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Fishing Line for June 17, 2021

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

At Alto Lake, Sandra Mia Jacquez, 6, of Las Cruces, caught her first fish, a rainbow trout, using a worm June 12. … Jason Ellinger, of La Luz, caught an 18 and 19-inch rainbow trout using garlic PowerBait on June 6.

At Bluewater Lake, Lexi Jaramillo, 9, of Los Lunas, caught and released a 44-inch tiger muskie using a rainbow trout pattern swimbait June 10. … David Davis, of Cedar Crest, caught a 41-inch tiger muskie using an orange Rapala lure June 10. … Christopher Pearson, 8, of Albuquerque, caught a 33-inch tiger muskie using a swimbait June 9. … Jayden Martinez, 12, of Albuquerque, caught a 31.5-inch tiger muskie using a crankbait June 6.

Kim Caputo, and her daughter Aspen, of Rio Rancho, caught a 9.96-pound catfish at Conchas Lake using a jig June 12.

Mary Jones, of San Angelo, Texas, caught a 29-inch walleye at Elephant Butte Lake using a homemade worm harness June 13.

Steven Montoya, of Roswell, caught a 20-inch, 4-pound rainbow trout at Grindstone Reservoir using white PowerBait on June 6.

Louie Chacon, of Chimayo, caught a 19-inch rainbow trout at Hopewell Lake using garlic PowerBait on June 4.

Ty Charley, of Gallup, caught a 28-inch channel catfish at McGaffey Lake using a hotdog June 5.

Samuel Kovac V, 7, of Bernalillo caught a 16-inch rainbow trout at Monastery Lake using PowerBait on June 12.

At Morphy Lake, Evelyn Marquez, of Las Vegas, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using rainbow PowerBait on June 13. … Ezra Garcia, 5, and Exander Garcia, 3, both of Albuquerque, caught their limits of trout using salmon eggs with a bobber June 12. … Lilly Lovato, 5, of Las Vegas, caught her limit of rainbow trout using salmon eggs and crappie jigs June 10. … R ichard Martinez, of Tucumcari caught a 21-inch rainbow trout using an olive Pistol Pete on June 8.

Manuel Lopez, of Santa Fe, caught a 21-inch rainbow trout on the Pecos River using a purple prince nymph fly June 12.

Benjamin Armendariz, of El Paso, caught a 35-inch, 20-pound flathead catfish on the Rio Grande near Las Cruces on June 5.

Chris Moya, of Albuquerque, caught a 25-inch brown trout on the San Juan River using a red annelid fly in Texas Hole on June 5.

Renee Minor, of Portales, caught a 23-inch pike at Springer Lake using a rainbow Kastmaster lure June 8.

Esther Montoya, 80, of Albuquerque, caught her first fish ever, a 19-inch rainbow trout at Trout Lakes using a worm June 5.

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.

Charette Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Cimarron River, near Cimarron, on Monday morning was 27.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using PowerBait, nightcrawlers and flash-back nymph flies.

Fishing for trout at C layton 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 walleye was good when using Berkley Flicker Shad lures, curly tail grubs and jigs. Fishing for crappie was good when using small plastic jigs and live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good when using jigs.

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 fair when using Rapala lures, corn, dough balls and nightcrawlers. Fishing for perch was good when using nightcrawlers. Fishing for pike was fair to good when using Rapala lures and Mepps spinners.

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

Fawn Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Lake Alice had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Lake Maloya was good when using Pistol Pete spinner flies, PowerBait and various topwater and nymph flies.

Fishing for trout on the Los Pinos River was slow.

Maxwell Lake 13 had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Monastery Lake was fair to good when using rainbow colored glitter PowerBait, olive Pistol Pete spinner flies and topwater dry flies early in the mornings.

Fishing for trout at Morphy Lake was good when using salmon eggs, crappie jigs, olive Pistol Pete spinner flies and rainbow PowerBait.

Streamflow on the Pecos River, near the town of Pecos, on Monday morning was 77.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using purple prince nymph flies, salmon eggs and black spinners.

Streamflow on the Red River, below the hatchery, on Monday morning was 103 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair when using salmon eggs and worms.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande, at the Taos Junction Bridge, on Monday morning was 550 cfs. Fishing for trout was slow to fair when using nightcrawlers, Rooster Tail spinners and salmon eggs.

Streamflow on the Rio Hondo on Monday morning, near Valdez, was 61.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using bead-head nymph flies.

Streamflow on the Rio Mora on Monday morning, near Terrero, was 23.0 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Pueblo, near Peñasco, on Monday morning was 15.6 cfs.

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

Shuree Ponds is closed until July 1, 2021.

Fishing for pike at Springer Lake was fair to good when using rainbow Kastmaster lures.

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 good when using topwater baits, spinners and small swimbaits. Fishing for walleye was fair when using live minnows and Berkley Gulp minnows. Fishing for bass was fair when using topwater lures, Ned Rigs and swimbaits. Fishing for catfish was good when using cut bait and chicken liver. Fishing for crappie was slow. The water surface temperature was in the mid 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the main lake color was stained.

Northwest fishing report

Fishing for bass and walleye at Abiqui ú Lake was fair. Fishing for catfish was fair to good when using stink bait.

Water flow on the Animas River, below Aztec, on Monday morning was 1670 cfs.

Albuquerque Area Drains had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for tiger muskie at Bluewater Lake was good when using crankbaits, Rapala lures and swimbaits.

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

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

Monday morning flows at the Chama River, below El Vado and Abiqui ú, were 99.5 cfs and 250 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was fair when using jerkbaits, spinners and nightcrawlers. Fishing below Abiqui ú Lake was fair when using worms. Please remember, from the river-crossing bridge on U.S. Highway 84 at Abiqui ú upstream seven miles to the base of Abiqui ú 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.

El Vado Lake Dam Day Use area is open. The main lake area, boat launch and campground are open by reservation only. Fishing for bass was fair.

Fishing for trout at Fenton Lake was fair to good when using nightcrawlers, green garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs and corn. 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 when using yellow 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 village of Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 6.68 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using rainbow colored Panther Martin spinners, nymph flies and worms. Fishing near the Valles Caldera was good when using nymph flies.

Fishing for trout at Laguna del Campo was fair to good when using peach PowerBait.

Lagunitas Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at McGaffey Lake was fair to good when using hotdogs. Due to extremely low water levels and unstable ground conditions, 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, buzzbaits and green watermelon tubes. Fishing for pike was fair when using jerkbaits up the San Juan arm of the lake. Fishing for kokanee salmon was fair to good when using pink and orang spinners tipped with corn.

Fishing for catfish on the R io Grande was fair to good when using worms and chicken liver near Albuquerque.

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

Streamflow Monday morning at the San Juan River was 324 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality waters was good when using size 24 midge emerger flies and red annelid flies. Fishing for trout in the bait waters was good when using gold Panther Martin spinners and PowerBait.

Fishing for trout at the Seven Springs Brood Pond was good when using pink Berkley Gulp Pinched Crawlers.

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

Fishing for trout at Trout Lakes was good when using dry flies and worms.

Southwest fishing report

Alumni Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

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 fair to good when using plastic worms 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 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, white and yellow grubs and white crankbaits. Fishing for largemouth bass was good when using light brown plastic worm and lizard imitations. Fishing for walleye was good when using silver, red and white spoons tipped with worm, chartreuse curly tail grubs tipped with worm, crankbaits and bottom bouncer worm harness rigs. Fishing for crappie was good when using live minnows and silver minnow imitation jigs. Fishing for catfish was fair to good when using shad, worms and live minnows.

Escondida Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Gila River on Monday morning was 13.5 cfs. Fishing for Gila trout was fair when using small gold spinners.

Glenwood Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Roberts had no reports from anglers this week.

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 1910 cfs. Fishing for catfish near Las Cruces was fair to good when using cut bait. Fishing for catfish near Caballo Lake was fair to good when using raw chicken and worms.

Snow Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Fishing for all species at Young Pond was slow.

Southeast fishing report

Fishing for trout at Alto Lake was good when using worms and green garlic PowerBait.

Bataan Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Black River, at Malaga, on Monday morning was 2.17 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.

Brantley Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at Corona Pond was fair when using hotdogs.

Fishing for trout at Eunice Lake was fair when using 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 silver Kastmaster lures, white PowerBait and purple PowerBait.

Jal Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van had no reports from anglers this week.

Oasis Park Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Pecos River, below Sumner Lake, on Monday morning was 80.5 cfs.

Perch Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass at Santa Rosa Lake was fair when using silver spinners.

Fishing for walleye at Sumner Lake was fair when chartreuse Berkley Flicker Shad lures.



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