Fishing Line for April 28, 2022 - Albuquerque Journal

Fishing Line for April 28, 2022

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

Michael Contreras Sr. of Los Lunas caught a 23-inch, 5-pound catfish at Caballo Lake using chicken April 19.

Ever Barraza of Bernalillo caught a 14-inch white bass at Cochiti Lake using a silver and blue Kastmaster lure April 24.

At Eagle Nest Lake, Tony Ea of Albuquerque caught a 27-inch rainbow trout using PowerBait on April 23. … Jeremiah Alderete, 8, of Albuquerque caught a 23-inch rainbow trout using salmon peach PowerBait on April 22. … Kate Smith, 11, of Santa Fe caught and released a 5-pound rainbow trout using corn April 15. … Sierra Cordova, 6, of Arroyo Seco caught a 23.5-inch rainbow trout using corn April 14. … Max Tousley, 8, and Kalib Dorrell, 8, of Eagle Nest caught a 23 and 24-inch rainbow trout using red worms April 12.

Sherlyn Ortiz, 7, and Ali Ortiz, 10, of El Paso, Texas, caught a 10-pound blue catfish at Elephant Butte Lake using cut gizzard shad April 24.

Chevy Wyatt, 14, of Roswell caught a 14-inch catfish at Sumner Lake using a jig April 23.

Joel Lopez, 9, of Albuquerque caught a 13-inch, 3-pound largemouth bass at Tingley Beach using a purple beadhead Woolly Bugger fly April 18.

Evan Shields of Clovis caught a 17-inch bass at Ute Lake using cut shad for bait April 17.

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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 36.3 cubic feet per second (cfs).

Fishing for trout at Clayton Lake was good using various PowerBaits and spoons. Fishing for walleye was fair using curly tail grubs. Fishing for bass was fair using crankbaits.

Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass at Conchas Lake was fair to good using shallow diving jerkbaits. Fishing for walleye was fair using crankbaits and curly tail grubs. Fishing for white bass was good using Bomber and Rat-L-Trap crankbaits.

At Costilla Creek, the department is implementing 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 involves 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 2023. 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. 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 State Park is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information, visit the park’s webpage.

Fishing for rainbow trout at Eagle Nest Lake was fair to good using salmon peach PowerBait, corn and red worms. Fishing for pike was fair using rainbow trout pattern crankbaits.

Eagle Rock Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Lake Alice was fair to good using corn.

Fishing was good at Lake Maloya using Gulp Worms and pink and brass Kastmaster lures.

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 fair to good using olive black Pistol Pete spinner flies.

Morphy Lake State Park is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information, visit the park’s webpage.

Streamflow on the Pecos River near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 172 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using beadhead pheasant tail nymph flies, worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Streamflow on the Red River below the hatchery Monday morning was 74.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using San Juan worms and large heavy nymph flies. The water levels were high and the river was muddy.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande at the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday morning was 577 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using San Juan worms and large heavy nymph flies. The water levels were high and the river was muddy.

Streamflow on the Rio Hondo on Monday morning near Valdez was 27.7 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Mora on Monday morning near Tererro was 69.1 cfs.

Streamflow on the Rio Pueblo near Peñasco on Monday morning was 70.9 cfs

Fishing for trout at the Santa Cruz Reservoir was good using garlic PowerBait and cheddar PowerBait.

Shuree Ponds is closed for the season and will reopen in July.

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 walleye at Ute Lake was fair using live minnows and swimbaits. Fishing for white bass was fair trolling medium diving crankbaits and cut shad bait in the Canadian arm of the lake. Fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass was fair using spinnerbaits, medium diving crankbaits and swimbaits. Fishing for crappie was good using live minnows, Road Runner lures and spinners in Ute Creek. The main lake water surface temperature was in the low 60s and the water clarity was stained.

Northwest fishing report

Abiquiú Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Waterflow on the Animas River below Aztec on Monday morning was 552 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using black spinners.

Albuquerque Area Drains had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for tiger muskie at Bluewater Lake was good using Whopper Ploppers, large spinners and swimbaits.

Brazos River had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Monday-morning flows on the Chama River below El Vado and Abiquiú were 1,200 cfs and 1,480 cfs, respectively. Please remember, from the river-crossing bridge on U.S. Highway 84 at Abiquiú upstream 7 miles to the base of Abiquiú Dam is special trout waters with a bag limit of two trout only.

Fishing for white bass at Cochiti Lake was fair using silver and blue Kastmaster lures. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair to good using crankbaits and jigs. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using cut bait and nightcrawler worms.

El Vado Lake can be accessed at Hargroves Day Use Area off SR 322 as well as the Main Park Area off SR 112. The Rio Chama can be accessed at the North El Vado Day Use Area on SR 95, 10 miles west of Hwy 84. Lake levels are steady but expected to drop as crews work on the El Vado Dam. The Dam Day Use Area is closed due to the ongoing construction. SR 112 over the dam will experience periodic closures. Check with the state park before you go by calling 575-588-7247.

Fishing for trout at Fenton Lake was good using Griffiths Gnat flies, beadhead nymph flies, worms and salmon eggs. Please remember, only two cutthroat trout are allowed to be harvested per day within the regular five-fish limit.

Heron Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

At the Jemez Waters, streamflow on the Jemez near the village of Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 81.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using worms.

Laguna del Campo is closed for the season and will reopen in May.

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 pike at Navajo Lake was fair to good using streamer flies, jerkbaits and crankbaits. Fishing for trout was slow to fair using trout pattern lures. Fishing for smallmouth bass was slow to fair using crankbaits and skirt jigs.

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

Fishing for trout at Riverside Park Pond (Aztec Pond #1) was good using green and black Rooster Tail spinners.

San Gregorio Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the San Juan River on Monday morning was 297 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality waters was good using black zebra midge flies and Griffiths Gnat flies. Fishing for trout in the bait waters was fair to good using PowerBait.

Fishing for trout at Seven Springs Brood Pond was good using gold beadhead nymph flies, black and orange leech pattern flies, pheasant tail nymph flies and salmon eggs.

Fishing for trout at Tingley Beach was fair using garlic PowerBait and worms. Fishing for bass was fair using Woolly Bugger flies.

Trout Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest fishing report

Fishing for trout at Alumni Pond was slow using PowerBait. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow using streamer flies. Fishing for catfish was slow using worms.

Fishing for trout at Bear Canyon Lake was fair to good using salmon eggs and gold and black spinners.

Fishing for largemouth bass at Bill Evans Lake was fair to good using soft plastic crawdad pattern baits.

Fishing for white bass at Caballo Lake was fair using crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair using chicken. Fishing for carp was good using worms and dough bait.

Fishing for catfish at Elephant Butte Lake was good using cut gizzard shad bait. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was fair to good using chartreuse crankbaits, jigs and plastic crawdads. Fishing for white bass was good using white Bombers, jointed Rapalas and Rat-L-Trap lures. Fishing for crappie was good using small jigs and live minnows. Fishing for walleye was slow using curly tail grubs.

Escondida Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Gila River on Monday morning was 51.2 cfs. Fishing for trout on Whitewater Creek was fair to good using gold and black Panther Martin spinners.

Glenwood Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Lake Roberts was slow to fair using PowerBait and worms.

Anglers at Percha Dam reported low water levels and poor fishing.

Quemado Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Rio Grande below Elephant Butte on Monday morning was 0.02 cfs. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using garlic dough bait.

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 using garlic PowerBait.

Southeast fishing report

Fishing for trout at Alto Lake was good using salmon eggs and worms.

Bataan Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Please visit the Open Gate webpage for more information on Berrendo Creek.

Streamflow on the Black River at Malaga on Monday morning was 14.2 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 later this year.

Fishing for largemouth bass at Bosque Redondo Lake was good using yellow and red spinnerbaits.

Bottomless Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for bass at Brantley Lake was good using red flake plastic worms and crawdad imitation lures.

Fishing for trout at Carlsbad Municipal Lake was good using chartreuse PowerBait.

Chaparral Park Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Corona Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

Eunice Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for bass at Green Meadow Lake was fair to good using 3-inch plastic worms.

Greene Acres Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Grindstone Reservoir was good using salmon peach PowerBait.

Jal Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at the Kids Pond at Santa Rosa Fish Hatchery was good using PowerBait.

Fishing for catfish at Lake Van was fair using chicken liver.

Oasis Park Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Streamflow on the Pecos River below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 81.2 cfs. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms. Fishing for trout was good using bright green PowerBait.

Fishing for trout at Perch Lake was good using yellow and orange PowerBait.

Streamflow on the Ruidoso River on Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.03 cfs.

Fishing for walleye at Santa Rosa Lake was fair using live minnows. Fishing for bass was fair using live minnows.

Fishing for catfish at Sumner Lake was fair using jigs and worms.

Fishing for trout at Timberon Ponds was fair to good using pink PowerBait.

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