Fishing report, July 15
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.
Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait, marshmallows and Pistol Petes tipped with worms. Anglers also did well trolling a worm behind a cow bell attractor. We had no reports on perch.
Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 43 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using elk hair caddis, worms, salmon eggs and spinners. Anglers also reported excellent success using golden stone fly nymphs in the deeper holes. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes and elk hair caddis.
Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair using yellow Power Bait for rainbow trout.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using topwater lures, senkos, tubes, jerk baits and worms for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using spinner-minnow combinations, worm harness rigs and leeches for walleye. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using stink bait and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill.
Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was very good using salmon eggs, worms, bead-head nymphs and elk hair caddis.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair trolling Arnies, Platte River specials, Z Rays and Panther Martins tipped with corn at 15 to 25 feet for kokanee and rainbow trout. Anglers fishing from anchored boats also caught several trout. They were using Power Bait. Fishing was very good using worms for perch. Fishing for northern pike was slow.
Gallinas River: Trout fishing was very good using night crawlers and salmon eggs.
Hopewell Lake: Trout fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait. This past Saturday, Balam Hena along with his father, uncles and cousins caught 22 rainbow trout. They were using olive Pistol Petes and rainbow Power Bait down deep and described their experience as a great day for everyone.
Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, homemade dough bait, Power Bait, Pistol Petes, Panther Martins, Super Dupers, elk hair caddis and copper John Barrs for trout. Anglers using lures and flies are reporting the best action near the dam.
Los Pinos: Fishing was good using bead-head hares ears, night crawlers, Panther Martins, worms and San Juan worms for a mixed bag of browns and rainbows.
Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.
Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs, Gulp eggs, Power Bait and worms for trout.
Morphy Lake: Trout fishing was good using Pistol Petes, Panther Martins, Power Bait and worms. The boat ramp remains closed due to low water conditions.
Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 61 cfs. Trout fishing was good using bead-head hares ears, bead-head prince nymphs, ants, elk hair caddis and night crawlers.
Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 80 cfs and the water was clearing. Trout fishing near the hatchery was rated as good to excellent by anglers using elk hair caddis, ants, caddis larvae, bead-head hares ears and pheasant tail nymphs. Anglers also did well using worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the hatchery pond was excellent using Power Bait, salmon eggs and small flies.
Rio Costilla: Water flow below the dam as of Monday morning was 53 cfs. Trout fishing was good using elk hair caddis, yellow sallies and bead-head pheasant tails.
Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 446 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using bead-head hares ears, BWOs, large attractor patterns and night crawlers for trout. Fishing from Albuquerque through the Socorro area was fair to good using night crawlers, liver and stink bait for catfish.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 29 cfs. Fishing was very good using elk hair caddis, bead-head hares ears, worms and salmon eggs for trout.
Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday was 11 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Peñasco on Monday was 18 cfs. Donnie Valdez hit this one again this past week and had great luck using bead-head hares ears, bead-head pheasant tails and his own Sweet Bee pattern. Other anglers reported great success using hares ears, prince nymphs and stimulators.
Santa Cruz Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Panther Martins, Z Rays, Fisher Chick bottle cap lures, Power Bait and Pistol Petes for trout. The best action was reported by anglers fishing from boats. We had no reports on other species.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver, beef liver and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow.
Springer Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using red and white Daredevles and Rat L Traps for northern pike up to 28 inches. Fishing was fair using cut bait and chicken liver for catfish.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using night crawlers and Power Bait for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using night crawlers for catfish.
Ute Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, chigger craws and worms in 8 to 10 feet of water for smallmouth bass and an occasional largemouth bass. A few were also taken by anglers fishing topwater lures in the early morning hours. Fishing was fair to good using live minnows and leeches jigged in 15 to 22 feet of water for walleye. Fishing was excellent using worms, minnows and small jigs for bluegill. White bass fishing was fair during the day but very good at night for anglers using minnows under lights at 30 to 35 feet. Night fishing for catfish was fair using liver and stink baits. Fishing for crappie was slow. The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.
— New Mexico Game & Fish