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Weekly fishing report

By NM Game and Fish


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The Department is continuing to adapt our ways of working to conserve wildlife for all New Mexicans. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Department biologists and conservation officers continue to conduct wildlife surveys, contact anglers and OHV recreationists and stock fish in open waters throughout the state.

Our teams are wearing personal protective equipment for everyone’s safety while working in small groups for maximum social distancing. We ask for your help to keep everyone safe and healthy by following the NMDOH public health emergency order by wearing PPE while staying at least six feet away from staff and equipment.


In this week’s report, Dustin introduces New Mexico angler and weekly fishing report contributor Eric Ockerhausen. Most weeks, Eric’s reports are purely informational as photo ops can be hard to come by when you’re in a kayak and don’t carry a phone or camera. Eric loads into his one-man, inflatable fishing kayak and usually catches quite a few fish.

Eric likes distancing himself from the crowds while enjoying the solitude of being on the lake. Social distancing has always been high on Eric’s priority list, even long before COVID-19. This week, he shares some of his kayak fishing tips and tricks.

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