Fishing fair around NM

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By The Staff

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, tubes, minnows, and bottom bouncer night crawler rigs for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using tubes, craws, jerk baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing for brown trout was slow but there were a few caught by anglers trolling crank baits.
Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 2,720 cfs.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms under a bobber and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing was fair trolling jointed Rapalas for tiger musky. Fishing for catfish was slow. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.
Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,520 cfs and 1,170 cfs respectively. Trout fishing was slow.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Panther Martin spinners, Arnie’s and Platte River specials for rainbow trout and kokanee. Fishing was fair using worms for perch.
El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Fenton Lake: Fishing through this past Saturday was rated as excellent but tapered off some on Sunday. Anglers did very well using black wooly buggers, olive Pistol Petes, Kastmasters, small Tennessee shad crank baits, PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.
Heron Lake: The Sierra Vista boat ramp and the La Laja boat ramp have opened and the docks are in the water. Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for rainbow trout and an occasional small lake trout.
Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Panther Martin spinners, Pistol Petes and PowerBait for trout.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 85 cfs.
Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, red annelids, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Fishing on the East Fork was very good using parachute Adams, elk hair caddis, copper John Barrs, prince nymphs and bead-head, pheasant tail nymphs for brown trout. Fishing on the Cebolla River was very good using worms, copper John Barrs and hoppers for brown and rainbow trout.
Trout fishing on the San Antonio was good using copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs.
Laguna Del Campo: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout.
Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using jerk baits, crank baits, tubes, grubs and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using spinner baits, crank baits and jerk baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair using Rapalas, worms, small jigs and PowerBait for trout. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.
Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,270 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, wooly buggers and spinners for trout.
San Juan River: Stream flow as of Monday morning was 5,100 cfs and is expected to stay at or near that level for the next 30 days. Fishing through the bait waters from the bank was fair using night crawlers, jerk baits and Gulp eggs.