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Weekly Fishing and Stocking Report

By NM Game and Fish

Catches of the week

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Bottomless Lakes: Elijah Boyd, age 13 of Roswell caught his first trout, an 18-inch rainbow trout Dec. 1. He was using a red Panther Martin.
Grindstone Reservoir: Ryan Villescas, age 16, of Alamogordo caught his limit of trout Dec. 2. He was using worms.
Monastery Lake: Brandon Broshious, age 9, of Albuquerque caught his first trout by himself, an 18.5-inch rainbow Nov. 30. He was using night crawlers.
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

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.
Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday morning was 3.31 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using blade baits at 25 to 40 feet for white bass and an occasional walleye. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.
Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.
Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week. Check this one out in the spring for some great trout action.
Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: The lake is closed to boating and fishing due to unsafe ice conditions. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 377-1594.
Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Alice: There is a thin layer of ice on the lake and it is closed to fishing at this time.
Lake Maloya: As of Monday morning, the majority of the lake was iced over, with just a small area of open water in the boat ramp area. We had no reports from anglers.
Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.
Monastery Lake: As of this past week, the lake was completely frozen over and is closed to ice fishing.
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 21.0 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was fair using copper John Barrs, San Juan worms and PowerBait for trout.
Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 34.0 cfs. Trout fishing below Questa was good using Fire Balls, PowerBait, wooly buggers and spinners.
Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge was 311 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using streamers, San Juan worms, spoons, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.
Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Mora: Stream flow on Monday morning was 6.02 cfs. Trout fishing was slow. Fishing pressure was very light.
Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Storrie Lake: There is a thin layer of ice around the edges that has been melting off by late morning. We had no reports from anglers.
Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good vertical jigging with blade baits and spoons at 30 to 40 feet for white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was extremely light. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 40s.

Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and spoons for walleye and trout. Fishing pressure remained extremely light. Anglers should be aware that the boat ramp is in rough shape and four-wheel drive has been recommended for launching boats.
Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 197 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque, Belen, Corrales and Peralta drains was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, wax worms, small pheasant tail nymphs and copper John Barrs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Bluewater Lake: As of Monday, the lake was closed to boating and a minimal amount of open shoreline for bank fishing. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.
Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 81.5 cfs and 125 cfs respectively. Trout fishing at both locations was fair to good using small streamers, prince nymphs, San Juan worms, worms and salmon eggs.
Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, minnows and night crawlers for a mixed bag of white bass, catfish and walleye.
El Vado Lake: We had one unconfirmed report of a limit of kokanee snagged near the dam this past week.
Fenton Lake: The lake is completely frozen over and unsafe for ice fishing at this time. For updates, call the state park office at (575) 829-3630.
Heron Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and roe sacs for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.
Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 13.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.
Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Manzano Lake: As of this past week, there was a thin layer of ice on the lake and no fishing.
Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and roe sacs for trout. A few northern pike were caught by angers using swim bait and spoons. We had no reports on other species.
San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 289 cfs. Fishing was good using RS2s, Griffiths gnats, CDCs, red larva, BWOs, bead head pheasant tails and small egg patterns for brown and rainbow trout. There have been some decent hatches coming off on the cloudy days. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, wax worms, copper John Barrs and BWOs.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Tingley Beach: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs 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 very good using Velveeta cheese and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.
Caballo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing for white bass was fair using blade baits and spoons. We had no reports on other species.
Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 70.9 cfs. Fishing was good using wooly buggers and pheasant tail nymphs for trout.
Glenwood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.
Lake Roberts: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Percha Dam: Fishing was slow for all species.
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 0.86 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Young Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs.

Southeast Fishing Report

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Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Rafael Chacon of Loving caught a 19-inch rainbow Dec. 8. He was using PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morningwas 13.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
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 good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and spinners for trout.
Brantley Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, spinners and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.
Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.
Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using worms and PowerBait for trout.
Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was 15.1 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and copper John Barrs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 6.10 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using Fire Balls.
Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using hammered spoons and Super Dupers for walleye. We had no reports on other species.

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