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Weekly Fishing and Stocking Report

By NM Game and Fish 

Catches of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Mike Brousseau of Regina caught a 28-inch, 12-pound catfish Aug. 2. He was using night crawlers.
Cowles Ponds: Skylar Bowen, age 3, of Rio Rancho, caught her first fish, a 10-inch rainbow trout July 29. She was using worms.
Eagle Nest Lake: Reese, age 11, of Texas, caught his first trout, a 20-inch rainbow Aug. 4. He was using worms. Wyatt Fjetland, age 11, of Amarillo, Texas, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout Aug. 4. He was using a Platte River Special tipped with PowerBait.
Mora River: Ava Dalessandro, age 4, of Santa Fe, caught several trout and kept one July 29. She was fishing up Pecos Canyon and using salmon eggs.
Red River City Pond: Justin Moquino, age 6, of Albuquerque, caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Aug. 4. He was using worms. Justin also caught a 16.74-inch rainbow at Eagle Rock Lake and a limit of perch at Eagle Nest Lake.
Roswell Kids Pond: Derek Parada, age 5, of Dexter, caught a 27-inch, 6.1-pound catfish Aug. 1. He was using hot dogs.
San Gregorio Lake: Evie Martin, age 3, of Rio Rancho, caught her first fish, a rainbow trout, July 29. She was using a night crawler. Owen Smith, age 3, of Rio Rancho, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout July 29. He was using PowerBait.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Dominic Fucci, age 5, of Albuquerque, caught his first fish ever, a 12-inch rainbow trout Aug. 4. He was using PowerBait.
Tingley Beach: Jakob Trowbridge, age 11, of Rio Rancho, caught a 21.5-inch catfish Aug. 6. He was fishing the Youth Pond and using hot dogs.
The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:
Chama River: Will Elliott of Rutheron caught and released a 21-inch brown trout July 27. He was fly fishing and using a hellgrammite imitation.
Grindstone Reservoir: Deon Bigas, age 10, of Alamogordo, caught a 14.5-inch rainbow trout July 22. He was using PowerBait.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Kai Gonzales, age 5, of Albuquerque, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout July 25. He was using PowerBait.
Stubblefield Lake: Caenan Perez, age 13, of Albuquerque, caught a 17.5-inch, 5-pound, 1-ounce, largemouth bass July 28. He was using a white Pogy swim shad.
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.

Northeast Fishing Report

Skylar

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and Fire Balls for rainbow trout. 
Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 12.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers on the river this week. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs. 
Clayton Lake:  Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait for trout.  We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures, ned rigs, senkos, swim jigs, chatter baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Anglers reported catching lots of short fish. The best top water action was early in the mornings. Fishing was good using worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was good using shrimp, homemade dough bait, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. 
Costilla Creek: Stream flow below Costilla Dam on Monday morning was 30.8 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, small copper John Barrs and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout.
Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. 
Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: HOT SPOT FOR PERCH: Several limits were reported again this past week. Anglers did well using worms, small grubs and PowerBait for perch. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms, Panther Martins and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing for kokanee was fair for some but slow for others. Anglers who did best were trolling in the neck area of the lake and using Panther Martins and Super Dupers tipped with PowerBait or corn. A few northern pike were caught by anglers fishing near the dam and using spinners.
Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout. 
Fawn Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 
Gallinas River: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms and elk hair caddis for trout. 
Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, parachute Adams, elk hair caddis and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. The best action was in the early morning and evening hours.
Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair to good using worms, small spinners, stimulators and copper John Barrs for trout.
Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes for trout. 
Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.
Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 29.4 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using spinners, worms, small emergers, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and San Juan worms for brown and rainbow trout. 
Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 46.3 cfs. Trout fishing was good using mop flies, black copper John Barrs, prince nymphs, pheasant tail nymphs, salmon eggs and PowerBait.
Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 169 cfs. Fishing was good using mop flies, poundmeisters, stonefly imitations, elk hair caddis, Fire Balls, PowerBait and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. 
Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 9.18 cfs. Estevan Montoya reported catching several brown trout here. He was fishing near the Taos Ski Valley and using elk hair caddis, stimulators, prince nymphs and deer hair emergers.
Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 14.6 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms for trout. 
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 11.8 cfs. Had two good reports this past week. One was from Jody Topper who reported great fishing using salmon eggs while Estevan Montoya reported doing well using elk hair caddis and deer hair emergers.
Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week. 
Shuree Ponds: Trout fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes under a bubble, green wooly buggers and small bead-head nymphs. 
Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, curly tail grubs and tubes for largemouth bass. Most of the bass caught were in the 3 to 5-pound range. We had no reports on other species. 
Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair for anglers using drop shot rigs, swim jigs, flukes and top water lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. A good number of the bass were small. Fishing was good using chicken liver, punch bait and worms for catfish. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing for walleye and white bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using minnows. The surface water temp ranged from the high 70s to the low 80s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Dominic

Abiquiu Lake: The lake level continues to drop, and anglers should use caution when launching boats. The Corps continues to evaluate conditions. Fishing was fair to good using bottom bouncer night crawler rigs, spoons, crank baits and jig and grub combinations in 15 to 25 feet of water for walleye. Fishing was good using top water lures, tubes, jig and craw combinations, worms and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass. Happy Johnson of Santa Fe caught several smallmouth this past week, two of which were over 3 pounds. He was using a jig and craw. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 43.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 
Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, water dogs, large streamers and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing for trout and catfish was slow. 
Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week. 
Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice. The area may reopen later this year.
Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 620 cfs and 545 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using prince nymphs, wooly buggers, stimulators, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. Anglers fishing for trout also reported catching perch and smallmouth bass. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.
Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using cut bait, homemade dough bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, worms, jerk baits, crank baits and spinners for a mixed bag of crappie, perch, white bass and northern pike. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, jigs, salt craws, senkos, swim baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
El Vado Lake: Due to dropping water levels, the state park has closed off access to the boat ramp and use of motor boats. The lake remains open to watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Bank fishing was fair using tubes, craws and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. 
Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow with a few trout caught by anglers using worms and PowerBait for trout. 
Heron Lake: Fishing was fair using Panther Martins, worms and PowerBait from the bank and from boats for rainbow trout and kokanee. Jerry Olivas of Los Lunas reported that he and his grandsons, James, Jacob and Timothy of Rio Rancho, caught over 35 kokanee this past week. They were fishing from the bank and using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species. 
Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 12.9 cfs. Trout fishing on the upper and lower Cebolla was good using worms, salmon eggs, mop flies, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and stonefly nymphs. We had no reports on other streams.
Laguna del Campo: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. 
Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species. 
Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, top water lures and spinners for northern pike. Fishing was good using drop shot rigs, chatter baits, ned rigs, tubes and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using worms and curly tail grubs for perch. We had no reports on other species. 
San Gregorio Lake: Fishing was slow, but a few trout were caught by anglers using night crawlers and PowerBait.
San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake was 856 cfs on Monday morning. Fishing was good using dead chickens, ants, Fore and Afts, red annelids, root beers, RS2s and foam wing emergers. Through the bait waters, fishing was good using night crawlers, jerk baits, Super Dupers, Fire Balls, PowerBait and copper John Barrs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Nate Yazzie of Farmington caught and released a 19-inch rainbow this past weekend. He was fishing the bait waters and using a Rapala.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. 
Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth Ponds was slow to fair using hot dogs, worms, shrimp and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other  species.
Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using liver, hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, tubes and crank baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species.
Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, sassy shad, jerk baits, minnows and spoons for white bass. Anglers fishing for white bass also caught a few smallmouth bass and walleye. Fishing was fair using ned rigs, tubes, swim jigs, flukes, jerk baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using liver, cut bait, shiners and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, hot dogs and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 78.4 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using bead-head nymphs for trout. We had no reports from the forks.
Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.
Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.
Percha Dam: HOT SPOT FOR CATFISH: Fishing was excellent using liver, cut bait, homemade dough bait and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,050 cfs. Fishing was very good using cut bait, liver and shrimp for channel catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows, sassy shad and white and chartreuse curly tail grubs for a mixed bag of largemouth bass, white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species.
Snow Lake: J. Dunn of El Paso reported horrible fishing this past weekend. He stated that there were no trout to be had but the carp were very plentiful. We had no other reports.
Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 8.84 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.
Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using night crawlers.
Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.
Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.
Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using senkos, worms, flukes, ned rigs, tubes and swim baits for largemouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
El Rito Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using homemade dough bait.
Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver, hot dogs, and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using worms, liver, hot dogs, night crawlers and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.
Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Lake Van: Fishing was fair using night crawlers, chicken liver, homemade dough bait and shrimp for catfish.  We had no reports on other species.
Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, homemade dough bait and worms for catfish.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 75.2 cfs. Fishing in the Carlsbad area was slow to fair using curly tail grubs, worms and jerk baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 3.37 cfs. Fishing was slow.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jerk baits, crank baits, worms, senkos and creature baits for largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs and tubes for walleye. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species.
Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits, ned rigs, tubes, senkos and worms for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and shrimp for catfish. Fishing for walleye was a bit slow, but a few were caught by anglers using custom spoons, bottom bouncer rigs and crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

 

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