fluorescent green rooster tailed spinner Sept. 9.
At Cimarron River, Frank Franco, of Los Lunas, caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using a nightcrawler Sept. 5.
At Hidden Lake in the Pecos Wilderness, Rick Torres, of Albuquerque, caught a 12-inch Rio Grande cutthroat trout using a gold spinner Sept. 6.
At Laguna del Campo, Joshy, 10, Davina, 5, and Jess, 2, of La Puebla, caught 20-inch, 18-inch and 16-inch rainbow trout, respectively, using garlic PowerBait on Sept. 9.
Agustin Coss, of Albuquerque, caught a 19-inch rainbow trout at the Rio Grande using a Poundmeister fly in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area on Sept. 11.
Jesus Tarazon, of Deming, caught a 29-inch, 10-pound, 12-ounce catfish at Trees Lake using live bait Sept. 12.
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Notes from Game & Fish
Streamflow on the Cimarron River near Cimarron on Monday morning was 10.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using worms.
Fishing for bass was good at Conchas Lake using green pumpkin plastic tubes and white buzz baits.
Fishing for rainbow trout at Eagle Nest Lake was fair trolling spinners tipped with PowerBait. Fishing for kokanee salmon was slow to fair.
Streamflow on the Pecos River near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 23.5 cfs.
Streamflow on the Red River below the hatchery Monday morning was 40.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using dry fly dropper rigs with small nymphs like zebra midges and RS2’s.
Streamflow on the Rio Grande at the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday morning was 174 cfs. Fishing for trout was good near Taos using dry fly dropper setups and nymph rigs with flies.
Fishing for white bass at Ute Lake was good vertical jigging blade baits and slabs in 20 to 30-feet of water. Fishing for large and smallmouth bass was fair to good using top water baits early in the day and Senkos, Hit Worms and drop shot Berkley Flat Nose Minnows later in the day. Fishing for walleye was fair to good jigging blade baits and live minnows in 20 to 25-feet of water. Fishing for catfish was fair using punch bait. The main lake water surface temperature was 69 degrees  and clarity was clear.
Fishing for bass at AbiquiÚ Lake was slow to fair using Ned rigs. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using jigging spoons. 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 on Monday morning was 137 cfs.
Fishing for tiger musky was good at Bluewater Lake using spinner baits and Rapala lures. Hours of operations are currently from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Monday.
Monday morning flows on the Chama River below El Vado and Abiquiú were 605 cfs and 396 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was fair to good using nightcrawlers.
Fishing for trout at Fenton Lake was very good using a variety of different flies. Fishing for trout was fair to good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms. Hours of operations are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Monday.
Streamflow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 5.62 cfs.
Fishing for bass at Navajo Lake was good using watermelon red flake 3-inch plastic worms. Fishing for kokanee salmon was fair using pink and purple spinners tipped with corn fished 80 to 100-feet deep.
Streamflow on Monday morning on the San Juan River was 773 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality waters was good using size 24 black and grey midge pattern flies. Fishing in the bait waters was good using silver Panther Martin spinners and PowerBait.
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 on Monday morning was 1,040 cfs. Fishing for bass, walleye, crappie and catfish was good at Eagle Point using worms.



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