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  • Fishing Report 08-15-14
    Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners. We had no reports on perch.
 Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 6.6cfs. Trout was fair to good using tricos, hoppers, stimulators, ants, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using hoppers, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs.
 Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait in the evening hours for trout. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. 
 Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for white bass and an occasional walleye. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using jerk baits, tubes and top water lures. We had no reports on other species.
 Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
 Eagle Rock Lake: Trout fishing was very good using worms, Power Bait and spinners.
 Eagle Nest Lake: Hot spot for perch: Fishing was excellent using worms from shore and from anchored boats for perch. Fishing was fair to good in the early morning hours using Platte River specials and Power Bait on light tackle for rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers, spoons and Rapalas for northern pike.

  • Late run costs the Isotopes
    Jamie Romack hit a pair of home runs for the Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday, but that wouldn’t be enough to propel them to a win. The Isotopes (56-69) dropped their second straight contest of their current home series and fifth of their last six as they fell to the Memphis Redbirds, 6-5. As they did on Tuesday, the Redbirds (67-58) scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Robert Carson (2-4) was tagged with the loss in relief. Along with Romack’s two homers, which give him 23 on the year, Joc Pederson hit a solo shot in the fifth. Pederson has gone yard 28 times this season.
  • Lobos reinstate players charged with rape
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Two New Mexico football players won’t be prosecuted in an alleged sexual assault case, and they’re being reinstated to the team. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Athletic Director Paul Krebs confirmed Tuesday that running back Crusoe Gongbay from Rockville, Maryland, and cornerback SaQwan Edwards from Houston had been reinstated. The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office chose to drop the criminal case against the two players. The District Attorney’s Office had dismissed the charges in June, but at that time held open the possibility that they could be refiled. However, District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said Wednesday her office determined there was insufficient evidence to prove guilt.
  • Lobo defense tops Lobo offense at camp
    There were explosions on both sides of the football Sunday afternoon in New Mexico’s full-contact — minus quarterbacks — scrimmage held at Ruidoso Middle School.There also was a well-deserved eruption from the Lobos’ silver jerseys (defense) at the end of the scrimmage thanks to a scoreboard that read 54-44 in the defense’s favor. A couple of Lobo defenders raced over and threw their arms around Kevin Cosgrove, UNM’s defensive coordinator, prior to the defense and the offense gathering for some final words from head coach Bob Davie. “It (the win) feels pretty good especially coming off last year,” said sophomore linebacker Donnie White, who helped put points on the defensive side of the scoreboard with a fumble recovery. “We were just trying to make a statement. I think I’m 100 times better (this season), just knowing the defense.  This year I can just hit it running. I’m more comfortable now.” The Lobo defense definitely did a good job knocking the football to the ground and also added points to the scoreboard with some big stops. But the Lobo offense had some big moments, too. David Anaya, a 5-foot-9 running back out of Roswell Goddard, got open deep to put some points on the board for the offense.
  • Run commemorates Pueblo Revolt
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — More than 130 people signed up to run and walk through parts of Albuquerque’s North Valley Saturday to commemorate the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center organized the Resilience Run in part to raise money to purchase a marble statue of Po’pay, the pueblo religious leader who organized the revolt against the Spanish following years of oppression. Historians say the revolt is significant because it helped ensure the survival of pueblo cultural traditions.  as well as their land holdings, language and religion.Cultural center officials say more than half of the funds have been raised for the statue, with $25,000 remaining to achieve the goal of $70,000. The statue by renowned Jemez Pueblo sculptor Cliff Fragua currently sits in the center’s south entryway.
  • Lobo men's soccer among top teams in nation
    The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s soccer team was tagged as the No. 5 team in the country heading into the 2014 season. The Lobos, who advanced to the Final Four of the College Cup in 2013, picked up the No. 5 ranking from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. It was the highest preseason ranking for the Lobos since their No. 3 ranking in 2006. Additionally, the Lobos were picked as the No. 1 team in Conference USA for the upcoming season in the conference’s coaches’ poll. UNM picked up seven of the nine votes to top that poll. Last season, UNM went 14-6-2 overall and 7-1-1 in C-USA, its first season in that conference. Charlotte, the winner of the 2013 conference tournament, and Alabama-Birmingham picked up the other two first-place votes in the coaches’ poll. Charlotte finished second in the poll and UAB was third. On the preseason All-Conference team were a pair of Lobos, fullback Matthew Gibbons and midfielder Ben McKendry. UNM opens its season Aug. 29 at home against Akron.  
  • Isotopes open series Saturday
    The Albuquerque Isotopes will wrap up their road trip tonight in Sacramento ahead of its quick, four-game set at home this weekend. The Isotopes will take on the Tacoma Rainiers starting Saturday. The home series is scheduled to continue through Monday in Albuquerque. Albuquerque’s current road swing hasn’t gone as well as the team had hoped. Albuquerque was held to just two runs Wednesday night, then was shut out Thursday by Sacramento. With that 5-0 loss, the Isotopes slipped to 9-1/2 games back of the Las Vegas 51s in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern standings, the same deficit they faced in the division at the All-Star break. Prior to Wednesdsay’s and Thursday’s losses, the Isotopes had gone 11-4 in their previous 15 games. Only about a month remains in the regular season for PCL teams.
  • Fishing Report 08-01-14
    Northwest   Abiquiu Lake: Night fishing was fair to good using liver and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures, jerk baits, swim baits and tubes for smallmouth bass. A few walleye were caught by anglers using jig and craw and jig and curly tail combinations over 20 to 30 feet of water. We had no reports on other species.
 Animas River: Water flow near Aztec Monday morning was 306cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
 Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
 Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, crank baits and suspending jerk baits for tiger musky. Ken and Kathy Roberts of Tucson had a great time here mid-month. It was the highlight of a three-week trip, which included stops at Quemado, Cochiti and the Taos area lakes, and streams where they had a great time fishing, enjoying the scenery and meeting nice people. Ken caught and released 16 tiger musky with the biggest being 36 inches. He was using swim baits and spinner baits and fishing the east side of the lake. 
We had no reports of catfish or trout. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use baitfish at this lake. 
 Brazos River: Trout fishing was slow.

  • Isotopes strand 8 runners in loss
    The Albuquerque Isotopes got some runners on base Wednesday night against the Sacramento River Cats. They just couldn’t knock them in. The Isotopes (53-59) finished with 8 hits and drew a pair of walks against the River Cats (63-49), but managed just single tallies in the third and seventh innings. But with a rough start for pitcher Drew Carpenter that had the Isotopes in a hole early, even finding some of those hits might not have mattered. Sacramento won game two of the four-game series 7-2. Albuquerque and Sacramento will play today and Friday before the Isotopes return home for a quick, four-game series against Tacoma starting Saturday. Carpenter lasted just four innings, giving up four earned runs and six hits during that time, including surrendering three runs in the bottom of the first. Despite posting an ERA of 7.76 runs, that was Carpenter’s first loss of the season. But the Isotope batters didn’t do the pitching staff any favors. The Isotopes left 8 runners on base in the game and went just 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Sacramento starting pitcher Arnold Leon (10-5) bent but didn’t break, giving up seven hits but just the two runs. Despite Wednesday’s loss, Albuquerque has been playing well of late, going 11-5 in its last 16 games.
  • Davie opens camp of third season at UNM
    ALBUQUERQUE — The evolution of the Bob Davie era of the University of New Mexico Lobo football team raises the curtain of scrutiny Thursday afternoon on season three, and Davie expects a season of “many twists and turns.” There is still some rebuilding going on and this is still a baby-faced football team with only 15 seniors on the roster. But there also is Lobo talent and Lobo numbers that have Davie with guarded but real optimism. “There is one more year of transition in building that foundation in the roster,” said Davie, whose Lobos open practice Thursday. “But we have some legitimate guys in this program. We have some talent. I’m excited about where we are. There are a lot more positives than negatives. We have done a lot. We are in a position for the first time to gain some traction and gain some momentum in this program that will continue to multiply over the years.” The Lobos feel they are bigger, faster and stronger going into 2014. But there is still a gap that UNM needs to shorten and ultimately proof of that shows up on the scoreboard. A huge key for that scoreboard is seeing smaller numbers on the opponents’ side.