CATCHES OF THE WEEK
, 7, of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout at Monastery Lake on Friday. She was fishing with a barbless hook and using worms.
Gabriel Wyntjes, 10, of Las Cruces outfished his mom and grandfather when he caught an 18-inch rainbow trout at Grindstone Reservoir on Saturday. He was using orange PowerBait.
AROUND THE STATE
TINGLEY BEACH: The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish stocked rainbow trout into the Children’s Pond and Central Pond last week. These fish are biting on PowerBait, homemade dough bait, and salmon eggs. The larger trout will be stocked into the Catch and Release Pond later this month thanks to funding from the New Mexico BioPark Society. Kathy Lang, curator
NOTES from GAME & FISH: Trout fishing at FENTON LAKE was good using Pistol Petes, woolly buggers, garlic scented PowerBait and worms. Anglers fishing from boats did very well using olive Pistol Petes and woolly buggers along the edge of weed lines.
Stream flow on the JEMEZ RIVER as of Monday was 25 cfs. Fishing on the RIO CEBOLLA was good using worms. Fishing on the Jemez was fair to good for anglers using salmon eggs, worms and copper John Barrs.
Kokanee snagging at NAVAJO LAKE was very good with several limits reported. Fishing for bass was slow to fair using crank baits, tubes, worms and senkos. Fishing for northern pike was good using crank baits and spinner baits in less than 10 feet of water. Fishing for perch was slow to fair using worms.
Water flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER below Navajo Dam on Monday was 361 cfs. Trout fishing through the quality waters was very good using red annelids, San Juan worms, zebra midges, crystal midges and Johnny flash midges. Fishing through the bait waters was good using night crawlers, salmon eggs, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and spinners.
Fishing at JACKSON LAKE was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.
At ELEPHANT BUTTE, fishing was fair using crank baits and slab spoons for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jigs and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, beef liver and shrimp for catfish.
Water flow on the RIO GRANDE below Elephant Butte on Monday was 28 cfs. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish.
Water flow on the RIO GRANDE near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 515 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using woolly worms, woolly buggers, San Juan worms, spinners and worms.
At EAGLE NEST LAKE, kokanee snagging was very good with the best area reported being just south of the main boat ramp and the best time was in the early morning hours. Bank fishing was good using roe sacs and PowerBait for rainbow trout and worms for perch.
Stream flow on the CIMARRON RIVER below Eagle Nest on Monday was 23 cfs. Trout fishing was good using bead-head pheasant tails, copper John Barrs, small Mepps spinners, worms and salmon eggs.
At EL VADO LAKE, fishing near the boat ramp and in the dam area was fair using PowerBait and roe sacs for trout. Salmon snagging was fair for anglers working near the dam.
Monday morning water flows on the CHAMA RIVER below El Vado and Abiquiu were 110 cfs and 128 cfs, respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using salmon eggs, night crawlers, spinners, woolly buggers, bead head pheasant tails and copper John Barrs for a mixed bag of rainbow and brown trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for rainbow trout.
At ABIQUIU LAKE, fishing was slow to fair using tubes and crank baits for smallmouth bass.
Fishing at MANZANO LAKE was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.
At LAKE MALOYA, fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Pistol Petes along the dam for trout.
Trout fishing at MONASTERY LAKE was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs.
Water flow on the PECOS RIVER near the town of Pecos on Monday was 43 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using worms, bead-head nymphs and small hopper patterns.
Water flow on the RED RIVER near the hatchery on Monday was 62 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using grey and green caddis, baetis emergers, poundmeisters and worms for trout.
At UTE LAKE, fishing was good using blade baits and slab spoons for white bass in 24 to 30 feet of water. Fishing was fair using tubes, chigger craws, salt craws and senkos for smallmouth bass. Most of the bass were found on main lake points in 12 to 15 feet of water. Anglers fishing deep with jigs and minnows picked up a few walleye. Fishing for catfish was fair using stink baits in the shallows. The surface water temp was in the mid-60s.
At BLUEWATER LAKE, fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for all other species was slow. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.
Fishing at GRINDSTONE RESERVOIR was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.