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Fishing Line


Desiree Tafoya Olguin of Albuquerque caught two 24-inch catfish at Bluewater Lake on June 11. One of the catfish was 16 pounds and the other 8 pounds. She was using hot dogs.

Edmond Trujillo of Albuquerque caught and released seven tiger muskies between 30 and 40 inches on Thursday at Bluewater Lake.

At Shady Lakes, Lilly Chavez, 13, of Rio Rancho, used a worm to catch a 20-inch rainbow on Saturday. … Pete Maestas of Albuquerque used a Pistol Pete Fly Special to land a 21-inch trout on Sunday.

Frank C’ De Baca caught a 4-pound, 24-inch rainbow trout June 13 at Laguna Del Campo. He was using a black with yellow dots Panther Martin.

Harley Wiese, 5, caught and released a 34-inch tiger muskie on June 9 at Bluewater. She was using a night crawler.

Peyton Chase, 5, caught her first fish on June 10 at Bataan Lake. It was a bluegill about five inches in length. She was using a night crawler under a bobber.

Christopher Ruiz, 3, of Edgewood, caught his first fish June 9 at Cowles Ponds. It was a rainbow trout and he was using a marshmallow he picked out from the store.


ISLETA LAKES: Fishing at both SUNRISE and TURTLES lakes has been very good for catfish. Isleta Lakes will be stocking for the Father’s Day weekend this week. Best baits reported are shrimp, garlic chicken liver, green worms and stink bait. Very few trout have been reported as caught. Our tagged catfish tournament is coming up in July. Carlos Trujillo, Isleta Lakes & RV Park

SANDIA LAKES: Fishing at all three lakes has been excellent for catfish. Anglers have had the most success using various stink baits, chicken livers and worms. We last stocked Tuesday with 7,000 pounds of channel catfish. We will be having a pocket tournament on Father’s Day. Call 505-771-5190 for more info. Cassandra Espinosa, manager

SHADY LAKES: In preparation for Father’s Day, Shady Lakes restocked 1,500 pounds of trout on Wednesday. The Easy Catch Trout Pond is biting on everything and running an 11-inch average. The Big Trout Pond is a moderate challenge with sizes 16 inches and up. We always stock some big lunker trout with each delivery. Bass reports have been moderate as the summer heat comes on, swim jigs and plastics such as frogs, worms and crawdads are your best bet. Bluegill are striking on flies, worms and salmon eggs. The water lilies are up and blooming for bass and bluegill cover. Jan Phillips, director

HERON LAKE: Not much new to report. Fishing is still bad, we’re still getting nice rain showers, water temperature up in the mid- to high-60s and water level is still rising. The Kokanee have not yet started to school and won’t start biting until they do. A few small lake trout have been caught trolling. Don Wolfley, Heron Lake Guide Service

NOTES from GAME & FISH: Water flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER below Navajo Lake on Monday was 318 cfs. Trout fishing through the quality waters was good using root beers, zebra midges, RS2s, pheasant tails, San Juan worms and foam wing emergers. Fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using salmon eggs, Gulp eggs, PowerBait, copper John Barrs and jerk baits.

At NAVAJO LAKE, fishing was good using crank baits and jerk baits for northern pike.

UTE LAKE was excellent using worms, grubs and poppers for bluegill. Fishing was very good trolling a wide assortment of crank baits for schooling white bass.

At ABIQUIU LAKE, fishing was good using tubes, senkos, crank baits, jerk baits and top water lures for smallmouth bass.

Fishing continued to be very good at CONCHAS LAKE using worms, small poppers and small grubs and tubes for bluegill. Fishing was good using tubes, senkos, creature baits, top water lures and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for white bass.

At EAGLE NEST LAKE, fishing was good trolling Arnies, Panther Martins and Platte River specials for trout and Kokanee.

Fishing at LAKE MALOYA was good using pink PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout up to 3 pounds.

At CLAYTON LAKE, trout fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and gold spoons.

Fishing at ELEPHANT BUTTE was good trolling crank baits for white bass.

At FENTON LAKE, fishing was good using garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters, Panther Martins and woolly buggers for trout.

Fishing on the JEMEZ RIVER was good using worms, copper John Barrs and salmon eggs for trout. Anglers fishing the SAN ANTONIO on the Valles Caldera reported great fishing with small black flies. For more information on fishing the Valles Caldera call 1-866-382-5537.