This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
Catches of the week:
- Pecos River: May 3, Daniel and Matthew Tenorio of Moriarty caught a 31.5-inch, 13-pound 8-ounce rainbow trout. He was fishing with worms at the Mora Campground.
- Bluewater Lake: May 4, Matthew Valdez of Santa Fe caught a 45-inch, 24-pound tiger musky. He was using a Rapala.
- Eagle Nest Lake: May 4, Steve Langham and Josh Harrison caught a 33-inch, 8.5-pound northern pike. They were using a crank bait.
- Heron Lake: May 4, Jason Sweeney of Santa Fe boated a 36-inch, 15-pound, 10-ounce lake trout. He was jigging in 50 feet of water. May 5, Tom White of Albuquerque caught an 8.5-pound lake trout. He was using a white tube jig.
- Navajo Lake: May 5, Barry Stanley of Flora Vista caught and released a 6.41-pound largemouth bass. He was using a Yamamoto creature bait. May 5, Ron Moore of Durango caught and released a 4.76-pound smallmouth bass. May 5, Steve Ragsdale of Aztec caught and released a 4.37-pound smallmouth bass.
- Ute Lake: May 4, Steve Scraper of Logan caught and released a 4.68-pound smallmouth bass. May 4, Todd May of Logan caught and released a 4.19-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a jerk bait. May 5, Justin Morris caught and released a 4.69-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a senko. May 5, Chris Bosley of Amarillo caught and released a 4.67-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a senko.
- Rio Grande: May 5, Jack Black of Taos caught and released a 30-inch northern pike. He was using a white and red whistler.
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Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on perch.
Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 28 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Panther Martins, elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, Cimarron worms, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using assorted spinners, salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Conchas Lake: Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair to good using tubes, jigs, jerk baits and senkos. Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using liver and nightcrawlers. A few white bass were taken by anglers using sassy shad and swim baits. We had no reports on other species.
Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was very good using Power Bait, worms, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait. The stream flow is quite low. Continue reading →