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Fishing Report by NM Dept of Game & Fish

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This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

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Cochiti walleye

Catches of the week

  • Bluewater Lake: Nick Massey of Los Lunas caught and released a 30-inch tiger muskie Nov. 20. He was using a fire tiger Rapala husky jerk.
  • Chama River: Van Rocco of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch, 2.5-pound brown trout Nov. 15. He was fishing the river below El Vado and using a night crawler.
  • Cochiti Lake: Andres Barela of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch, 5.2-pound walleye Nov. 19. It was his first walleye ever and he was using a yellow glitter deep diving crank bait tipped with half a night crawler.
The following report came in late but deserves a mention:
  • Ute Lake: Barry Gilchrist of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch, 6-pound channel catfish Oct. 28. He was using chicken livers.
If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.
For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

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