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Fishing Line for June 3, 2021

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

Marcus Gallegos, of Los Lunas, caught a 19-inch rainbow trout at Canjilon Lakes using orange PowerBait on May 20.

Zeke Acosta, 7, of Albuquerque, caught his first fish, a 12-inch white bass, at Conchas Lake using a bright chartreuse and orange spinner May 23.

Aiden Zook, of Corona, caught and released a half-pound albino catfish at Corona Pond using raw chicken May 27.

Makenzie, Oliver and Penelope Fitzgerald, ages 13, 7, and 5, of Amarillo, Texas, caught a 21-inch rainbow trout at Eagle Nest Lake using salmon peach PowerBait on May 21.

Alex Flores, 11, of Las Cruces, caught a 3.5-pound walleye at Elephant Butte Lake using a curly tail jig May 29.

Tom Chobocinski, of Ojo Caliente, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout at Hopewell Lake using a brown and black Joe’s Fly spinner May 25. Rick McCall, of Santa Fe, caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using a crankbait May 20.

Ever Barraza Bueno, of Bernalillo, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout at McGaffey Lake using PowerBait on May 30.

Egan Kuehne, 9, of Albuquerque, caught a 15.5-inch rainbow at Monastery Lake using orange PowerBait on May 28. Joseph Crespin, of Santa Fe, caught a 16.5-inch and 15.5-inch rainbow trout using cheese PowerBait on May 28.

Tim Fresquez, of Chacon, caught a 24-inch rainbow trout at Morphy Lake using original scent PowerBait Trout Nuggets on May 27. Alejandro and Sammarha Pacheco, ages 9 and 16, of Tecolote, caught a 19.5-inch and 20-inch rainbow trout using Pistol Pete spinner flies May 23.

Austyn Riley, 9, of Laguna Pueblo, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout at Quemado Lake using a Pistol Pete spinner fly May 29. Santiago Gonzales, 6, of Albuquerque, caught an 11-inch rainbow trout using a Panther Martin Holographic spinner May 23.

Dyllon Drake, of Aztec, caught a 25-inch brown trout on the San Juan River using a silver and black streamer fly May 27.

At Seven Springs Brood Pond, Owen Middagh, 9, of Albuquerque, caught a 16 and 19-inch rainbow trout using a Woolly Bugger fly May 30. … Jessa Gomez, 3, of La Puebla, caught multiple 18-inch trout using orange and green PowerBait on May 30. … Mateo Sanchez, 8, and Marcus Sanchez, 6, of Rio Rancho, caught six rainbow trout ranging from 16 to 20 inches using green PowerBait on May 30. … Maya Heyman, Ariana Heyman and Hunter Keelin, ages 8, 5 and 11, all of Albuquerque, caught their limits of trout using garlic-scented PowerBait on May 27.

If you have a catch of the week story send it to funfishingnm@gmail.com.

 

NOTES from GAME & FISH

Northeast fishing report

Cabresto Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Charette Lakes was good when using streamers and dry flies.

Streamflow on the Cimarron River, near Cimarron, on Monday morning was not measured due to an equipment malfunction. Fishing for trout was good when using PowerBait, nightcrawlers and spinners at Gravel Pit Lakes.

Fishing for trout at Clayton Lake was good when using various colors of PowerBait.

Conchas Lake State Park has closed access to all boat ramps due to dropping water levels. The boat ramps on the south side of the lake managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are open. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good when using plastic worms and tubes. Fishing for white bass was good when using bright orange and chartreuse spinners. Fishing for crappie and walleye was good when using minnows, curly tail grubs and jigs. Fishing for catfish was good when using worms.

At Costilla Creek, the department has implemented the final phase of a project to expand Rio Grande cutthroat trout in 120 miles of the Costilla watershed in northern New Mexico. The final phase involved removal of fish within a designated area (Rio Costilla from Costilla Dam downstream to the Valle Vidal Boundary including all tributaries and Comanche Creek from the road culvert crossing on Forest Road 1950 downstream to its confluence with Rio Costilla and all tributaries) with a tentative restocking of the Rio Grande cutthroat in spring 2022. Places to fish nearby include Costilla Creek below the fish barrier, Upper Comanche Creek, Shuree Ponds, Middle Ponil Creek, Upper Powderhouse Creek, Little Costilla Creek, Vidal Creek and McCrystal Creek. The department anticipates completion of this final phase in the fall of 2021. Please check the department website for additional information on the project and to identify alternative angling opportunities in the interim.

Cowles Ponds had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Eagle Nest Lake was slow when using salmon peach PowerBait and in-line spinners. Fishing for pike was fair to good when using large Mepps spinners.

Fishing for trout at Eagle Rock Lake was good when using green PowerBait.

Fawn Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout on the Gallinas River was fair when using worms and spinners.

Fishing for trout at Hopewell Lake was fair to good when using brown and black Joe’s Fly spinners and crankbait lures.

Lake Alice had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya had no reports from anglers this week.

Los Pinos River had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13 had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Monastery Lake was good when using green-garlic PowerBait, cheese PowerBait and orange PowerBait.

Fishing for trout at Morphy Lake was good when using Pistol Pete spinner flies and original scent PowerBait Trout Nuggets.

The streamflow on the Pecos River, near the town of Pecos, on Monday morning was 121 cubic feet per second (cfs). Fishing for trout was good when using worms and beadhead nymph flies.

Streamflow on the Red River, below the hatchery, Monday morning was 130 cfs. Fishing for trout was slow using flies and fair when using worms and spinners.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande, at the Taos Junction Bridge, on Monday morning was 648 cfs. Fishing for trout was slow when using flies and fair when using worms and spinners.

Streamflow on the Rio Hondo on Monday morning, near Valdez, was 95.6 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Mora on Monday morning, near Terrero, was 48.8 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Pueblo, near Pe ñ asco, on Monday morning was 53.5 cfs.

Fishing for trout at the Santa Cruz Reservoir was fair to good when using green PowerBait and pink PowerBait.

Shuree Ponds is closed until July 1, 2021.

Springer Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Stubblefield Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for white bass at Ute Lake was fair when trolling Model A Bombers and Bandit crankbaits. Fishing for walleye was good when using bottom bouncers with spinners tipped with nightcrawlers, live minnows and trolling crankbaits at 10-to-14-feet deep. Fishing for bass was good when using Ned Rigs and wacky-rigged worms. Fishing for catfish was fair to good when using cut bait and nightcrawlers. Fishing for crappie was good when using live minnows. The water surface temperature was in the upper 60s and the main lake color was stained.

Northwest fishing report

Fishing for walleye at Abiquiú Lake was fair when using curly tail grubs, bottom bouncers, jigs tipped with worms and crankbaits.

Waterflow on the Animas River, below Aztec, on Monday morning was 1,600 cfs.

Albuquerque Area Drains had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Bluewater Lake was fair when using PowerBait, nightcrawlers, corn and spinners. Fishing for tiger muskie was fair when using Rapala lures and swimbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair to good when using chicken liver and hotdogs.

Fishing for trout on the Brazos River was fair to good when using nightcrawlers and Panther Martin spinners.

Fishing for trout at Canjilon Lakes was good when using orange PowerBait.

Monday morning flows on the Chama River, below El Vado and Abiquiú, were 598 cfs and 673 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was fair when using nightcrawlers. Fishing below Abiquiú Lake was fair when using bright beadhead nymphs. Please remember, from the river-crossing bridge on U.S. Highway 84 at Abiquiú upstream seven miles to the base of Abiquiú Dam is special trout waters with a bag limit of two trout only.

Visitors to Cochiti Lake need to make a reservation by purchasing a ticket at least 24 hours in advance through recreation.gov. Tickets and reservations will NOT be sold at the lake. Fishing for bass was good when using Neg Rigs. Fishing for pike was fair when using swimbaits and crankbaits.

El Vado Lake Dam Day Use, main lake, boat launch and campground area are open by reservation only.

Fishing for trout at Fenton Lake was fair to good when using earthworms, green garlic PowerBait and nymph flies. Please remember, only two cutthroat trout are allowed to be harvested per day within the regular five-fish limit.

Fishing for trout at Heron Lake was fair to good when using PowerBait, in-line spinners tipped with Fireballs and worms. Sierra Vista boat launch and the primitive boat launch are both open due to rising water levels. Caution is advised during windy conditions.

At Jemez Waters, the streamflow on the Jemez, near the village of Jemez Springs, on Monday morning was 14.5 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using small gold spinners, worms and salmon eggs.

Fishing for trout at Laguna del Campo was good when using worms and PowerBait.

Lagunitas Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Lake Farmington was fair to good when using green PowerBait and worms.

Fishing for trout at McGaffey Lake was fair when using PowerBait.

Fishing for bass was good at Navajo Lake when using jerkbaits, Ned Rigs and green watermelon tubes. Fishing for pike was fair to good when using joined Rapala lures and green tubes. Fishing for kokanee salmon was slow to fair when using pink spinners tipped with corn.

Fishing for catfish on the Rio Grande was fair to good when using hotdogs and chicken liver between Bernalillo and Albuquerque.

Fishing for trout at San Gregorio Lake was fair to good when using midge pattern flies.

Streamflow on the San Juan River on Monday morning was 333 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality waters was good when using cream egg pattern flies, red annelid flies, white bunny leeches, tan chamois leeches and size 22-24 Root Beer mayfly emerger pattern flies. Fishing for trout in the bait waters was good when using Panther Martin spinners, worms and PowerBait.

Fishing for trout at the Seven Springs Brood Pond was good when using orange and green PowerBait, worms and nymph flies.

Fishing for catfish at Tingley Beach was fair when using hotdogs, cheese bait and stink bait.

Trout Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest fishing report

Fishing for all species at Alumni Pond was slow.

Fishing for trout at Bear Canyon Lake was fair when using yellow PowerBait. Fishing for crappie was good when using x-caddis green olive flies. Fishing for catfish was slow using cut carp bait.

Fishing for largemouth bass at Bill Evans Lake was fair when using wacky rigged worms.

Fishing for largemouth bass at Caballo Lake was fair when using plastic worms. Fishing for white bass was good when using live minnows, jigs and white crankbaits. Fishing for walleye was very good when using live minnows, bottom bouncers and crankbaits. Fishing for crappie was good when using minnows and small jigs. Fishing for catfish was very good when using shad, chicken liver and nightcrawlers.

Fishing for white bass at Elephant Butte Lake was good when using green Flicker Shad lures, sassy shad and white crankbaits. Fishing for largemouth bass was fair when using dark-colored plastic worms. Fishing for walleye was good when using bluegill pattern swimbaits, white crankbaits and chartreuse curly tail grubs tipped with worm and bottom bouncer worm harness rigs. Fishing for crappie was good when using live minnows and small curly tail jigs. Fishing for catfish was good when using shad, worms and live minnows.

Fishing for bass at Escondida Lake was fair when using worms.

Streamflow on the Gila River on Monday morning was 21.4 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good when using cut bait.

Glenwood Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Lake Roberts was fair to good when using Quill Gordon dry flies. Fishing for bass was slow to fair when using plastic worms. Fishing for catfish was fair to good when using beef liver and live worms.

Fishing for catfish at Percha Dam was fair to good when using chicken breast.

Fishing for trout at Quemado Lake was good when using PowerBait, Pistol Pete spinner flies and Panther Martin Holographic spinners.

Rancho Grande Ponds had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande, below Elephant Butte, on Monday morning was 2,050 cfs. Fishing for catfish north of Elephant Butte Lake was good when using cut bait, nightcrawlers and shad.

Snow Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Trees Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Young Pond was slow. Fishing for catfish was fair when using hotdogs.

Southeast fishing report

Fishing for trout at Alto Lake was good when using green garlic PowerBait and nightcrawlers. Fishing for bass was fair when using Texas-rigged plastic worms and nightcrawlers.

Fishing for trout at Bataan Lake was slow to fair when using worms. Fishing for catfish was fair when using worms and dough bait. Fishing for bass was fair when using plastic jigs. Fishing for bluegill was good when using worms.

Streamflow on the Black River, at Malaga, on Monday morning was 46.3 cfs.

Blue Hole Park Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

Bonito Lake is closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears that the lake will be out of commission until 2022.

Fishing for bass at Bosque Redondo Lake was fair to good when using green pumpkin soft plastic worms.

Bottomless Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for crappie at Brantley Lake was fair to good when using small yellow jigs.

Fishing for catfish at Carlsbad Municipal Lake was fair when using hotdogs.

Chaparral Park Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at Corona Pond was good when using raw chicken.

Eunice Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for largemouth bass at Green Meadow Lake was good when using Texas-rigged plastic worms.

Greene Acres Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Grindstone Reservoir was good when using cheese PowerBait and purple PowerBait.

Jal Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at Lake Van was good when using red hotdogs.

Oasis Park Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Pecos River, below Sumner Lake, on Monday morning was 74.4 cfs.

Perch Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Ruidoso River on Monday morning, at Hollywood, was 3.09 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using small worms and small spinners.

Fishing for walleye at Santa Rosa Lake was good when using live minnows. Fishing for bass was fair when using live minnows. Fishing for crappie was fair when using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was fair to good when using nightcrawlers, hotdogs and chicken liver.

Fishing for walleye and crappie at Sumner Lake was fair when using chartreuse curly tail jigs and white marabou jigs.



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