Editor’s note: 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.
Fishing report, Feb. 18:
Cimarron River: Keep this water on your list for spring. Low water conditions this time of year make for some tough fishing.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using slab spoons and jigs for walleye. A few largemouth bass were caught by angler using crank baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 40s.
Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: High winds in the area cleared much of the ice off the lake, which is now open to bank fishing only. Fishing was good using Power Bait and worms for trout and perch. We had no reports on other species. For updated conditions, contact the State Park office at (575) 377-1594.
Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout.
Pecos River: Water flow near Anton Chico on Monday was 24cfs. The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, copper John Barrs and bead head hares ears.
Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 20cfs.
Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 558cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing pressure was light and fishing was slow for all species.
Storrie Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait. Fishing pressure was very light. The lake was free of ice.
Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using slab spoons, blade baits and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. A few limits were caught by anglers fishing deep near the dam and in about 30 feet of water in Ute Creek. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 40s.