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Fishing Report 04-19-13

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 Northwest

 

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, jigs and wooly buggers for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. 


Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday was 141 cfs. Trout fishing was good using jerk baits, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. 


Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week. 


Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger musky was a bit sporadic this past week. Best reports came from anglers jigging on the bottom. Jerk baits and swim baits produced a lot of short strikes. Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 40s to low 50s.


Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers. 


Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 251 cfs and 268 cfs respectively with the flow below Abiquiu expected to be over 500 cfs by Monday. Trout fishing at both locations was fair using nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, spinners and wooly buggers. Three generations of the Montano family had a recent outing below El Vado with G-pa Sid catching a 17-inch brown while using a Rapala. 


Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, tubes, jerk baits and swim baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow for all other species but there were a few northern pike hooked by anglers using spinner baits worked slowly. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, spinner baits and jerk bait for northern pike. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s.


El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using worms and corn for carp. Fishing for all other species was slow but there was one nice brown trout caught by an angler using worms. 


Fenton Lake: Hot spot for trout! Fishing was very good again this past week using worms, salmon eggs, green and salmon peach Power Bait, homemade dough baits, Pistol Petes and white bead-head nymphs for trout. 


Heron Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs from the bank for a mix of kokanee and rainbows. Fishing from boats was slow but there were a few lake trout caught by anglers using horse head jigs tipped with cut bait. They were fishing at 35 to 40 feet. 


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


Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez on Monday was 45 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was good using brassies, copper John Barrs, weighted wooly buggers, worms, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. Fishing on the Cebolla below Fenton Lake was fair using bead-head nymphs and worms.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.


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


Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, tubes, smallie beavers, swim baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using jerk baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing from the bank was fair using worms and Power Bait for rainbow trout. The surface water temp was in the high 40s to low 50s. 


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


San Juan: Water flow below Navajo on Monday was 541cfs. Fishing in the Quality Water section was good using wooly bugger red annelid combos, red midge larva, brown or grey johnny flash and chocolate or grey copper rib foam wing emergers. The emergers were working best in the evening hours. Dry fly action was light with small midge and baetis patterns working best on non windy days. Fishing through the bait waters was good using jerk baits, wooly buggers, copper John Barrs, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. 


Santa Cruz Lake: Trout fishing was fair using small crank baits, Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. 


Seven Springs Brood Pond: This water is open to anglers 11 years old or younger. The pond was recently stocked and is a great place to take youngsters to fish. 


Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Children’s Pond and the Central Pond was fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs, corn, worms and homemade dough baits. Fishing at the Catch and Release Pond was slow with just a few fish caught by anglers using small emergers, leech patterns and small streamers.

 

Northeast

 

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using worms under a bobber and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on perch.


Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 12 cfs. Trout fishing was good using bead-head pheasant tails, small midge patterns and BWOs. The BWOs were still working best on cloudy afternoons. 


Clayton Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using worms and Power Bait. Fishing was slow for all other species. 


Conchas Lake: Bank fishing was fair using grubs, nightcrawlers and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was fair using jerk baits and crank baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species. 


Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs. 


Eagle Nest Lake: The boat ramps are open but the docks are not in place. During the week, fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, roe sacs and Power Bait. A few trout were caught by anglers using spinners and wooly buggers. We had no reports on other species. 


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


Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs, Z Rays, small Daredevles and Panther Martins for trout measuring from 9 to 17 inches. 


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


Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow. 


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


Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was very good using Power Bait, homemade dough bait, spinners and salmon eggs. 


Morphy Lake: Trout fishing was fair-to-good using Power Bait, worms, corn and salmon eggs. 


Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 59cfs.Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs, bead-head prince nymphs and spinners. 


Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 51cfs. Trout fishing at the confluence with the Rio Grande and below the hatchery was good using egg patterns, San Juan worms, nightcrawlers, copper John Barrs and worms.


Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 296 cfs.Trout fishing was good using attractor patterns, wooly buggers, Panther Martins, nightcrawlers, jerk baits and salmon eggs. Fishing was fair using jerk baits, spinners and small crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. 


Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 13 cfs. Fishing on the lower Hondo was good using parachute adams, bead-head pheasant tails, copper John Barrs and poundmeisters. 


Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday was 14 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, prince nymphs and small copper John Barrs.


Rio Pueblo: Water flow near Penasco on Monday was 17 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 


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


Springer Lake: Fishing pressure was very light. The water level is too low for launching boats but fishing should be good from the bank for pike and catfish. Give it a try and let us know. 


Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs for trout. A few were also taken on worms, corn and Power Bait. We had no reports on other species.


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


Ute Lake: Fishing was good using chartreuse grubs and suspended jerk baits for walleye. The walleye were in about 10 feet of water. A few black bass were also caught by anglers using the jerk baits. Fishing was fair to good trolling crank baits at a depth of 6 to 8 feet for white bass. Fishing for all other species was slow. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s.

 

Southwest

 

Bear Canyon: We had no reports from anglers this week.


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


Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using chartreuse, green and white grubs, tubes, jerk baits, jig and minnow combinations and nightcrawlers for walleye. Fishing was good using crank baits, grubs and jerk baits for white bass. Anglers fishing for white bass picked up a few crappie. 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 slow to fair using jerk baits, jigs and tubes for black bass. Fishing was good using grubs, spinners, minnows, swim baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using nightcrawlers and stink bait for catfish. A few crappie 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: We had no reports from anglers this week. 
Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 105 cfs. Fishing was fair using stink bait and nightcrawlers for catfish. Fishing on the forks was fair to good using copper John Barrs, San Juan worms and worms for trout. 


Glenwood Pond: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs. 


Lake Roberts: Trout fishing was good to excellent using Power Bait, worms, Panther Martins, salmon egg/corn combinations and salmon eggs. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms. 


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: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was .86 cfs. 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: Stream flow near Malaga on Monday was 5.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.


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


Bonito Lake: Closed. 


Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow for all species.


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: We had no reports from anglers this week. 


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


Greene Acres Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, worms, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs. 


Green Meadow Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species. 


Grindstone Reservoir: Trout fishing was very good using Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms, Z Rays and spinners. 


Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. 


Lake Van: Trout fishing fair using Pistol Petes, Power Bait, small Daredevles and worms. Fishing was slow to fair using liver, Charlie’s catfish bait and nightcrawlers for catfish.


Oasis Park Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Pistol Petes and worms. We had no reports on other species.


Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 75 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species but there were a few trout caught by anglers using worms and Power Bait. 


Perch Lake: Trout fishing was slow. 


Ruidoso River: Stream flow near Hollywood on Monday was 3.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.


Santa Rosa Lake: The lake has reopened to boating but the launch area is undeveloped and boating is restricted to no wake speed only. Fishing was good from boats and from the bank using white and chartreuse curly tail grubs, swim baits, tubes, minnows and nightcrawlers for walleye. The females are in full spawn but the males were actively feeding. Fishing was fair to good using minnows and grubs for crappie. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 50s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing conditions stayed about the same as last week with just a few walleye caught by anglers using minnows, grubs, nightcrawlers and crank baits. Fishing for all other species was slow. 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.