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Go Fish - Oct. 18, 2013

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FISHING REPORT,
Oct. 15

Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 12 cfs. Fishing was good using small bead-head hare’s ears and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Some baetis activity was spotted. A few trout were also caught by anglers using worms.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. The water was quite murky.

Conchas Lake: The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground ramp. Fishing was fair using jigs, tubes, spinner baits, crank baits and topwater lures for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits for white bass and an occasional walleye. Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using shrimp and chicken liver. Surface water temp was in the low 60s

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, worms and Power Bait.

Eagle Nest Lake: Kokanee snagging was fair to good near the boat ramp but the boat ramp itself is closed to snagging. Fishing for trout was fair using roe sacs, salmon eggs and Power Bait. A few were also taken by anglers using spinners on light tackle. Fishing was fair using spoons and spinners from boats for northern pike. Fishing was fair using worms for perch. The south boat ramp has been extended and is now open.

Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing was fair to good for anglers using Power Bait, worms and Pistol Petes.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was rated as slow but a few small trout were caught by anglers using Power Bait, bead-head wooly buggers and Pistol Petes.

Los Pinos: Trout fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs, hoppers, bead-head hare’s ears, copper John Barrs, Panther Martins and Fisher Chick spinners.

Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was fair using bead-head prince nymphs, Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and Power Bait.

Morphy Lake: Trout fishing was fair for anglers using Power Bait and salmon eggs. The park closed for the season Tuesday and reopens April 1, 2014.

Nutrias Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair for anglers using Power Bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes.

Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 21 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 copper John Barrs, bead-head prince nymphs, spinners, worms and salmon eggs. Frank Dolan fished the upper Pecos on Oct. 10 and caught and released 13 trout. It was a mixed bag of browns and rainbows and included one 17-inch brown. He was using Mepps and Panther Martin spinners.

Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 48 cfs. Trout fishing was good using size 18 and 20 bead-head hare’s ears, bead-head pheasant tails, copper John Barrs, Panther Martins, Power Bait and salmon eggs.

Rio Costilla: Water flow below Costilla Dam on Monday was .53 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Expect the trout fishing action here to pick up again next summer.

Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 494 cfs. Trout fishing was slow to fair using weighted wooly buggers, worms and Panther Martins. No reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 25 cfs.

Rio Mora: Water flow near Terrero on Monday was 19 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, worms, copper John Barrs and bead-head hare’s ears.

Rio Pueblo: Water flow near Penasco on Monday was 11 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

Springer Lake: Water was quite murky; fishing slow for all species.

Storrie Lake: The water color remained murky this past week and fishing was slow for all species. The lake has been opened to boating as of last Friday.

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and blood baits over baited holes for catfish. Most of the catfish caught were in 20 to 25 feet of water. Fishing was fair using topwater lures, white grubs and spoons for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using spinner baits and jigs. Surface water temp was in the low to mid 60s.  

Source: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish