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Fishing Report 05-02-14

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Catch of the Week
 
Elephant Butte Lake: April 27, Bob Lechel of Los Alamos caught and released a 5-pound, 6-ounce largemouth bass. He was using a 5-inch senko. 


Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Strong winds kept anglers off the lake for most of the past week. We had no reports.

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 1,210 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque South drain was fair to good using worms for trout. We had no reports on other species or from other drains.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, spoons and jerk baits for tiger musky. Fishing for all other species was slow. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use bait fish at this lake. 

Brazos River: Trout fishing was fair using copper John Barrs and worms. 

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

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 300 cfs and 451 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Before the strong winds arrived, fishing was fair using crank baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and walleye. Fishing was fair to good using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

El Vado Lake: The State Park and the boat ramp are now open. We had no reports from anglers.

Fenton Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, worms, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes.
Heron Lake: Fishing continued to be a bit slow for lake trout with just a few caught by anglers using jigs tipped with white tubes and cut bait. Anglers fishing from the bank and using Power Bait and others trolling spinners picked up a few rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. The lake level continues to rise but four wheel drive was still recommended for launching at the primitive ramp. 

Jackson Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez as of Monday was 46 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms. Fishing on the Cebolla was slow to fair using worms and grasshoppers. We had no reports from the other Jemez streams. The East Fork on the Valles Caldera has opened for weekend fishing and the full fishing schedule for the East Fork and the San Antonio will begin May 16. For additional information and reservations call 1-866-382-5537. 

Laguna del Campo: Opens for the season May 1. Open during daylight hours from 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. Open to anglers 14 years of age or younger and up to two parents or guardians directly supervising young anglers. Open to anglers 65 and older or anglers/individuals with disabilities with a handicap fishing license. No boats or floating devices allowed. 

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs, Panther Martins and Super Dupers for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, chartreuse grubs, tubes and jigs for crappie. Anglers are finding the crappie in the backs of side canyons. Fishing for all other species was slow. The surface water temp was in the low 50s. 

San Gregorio: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

San Juan River: Water flow below Navajo Dam on Monday was 255 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using RS2s, Johnny Flashes, Crystal Flash midge patterns, red larva and comparaduns. Dry fly action was spotty at best. Fishing through the bait waters was good using Yozuri pins minnows, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs, night crawlers and San Juan worms. 

Santa Cruz Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair for anglers using Power Bait, Kastmasters, Z Rays, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing pressure was light due to strong winds in the area.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week. This pond was recently stocked and is a great place to take the youngsters. 

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central Ponds was fair using Power Bait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports from the Catch and Release Pond.

Southwest

Bear Canyon: Fishing was fair to good using worms, Power Bait, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing was fair using night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using grubs, jerk baits and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. 

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using senkos, sweet beavers, tubes, crank baits and spinner baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits and Flicker Shad for white bass. Anglers using crank baits also picked up a few walleye. Fishing for crappie was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using minnows and small jigs. Fishing was fair using hot dogs, liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The Marina Del Sur, Rock Canyon and Dam Site marinas are open. The surface temp was in the low 60s during the past week but dropped 4 degrees over the weekend. 

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. 

Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 62 cfs. We had no reports from anglers. 

Glenwood Pond: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait. 

Lake Roberts: A construction project to improve the dam has begun and extremely low lake levels make it increasingly difficult to fish. The project is expected to continue into the summer. The lake is still open to bank fishing but we had no reports from anglers this week. 

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was good using worms, Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on tiger musky.

Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 1.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Young Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, corn, salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Southeast

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using small spoons, wooly buggers, worms and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species. 

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 6.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Bonito Lake: Closed. 

Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow for all species. 

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

Brantley Lake: Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: The water level has been lowered for shoreline and dock work. The winter trout stocking has been diverted to Bataan Lake. 

Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

El Rito Creek: Trout fishing was fair using worms, homemade dough bait and Power Bait. 

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. 

Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Grindstone Reservoir: Trout fishing was very good for anglers using Power Bait, salmon eggs, Power eggs and small spoons. We had no reports on other species. 

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Kastmasters, Super Dupers and homemade dough bait for trout. We had no reports on other species. 

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. 

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 1,520 cfs. The water release from Sumner Lake that began last Wednesday was expected to last for 15 days. The area below Sumner Lake will be closed during the release. We had no reports from anglers. 

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood on Monday was 6.2 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing continued to be very slow for all species. The lake level was dropping as the result of a water release that started last Wednesday.
Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was extremely light. A water release began last Wednesday and was expected to run for 15 days.