CATCHES OF THE WEEK
Anthony C. Osmond, of Albuquerque, caught and released a 28-inch tiger muskie Sunday at Bluewater Lake. He was using a hot dog under a bobber.
Julian Pecos, 8, of Rio Rancho, caught a 21 ½ -inch, 2 ½ -pound brown trout Saturday on the Chama River. He was fishing below El Vado Dam and using a grasshopper.
At Shady Lakes, Roland Gerencer, 10, of Albuquerque, used a silver spinner to catch a 21-inch rainbow trout on Sunday. … Seki Kim, 9, of Albuquerque, caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Sunday using a yellow spinner.
Julia Vigil, of Rio Rancho, caught a 23-inch rainbow trout Sept. 5 at Monastery Lake. She was using purple PowerBait.
AROUND THE STATE
SANDIA LAKES: Fishing at Lakes 1 and 2 has been good. Anglers have been having the most success using night crawlers, various stink baits and hot dogs. We will be stocking on Wednesday with channel catfish. Cassandra Espinosa
SHADY LAKES: The trout are biting easy to moderate now, primarily on salmon eggs, worms and spinners. Sizes range from 9-inch, pan-size rainbows up to 18 inches. Both trout ponds are carrying a mix of sizes. There are more trout in the west pond, but they are biting slower (go figure …). Bass action reports continue to be varied – from anglers getting just one to those reporting half a dozen 2-pounders caught throughout the day. Bass plastic worms and crawdads remain the favorite. Those gigantic bluegill are still hanging out at the trout gutting station waiting for snacks. Jan Phillips, director
NOTES from GAME & FISH: Fishing at TINGLEY BEACH’S Central and Youth Ponds was good using hot dogs, homemade dough baits, shrimp and worms for catfish.
Stream flow on the SAN JUAN RIVER as of Monday morning was 506 cfs with an increase to 700 cfs scheduled later in the day. Fishing through the quality waters section was good using RS2s, black foam wing emergers, fore and afts, small bead-head, pheasant tail nymphs, San Juan worms and crystal flash midges. Decent midge hatches were coming off in the mid-afternoon and through the evening hours. Fishing through the bait section was good using night crawlers, woolly buggers, copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, jerk baits, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
Fishing at NAVAJO LAKE was good using swim baits, spinner baits, tubes, jigs, top water lures, crank baits, jerk baits and Kastmasters for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using swim baits, top water lures and spinner baits for northern pike.
At FENTON LAKE, trout fishing from boats was good using spinners and Pistol Petes.