CATCHES OF THE WEEK
Christopher Ortega of Albuquerque caught and released a 20½-inch, 5.2-pound, largemouth bass April 5 on the Albuquerque Drain. He was using a weighted gold and red Clouser minnow and fishing the area between Paseo and Montaño.
Kyle Deavers of Racine, Wis., caught and released a 20-inch rainbow trout Saturday on the Rio Mora. He was using pink shrimp Pautzke eggs and Mountain Wildfire Fire Bait. He also caught and released a 20-inch walleye April 2 on the Rio Grande. He was fishing the river below Elephant Butte and using a live chartreuse Fire Dye minnow.
George Romero of Clovis caught a 29-inch catfish April 7 at Bosque Redondo. He was using night crawlers.
On the Rio Grande, Kris Flores of Las Cruces caught and released a 4-pound largemouth bass April 2. He was using a live blue Fire Dye minnow. … Joe Vallejos of Sandia Park caught and released a 4-pound largemouth bass April 2. He was using a live chartreuse Fire Dye minnow.
AROUND THE STATE
ISLETA LAKES: Fishing is slow, but anglers are still catching trout on salmon peach, green garlic, and chartreuse. Catfish are starting to become more active. We will begin our channel catfish season in preparation for Easter weekend. Our fishing hours are 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m., seven days a week.
Carlos Trujillo, Isleta Lakes & RV Park
SANDIA LAKES: Fishing at Lakes 1 and 2 has been good for trout. Anglers are having the most success using garlic PowerBait, salmon peach PowerBait, and pistol petes. We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday at 1 p.m. We are on our summer hours, open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. every day.
NAMBE PUEBLO LAKE: The water is high, and fishing is fair. Fish are biting on PowerBait.
NOTES from GAME & FISH: Trout fishing at TINGLEY BEACH’S Central and Youth ponds was very good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs, marshmallows, salmon eggs, homemade dough bait, Super Dupers, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes.
Chris Ortega reported catching and releasing several rainbow trout while fishing the ALBUQUERQUE DRAIN between Paseo and Montaño. He was using egg patterns trailed by green- and copper-colored nymphs.
Fishing at FENTON LAKE was good using worms, lime green PowerBait, woolly buggers, Super Dupers and Pistol Petes for trout.
At CHARETTE LAKES, fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.
Trout fishing at LAKE MALOYA was good using green garlic PowerBait and black and olive woolly buggers.
At MONASTERY LAKE, fishing was good using Pistol Petes, San Juan worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
Streamflow on the PECOS RIVER near Pecos on Monday was 146 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs, Blue Fire Brine shrimp, corn, Garlic Salmon Egg Fire Bait and worms for trout.
Bank fishing at EAGLE NEST LAKE was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for rainbow trout.
Streamflow on the CIMARRON RIVER below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was .20 cfs. Trout fishing was good using red San Juan worms, green copper John Barrs, worms and drifted salmon eggs. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was very good for anglers using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, worms and gold and black Panther Martins.
At STORRIE LAKE, fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
As of Monday, streamflow on the RIO MORA near Terrero was 39 cfs. Fishing was very good using worms, Fire Bait, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
Streamflow on the RIO GRANDE on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 715 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was good using caddis dries and nymphs and poundmeisters for trout.
Fishing at EAGLE ROCK LAKE was very good using Pink Shrimp and Silver Label salmon eggs, Fire Bait and PowerBait for rainbow trout.
Streamflow on the SAN JUAN RIVER from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 479 cfs. Trout fishing through the quality waters was fair to good using red larva, OJs, red annelids, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and olive and brown woolly buggers. Fishing through the bait waters was good using night crawlers, PowerBait, woolly buggers, copper John Barrs, jerk baits and Kastmasters.
At ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE, fishing was slow to fair using jigs, tubes, senkos, grubs, swim baits, crank baits and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, prepared baits and liver for catfish.
Streamflow on the RIO GRANDE below Elephant Butte on Monday morning was 1,300 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using grubs, spoons and live Fire Dye minnows for largemouth bass and walleye.
Fishing at GRINDSTONE RESERVOIR was very good using worms, salmon eggs, garlic PowerBait and spoons for trout.
At GLENWOOD POND, fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
Fishing at EL RITO CREEK was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, small spoons and Pistol Petes for trout.