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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:43 am 
Northeast
Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.24 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was extremely light.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: The lake is currently covered with a thin layer of ice and closed to fishing. For ice condition updates, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Alice: Thin ice covers the lake and anglers are to stay off until further notice. For updates, contact the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was good using garlic PowerBait and corn for fish up to 14 inches. There was some ice on the lake as of this past Friday, but there was plenty of shoreline access for fishing. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and olive Pistol Petes for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 27.2 cfs. Fishing downstream from the village of Pecos was good using salmon eggs and red copper John Barrs for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 47.3 cfs. Fishing near the hatchery was slow with just a few fish caught by anglers using small mayfly nymphs, egg patterns and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing near the confluence with the Rio was rated as slow to fair by anglers using bead-head hares’ ears, poundmeisters and wooly buggers.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 411 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using wooly buggers, San Juan worms, small streamers and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing for northern pike was slow with an occasional fish caught by anglers using large streamers and bunny leeches. Fishing through the Albuquerque area was fair using liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 10.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 9.72 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: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. There was some ice along the shoreline, but several areas were open to bank fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass was at best sporadic again this past week. Anglers using jigging spoons, blade baits, curly tail grubs and jig and grub combinations, caught a few. We had no other reports. Fishing pressure was very light. The surface water temp was in the high 40s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using blade baits and grubs. Anglers fishing from shore and using PowerBait caught a few trout. Fishing pressure was very light.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 259 cfs. Trout fishing was good for anglers using salmon eggs, PowerBait and wooly worms.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Belen, Bernalillo and Corrales drains was good using meal worms, Fire Balls, Berkley trout worms, San Juan worms, Gulp eggs and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: Thin ice has formed around the edges, which is unsafe for fishing at this time. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 132 cfs and 99.6 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was slow to fair using wooly buggers, bead-head hares’ ears, night crawlers and Fire Balls for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was very good using crane fly larva, small midge patterns, olive and black wooly buggers, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

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

El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Fenton Lake: Due to thin ice conditions, the lake is currently closed to fishing. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using an assortment of PowerBait, corn and Fire Balls from the bank for 8 to 16-inch rainbow trout. The best reports have come from anglers fishing the shoreline from the dam to the La Laja boat ramp area. Kokanee snagging was slow. Fishing pressure was light. We had no other reports.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 19.8 cfs. Anglers fishing the Jemez below Soda Dam caught a few trout. They were using copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and custom tied nymphs. We had no other reports.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs, and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits and jerk baits for northern pike. Anglers using jigs caught a few smallmouth bass and swim baits. Fishing for all other species was slow. Fishing pressure was light.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 391cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was fair for some and very good for others. Best flies reported were small midge patterns, wooly buggers, bunny leeches and red larva. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is now closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018. For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

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

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using PowerBait, Zeke’s garlic trout bait, salmon eggs, mealworms and wooly worms with a red tail and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using small leech patterns, San Juan worms, small streamers and custom tied nymphs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. Anglers using olive and black wooly worms and wooly buggers also caught a few. We had no other reports.


Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair using homemade dough baits and liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using bead-head nymphs under a bubble, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was very good using orange PowerBait, Fire Balls and wooly worms and Pistol Petes under a bubble and PowerBait for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, homemade dough bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow. The water level is a bit low.

Caballo Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow but a few were caught by anglers using spoons, blade baits and jig and grub combinations. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using blade baits and spoons for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow again this past week with just a few caught by anglers using Ned rigs, worms, jigs and jigging spoons. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 59.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using custom tied wooly worms for a mixed bag of bluegill, crappie and rainbow trout. Anglers using PowerBait caught several trout. Fishing was fair using homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

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 0.00 cfs. This section of the river was stocked with trout again this past week, but we had no reports from anglers.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Young Pond: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and small spoons. We had no other reports.

Southeast
Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bataan Lake: Trout fishing was good for anglers using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, salmon egg corn combinations and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 14.3cfs. Fishing was very good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was fair to good for anglers using PowerBait and Fire Balls.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

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

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing at Devil’s Inkwell was very good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes and small spoons for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Anglers using Berkley trout worms also caught a few. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Kastmasters for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 15.1 cfs. Trout fishing was fair for anglers using PowerBait and Fire Balls.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 4.45 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

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

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few walleyes and white bass caught by anglers using blade baits and jigging spoons. Fishing pressure was light.

Catches of the week
Chama River: Van Rocco of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch, 2.75-pound brown trout Dec. 23. He was fishing below El Vado and using night crawlers.
The following report came in late but deserves a mention:

Fenton Lake: Bobby Gasche, 11, of Los Lunas, caught a big brown trout Dec. 2. He was using an inflated night crawler.

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.

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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.


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