FISHING REPORT, July 23
Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here. Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, worms and Pistol Petes.
Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 10 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using brassies, yellow sallies, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and nightcrawlers for catfish. Fishing was fair using tubes, crank baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits and grubs for walleye and a few white bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp as of Monday was in the mid to high 70s. The Cove and Central campgrounds and the steep boat ramp on the north side and the Corps ramp on the south side are now open.
Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs.
Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was fair using worms, Power Bait and salmon eggs.
Morphy Lake: Hot spot for trout. Fishing continued to be very good for anglers using Pistol Petes, Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms, dry flies and an assortment of spinners for trout.
Pecos River: The following waters are closed to fishing due to the wildfire in the area: Pecos River from Cowles to the Village of Pecos, Cow Creek, Mora Creek, Holy Ghost Creek, Panchuela Creek, Winsor Creek, Jacks Creek, Cowles Ponds, Dalton Canyon area.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was good using minnows and crank baits for walleye and a few bass. Fishing was good using minnows and nightcrawlers for catfish. The catfish are being caught in the shallows along the bank. No reports on other species. The primitive launch area is closed. No boat launching at this time.
Springer Lake: Water level was quite low and fishing was slow for all species.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach and garlic scented Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. No reports on other species.
Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using spinner baits, tubes, jigs and crank baits for largemouth bass. Anglers casting crank baits in the early morning hours also picked up a few walleye in the shallows. Fishing was fair to good using stink bait and nightcrawlers at night for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. Surface water temp ranged from the low to mid 70s.
Source: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish