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, March 25:
Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.
Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron was 4.1 cfs as of Monday morning. No reports.
Clayton Lake: High winds, snow and very light fishing pressure was the story here this past week.
Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jig and minnow combinations and crank baits for a mix of walleye and white bass.
Coyote Creek: No reports.
Eagle Rock Lake: No reports.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for trout was good using Power Bait and salmon eggs for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using spoons and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for perch. No reports on other species. The lake is now open to boating and bank fishing. For updated conditions, contact the State Park office at (575) 377-1594.
Lake Alice: No reports.
Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was rated as good to excellent for anglers using yellow Power Bait, Pistol Petes, spoons and corn.
Los Pinos: No reports.
Manzano Lake: No reports.
Maxwell Lake 13: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait and worms.
Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was very good using spinners, Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes.
Morphy Lake: Opens for the season on April 1.
Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 38 cfs. The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. Trout fishing was good using prince nymphs, spinners, worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 35 cfs. Trout fishing was good using egg patterns, wooly buggers, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms.
Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 610 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using parachute adams, streamers, Panther Martins and night crawlers.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 10 cfs. No reports.
Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday was 6.2 cfs. No reports.
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 10 cfs. No reports.
Santa Barbara: No reports.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.
Springer Lake: No reports.
Storrie Lake: Trout fishing was very good using salmon peach Power Bait. We had no reports on other species.
Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jig and minnow combinations at 25 feet for walleye. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits at 15-feet for white bass. Fishing was good using stink bait for catfish.