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Northeast

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 5.46 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jig and minnow combinations, spoons and blade baits for walleye and white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow to fair for anglers using Ned rigs, senkos, plastic worms and creature baits. We had no other reports.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday below Costilla Dam was 1.23 cfs. Check this one out next spring.

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

Coyote Creek: Fishing was slow to fair using Fire Balls for trout.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair to good for rainbow trout from the bank and from boats. Best baits were PowerBait and spinners. Fishing was good using large streamers, spinners, jointed crank baits and spoons for northern pike. Kokanee snagging was slow. We had no other reports.

Gallinas River: Fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs and worms for trout.

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

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

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and wooly buggers.

Los Pinos River: Brandon Serrano reported having a good time here last week. He caught his first trout on a fly and a few more and his dad, Melvin, caught a beautiful 19-inch brown trout. Melvin was using a Panther Martin.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

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

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 56.6 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, prince nymphs, San Juan worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for brown and rainbow trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 59.5 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and prince nymphs for trout. June Segura of Taos caught an 18-inch rainbow trout November 11. She was fishing the river at the hatchery and using worms.

Red River City Ponds: Closes for the season November 15.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 471 cfs. Fishing was good using prince nymphs, crane flies, bead-head hares ear nymphs, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, small mayfly nymphs, Panther Martins, worms and salmon eggs for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 18.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 14.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 18.9 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 and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair for anglers using blade baits and spoons at 30 to 45 feet. Fishing for white bass continued as sporadic with just a few caught by anglers using jigging spoons and blade baits at 30 to 35 feet. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the high 50s and the water was murky. Fishing pressure was light.

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jigging spoons and blade baits at 17 to 46 feet for walleye. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair using tubes, grubs, senkos and shakey head jigs in 12 to 26 feet of water. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 260 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing was reported as good to excellent on most drains. Anglers did well using worms, salmon eggs, PowerBait, small trout grubs, small jigs and bead-head nymphs. Chris Garcia reported great fishing on the Albuquerque Drain. He was using a custom tied size 12 purple and green UV nymph and caught and released several fish including an 18.5-inch rainbow trout. Fishing was fair to good using tubes, jigs and worms for largemouth bass. The best bass reports came from anglers fishing the Corrales and Albuquerque Drains.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskies was slow for some but good for others this past week. Anglers did best using large streamers, chatter baits, swim baits and crank baits. We had no other reports.

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 514 cfs and 602 cfs respectively. Fishing above and below El Vado was good using bead-head hares ear nymphs, wooly buggers, spinners, night crawlers and Fire Balls for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu. The river from the USGS gauging station to the confluence of the Rio Nutrias is now catch and release only using single barbless hook artificial flies and lures.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, senkos, plastic worms and jigs for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow for some while others caught limits of rainbow trout. Best baits were Pistol Petes, Z Rays, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms.

Heron Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs from the bank for rainbow trout. Kokanee snagging was slow. We had no other reports.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 22.5 cfs. Dave Menicucci reported very good fishing on the Jemez this past week as he and two others caught and released numerous rainbow and brown trout. They were using copper John Barrs, custom tied mop flies and worms. 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 good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach and chartreuse PowerBait for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using creature baits, spinners, tubes, plastic worms, curly tail and straight tail grubs and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jigs and crank baits for northern pike. A few trout were caught by anglers trolling Rapalas and fishing from the bank with salmon eggs. Kokanee snagging was slow. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 438 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good for anglers using comparaduns, chocolate foam wing emergers, small zebra midges, dead chickens, red larva, parachute adams and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, spinners, copper John Barrs, prince nymphs and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs.

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, salmon eggs, worms, Pistol Petes, Panther Martins and bead-head nymphs for trout. Ian Curry reported that he caught his first trout ever at Tingley. It measured 15 inches and he was using a Panther Martin. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest
Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, homemade dough baits and salmon eggs for trout and worms and stink bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using spinners. We had no other reports.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, blade baits, spoons and jig and minnow combinations for white bass and an occasional walleye. Fishing was fair using live bait, Ned rigs, senkos, curly tail and straight tail grubs and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using night crawlers, liver and homemade dough baits for catfish. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 60s.

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

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 42.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

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: The pond was recently stocked with trout, but we had no reports from anglers.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.26 cfs. Fishing in the Mesilla Valley Dam area was good using worms and prepared baits for catfish. Anglers using worms also picked up an occasional white bass. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Southeast

Alto Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using spinners. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 16.3 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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 was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. Fishing was fair to good using jigs, crank baits, spinner baits and spoons for white bass and largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Anglers using worms also caught a few panfish.

Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using garlic and salmon peach PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair using worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 0.42cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes under a bubble and bead-head nymphs for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 7.14 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The water was quite murky.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and spoon for white bass. We had no reports on other species.

Catches of the week
Abiquiu Reservoir: Kent Kelly of Albuquerque caught and released a 4-pound smallmouth bass Nov. 12. He was using a 4-inch white grub. Brian Kelly of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound smallmouth bass and a 20-inch walleye. He was using a 4-inch white grub.
Bluewater Lake: Greg “Doc” Scargall of Santa Fe, caught his first tiger muskie Nov. 10. It measured 40 inches and weighed 17 pounds. He was using a 7-inch rainbow trout glide bait.
Chama River: Ian Maes of Los Alamos caught two 20-inch brown trout Nov. 7. He was using a Panther Martin. Guy Harrison of Moriarty caught and released a 22.5-inch brown trout Nov. 7. He was using a Panther Martin.
Elephant Butte Lake: Jackie House of Colorado caught and released a 36-inch striped bass Nov. 11. She was using a ½-ounce white slab spoon on 10-pound test line.
Fenton Lake: Don Daily of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout Nov. 10. He was using a peacock flash Pistol Pete with a gold blade.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:
Alumni Pond: Isaac Mossburg, 18, of Las Cruces caught a 19-inch channel catfish Nov. 8. He was using stink bait.

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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