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Weekly Fishing And Stocking Report

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Catches of the week

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Bluewater Lake: Hayden Toledo of Acoma caught a 29-inch catfish May 23. He was using hotdogs. Adriano Antonio caught and released a 38-inch tiger muskie May 27. He was using a corn/hotdog combo.
Cowles Ponds: Nicholas Sanchez, age 7, of Santa Fe caught a 13.5-inch and a 17-inch rainbow trout May 27. He was using worms.
Dennis Chavez Pond: Zachariah Duffield, age 6, of Clovis caught an 18-inch channel catfish May 27. He was using worms.
Eagle Nest Lake: Don Pannell of Chester, Okla. caught a northern pike and a nice rainbow trout May 19. He was using a Kastmaster. Sara Knight of Las Cruces caught a 44-inch, 20-pound, 15-ounce northern pike May 27. She was using PowerBait. Taos Hadley, age 6, of Pampa, Texas caught a 21.5-inch rainbow trout May 26. He was using PowerBait. Kadin Selmon, age 11, from Canyon, Texas caught a 14.5-inch rainbow trout May 27. He was using PowerBait.
Elephant Butte Lake: Mike Verlander of El Paso, Texas caught a 29-inch walleye May 21. He was using a bottom bouncer with nightcrawler worm harness.
Fenton Lake: Cutler Ortiz, age 7 of Rio Rancho caught a 16-inch rainbow trout May 27. He was using a Pistol Pete.
Jemez River: Ellie M. Blair, age 4, of Rio Rancho helped wrangle in two rainbow trout May 27. She was using a fake, garlic scented worm.
Laguna Del Campo: Xavier Gomez, age 4, of Albuquerque caught an 18-inch rainbow trout May 24. He was using green PowerBait.
Liam Knight Pond: Aaron Dupree, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 7.5-pound catfish May 24. He was using Magic Bait.
Monastery Lake: Darwin Chavez of Santo Domingo Pueblo caught his biggest trout ever, a 22-inch, 4-pound rainbow May 24. He was using bubblegum garlic Power Eggs.
Navajo Lake: Brandon, Jason and Kristen Ferguson of Los Lunas and Matthew Medina of Albuquerque caught five northern pike May 27. They were using jerk baits and spinner baits.
Roswell Kids Pond: Chevy Wyatt, age 11, of Roswell caught a 7-pound catfish May 25. He was using hotdogs.
Santa Rosa Lake: Naydeen Swicegood, age 11, of Santa Fe caught and released her first two fish, a 15-inch smallmouth and a 22.5-inch walleye May 26. She was trolling a crank bait.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Alianah Trujillo, age 6, of Rio Rancho caught an 18-inch rainbow trout May 23. She was using a Panther Martin.
Storrie Lake: Gabriel Sanchez, age 5, of Las Vegas landed a 27-inch catfish May 25. He was using worms.
Stubblefield Lake: Hue Gonzales of Angel Fire caught a 24-inch walleye May 19. He was using a European soft, plastic bladed, swimbait.
Ute Lake: Lisa Boulware of Edgewood caught a 19.25-inch and a 23.5-inch walleye May 25. She was using a crank bait.
The following report came in late, but is definitely worth mentioning:
Abiquiu Lake: Kellen Kinman, age 7, of Sambrillo caught his first fish on a fly rod May 19. He caught several smallmouth bass and was using a 2-inch white and chartreuse twisty tail grub.
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

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Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.
Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday morning was 50.9 cfs. Fishing was good using red San Juan worms, small copper John Barrs, small pheasant tail nymphs and Panther Martin spinners for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes for trout.
Clayton Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, spinners, spoons and worms for trout up to 19 inches. Fishing was fair using swim baits and tubes for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, chatter baits, jerk baits, Ned rigs, tubes, senkos, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using minnows, small jigs and curly tail grubs for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad and minnows for white bass. Fishing was fair trolling minnow and worm rigs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was good using cut bait, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 60s.
Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday was 110 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Cowles Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.
Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using spinners, Kastmasters, worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Anglers fishing for trout picked up a few Kokanee salmon. Fishing for northern pike was fair using PowerBait, large streamers and Kastmasters. Fishing was fair using worms for perch.
Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms and Fire Balls for trout.
Hopewell Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for 15 to 17-inch trout.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using PowerBait, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout. The Sugarite Fishing Derby, a nine-day event, began Saturday, May 25. For more information, contact the state park office at (575) 445-5607.
Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Power Eggs, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.
Morphy Lake: Closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.
Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 432 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms, wooly buggers, bead head prince nymphs and bead head hares ears for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Justin Kersting of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch rainbow near Windy Bridge. He was using a wooly bugger.
Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 165 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms and spinners for trout.
Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,890 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species. There were a few catfish caught by anglers fishing in the Albuquerque area and using chicken liver.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning was 77 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 137 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms for trout.
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Penasco was 158 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good from the bank and from boats for anglers using jigs, Pistol Petes, spoons, worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout.
Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.
Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Anglers using worms also caught a few catfish. Lisa Roybal and a friend caught seven trout while trolling a Christmas tree/worm combination.
Stubblefield Lake: Fishing was fair using swim baits and jointed Rapalas for a mixed bag of walleye and largemouth bass. Hue Gonzales of Angel Fire reported a good day fishing with his father, Andrew this past week. They landed three nice walleye and two largemouth bass within an hour.
Ute Lake: Fishing was good using square bill crank baits, chatter bait, jerk baits, swim baits and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using minnows, curly tail grubs and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for walleye and good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait, liver, night crawlers and dip bait for catfish in shallow water. The surface temp was in the mid 60s.

Northwest Fishing Report

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Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs, tubes and swim baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 1,600 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few tiger muskie and catfish caught by anglers using swim baits, deep running crank baits and hotdogs.
Brazos River: Fishing was fair to good using worms and small bead head nymphs for trout.
Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 816 cfs and 1,770 cfs respectively. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver for carp. We had no reports on other species.
El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes and grubs for largemouth bass. Fishing for all other species was slow with just two brown trout caught by anglers using inflated night crawlers.
Fenton Lake: Fishing was good for anglers using wooly buggers, Fisher Chick spinners, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters and PowerBait for trout.
Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair using PowerBait, corn, marshmallows, Fire Balls and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow for lake trout and kokanee, but few were caught. Jigs tipped with cut bait worked for the lake trout and the kokanee were caught by an angler trolling Panther Martins in about 45-feet of water.
Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 173 cfs and fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using fake worms and earth worms. Fishing on the Cebolla, East Fork and San Antonio was good using hoppers, hares ears, egg patterns, copper John Barrs and worms for trout. Matthew Cleary reported great fishing on the San Antonio. He caught and released several brown trout while using a green flashback hares and a peach egg as a dropper.
Laguna del Campo: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and worms for trout.
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.
McGaffey Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows, small grubs and small tubes for crappie. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jerk baits, crank baits, spinner baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, spinner baits and swim baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.
San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was at 408 cfs and still a bit murky. Flows may start ramping up the first week in June. Fishing through the Quality Water section was fair to good using black and olive bunny leeches, flash back pheasant tails, jigs, San Juan worms, Big Macs, Tav Macs and bright egg patterns. Trout fishing through the bait waters was good using jigs, Kastmasters, night crawlers and PowerBait.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using worms, wooly buggers, leeches and spinners for trout.
Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth ponds were very good using hot dogs, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. Austin Miles was using hot dogs and caught and released a largemouth bass. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using hoppers, CDC emergers, baetis nymphs and chamois leeches for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week

Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, minnows and jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair using minnows, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using jig and craw combos, crank baits and tubes for largemouth bass. Fishing was good using liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and cut bait for catfish. The best catfish reports have come from the north end of the lake.
Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using minnows, sassy shad, crank baits, curly tail grubs, and tubes for a mixed bag of crappie, walleye and white bass. Fishing was fair to good using chatter baits, crank baits, spinner baits, tubes, senkos, creature baits and swim baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, chicken liver, homemade dough bait, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish.
Escondida Lake: Fishing was very good using hot dogs, chicken liver, worms and homemade dough bait for catfish.
Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 57.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.
Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using chartreuse PowerBait and homemade garlic cheese bait for rainbow and Gila trout. We had no reports on other species. The 8th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids Fishing Derby will be held June 1 and will run from 7:00 a.m. to noon. There will be some huge Gila trout stocked for the event.
Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was good using hot dogs, liver and worms for catfish.
Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,300 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was good using curly tail grubs and sassy shad for white bass and walleye. Fishing was very good using punch bait, hot dogs, night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no other reports.
Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southeast Fishing Report

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Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, small spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was fair using hot dogs and worms for catfish. Anglers using worms also reported catching several small largemouth bass.
Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using liver, homemade dough bait, hot dogs and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Berrendo Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morningwas 15 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was good using worms and hot dogs for catfish.
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 fair using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs, crank baits and crappie jigs for white bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits, flukes, jigs, senkos, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was good using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and hot dogs for catfish.
Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and worms for trout.
Eunice Lake: Fishing was very good using hot dogs and liver for catfish.
Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using worms and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using worms and a variety of wet and dry flies for bluegill. Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Jal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms and hot dogs for catfish.
Lake Van: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using homemade dough bait and hot dogs for catfish.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 1,290 cfs and was reduced to .43 cfs by Monday afternoon. We had no reports from anglers.
Perch Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, orange PowerBait and worms for a mixed bag of perch and rainbow trout.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 9.79 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows and crappie jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair using crank baits, senkos, spinner baits, tubes, grubs, jigs and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using bottom bouncers, minnows and crank baits for walleye. We had no reports on other species.
Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using liver, punch bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinner baits, senkos and creature baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, sassy shad and jig and minnow combinations for walleye.

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