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Fishing Line

Tessa Burnett, 10, of Albuquerque snagged a 22-inch, 3-pound kokanee salmon on Saturday at Navajo Lake.

James Sandoval of Las Vegas caught a 34-inch catfish on Friday at Storrie Lake. He was using worms.

Malechi Checkley, 3, of Rio Rancho caught his first fish, a 17-inch channel catfish, on Oct. 11 at Tingley Beach. He was fishing the Central Pond and using a hotdog.

Kyler Smith of Portales caught and released a 5.08-pound smallmouth bass at Ute Lake on Sunday.

At Shady Lakes, Sylvia Adams of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout on Sunday using salmon eggs. … Nate Romero, 13, of Rio Rancho, caught a 22-inch trout Saturday with a Pistol Pete. … Damon Perea, 13, of Rio Rancho, also used a Pistol Pete to land a 21-inch rainbow trout Saturday. … Ricky Padilla Jr. of Albuquerque, used fireballs Saturday to bring in his 22-inch trout. … Kyle Rhoades, 15, of Albuquerque, was fly fishing Saturday when he caught his 20½-inch rainbow trout.


ISLETA LAKES: Fishing at both SUNRISE and TURTLE lakes is fair. Catfish are still active with the continued warm weather. Best baits for catfish are garlic chicken livers and shrimp. Some trout activity on salmon eggs and worms.

Carlos Trujillo, Isleta Lakes & RV Park

SANDIA LAKES: Fishing at Lakes 1 and 2 has been fair to good for catfish. We last stocked on Tuesday with 2,100 pounds of rainbow trout. Our annual trout tag tournament begins Nov 1.

Cassandra Espinosa manager

SHADY LAKES: Five hefty trout over 20 inches were caught over the weekend. And yes, there are some remaining. Successful baits have ranged from salmon eggs to Pistol Petes to flies. Average size still remains the 11-inch “catchies,” although inventory is slowly being caught out. The bluegill and bass have slowed down in autumn with the cooler weather, although there are still reports of a few being caught. By this time of year, the bass have seen just about everything thrown at them. Shady Lakes is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Our last day will be Oct. 30.

Jan Phillips, director

NOTE from GAME & FISH: Fishing was good at MANZANO LAKE using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Depending on what day of the week you were there, fishing was excellent at FENTON LAKE using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, spoons, salmon eggs and bright colored PowerBait for trout.

Strea flow on the JEMEZ RIVER near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 18 cfs. Fishing on the CEBOLLA was good using worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing on the SAN ANTONIO was good using small spoons, San Juan worms and salmon eggs.

Streamflow on the SAN JUAN RIVER as of Monday morning was 428 cfs. Fishing through the quality waters section was good using Griffiths gnats, parachute Adams, RS2s, comparaduns, BWOs, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, San Juan worms and red and cream larvae. Fishing through the bait section was very good using spoons, woolly buggers, San Juan worms, jerk baits, PowerBait, Gulp eggs and salmon eggs for trout.

Kokanee snagging at NAVAJO LAKE was very good near the dam. The Pine Main boat ramp and the surrounding 150-foot area is closed to anglers during the salmon snagging season.

At JACKSON LAKE, fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, gold spoons and spinners for trout.

Fishing at MONASTERY LAKE was good using elk hair caddis, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

At MORPHY LAKE, fishing was good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, small spoons, woolly buggers and elk hair caddis for trout.

At UTE LAKE, fishing for white bass picked up as anglers did well using blade baits at 25 to 35 feet.

Fishing at ABIQUIU LAKE was good using bottom bouncer worm rigs for perch.

At ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE, fishing was fair using minnows, small jigs and spoons for white bass.

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