Go Fish - July 5, 2013

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June 25  

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

Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 60 cfs. The increased flow slowed trout fishing a bit but anglers still managed some good catches. They were using streamers and weighted nymphs. Watch for hatches in the early morning and late evening hours for good dry fly action. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow with a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs and Pistol Petes.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spinner-nightcrawler combinations, crank baits, sassy shad and grubs for walleye. Fishing was good using jerk baits, crank baits, tubes, senkos and topwater lures for smallmouth bass and an occasional largemouth bass. Fishing was good using liver, nightcrawlers and stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 60s to the low 70s. Work on a boat ramp is under way and hope is that it will be open by the first weekend in July.   

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair for anglers using salmon eggs and Power Bait and fishing early and late in the day. Anglers who did best were fishing on the bottom.  

Monastery Lake: Closed due to a wildfire in the area.

Morphy Lake: The park is closed until further notice due to extreme fire conditions in the area.  

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 and all Pecos Wilderness lakes and streams.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. 

Santa Rosa Lake: The lake has reopened to boating but the launch area is undeveloped and boating is restricted to no wake speed only. Fishing was very good using dough bait, nightcrawlers, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. Anglers also reported catching several 18- to 26-inch walleye and one 4-pound, 3-ounce largemouth bass. Best baits were grubs, worms, nightcrawlers and minnows. We had no reports on other species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout and an occasional channel catfish.


 Source: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish