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Weekly fishing report

By NM Game and Fish

Catches of the week

Catch of the week

Abiquiu Lake: Andres Alvarado, age 17, of Santa Fe caught and released a 26-inch walleye using a jigging spoon Sept. 13.

Alto Lake: Eugene Heathman, of Ruidoso, caught a 3-pound rainbow trout during a rain shower using a fluorescent green rooster tailed spinner Sept. 9.

Cimarron River: Frank Franco, of Los Lunas, caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using a nightcrawler Sept. 5.

Hidden Lake in the Pecos Wilderness:Rick Torres, of Albuquerque, caught a 12-inch Rio Grande cutthroat trout using a gold spinner Sept. 6.

Laguna del Campo: Joshy, age 10, Davina, age 5, and Jess, age 2, of La Puebla, caught 20-inch, 18-inch and 16-inch rainbow trout, respectively, using garlic PowerBait Sept. 9.

Rio Grande: Agustin Coss, of Albuquerque, caught a 19-inch rainbow trout using a Poundmeister fly in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area Sept. 11.

Trees Lake: Jesus Tarazon, of Deming, caught a 29-inch, 10-pound, 12-ounce catfish using live bait Sept. 12.

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.


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Northeast Fishing Report

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 10.9 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using worms.

Clayton Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using chicken liver.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for bass was good using green pumpkin plastic tubes and white buzz baits.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow, near Costilla, Monday morning was 10.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 rainbow trout was fair trolling spinners tipped with PowerBait. Fishing for kokanee salmon was slow to fair.

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: Fishing for trout was good using Pistol Pete’s spinners.

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 good using Woolly Buggers and bead head nymphs.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 is set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 23.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 40.0 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using dry fly dropper rigs with small nymphs like zebra midges and RS2’s.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge Monday morning was 174 cfs. Fishing for trout was good near Taos using dry fly dropper setups and nymph rigs with flies such as Poundmiesters, mayflies and caddis nymphs.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 12.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 4.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow, near Penasco, Monday morning was 4.57 cfs. 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing for white bass was good vertical jigging blade baits and slabs in 20 to 30-feet of water. Fishing for large and smallmouth bass was fair to good using top water baits early in the day and Senkos, Hit Worms and drop shot Berkley Flat Nose Minnows later in the day. Fishing for walleye was fair to good jigging blade baits and live minnows in 20 to 25-feet of water. Fishing for catfish was fair using punch bait. The main lake water surface temperature was 69 degrees Fahrenheit and clarity was clear.


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Northwest Fishing Report

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for bass was slow to fair using Ned rigs. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using jigging spoons. 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 137 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger musky was good using spinner baits and Rapala lures. Hours of operations are currently Friday through Monday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Check with New Mexico State Park before you go.

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 605 cfs and 396 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout below El Vado Lake was fair to good using nightcrawlers. We had no reports from below Abiquiu Lake.

Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fenton Lake: Fishing for trout was very good using a variety of different flies. Fishing for trout was fair to good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms. Hours of operations are currently Friday through Monday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Check with New Mexico State Park before you go.

Heron Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 5.62 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing for trout was good using garlic PowerBait.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 was good using watermelon red flake 3-inch plastic worms. Fishing for kokanee salmon was fair using pink and purple spinners tipped with corn fished 80 to 100-feet deep.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 773 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality waters was good using size 24 black and grey midge pattern flies. Fishing in the bait waters was good using silver Panther Martin spinners and PowerBait.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.


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Southwest Fishing Report

Alumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using shad and liver baits.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Caballo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using Sassy Shad and chartreuse Berkley Flicker Shad.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 20 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 1,040 cfs. Fishing for bass, walleye, crappie and catfish was good at Eagle Point using worms.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Trees Lake: Fishing for bass and catfish was slow.

Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.


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Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing was slow for all species aside from some fair fishing for trout during last week’s rainstorm using rooster tail spinners.

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 32.2 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 2022.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing for bass was good using watermelon and pumpkin-colored plastic worms.

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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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 87.5 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using worms and minnows.

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 5.28 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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