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Fishing Line for June 10, 2021

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

Eli Sanchez, 11, of Rio Rancho, caught a 40-inch tiger muskie at Bluewater Lake using a crankbait June 5.

Rick McCall, of Santa Fe, caught a 20-inch rainbow trout at Canjilon Lakes using Berkley Power Worms on June 4.

Adam Jaramillo, of Grants, caught a 21.5-inch rainbow trout and eight perch at Eagle Nest Lake using earthworms May 28.

Rich Cave, of Dallas, caught a 17.5-inch rainbow trout at Eagle Rock Lake using PowerBait on June 1.

At Elephant Butte Lake, Zachary Sotelo-Iturralde, 6, of Albuquerque, caught a 21-inch walleye using a bottom bouncer with worm harness June 7. … Jordan Bartoo, 12, of Truth or Consequences, caught his limit of walleye and 16 white bass using a silver spinner tipped with worm June 4. … Tyler Berg, 14, of Rio Rancho, caught a 19-inch walleye using a chartreuse curly tail jig June 2.

Paola Ramirez, of Hobbs, caught a 12-inch albino rainbow trout at Eunice Lake using extra scent glitter PowerBait on June 1.

Elias Gabaldon, 8, of Los Lunas, Dominic Trujillo, 12, of Bernalillo, and Don Trujillo, 12, of Bernalillo, all caught their limits of trout at Fenton Lake using PowerBait on June 5.

Jerry Armijo, of Tularosa, caught a 17 and 18-inch rainbow trout at Grindstone Reservoir using a shad lure June 1.

Caelyn Samaniego, 8, and Colton Samaniego, 5, both of San Angelo, Texas, caught two 12-inch rainbow trout at Jal Lake using rainbow PowerBait on June 6.

Ariana Archuleta, 8, of Española, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout at Laguna del Campo using salmon eggs. Ariana and her sister Natalia, 6, each caught their limit of trout May 31.

At Monastery Lake, Zoee Gutierrez, 6, of Albuquerque, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout using garlic PowerBait on May 30. … Kyla Garcia, 5, of Rio Rancho, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using salmon peach PowerBait on May 28.

At Morphy Lake, Justin Estrada, of Las Vegas, caught and released a 21-inch rainbow trout using a size 18 Psycho Prince Nymph fly June 2. … Gene Gonzales, 7, Daelynn Sisneros, 7, and Jayden Gonzales, 5, all of Albuquerque, caught their limits of rainbow trout using salmon peach PowerBait on May 30.

Benedict Velasquez, of San Felipe Pueblo, caught a 20-inch rainbow trout on the Pecos River using salmon eggs June 4.

On the Rio Grande, Skylar Wilson, 5, of Rio Rancho caught a 3-pound catfish north of Albuquerque using worms June 2. Sergio Prieto, of El Paso, caught several catfish including a 42-pound and 23-pound on the Rio Grande near Hatch.

Mathias Charley, of Farmington, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout on the San Juan River using a black Pistol Pete spinner fly May 29.

Camden Williams, 11, of Albuquerque caught a 16-inch largemouth bass at Santa Rosa Lake using a minnow imitation lure June 4.

At the Seven Springs Brood Pond, Dylan Griego, 5, of Albuquerque, caught his limit of rainbow trout using garlic scented PowerBait and a Panther Martin spinner June 2. … Hailey Martinez, 7, of Los Alamos, caught and released a 19-inch rainbow trout using a gray bunny leech fly June 1. … Azaryiah Chavarria, 6, of Española caught a 14-inch rainbow trout using a nymph fly May 29.

Daniel Herrera, of Juan Tomas, caught a 25-inch, 9-pound walleye at Sumner Lake using a goldfish imitation lure June 6.

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 beadhead nymph flies and dry flies.

Streamflow on the Cimarron River, near Cimarron, on Monday morning was 27.9 cubic feet per second (cfs). 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. Fishing for catfish was good when using chicken liver.

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 fair 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 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 earthworms. Fishing for perch was good when using earthworms. Fishing for pike was fair to good when using Rapala lures, olive bugger flies, streamer flies and Mepps spinners.

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

Fawn Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout on the Gallinas River was fair when using Panther Martin spinners.

Fishing for trout at Hopewell Lake was good when using olive Pistol Pete spinners and chartreuse PowerBait.

Lake Alice had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Lake Maloya was good when using dough bait, PowerBait and silver Kastmasters.

Fishing for trout on the Los Pinos River was slow. Anglers reported high water levels but fairly clear water.

Maxwell Lake 13 had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Monastery Lake was good when using salmon peach PowerBait, cheese PowerBait and orange PowerBait.

Fishing for trout at Morphy Lake was good when using Prince Nymph flies, Pistol Pete spinner flies and salmon peach PowerBait.

Streamflow on the Pecos River, near the town of Pecos, on Monday morning was 99.4 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using Panther Martin spinners, salmon eggs and Baetis nymph flies.

Streamflow on the Red River, below the hatchery, on Monday morning was 133 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair when using Panther Martin spinners, silver spoons, garlic PowerBait, corn PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande, at the Taos Junction Bridge, on Monday morning was 900 cfs. Fishing for trout was slow to fair when using nightcrawlers, salmon eggs and streamer flies.

Streamflow on the Rio Hondo on Monday morning, near Valdez, was 82.4 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Mora on Monday morning, near Terrero, was 34.3 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Pueblo, near Peñasco, on Monday morning was 33.4 cfs.

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

Shuree Ponds is closed until July 1, 2021.

Springer Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at Storrie Lake was fair to good when using chicken liver.

Stubblefield Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for white bass at Ute Lake was fair when using top-water-baits and small swimbaits. Fishing for walleye was fair when using bottom bouncers with nightcrawler harnesses and white jigs. Fishing for bass was good when using Berkley Hit Worms on a Ned Rig, Whopper Ploppers, Pop-R’s, swimbaits and wacky rigged Berkley Generals. Fishing for catfish was good when using punch bait and chicken liver. Fishing for crappie was fair to good when using live minnows. The water surface temperature was in the lower 70s and the main lake color was stained.

Northwest fishing report

Fishing for bass and walleye at Abiquiú Lake was slow. Fishing for carp was fair when using corn.

Waterflow on the Animas River, below Aztec, on Monday morning was 2,800 cfs.

Albuquerque Area Drains had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for tiger muskie at Bluewater Lake was fair when using crankbaits, 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 silver and yellow Panther Martin spinners.

Fishing for trout at Canjilon Lakes was good when using Berkley Power Worms, beadhead nymph flies and dry flies.

Monday morning flows on the Chama River, below El Vado and Abiqui ú, were 405 cfs and 422 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was fair when using nightcrawlers. Fishing below Abiquiú Lake was fair when using worms. 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 buzz baits, rattle traps and spinnerbaits. Fishing for pike was fair when using swim baits and crankbaits.

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

Fishing for trout at Fenton Lake was fair to good when using nightcrawlers, chartreuse garlic PowerBait, pink garlic PowerBait and rooster tail spinners. 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 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 the Jemez Waters, streamflow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 11.6 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using rainbow colored Panther Martin spinners, nymph flies and worms.

Fishing for trout at Laguna del Campo was good when using salmon eggs, 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 pink PowerBait.

Due to extremely low water levels and unstable ground conditions at McGaffey Lake, stocking efforts have been suspended. Lake conditions will be monitored and stockings will resume once conditions improve.

Fishing for bass at Navajo Lake was very good when using crankbaits, Ned Rigs, buzz baits 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 worms between Bernalillo and Albuquerque.

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

Streamflow on the San Juan River on Monday morning was 329 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality waters was good when using midge cluster flies, midge emerger flies, white bunny leeches, chamois leeches and size 22-24 root beer mayfly emerger pattern flies. Fishing for trout in the bait waters was good when using black Pistol Pete spinner flies and PowerBait.

Fishing for trout at the Seven Springs Brood Pond was good when using black Woolly Buggers, grey bunny leech pattern flies, nymph flies, garlic scented green and orange PowerBait, gold Panther Martin spinners and worms.

Fishing for catfish at Tingley Beach was fair when using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and stink bait.

Fishing for trout at Trout Lakes was fair to good when using dry flies.

Southwest fishing report

Fishing for trout at Alumni Pond was slow. Fishing for catfish was fair when using worms and hotdogs.

Bear Canyon Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Fishing for largemouth bass at Caballo Lake was good when using minnows and crankbaits. Fishing for white bass was good when using live minnows, small spoons and white crankbaits. Fishing for walleye was good when using live minnows, bottom bouncers, nightcrawlers and crankbaits. Fishing for crappie was good when using minnows and green and yellow feathertail jigs. Fishing for catfish was good when using 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 good when using purple, maroon, light brown and clear plastic worm and lizard imitations. Fishing for walleye was good when using silver spinners tipped with worm, 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. Fishing for catfish was fair when using cut bait.

Streamflow on the Gila River on Monday morning was 20.7 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 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 rainbow PowerBait.

Rancho Grande Ponds had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande, below Elephant Butte, on Monday morning was 1,900 cfs.

Snow Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at Trees Lake was good when using chicken liver.

Fishing for all species was slow at Young Pond .

Southeast fishing report

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

Bataan Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Black River, at Malaga, on Monday morning was 2.88 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 rubber-legged nymph flies.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Fishing for trout was good at Eunice Lake when using extra scent glitter PowerBait.

Green Meadow Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Greene Acres Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Grindstone Reservoir was good when using shad lures, white PowerBait and purple PowerBait.

Fishing for trout at Jal Lake was fair when using rainbow PowerBait.

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 82.8 cfs.

Perch Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Ruidoso River on Monday morning, at Hollywood, was 3.47 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using small worms and small spinners.

Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass at Santa Rosa Lake was good when using minnow lures.

Fishing for walleye at Sumner Lake was fair to good when using goldfish imitation lures and shad imitation lures.



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