CATCHES OF THE WEEK
At Shady Lakes,
Jerome Aguilar , Jr., of Albuquerque, landed a 25½-inch rainbow with a Red Devil trout lure on Saturday. … Also Saturday, Jackson , 6, and Parker McDowell , 7, of Albuquerque, caught 21-inch and 21½-inch trouts, respectively, with worms.
At Bluewater Lake, Joel Armendariz of Las Cruces caught a 47 ¾ -inch tiger muskie at Bluewater Lake on July 3. He was using a black buzz bait. … Dave Wright of Roswell caught and released a 42-inch tiger muskie on July 3. He was using a water dog. … On Saturday, Joshua Garcia of Grants caught a 34-inch, 28-pound catfish. He was night fishing and using hot dogs.
Robert Jojola of Isleta Pueblo caught a 20-inch, 5-pound rainbow trout at Canjilon Lakes on Saturday. He was using a Kastmaster.
Marsha Strickland of Rio Rancho caught a 21-inch rainbow trout on Friday at Charette Lakes. She was using orange PowerBait.
Haley Robinson of Albuquerque caught her first fish on Friday at Clayton Lake. It was a 20-inch rainbow trout. She was using worms under a bobber.
David Shadle , 7, of Corrales caught a 20-inch rainbow trout at Cowles Pond on July 2. He was fishing the larger pond and using salmon eggs.
Zeke Gabaldon caught a 20-inch rainbow trout at Hopewell Lake on July 2. He was using a Pistol Pete.
Robert Ulibarri, Leroy Ulibarri and Joseph Carrillo caught six channel catfish ranging in size from 18 to 26 inches at Tingley Beach on Saturday. They were fishing the Central Pond and using worms and PowerBait.
AROUND THE STATE
SHADY LAKES: In this summer heat, the Easy Catch Trout Pond continues at a moderate pace while the Big Trout Pond success has been a little more of a challenge. The best success in the Easy Catch Pond remains with salmon eggs and worms with average size running 11 inches; same for the Big Trout, but size average is 16 inches. The best reports on the largemouth bass activity continues to be plastics (worms, crawdads, swim baits) rigged to not catch up in the pond grasses. Best bass (and bluegill) success is near the water lilies. Highest reported numbers is four bass caught and released in one day. Earlier morning and mid-to-late afternoon have the best results. Bluegill are actively biting on worms, salmon eggs, and flies. Jan Phillips, director
NOTES from GAME & FISH : Water flow on the RED RIVER near the hatchery on Monday was 77 cfs and the water was clearing. Fishing near the hatchery was fair drifting night crawlers and was very good using elk hair caddis, Power Bait, night crawlers and salmon eggs for brown and rainbow trout.
Fishing at EAGLE NEST LAKE was fair to good trolling Arnies and Panther Martins tipped with corn at 20 to 25 feet for kokanee.
Stream flow on the CIMARRON RIVER below Eagle Nest on Monday was 41 cfs. Before the flow increase, trout fishing was good using bead-head hares ears, pheasant tails, worms, spinners and salmon eggs.
Fishing at CONCHAS LAKE was fair using topwater lures, jerk baits, chatter baits and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass.
At LAKE MALOYA, fishing was good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and a wide assortment of flies for trout up to 20 inches.
Fishing at STORRIE LAKE was good using night crawlers and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using night crawlers for catfish.
At MONASTERY LAKE, fishing was good using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs, Gulp eggs, PowerBait and worms for trout.
Trout fishing at MORPHY LAKE was fair to good using Pistol Petes, BWOs, hoppers, Panther Martins, PowerBait and worms.
The walleye at UTE LAKE moved deeper this past week with the best baits being live minnows and leeches fished at 25 to 30 feet. Fishing was very good using night crawlers for bluegill just about anywhere on the lake.
At ABIQUIU LAKE, fishing was good using yellow and green spinners tipped with night crawlers for walleye.
Fishing at ELEPHANT BUTTE was fair using worms and small tubes for bluegill. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for white bass.
Water flow on the RIO GRANDE below Elephant Butte on Monday was 2,090 cfs. Fishing was good using night crawlers, hot dogs, shrimp and liver for catfish.
Water flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER below Navajo Dam on Monday was 399 cfs. Trout fishing through the quality waters was good using red and orange larvae, red San Juan worms, small black and olive streamers, ants and small bead-head pheasant tails. Fishing through the bait waters was good using worms, salmon eggs, Gulp eggs, pins minnows and copper John Barrs under a Chernobyl ant.
Fishing for trout at QUEMADO LAKE was a bit slow but there were a few limits of fish caught by anglers using worms.
Fishing at OASIS PARK LAKE was good using stink bait and night crawlers for catfish.