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Fishing Report 04-05-13

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 Northeast 

 

Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 9.9 cfs. We had no report from anglers this week. 

Clayton Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using worms, Power Bait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.  

Conchas Lake: Bank fishing was fair using grubs, nightcrawlers and spinners for walleye and an occasional catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Eagle Nest Lake:  As of this past Sunday about 70 percent of the lake was still iced over with plenty of shoreline open to bank fishing. Fishing for trout was good using worms and Power Bait. Fishing for all other species was slow although there was a report of a northern pike caught. For updated conditions contact the State Park office at (575) 377-1594. 

Lake Alice: The lake was recently stocked and is open to fishing. We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using assorted colors of Power Bait and homemade dough baits for trout. The lake is completely free of ice.  

Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.    

Maxwell Lake 13: The water level is down and fishing was slow for all species.  

Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait, Pistol Petes, Panther Martins and salmon eggs.   

Morphy Lake: Opened for the season April 1. There will be no boating at this time due to low water levels but bank fishing should be great. 

Pecos River: Trout fishing was good using copper John Barrs, prince nymphs and salmon eggs.        

Red River: Trout fishing at the confluence with the Rio Grande and below the hatchery was good using BWOs, parachute adams, small copper John Barrs and worms.

Rio Grande: Trout fishing was very good using parachute adams, attractor patterns, BWOs, weighted nymphs, night crawlers and salmon eggs. The BWOs worked best in the afternoon hours. We had no reports on other species. 

Rio Hondo: Fishing on the lower Hondo was good using parachute adams, copper John Barrs and poundmeisters. The upper Hondo area was still snow packed.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: Fishing was fair using cut bait for northern pike. We had no reports on other species. 

Storrie Lake:  Fishing was slow for all species. The lake is clear of ice at this time. 

Stubblefield Lake: Water levels are extremely low and not fishable at this time. 

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, crank baits and jerk baits, for walleye. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for white bass. A few were also taken by anglers using minnows. Fishing for all other species was slow. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s. 

 

Northwest 

 

Abiquiu Lake: Overall fishing was slow but there were a few smallmouth bass caught by anglers using jigs and tubes and a few brown trout taken on crank baits and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species. 

Animas River: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs, parachute adams and copper John Barrs. The only reports we receiver were from the Corrales Drain and the Belen Riverside Drain. 

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was good using clouser minnows, jerk baits and swim baits for tiger musky. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers.   

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 107cfs and 102cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was slow again this past week. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair using worms, Panther Martins and salmon eggs.  

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow but we did have a report of one smallmouth bass taken on a crawdad colored curly tail grub.  

El Vado Lake: The lake is completely free of ice and should provide some great early brown trout fishing. We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Fenton Lake: As of this past Sunday the lake was free of ice and trout fishing was very good. Anglers fishing from the bank did well using worms and garlic scented Power Bait. The best success from boats was reported by an angler who was using size 10 Pistol Petes.  

Heron Lake:  The lake is completely free of ice at this time. Fishing this past week was slow to fair using horse head jigs tipped with cut bait for lake trout. A few rainbows were caught by anglers fishing from the bank and using salmon eggs and roe sacs. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  

Jemez Waters: Fishing on the Jemez was good in the deeper runs. Anglers did best using copper John Barrs and salmon eggs with a single split shot. Fishing on the Cebolla was good using worms for brown trout.   

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, tubes and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using jerk baits and swim baits for northern pike. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 40s to low 50s. 

Ramah Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan: Fishing in the Quality Water section was good using parachute adams, zebra midges, WD40s, small bead head pheasant tails, Griffith’s gnats and olive leeches. Fishing through the bait waters was fair using salmon eggs, Panther Martin spinners, night crawlers and wooly buggers. 

Santa Cruz Lake: Trout fishing was good using Panther Martins, Kastmasters, Power Bait, salmon eggs and Fisher Chick spinners. We had no reports on other species.  

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Children’s Pond and the Central Pond was fair to good using Pistol Petes, Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms and homemade dough baits. Fishing at the Catch and Release Pond was fair using egg zebra midges, RS2s and small leech patterns. 

 

Southwest 

 

Bear Canyon: Fishing was fair to good using worms and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.   

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for bluegill. Fishing for trout was fair to good using homemade dough bait, Power Bait, salmon eggs, spinners and worms. We had no reports on other species. 

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, swim baits and night crawlers for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, grubs and jerk baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species. The west-side main boat ramp has reopened and is expected to remain open as the water level is rising. The east-side ramp remains closed. 

Elephant Butte: The surface water temp was in the mid to high 50s. Fishing was fair using jerk baits, grubs, crank baits and tubes for black bass. Fishing was fair to good using grubs, minnows, swim baits and crank baits for white bass. Most of the action took place on main lake and secondary points. Fishing was fair using nightcrawlers and stink bait for catfish. A few walleye were caught by anglers using grubs and minnows. We had no reports on other species. The Monticello and Dam Site boat ramps remain closed due to low water conditions. The Rock Canyon ramp has reopened. 

Escondida Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, Pistol Petes and homemade dough bait. We had no reports on other species. 

Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 233cfs. Fishing was fair using nightcrawlers for catfish on the lower waters. We had no reports on other species. 

Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Lake Roberts: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, homemade dough bait, worms, Panther Martins and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Percha Dam: The water was low and fishing was slow for all species.   

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.    

Rio Grande: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

 

Southeast 

 

Bataan Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. 

Black River: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs.  

Bonito Lake: Closed. 

Bosque Redondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was slow.   

Brantley Lake: Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. 

El Rito Creek: Trout fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs.      

Greene Acres Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, Pistol Petes, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs.

Green Meadow Lake: Trout fishing was very good using Panther Martins, Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Trout fishing was very good again this past week. Anglers did well using Power Bait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes and Z Rays. 

Jal Lake: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and corn.

Lake Van: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait, homemade dough bait, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species. 

Oasis Park Lake: Trout fishing was very good using worms and Pistol Petes. A few fish were also taken on Power Bait. 

Pecos River: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Perch Lake: Trout fishing was good using worms, Power Bait, salmon eggs, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes.     

Ruidoso River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: As of Saturday the lake has reopened to boating. The launch area is undeveloped and boating is restricted to no-wake speed only. Fishing was very good using white and chartreuse curly tail grubs, swim baits and night crawlers for walleye. Fishing was fair using worms, minnows and grubs for crappie. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using grubs, crank baits, worms and small swim baits for walleye and white bass. We had no reports on other species.  The east side campground is now open. The Violation Canyon boat ramp remains open at this time and will remain open as long as lake levels permit.