Fishing Line for July 1, 2021

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

At Bluewater Lake, Josette Baros, of Los Lunas, caught and released a 44-inch tiger muskie using a spoon June 27. … Charles Ahlgrim, 81, caught and released a 37-inch tiger muskie using a waterdog June 24. … Jessie Lowery, of Yah-Ta-Hey, caught and released a 28-inch catfish using hotdogs June 21. … JJ Montano (Joe Jr.), of Rio Rancho, caught a 27-inch, 14-pound and 31-inch, 18-pound catfish using hotdogs June 20.

At Conchas Lake, Gage Dodson, 8, of Rio Rancho, caught a 16-inch carp using a worm June 22. … Creed Ansley, 14, of Moriarty, caught a 29-inch, 8-pound walleye using a red flicker shad lure June 20. … Carson Veretto, 5, of Albuquerque, caught a 5.4-pound smallmouth bass using a green tube June 19.

At Elephant Butte Lake, Sophia Webb, 12, of Albuquerque, caught a 20-inch walleye using a chrome crankbait June 26. … Brandon Archibeque, of Albuquerque, caught a 26-inch, 6.6-pound walleye using a bottom bouncer with a nightcrawler harness June 22.

At Fenton Lake, Luis Fierro, of Albuquerque, caught his first fish, a 14-inch rainbow trout, using a nightcrawler June 27. … Aaron Aragon, of Albuquerque, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using garlic green PowerBait on June 20.

At Grindstone Reservoir, Austen Esparza, 7, of El Paso, and his family caught their limits of rainbow trout using yellow salmon egg scented PowerBait on June 25. … Will Bass and Chantal Orozco, of Las Cruces, caught their limits of rainbow trout using nightcrawlers June 20.

Noah Mendoza, 4, of Albuquerque, caught a 4-pound catfish at Lake Roberts using worms June 22.

Evan Madrid, 10, of Santa Fe, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout Monastery Lake using rainbow PowerBait on June 23.

At Morphy Lake, Miley and Andre Garcia, 9 and 12, of Clovis, caught a 15.5-inch rainbow trout using salmon peach PowerBait on June 25. … Ranger Carle, 10, of Bowie, Texas, caught a 16.5-inch cutthroat trout using an olive Pistol Pete spinner fly June 22.

Robert Hoover, of Albuquerque, caught a 40-inch, 15-pound pike at Navajo Lake using a green Strike King crankbait June 26.

Mark Parker, of Albuquerque, caught his limit of rainbow trout on the Rio Pueblo using salmon eggs June 21.

Andrea Hunnicutt, of Albuquerque, caught a 30-inch brown trout on the San Juan River using a worm below the quality waters June 22.

At Seven Springs Brood Pond, Annabella and Dillion Berniger, 10 and 11, of Belen and Hot Springs, Arkansas, caught four rainbow trout ranging in size from 12 to 17 inches using garlic rainbow glitter PowerBait on June 27. … Madelyn Conley, 8, of Albuquerque, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout using green PowerBait on June 26.

Carson Rose, 6, of Albuquerque caught a 25-inch catfish at Tingley Beach using chicken liver in the Kids’ Pond on June 24.

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 38.5 cubic feet per second. Fishing for trout was good when using PowerBait and spinners.

Fishing for trout at Clayton Lake was good when using worms and dry flies. 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 fair to good when using green tubes. Fishing for walleye was fair to good when using Berkley Flicker Shad lures and jigs tipped with nightcrawlers. Fishing for crappie was fair when using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good when using cut bait. Fishing for carp 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.

Fishing for trout at Cowles Ponds was good when using grasshoppers and salmon eggs.

Coyote Creek had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout was slow at Eagle Nest Lake . Fishing for perch was good when using worms and corn. Fishing for pike was good when using Red Devil spoons and Mepps spinners.

Fishing for trout at Eagle Rock Lake was fair when using pink PowerBait and worms.

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 cheese PowerBait and scud flies.

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 good when using dry flies with dropper nymph flies.

Maxwell Lake 13 had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Monastery Lake was good when using rainbow glitter PowerBait and live worms.

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

The streamflow on the Pecos River, near the town of Pecos, on Monday morning was 78.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using Woolly Bugger flies, worms and gold Panther Martin spinners.

Streamflow on the Red River, below the hatchery, Monday morning was 55.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using stimulator dry flies with a beadhead Hare’s Ear nymph dropper fly.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande, at the Taos Junction Bridge, on Monday morning was 465 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good when using dry flies, nymph flies and Rooster Tail spinners. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair to good when using pink spinnerbaits near the Taos Junction Bridge.

Streamflow on the Rio Hondo on Monday morning, near Valdez, was 35.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using attractor dry flies and beadhead nymph flies.

Streamflow on the Rio Mora on Monday morning, near Terrero, was 20.8 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Pueblo, near Peñasco, on Monday morning was 16.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using salmon eggs.

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

Shuree Ponds opens Thursday, July 1.

Fishing for pike at Springer Lake was fair to good when using spinners and spoons.

Fishing for trout at Storrie Lake was good when using PowerBait. Fishing for catfish was good when chicken liver.

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

Fishing for white bass at Ute Lake was fair to good when using topwater baits and small swimbaits. Fishing for walleye was good when using swimbaits and curly tail grubs in 8 to 12 feet of water on lake points. Fishing for bass was fair when using vibrating jigs, swimbaits and four-inch stick baits. Fishing for catfish was good when using punch bait. Fishing for crappie was slow. Fishing for bluegill was good when using worms. The water surface temperature was in the mid-70s and the main lake color was stained.

Northwest fishing report

Fishing for walleye at Abiquiú Lake was slow when using curly tail grubs tipped with worms. Fishing for catfish was fair to good when using worms. Fishing for perch was fair to good when using worms. Fishing for smallmouth bass, crappie and bluegill was fair when using worms.

Waterflow on the Animas River, below Aztec, on Monday morning was 511 cfs.

Albuquerque Area Drains had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for tiger muskie at Bluewater Lake was good when using large waterdogs, large crankbaits, Rapala lures and swimbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair to good when using hotdogs.

Fishing for trout on the Brazos River was fair to good when using crickets and worms.

Fishing for trout at Canjilon Lakes was good when using grasshoppers, PowerBait, worms and dry flies.

Monday-morning flows on the Chama River, below El Vado and Abiquiú, were 513 cfs and 296 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout near the town of Chama was good when using PowerBait Mice Tails. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was fair when using spinners and nightcrawlers. Fishing for trout below Abiquiú Lake was fair when using bead-head nymph flies. 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 fair when using plastic crawdad imitation lures.

Fishing for bass, perch and trout at El Vado Lake was good when using spinners and PowerBait. El Vado Lake Dam Day Use area is open. The main lake area, boat launch and campground are open. Camping by reservation only.

Fishing for trout at Fenton Lake was slow when using PowerBait and nightcrawlers. Please remember, only two cutthroat trout are allowed to be harvested per day within the regular five-fish limit.

Fishing from a boat for rainbow trout and kokanee salmon at Heron Lake was good when using Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tail spinners, Kokanee Killers and Rapala lures trolled 10 to 25-feet deep. Fishing from shore for rainbow trout and kokanee salmon was good when using chunky cheese garlic PowerBait, green PowerBait and salmon eggs. Sierra Vista and La Laja boat ramps are both open due to rising water levels.

A t the Jemez Waters, streamflow on the Jemez, near the village of Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 8.12 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using worms, salmon eggs and San Juan Worm flies.

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

Lagunitas Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Fishing for bass at Navajo Lake was good when using Ned Rigs, buzz baits and green watermelon tubes. Fishing for pike was fair to good when using crankbaits and jerkbaits up the San Juan arm of the lake. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good when using pink and orange spinners and Hootchie Squid tipped with corn.

Fishing for catfish on the Rio Grande was good when using worms and chicken liver near Albuquerque.

San Gregorio Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the San Juan River on Monday morning was 503 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality waters was good when using cream egg pattern flies, black dry flies and red annelid flies. Fishing for trout in the bait waters was good when using worms and PowerBait.

Fishing for trout at Seven Springs Brood Pond was good when using green PowerBait and garlic rainbow glitter PowerBait.

Fishing for catfish at Tingley Beach was fair to good when using chicken liver and sausage sticks.

Trout Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest fishing report

Alumni Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for crappie at Bear Canyon Lake was fair to good when using wet and dry flies.

Bill Evans Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for white bass at Caballo Lake was good when using live minnows and small crankbaits. Fishing for walleye was fair to good when using curly tail grubs, bottom bouncers with nightcrawler harness rigs 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 white, cream, maroon and light brown plastic worms. Fishing for largemouth bass was fair when using swimbaits. Fishing for walleye was good when using chrome crankbaits, chartreuse curly tail grubs tipped with a worm, orange and green spoons and bottom bouncers with nightcrawler harness rigs. Fishing for crappie was fair when using live minnows and live worms. Fishing for catfish was good when using shad and stinkbait.

Escondida Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Gila River on Monday morning was 14.0 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good when using cut bait.

Glenwood Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at Lake Roberts was fair when using worms. Please be advised that there is a fire in the area. Check the U.S. Forest Service alerts page for more information fs.usda.gov/alerts/gila/alerts-notices.

Percha Dam had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Quemado Lake was fair to good when using yellow PowerBait.

Rancho Grande Ponds had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande, below Elephant Butte, on Monday morning was 1,920 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.

Trees Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for all species was slow at Young Pond .

Southeast fishing report

Fishing for trout at Alto Lake was good when using worms and yellow cheese PowerBait.

Bataan Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Black River, at Malaga, on Monday morning was 4.37 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 when using green 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 nightcrawlers and PowerBait.

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

Fishing for catfish at Green Meadow Lake was good when using hotdogs at night.

Greene Acres Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Grindstone Reservoir was good when using nightcrawlers and yellow salmon egg scented 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 71.5 cfs.

Perch Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Ruidoso River on Monday morning, at Hollywood, was 12.3 cfs.

Fishing for crappie at Santa Rosa Lake was good when using small green jigs and live minnows. Fishing for walleye was good when using chartreuse curly tail grubs and live minnows.

Sumner Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

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