Fishing Line for June 16, 2022 - Albuquerque Journal

Fishing Line for June 16, 2022

CATCHES OF THE WEEK

At Bluewater Lake, Jesse Martinez of Santa Fe caught and released 37-, 34- and 33-inch tiger muskies using a streamer pattern fly June 7. … Branden Perry of Albuquerque caught a 38-inch tiger muskie using PowerBait on June 5. … Merlyssa Mondragon, 13, of Ojo Caliente caught a 39-inch tiger muskie using hotdogs June 4. … Mark Mondragon of Ojo Caliente caught a 38.5-inch tiger muskie using a yellow and red crankbait June 4.

At Navajo Lake, Dane Trujillo of Albuquerque caught a 13-inch kokanee salmon using a pink spinner tipped with corn June 8. … Mario Gurule of Rio Rancho caught a 40-inch pike using a chartreuse crankbait June 6.

Kenzie Rael, 10, and Junior Rael, 4, of Tucumcari both caught their first fish, a smallmouth bass and a white bass, at Ute Lake using jigs tipped with worms June 4.

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 using garlic PowerBait and salmon peach PowerBait.

Streamflow on the Cimarron River near Cimarron on Monday morning was 34.5 cubic feet per second (cfs). Cimarron Canyon State Park is closed until further notice due to extreme fire danger. For more information, visit the park’s webpage or call 575-377-6271.

Fishing for trout at Clayton Lake was good using Berkley Trout Nibbles and Berkley Nightcrawlers.

Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass at Conchas Lake was good using 3.5-inch blue tube baits and soft plastic worms. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using chartreuse crankbaits. Fishing for white bass was good using white swimbaits. Fishing for crappie was very good using 3.5-inch tube jigs in 12 feet of water.

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 the 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. All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest webpage or call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Santa Fe National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including Cowles Ponds. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Santa Fe National Forest webpage or call the Santa Fe National Forest office at 505-438-5300.

Coyote Creek State Park is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information, visit the park’s webpage or call 575-387-2328.

Fishing for rainbow trout at Eagle Nest Lake was good using yellow PowerBait, salmon eggs and salmon peach PowerBait. For more information, visit the park’s webpage or call 575-377-1594.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including Eagle Rock Lake. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest webpage or call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Santa Fe National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including the Gallinas River. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Santa Fe National Forest webpage or call the Santa Fe National Forest office at 505-438-5300.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including Hopewell Lake. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest webpage or call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200.

Lake Alice had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for trout at Lake Maloya was good using black Woolly Bugger flies, lime green PowerBait and rainbow PowerBait.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Santa Fe National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including Los Pinos River. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Santa Fe National Forest webpage or call the Santa Fe National Forest office at 505-438-5300.

Maxwell Lake 13 had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information, visit the Open Gate webpage.

Morphy Lake State Park is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information, visit the park’s webpage or call 575-387-2328.

Fishing for trout on the Pecos River was good using salmon eggs near the town of Pueblo. All U.S. Forest Service land in the Santa Fe National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns, as is the Pecos Canyon State Park. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Santa Fe National Forest webpage or call the Santa Fe National Forest office at 505-438-5300. For more information on the Pecos Canyon State Park closure, visit the park’s webpage or call 505-670-8196.

Fishing for trout on the Red River was fair to good using hare’s ear nymph flies and salmon eggs. All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest webpage or call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200.

Fishing for trout on the Rio Grande was good using brown Joe’s Flies and black Pistol Pete spinners near the John Dunn Bridge. Fishing for pike was fair using Rapala lures near Velarde. All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forest districts is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest or Santa Fe National Forest webpage. You can also call the call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200 or the Santa Fe National Forest office at 505-438-5300.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including the Rio Hondo. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest webpage or call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Santa Fe National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns, as is the Pecos Canyon State Park and the Rio Mora. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Santa Fe National Forest webpage or call the Santa Fe National Forest office at 505-438-5300. For more information on the Pecos Canyon State Park closure, visit the park’s webpage or call 505-670-8196.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including the Rio Pueblo. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest webpage or call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200.

Fishing for trout at the Santa Cruz Reservoir was good using green PowerBait, Berkley Gulp nightcrawlers and yellow garlic PowerBait.

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

Springer Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

The boat ramp and lake access to all motorized vessels is closed at Storrie Lake. For more information, visit the park’s webpage or call 505-425-7278.

Stubblefield Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for walleye at Ute Lake was good using Walleye Diver lures and Flicker shad lures. Fishing for white bass was good using medium and deep diving crankbaits, live minnows and small swimbaits. Fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass was good using Ned Rigs, soft plastic drop shots and wacky rigged worms in 6 to 12 feet of water. Fishing for crappie was good using live minnows and small jigs. Fishing for catfish was fair using nightcrawler worms, punch bait and chicken liver. The main lake water surface temperature was in the upper 60s and the water clarity was stained.

Northwest fishing report

Abiquiú Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Animas River had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for tiger muskie at Bluewater Lake was good using rattle baits, streamer flies, crankbaits, PowerBait and hotdogs.

Brazos River had no reports from anglers this week.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including Canjilon Lakes. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest webpage or call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200.

Fishing for trout on the Chama River below El Vado Lake was fair to good using nightcrawler worms. 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. All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forest districts is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest or Santa Fe National Forest webpages. You can also call the call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200 or the Santa Fe National Forest office at 505-438-5300.

Fishing for pike at Cochiti Lake was fair using swimbaits. Fishing for crappie was slow to fair using swimbaits. Fishing for catfish was good using cutbait.

El Vado Lake can be accessed at Hargroves Day Use Area off State Road 322 and the Main Park area off State Road 112. The Rio Chama River can be accessed at the North El Vado Day Use Area on State Road 95, 10 miles west of U.S. Highway 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. State Road 112 over the dam will experience periodic closures. For more information, visit the park’s webpage or call 575-588-7247.

Fenton Lake State Park is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information, visit the park’s webpage or call 575-829-3630.

Heron Lake had no reports from anglers this week. For more information, visit the park’s webpage or call 575-588-7470.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Santa Fe National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including the Jemez Waters. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Santa Fe National Forest webpage or call the Santa Fe National Forest office at 505-438-5300.

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

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including Lagunitas Lakes. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest webpage or call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200.

Lake Farmington had no reports from anglers this week.

Stocking efforts at McGaffey Lake have been suspended due to extremely low water levels and unstable ground conditions. Lake conditions will be monitored and stockings will resume once conditions improve. All U.S. Forest Service land in the Cibola National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Cibola National Forest webpage or call the Cibola National Forest office at 505-346-3900.

Fishing for pike at Navajo Lake was fair using chartreuse crankbaits, crawdad imitation lures and swimbaits. Fishing for smallmouth bass was slow to fair using tube baits and crankbaits. Fishing for trout was slow to fair using spinners.

Fishing for catfish on the Rio Grande near Albuquerque was good using chicken liver and cut bait. Fishing for pike was fair to good using nightcrawler worms north of Bernalillo.

Riverside Park Pond (Aztec Pond #1) had no reports from anglers this week.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Santa Fe National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including San Gregorio Lake. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Santa Fe National Forest webpage or call the Santa Fe National Forest office at 505-438-5300.

Fishing for trout on the San Juan River in the quality waters was good using Griffith gnat flies, leech pattern flies, red annelid flies and midge pattern flies. Fishing for trout in the bait waters was good using nightcrawler worms.

Seven Springs Brood Pond is currently closed due to wildfire concerns.

Fishing for rainbow trout at Tiger Park Reservoir was good using salmon egg scent PowerBait.

Fishing for catfish at Tingley Beach was fair to good using chartreuse PowerBait, chicken liver, nightcrawler worms and shrimp.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Carson National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including Trout Lakes. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Carson National Forest webpage or call the Carson National Forest office at 505-758-6200.

Southwest fishing report

Fishing for all species was slow at Alumni Pond.

Fishing for catfish at Bear Canyon Lake was good using dough bait and live worms.

Fishing for bass at Bill Evans Lake was slow to fair using 5-inch maroon plastic worms. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using dough bait.

Fishing for crappie at Caballo Lake was slow to fair using live minnows and small jigs. Fishing for bass was slow to fair using crankbaits. Fishing for walleye was slow to fair using live minnows and trolling medium diving crankbaits.

Fishing for catfish at Elephant Butte Lake was fair to good using live minnows and cut gizzard shad bait. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using chartreuse crankbaits, jigs and soft plastic lures. Fishing for white bass was good using Blue Fox spinners and white Bombers. Fishing for crappie was good using green and white grubs, live minnows and white Bomber lures. Fishing for walleye was good using white crankbait lures, nightcrawler worms and curly tail grubs.

Fishing for catfish at Escondida Lake was fair to good using red worms, nightcrawler worms and cut bait.

Fishing for trout on the Gila River was fair to good using dry flies with a beadhead dropper fly near the Catwalk recreation area.

Glenwood Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for bass at Lake Roberts was good using nightcrawler worms. Fishing for catfish was good using blood dough bait and worms.

Fishing for bass was slow at Percha Dam.

Quemado Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish on the Rio Grande was fair to good using live minnows. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using curly tail grubs.

Snow Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at Trees Lake was fair using shrimp. Fishing for bass was fair to good using wacky rigged plastic worms.

Fishing for all species was slow at Young Pond.

Southeast fishing report

Fishing for catfish at Alto Lake was fair to good using nightcrawler worms.

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

Berrendo Creek had no reports from anglers this week. Please visit the Open Gate webpage for more information on this property.

Black River had no reports from anglers this week.

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 catfish at Bosque Redondo Lake was fair using nightcrawler worms. Fishing for bluegill was good using nightcrawler worms.

Bottomless Lakes had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for walleye at Brantley Lake was fair using red crankbaits. Fishing for white bass was good using red crankbaits.

Fishing for bass at Carlsbad Municipal Lake was good using drop shot Robo worms.

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.

Green Meadow Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at Greene Acres Lake was good using chicken liver and cut shad bait.

Fishing for trout at Grindstone Reservoir was good using white beadhead hare’s ear nymph flies.

Jal Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for catfish at Oasis Park Lake was fair to good using hotdogs and worms.

Fishing for bass on the Pecos River was good using Texas-rigged soft plastic blue crawdad pattern baits.

Perch Lake had no reports from anglers this week.

Fishing for rainbow trout on the Rio Bonito was good using worms.

Rock Lake Hatchery Kids’ Pond had no reports from anglers this week.

All U.S. Forest Service land in the Lincoln National Forest Service district is currently closed due to wildfire concerns including the Ruidoso River. For more information on the Forest Service closure, visit the Lincoln National Forest webpage or call 575-434-7200.

Fishing for walleye at Santa Rosa Lake was fair using Flicker shad lures, live minnows and Ned rigs. Fishing for bass was fair to good using crankbaits. Fishing for crappie was good using crappie jigs tipped with live minnows.

Fishing for bass at Sumner Lake was fair to good using green Senko worms. Fishing for walleye was fair using nightcrawler worms and green plastic worms. Fishing for catfish was good using hotdogs and worms.

Timberon Ponds had no reports from anglers this week.

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