CATCHES OF THE WEEK
of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch, 5.13-pound brown trout on the Chama River on Saturday. He was using a night crawler.
Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas caught a 25-inch, 6 ¾ -pound cutbow trout and a 22-inch rainbow trout on the Cimarron River on Friday. He was fishing below the Gravel Pit Lakes and using a No. 1 gold Mepps spinner.
On the San Juan River, Brandon Marshall of Albuquerque caught and released a 21-inch brown trout on Oct. 2. He was using a chocolate Johnny Flash. On Friday, Frank Jaramillo of Albuquerque caught and released a 20-inch rainbow trout. He was using a black crystal midge.
NOTES from GAME & FISH: At FENTON LAKE, trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, garlic-scented PowerBait and worms. Anglers fishing from boats did very well using olive Pistol Petes along the edge of weed lines.
Stream flow on the JEMEZ RIVER as of Monday was 14 cfs. Fishing on the RIO CEBOLLA was good using grasshoppers and worms. Fishing on the Jemez was good for anglers using salmon eggs, worms and copper John Barrs.
Fishing at ABIQUIU LAKE was fair using tubes, chigger craws and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers trolling crank baits and bottom bouncer rigs. Night fishing was fair using liver for catfish.
At EL VADO LAKE, fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Kokanee snagging was slow but should pick up as the fish were just beginning to porpoise.
Monday morning water flows on the CHAMA RIVER below El Vado and Abiquiu were 198 cfs and 321 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using salmon eggs, night crawlers, spinners, wooly buggers, bead-head pheasant tails and copper John Barrs for a mixed bag of rainbow and brown trout.
Water flow on the RIO GRANDE near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 428 cfs. Trout fishing was good using wooly worms, San Juan worms, black micro mays, spinners, small jerk baits and night crawlers. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair using jerk baits, spinners and woolly buggers.
Fishing pressure at LAKE MALOYA was light and fishing was fair using olive and black Pistol Petes, grasshoppers and worms for rainbow trout.
Trout fishing at MONASTERY LAKE was fair using Power Bait, prince nymphs, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs.
Water flow on the PECOS RIVER near the town of Pecos on Monday was 38 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, baetis nymphs, prince nymphs and small streamers.
At MORPHY LAKE, fishing was fair using worms, Power Bait, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs for trout.
Trout fishing at CHARETTE LAKES was very good using PowerBait and spinners.
Stream flow on the CIMARRON RIVER below Eagle Nest on Monday was 8.9 cfs. Trout fishing was good using parachute Adams, bead-head pheasant tails, copper John Barrs, small Mepps spinners, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Kokanee snagging at EAGLE NEST LAKE was good with the best area reported being just south of the main boat ramp. Bank fishing was good using roe sacs and PowerBait for rainbow trout and worms for perch.
Trout fishing at CLAYTON LAKE was fair to good using Colorado spoons, PowerBait and worms for trout.
At CONCHAS LAKE, fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits, tubes, worms and chigger craws for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass.
Fishing at MANZANO LAKE was fair using garlic scented PowerBait, marshmallows and salmon eggs for trout.
At COCHITI LAKE, fishing was fair using tubes, jerk baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass and white bass.
Water flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER below Navajo Dam on Monday was 322 cfs. Trout fishing through the quality waters was very good using olive and grey foam wing emergers, RS2s, San Juan worms, red annelids, BWOs, crystal midges and Johnny flash midges. Fishing through the bait waters was good using jerk baits, night crawlers, salmon eggs, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and woolly buggers.
Fishing at BLUEWATER LAKE was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits and swim baits for tiger muskie.
At UTE LAKE, fishing was slow to fair using curly tail grubs, tubes, small salt craws and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.
Fishing at ELEPHANT BUTTE was fair using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, beef liver and shrimp for catfish.
Kokanee snagging was slow at NAVAJO LAKE. Fishing for northern pike was very good using crank baits and spinner baits in less than 10 feet of water.
At GRINDSTONE RESERVOIR, fishing was good using garlic-scented PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.