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Weekly Fishing And Stocking Report

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Catches of the week

OwenH

Conchas Lake: Nico and Donovyn Gonzales, ages 13 and 12, of Albuquerque caught a 4-pound, 19-inch largemouth bass using a drop shot rigged with a nightcrawler Aug. 25.
Canjilon Lakes: Justin Chavez of Espanola caught a 21-inch rainbow trout using an elk hair caddis fly Aug. 25.
Jemez River: Jay Pendell Jones of Albuquerque caught a 16-inch brown trout on the East Fork of the Jemez River using a gold spinner Aug. 24.
Fenton Lake: Juan Steen of Tijeras caught an 18-inch, 3-pound rainbow trout using a Panther Martin spinner Aug. 24. Eric Adams of Rio Rancho caught a 19-inch, 2.83-pound rainbow trout using a black glitter finish size zero Bluefox spinner with a silver and neon orange blade Aug. 24.
Bluewater Lake: Eli Koehler, age 10, of Albuquerque caught and released a 27-inch tiger muskie using a Cotton Cordell Wally Diver Aug. 23. Vance Lee of Grants caught and released a 39-inch tiger muskie trolling a rattle trap lure Aug. 24.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Brother and sister Joshua and Davina Gomez, ages 9 and 4, of La Puebla each caught an 18-inch trout using garlic PowerBait Aug. 24. Leo Ramirez, age 10, of Los Lunas with his brother Austin landed a 23-inch rainbow trout using salmon peach glitter PowerBait Aug. 24.
The following reports came in late, but are definitely worth mentioning:
Bluewater Lake: Sara Thelander of Albuquerque caught a 39-inch tiger muskie using a chartreuse crankbait with a wire leader Aug. 22.
Pecos River: Owen Haufmann, age 2, of Placitas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout near Cowles Pond using a Panther Martin spinner Aug. 21.
Quemado Lake: Will Leekity and Terri Dailey of Laguna caught their limits of trout ranging in size from 14 to 20-inches using silver spoons and worms under a float Aug. 19.
Cimarron River:  Alex Brubacher of Dalhart, Texas caught a 19-inch, 2.75-pound rainbow trout using a yellow stimulator fly Aug. 19. Diane Decesare of Glenville, N.Y. caught a 23-inch rainbow trout using a black woolly bugger Aug. 22..
Bluewater Lake: Lauren Lozoya, age 10, of Albuquerque caught and released her first tiger muskie using a Rapala crankbait Aug. 17.
Eagle Rock Lake: Ronnie Walker of Amarillo, Texas caught a 19-inch, 3.5-pound rainbow trout using PowerBait Aug. 15..
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

Nico

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 31.7 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using woolly buggers, salmon eggs, PowerBait, yellow stimulator flies, blue wing olive nymphs and caddis dry flies.
Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait. Fishing for catfish was good using chicken liver. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels.
Conchas Lake: Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was good using drop shot rigs, crankbaits, Pop-Rs, Whopper Ploppers, Senkos and creature baits. Fishing was fair to good for white bass and walleye using live minnows. Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait.
Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was 65.0 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: Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait, black woolly buggers and chernobyl ants. Fishing for perch was fair to good using worms. Fishing for pike was fair using spoons. We had no reports this week on other species.
Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms.
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 streamers, PowerBait, worms, woolly buggers and Pistol Petes.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using red zebra midge droppers on a hopper fly.
Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Monastery Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using PowerBait and woolly buggers.
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 49.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs, woolly buggers, leech pattern flies and Panther Martin spinners.
Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 50.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs and Panther Martin spinners.
Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 858 cfs. Fishing near Albuquerque for catfish was good using cut bait. Anglers are advised to bring bug spray.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 23.3 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good using small hopper flies.
Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 17.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow Monday morning near Penasco was 10.6 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair using Parachute Adams, mosquito flies and blue wing olives.
Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Shuree Ponds: We hand 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Ute Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass was good using top water lures such as frogs and Whopper Ploppers. Fishing for smallmouth bass was good using Texas rigged Berkley Chigger Bugs and drop shot Maxscent Flat Worms/Hit Worms. Fishing for walleye was slow to fair using Gulp Minnows on jig heads. Fishing for crappie was slow. Fishing for white bass was very good using jigging slabs and blade baits in 35 to 50 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good using cut bait, worms and stink bait. Fishing for bluegill was very good using worms. The main lake was clear and the water temperature was in the lower 80s. The Logan Chamber of Commerce hosted a white bass fishing tournament on Aug. 24 and 14 boats weighed in a total of 219.97-pounds of white bass.

Northwest Fishing Report

JD

Abiquiu Lake: The lake is closed to swimming where blue-green algae is present but the whole lake is still open for fishing. Angler activity was light but limited reports indicated fishing for walleye was fair using curly tail grubs with jig heads. 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 203 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing for bass was fair to good using mop flies and small crankbaits. Fishing for bluegill was good using small dry flies.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was very good using flies, jointed crankbaits, top water lures and swimbaits. Fishing for catfish was fair using waterdogs and hotdogs. Fishing for trout was very slow.
Brazos River: Fishing for trout was fair to good using Panther Martin spinners, worms and salmon eggs.
Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using elk hair caddis dry flies, worms and PowerBait.
Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 605 cfs and 401 cfs respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was good using salmon eggs, Panther Martin spinners, nightcrawlers, nymph flies, egg pattern flies and PowerBait worms. Fishing below Abiquiu Lake for trout was good using size 18 and 22 yellow-colored flies.
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: Fishing for trout was good using Panther Martin spinners.
Heron Lake: Fishing for trout was slow using PowerBait and salmon eggs.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River, near the town of Jemez, on Monday morningwas 7.21 cfs. Fishing for trout on the East Fork was good using gold spinners.
Laguna del Campo: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Farmington: Fishing from shore for smallmouth bass was fair to good using small jerk baits and top water jitterbugs.
Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
McGaffey Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Navajo Lake: Fishing for pike was fair to good using swimbaits. The best pike fishing reports came from anglers fishing the Pine arm of the lake. Fishing for bass was slow. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms and small flies. Fishing for kokanee salmon was good using yellow, pink, green and purple spinners tipped with corn fished 50 to 70 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 flies.
San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 1,510 cfs. The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an increase in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 1,450 cfs to 1,700 cfs Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 7:00 a.m. 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 was good using baetis patterns such as root beers and RS2s. With the high water flows anglers fishing with larger larvae patterns, size 18, are having success.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and small flies.
Tingley Beach: Fishing for catfish was fair using cheese sausage, shrimp, homemade dough bait, chicken liver and worms.
Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

WillL

Alumni Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing for catfish was good at night using worms and homemade dough baits. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms and bright-colored flies.
Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow.
Caballo Lake: Fishing for all species was slow.
Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was very good jigging Kastmasters and trolling white crankbaits. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was slow. Fishing for walleye was fair using deep diving crankbaits. Fishing for catfish was good using cut carp, worms, minnows, homemade dough bait, hotdogs and chicken liver.
Escondida Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using cut bait.
Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 27.4 cfs. Fishing for trout was fair to good on the Middle Fork.
Glenwood Pond: Fishing for trout was fair to good using flies.
Lake Roberts: Fishing for all species was slow.
Percha Dam: Fishing for all species was slow.
Quemado Lake: Fishing for trout was good using silver spoons and worms.
Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,860 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 slow.

Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Berrendo Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 14.2 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.
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 for trout was good using spinners and trolling from a boat early in the morning.
Jal Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using hotdogs and homemade dough baits.
Lake Van: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Oasis Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 111.0 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using worms.
Perch Lake: Fishing was fair for catfish using worms and hot dogs.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 3.87 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using flies and salmon eggs.
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 walleye and crappie was slow using minnows and chartreuse crankbaits. 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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