CATCHES OF THE WEEK
Jeremiah Archuleta, 10, of Santa Fe caught a 26-inch rainbow trout and his sister Jayme, 9, caught a 24-inch rainbow trout May 30 at Seven Springs Brood Pond.
Cody Farra of Albuquerque caught a 47-inch, 27.4-pound tiger muskie Sunday at Bluewater Lake. He was using a crank bait.
Jacob Dapolito, 15, of Placitas caught a 22 ½ -inch walleye Saturday at Cochiti Lake. He was using a jig and worm combination near some underwater brush.
At Shady Lakes, Andres Valencia of Rio Rancho caught a 22½-inch rainbow on Sunday (his 12th birthday!) using PowerBait. … Alanna Tanner, 7, of Albuquerque, used a large shrimp to catch a 23-inch rainbow trout on Monday.
AROUND THE STATE
NAMBÉ WATERFALLS & LAKE: The lake and waterfalls area will be closed until June 19 due to a movie project taking place on property. We will be open for regular business hours starting June 23 at 7 a.m. Wayne Vigil, asst. head tribal ranger
HERON LAKE: Fishing has picked up a little. Bill Dolski, my neighbor here in Piñon Ridge, and I went out fishing for three hours and we caught six fish (four kokanee salmon and two rainbow trout). We also missed four or five strikes that didn’t hook up. We caught 12- to 14-inch fish trolling eight to 12 feet deep. We were using the yellow and red dot Panther Martins and a bright nickel double-whammy spinner. There was not much fishing pressure, as we were the only boat on the water. Water is still not being released from the dam. The water level is approaching the top of the new boat ramp at Ridge Rock. Don Wolfley, Stone House Lodge
SHADY LAKES: The trout continue to be caught easy to moderate, mostly with lures, worms and salmon eggs. Average size runs 11 inches. With the new well, we will resume stocking big trout, hopefully the week of June 14 in preparation for Father’s Day fishing. Bass action reports have been moderate. With the lilies up now and in full flower, success is primarily on plastic frogs, worms, and crawdads rigged weedless. The highest report was six bass caught in a day. Bluegill remain active on flies and worms. Jan Phillips, Director
NOTES from GAME & FISH: Fishing at TINGLEY BEACH’S Youth and Central ponds was very good using shrimp, liver and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill.
Fishing at UTE LAKE was very good using tubes, senkos, craws, grubs, worms and top water lures for smallmouth bass. Fishing was excellent using poppers, worms and small grubs for bluegill.
Fishing at LAKE MALOYA was very good using spoons, PowerBait, worms, woolly buggers, parachute Adams, bead-head, hare’s ear nymphs, egg patterns and Pistol Petes for rainbow trout up to 32 inches.
At EAGLE NEST LAKE, fishing was good using PowerBait for rainbow trout and kokanee.
Fishing at STORRIE LAKE was good using salmon eggs, cheese and salmon peach PowerBait for trout.
At MORPHY LAKE, fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, woolly buggers, Pistol Petes, Fisher Chick spinners and Panther Martin spinners for trout.
Fishing at CONCHAS LAKE was good using top water lures, jerk baits, worms, salt craws, tubes, creature baits and grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass.
Fishing was very good at CLAYTON LAKE using PowerBait and spoons for trout.
Stream flow on the JEMEZ RIVER near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 31 cfs. Fishing on the EAST FORK was very good using parachute Adams, elk hair caddis and bead-head, pheasant tail nymphs for brown trout. Fishing on the CEBOLLA was very good using salmon eggs, worms, copper John Barrs and hoppers for brown and rainbow trout.
Anglers managed to catch a few trout at FENTON LAKE while using woolly buggers, Pistol Petes, worms and PowerBait.
Fishing at NAVAJO LAKE was good using jerk baits, top water lures, tubes, creature baits, baby brush hogs and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass.
Stream flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER as of Monday morning was 3,960 cfs. Fishing by boat through the quality waters section was good using jigs, egg patterns, San Juan worms, dead chickens, red larvae and flashback, pheasant tail nymph. Bank fishing through the bait section was good using Blue Fox spinners, small spoons, salmon eggs and worms.
At ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE, fishing was good using curly tail grubs, top water lures, minnows and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using buzz baits, crank baits, tubes, salt craws, worms and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Night fishing was good using shad, beef liver, chicken liver, minnows and shrimp for catfish.