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Weekly Fishing And Stocking Report

By NM Game and Fish

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Catches of the week

AddisonN

Stubblefield Lake: Kaden Martinez, age 14, of Maxwell caught a 21-inch walleye using a white and chartreuse Booyah spinner bait Aug. 10.
Gila River: Matthew Kennedy of Silver City caught an 11-pound, 8-ounce flathead catfish using chicken liver Aug. 9.
Pecos River: Zachary Valdez of Rio Rancho caught and released a 28-inch brown trout using a black and yellow Panther Martin spinner on Aug. 9.
Bill Evans Lake: Joe Rodriguez of Silver City caught and released a 12-pound largemouth bass using a jig on Aug. 8.
Chama River below El Vado Lake:Joseph Pacheco, age 10, of Moriarty caught an 18-inch brown trout using worms Aug. 8.
Hopewell Lake: Addison Nolz, age 8, of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using worms on Aug. 6.
Santa Rosa Lake: Diane Ciampolillo of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch largemouth bass using a Texas rig with an orange bead and nightcrawlers Aug. 6.
Rio De Los Pinos: Melody Pacheco, age 5, of Moriarty caught a 12-inch carp using worms Aug. 7.
The following reports came in late, but are definitely worth mentioning:
Conchas Lake: Joe Simmons of Clovis caught a 25-pound catfish using a crankbait Aug. 5.
Stubblefield Lake: Donald Dorrell of Elizabethtown caught four largemouth bass weighing 5.5-pounds, 4.5-pounds and two weighing 4-pounds each Aug. 4. He was using swim jigs. Holly Neal of Elizabethtown caught a 7.5-pound catfish using nightcrawlers Aug. 3.
Tingley Beach: Donovan Garcia, age 3, caught an 18-inch catfish using nightcrawlers below a bobber. It was his first catfish and he was fishing with his father Daniel on Aug. 3.
Young Pond: Twins Jaden and Izaiah Gomez, both age 5, of Las Cruces caught a 20-inch channel catfish using nightcrawlers Aug. 7.
Sumner Lake: Karina Easley, age 10, of Sedillo caught and released 3 channel catfish; the biggest was about 21-inches. They used Sure Shot stink bait while fishing with her dad Aug. 1.
Ute Lake: Keeton S. Russell, age 11, of Amarillo, Texas caught a 25.5-inch carp using a night crawler July 30.
Chama River: Gabriel Yalch of Los Lunas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using a chrome Panther Martin spinner in the open access area July 23.

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 funfishingnm@gmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.
For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, location, type of fish, length and weight if possible, and bait, lure or fly used.

Northeast Fishing Report

ZacharyV

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 26.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using nymphs and small dry flies such as hoppers.
Clayton Lake: Fishing for all species was slow with anglers reporting only a couple of trout and bass being caught. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crankbaits for white bass and walleye. Fishing was good using cut bait, worms and liver for catfish.
Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 68.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as yellow sallies, hoppers and spruce moth flies.
Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using spoons. There is moss build up on the lake and the best fishing reports came from areas clear of moss. We had no reports on other species.
Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Fawn Lakes: The last report was that high runoff water has created poor fishing conditions.
Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, woolly buggers and Pistol Petes.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Pistol Petes, spoons, spinners and PowerBait.
Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using woolly buggers and Parachute Adams flies.
Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies.
Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
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 Monday morning was 93.8 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, woolly buggers, leach pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.
Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 102.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using rooster tail spinners, salmon eggs and Panther Martin spinners.
Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,590 cfs. The river level was high and water clarity was low. Fishing for brown trout and pike in the Wild Rivers area was fair using Panther Martin spinners. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was fair to good using cut bait and dough bait. Anglers are advised to bring bug spray.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 42.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using small dry flies such as hoppers.
Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 35.8 cfs. Fishing the upper river for trout was fair to good using small hopper flies and worms.
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 17.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using bead head nymphs and small hopper flies.
Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.
Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Storrie Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Stubblefield Lake: Fishing for bass was fair to good using swim jigs. Fishing for walleye was slow but anglers did report having limited success. Fishing for catfish was good using nightcrawlers.
Ute Lake: Fishing for bass was good using soft plastic stick baits such as Berkley General and Ned Rigs. Fishing for bass using top water lures was fair using Pop R’s and Whopper Ploppers. Fishing for walleye was slow but there were a few reports from anglers who caught them jigging live minnows. Fishing for crappie was slow. Fishing for white bass was fair to good – white bass were suspended at 25 to 30 feet deep, in deeper water, and were hitting vertically jigged blade baits and jigging spoons. Fishing for catfish was fair using nightcrawlers and chicken liver. Fishing for catfish using trotlines rigged with cut bait were also producing well. Fishing for bluegill was good using nightcrawlers. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the lower 80s.

Northwest Fishing Report

GabrielY

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye and smallmouth bass was fair using curly tail grubs with jig heads. Anglers reported having success using black, blue, white, pink, yellow and chartreuse colors fished on rocky underwater slopes. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms at night and early in the morning. Due to low water levels anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.
Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 853 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using micro crankbaits, senko worms and jitter bug crankbaits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair to good using segmented crankbaits, top water lures, flies and jerk baits. Fishing for catfish was fair using stink bait and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.
Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners, worms and salmon eggs.
Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair using Pistol Petes and PowerBait.
Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 261 cfs and 246 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers, nymph flies, egg pattern flies and PowerBait worms. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.
Cochiti Lake: Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait. We had no reports on other species.
El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Fenton Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The best bank fishing was reported to be on the lake’s western edge using worms and PowerBait for trout.
Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 28.0 cfs. Fishing on the upper Rio San Antonio in the Valles Caldera National Preserve was good using dry flies such as small hoppers. Using stealth to approach feeding fish is a key to success. At higher elevations the biting horse flies are present and anglers are encouraged to have bug spray and long sleeves/pant legs. Fishing for trout on the lower Jemez waters was slow to fair probably due to recent rainstorms muddying the waters.
Laguna del Campo: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair to good using white dry flies.
Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
McGaffey Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Navajo Lake: Fishing for bass and pike was slow with the best reports coming from anglers fishing in 20 to 30 feet of water using Senkos and tubes. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms and small flies. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using pink and purple spinners tipped with corn fished 40 to 50 feet deep. Anglers reported having success fishing for kokanee using Double Whammies, Kokanee Killers and other assorted spinners. We had no reports on other species.
San Gregorio Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait, top water flies and Pistol Pete spinners.
San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 1,070 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality water was good using red and crème midge larva fly patterns, size 22 black midge clusters, dark color zebra midges and crystal flash size 24 and 26. Further downstream, trout fishing is good using baetis patterns such as root beers and RS2s. Anglers reported that some trout are rising and that dry fly fishing is fair.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait, wax worms, salmon eggs and small flies including leach patterns and woolly buggers. Anglers reported large clumps of moss growing in the pond.
Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish in bait ponds was fair using shrimp, homemade dough bait, chicken liver and raw chicken.
Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

JoeR

Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was good using worms and dough bait.
Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish was good at night using worms and homemade dough baits. We had no reports on other species.
Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow but one angler reported catching a large bass on a jig.
Caballo Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using sassy shad, live minnows, Cast Master jigs and crankbaits. Fishing for walleye was fair using minnows and deep diving crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was good using minnows and cut bait.
Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using live minnows, white tubes and sassy shad. Fishing was slow for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Anglers fishing for bass reported the changing water level was making the bass fishing tricky. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and chicken liver.
Escondida Lake: Anglers report fishing was slow.
Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 47.7 cfs. Fishing for trout above the catwalk was fair using small flies. Angler Clay Sensiba caught two Gila trout above the catwalk using a size 20 Griffith gnat fly Aug. 3.
Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Roberts: Fishing the far northwest area of the lake was fair for bass using gray colored dry flies and yellow/gray streamer flies. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using beef liver.
Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.
Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 2,250 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte for catfish was fair using worms, cut bait and homemade dough baits for catfish.
Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 
Young Pond: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using Magic Bait blood dough balls.

Southeast Fishing Report

DianceC2

Alto Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using worms and hotdogs.
Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Berrendo Creek: Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for carp and bluegill was fair using worms and dough bait.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morningwas 13.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Blue Hole Park Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
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: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Brantley Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair for catfish using nightcrawlers and hotdogs. Fishing for bass was fair using soft plastic worms.
Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eunice Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver and dough bait.
Green Meadow Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using worms and cut bait.
Greene Acres Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp and hotdogs.
Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using liver as bait.
Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.
Lake Van: Fishing was good for catfish using worms and stink baits.
Oasis Park Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using small minnow style crankbaits.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 114.0 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver.
Perch Lake: Fishing was slow to fair for catfish using worms and liver bait.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.82 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using caddis flies.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using nightcrawlers, crankbaits, creature baits and curly tail grubs in 10 to 20 feet of water. Fishing at night for catfish was good using minnows, nightcrawlers and hotdogs. We had no reports on other species.
Sumner Lake: Fishing for bass was fair using brown/gold floating Rapala lures. Fishing for walleye was fair using rooster tail spinners in red, yellow and gold colors. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using chicken liver, stink bait and cut bait. We had no reports on other species.

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