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Fishing Report 06-14-13

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Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair to good using nightcrawlers, crank baits, jerk baits and jigs for smallmouth bass. Most of the bass caught were small and were in less than 10 feet of water. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using liver, hot dogs and nightcrawlers. The best catfish reports came from anglers fishing at night. Fishing for walleye was fair using spinner nightcrawler rigs and white crank baits. We had no reports on other species. 

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday was 1,050 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 

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

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, jerk baits, swim baits, spinner baits and worms for tiger musky. We had no reports on other species. 

Brazos River: Trout fishing was good using copper John Barrs, elk hair caddis and salmon eggs.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing at the upper lake was fair to good using Power Bait, Pistol Petes, Fisher Chick spinners, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Fishing on the lower lake was slow. 

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 782 cfs and 858 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was very good using Rapalas, nightcrawlers, wooly buggers, Power Bait and salmon eggs for a mixed bag of browns and rainbows. We had no reports from below Abiquiu. 

Cochiti Lake: The surface water temp was in the high 60s. Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, liver, shrimp and blood bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using tubes, senkos, grubs and creature baits for smallmouth bass. We had reports of a few northern pike hooked but lost. 

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Fenton Lake: The area is closed while aircraft use this lake to draw water to fight a wildfire in the area. 

Heron Lake: Fishing was very good again this past week using wiggle hoochies, Arnies and Panther Martins tipped with corn for kokanee. Most of the fish were at depths of 16 to 25 feet. Fishing from the bank was slow to fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and spinners for a mix of kokanee and rainbow trout. We had no report on lake trout. 

Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. 

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez on Monday was 10 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was good using salmon eggs, worms and copper John Barrs. Fishing on the Rio Guadalupe was fair to good using worms. Access to some of the upper streams and to the Valles Caldera has been closed due to the fire in the area. 

Laguna del Campo: Trout fishing was good using Panther Martins, Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs.
Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, jigs, senkos, chigger craws, crank baits, grubs and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using small tubes, curly tail grubs and small jigs for crappie. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the high 60s.

Ramah Lake: We had no reports. 

San Gregorio: We had no reports.
San Juan: Water flow below Navajo on Monday was 250 cfs. Trout fishing in the Quality Water section was good. Anglers did well using foam wing emergers, small foam beetles, parachute adams, red midge larva and flash back pheasant tails. Fishing through the bait waters was good using salmon eggs, spinners, Power Bait, copper John Barrs and wooly buggers.
Santa Cruz Lake: Fishing was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. 

Seven Springs Brood Pond: This water is open to anglers 11 years old or younger. We had no reports this week. 

Tingley Beach: Fishing on the Central Pond and Youth Pond was fair using hot dogs, chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing on the Catch and Release Pond was slow.

Northeast
 
Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes. 

Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 26 cfs. Trout fishing was good using elk hair caddis, prince nymphs, bead-head hares ears, small stone flies, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using salmon eggs, worms and Power Bait. 

Clayton Lake: Hot Spot for Trout: Fishing was excellent using Power Bait, homemade dough bait and spinners for trout with several limits reported. Fishing was good using worms for channel catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using spinner-nightcrawler combinations, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was good using jerk baits, tubes, senkos, crank baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Kelly and Steve Lindsay of Conchas Dam caught their limits of walleye while fishing from a paddle boat. For anglers concerned about the latest campground closures, the North and Bell Campgrounds are open. 

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs in the beaver pond areas. 

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes for trout. 

Eagle Nest Lake: Hot Spot for Perch: Fishing was very good using worms and spinners for perch. Fishing was good trolling Panther Martins, Arnies and Cripplures tipped with corn for kokanee. Fishing was fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and assorted spinners for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using spoons, spinners and jerk baits in the shallows for northern pike. 

Hopewell Lake: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms, wooly buggers, hares ears and copper John Barrs. 

Lake Alice: Fishing was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing pressure was light. 

Lake Maloya: Fishing was excellent using Pistol Petes, Panther Martins, wooly buggers, homemade dough bait, garlic scented Power Bait, corn, marshmallows and salmon eggs for trout. For information on tagged fish in the lake, contact the State Park Office at 575-445-5607.

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

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

Monastery Lake: The area is currently closed while aircraft are drawing water to fight a wildfire in the area. 

Morphy Lake: Hot Spot for Trout Fishing: Fishing was excellent using Power Bait, cheese, corn, marshmallows, salmon eggs Mepps spinners and Panther Martin spinners for trout. 

Pecos River: The following waters are closed to fishing due to the wildfire in the area: Pecos River from Cowles to the Village of Pecos, Cow Creek, Mora Creek, Holy Ghost Creek, Panchuela Creek, Winsor Creek, Jacks Creek, Cowles Ponds, Dalton Canyon area and all Pecos Wilderness lakes and streams.

Red River: Water flow near the hatchery Monday was 66 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using copper John Barrs, poundmeisters and nightcrawlers.

Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 281 cfs. Fishing was good using poundmeisters, elk hair caddis, copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, spinners and nightcrawlers for trout. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair to good using streamers and poppers. We had no reports on northern pike. 

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 52 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday was 8.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Rio Pueblo de Taos: Water flow near Taos was 15 cfs. Trout fishing was slow. 

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

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was very good using salmon peach Power Bait, salmon eggs and cheese for 14 to 18-inch trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Ute Lake: Fishing for bluegill was very good using worms and small grubs. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair to good using senkos, crawdads, 4-inch worms, tubes and creature baits. Most of the bass caught were short fish. Fishing was fair using bottom bouncer spinner nightcrawler rigs and jigs tipped with nightcrawlers for walleye. Fishing for catfish was very good using liver and homemade dough bait. Fishing was slow for all other species. The surface water temp was in the high 60s.

Southwest

Bear Canyon: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using power nuggets, salmon eggs and rainbow Power Bait for trout. Fishing was fair using tubes, senkos and worms for largemouth bass. 

Caballo Lake: Fishing was good using liver, homemade dough bait and cut bait for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, sassy shad, minnows, small jigs and curly tail grubs for a mixed bag of walleye, crappie and white bass. We had no reports on other species. The west-side main boat ramp is still open. The east-side ramp remains closed. 

Elephant Butte: The surface water temp was in the low 70s. Fishing was fair to good using shiners for white bass. A few were also taken by anglers using crank baits and sassy shad. Anglers using shiners also reported catching two freshwater drum along with several other species. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair using senkos, jigs, grubs, lizards and shiners. Fishing for walleye was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using shiners and crank baits. Fishing for catfish was good using shiners, cut bait and shrimp. Most of the catfish caught were on the small side. 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 19 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 

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

Lake Roberts: Fishing was slow with just a few bass, trout and catfish caught by anglers using worms. Fishing pressure was light. 

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

Quemado Lake: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs. A few small tiger musky were caught and released by anglers using jerk baits and in line spinners. There will be a fishing derby June 15 and 16 with youth and adult divisions. For more information call 1-575-773-4672.

Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 1,710 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was good using nightcrawlers, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was good using corn for carp. We had no reports on other species or of any fish caught below Caballo. 

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

Southeast

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 3.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was slow.

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.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver and stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver, nightcrawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Grindstone Reservoir: Trout fishing was very good using Power Bait, worms, marshmallows, garlic cheese, salmon eggs, and Pistol Petes. We had no reports on other species. 

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Van: Fishing was slow to fair using nightcrawlers, dough bait and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. Fishing was good using worms for sunfish. We had no reports on other species. 

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 103 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and worms for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. 

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow near Hollywood on Monday was 10 cfs. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms and prince nymphs.

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 very good again this past week using chicken liver, cut bait, blood bait, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish. Anglers did best fishing the late evening and night time hours. A few walleye and crappie were caught by anglers using minnows, grubs and crank baits. We had no reports on other species. There will be a Big Cat catfish competition here June 22 and 23. For more information contact the State Park Office at 575-472-3110.
Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using cut bait, liver, nightcrawlers and worms for catfish. The best reports came from anglers fishing the night time hours. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad, curly tail grubs and minnows for walleye. A few smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits, jigs, creature baits and jerk baits. We had no reports on other species. Both the main and east side boat ramps remain open.