CATCHES OF THE WEEK
Jane Marianetti caught a 20-inch rainbow trout at Hopewell Lake on Monday. She was using a #8 Muddler Minnow.
Raylene Carillo, 7, of Alamogordo, caught a 2 ¾ -pound largemouth bass July 25 on Saturday at Bill Evans Lake. She was using lemon twist Power Bait.
Shawn Ramone of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch channel catfish at Cochiti Lake. He was using night crawlers.
Nicholas Stevens, of Hobbs, caught a 6-pound, 2-ounce largemouth bass on Friday at Green Meadow Lake. He was using a plastic worm.
The father-son team of Rick and Darian Sanchez caught a 10.8-pound, 24-inch catfish July 18 at Lake Van. They were using blood bait.
Matt Gladstone of Taos caught and released an 11-pound, 12-ounce, 40-inch northern pike July 14 at Navajo Lake. He was using a 1-ounce Pike Pounder rattle bait in a glitter tiger pattern. He also released a 10-pound, 8-ounce pike July 16. He was using a perch-colored buzz bait.
Carlos Trujillo, Jr., 3, of Albuquerque, reeled in a 19 ½ -inch rainbow trout July 26 on the Pecos River. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.
AROUND THE STATE
SANDIA LAKES: Fishing at all three lakes has been good. Most activity reported is in early morning and late afternoon. Anglers have had the most success using worms, hog wild dough balls, and garlic chicken livers. Cassandra Espinosa, manager
NOTES from GAME & FISH: Water flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 641 cfs. The increased flow stirred up the water for a short time but fishing was still good. Trout fishing through the quality waters was good using foam wing emergers, San Juan worms, Chernobyl ants, beetles dark midge patterns and pheasant tail nymphs. Fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using PowerBait, night crawlers, jerk baits, Gulp eggs, San Juan worms, chamois leeches and woolly buggers.
Fishing at NAVAJO LAKE was good using buzz baits, crank baits and jerk baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair using tubes, worms, jerk baits, topwater lures and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good trolling Arnie’s, Kokanee Killers and Z Rays tipped with corn at 30 to 45 feet for kokanee. The surface temp was in the mid 70s.