FISHING REPORT, OCT. 23
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.
CHARETTE LAKES: We had no reports from anglers this week. The lakes close to fishing Oct. 31 and will reopen next spring.
Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 10 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
CLAYTON LAKE: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait and worms. Fishing for all other species was slow. The lake closes to fishing Oct. 31 and will reopen next spring.
CONCHAS LAKE: The Cannon Cove Campground boat ramp is open and fully functional. Other ramps remain closed. Fishing was slow to fair using slab spoon, blade baits and minnows for a mix of white bass and walleye. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair to good using jigs, worms and crank baits. Last week, Daniel Hayden and Carissa Malanowski of Albuquerque had a great time fishing from the bank on the north side of the lake. They were using Strike King black and blue bitsy jigs and wacky rigged black and blue worms and caught several smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
COYOTE CREEK: Trout fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs, brassies and small copper John Barrs.
EAGLE NEST LAKE: Kokanee snagging still hasn’t come on strong but anglers are picking up a few in the early morning hours. Most of the fish snagged were taken near the boat ramp. Bank fishing for trout was good using Power Bait, spinners, salmon eggs and roe sacs. Fishing for perch was fair using worms. We had no reports on other species.
LAKE MALOYA: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, Power Bait and spinners for rainbow trout up to 20 inches.
MAXWELL LAKE 13: We had no reports from anglers. The lake closes for fishing Oct. 31 and will reopen next spring.
MONASTERY LAKE: Trout fishing was slow to fair using salmon peach Power Bait and salmon eggs.
MORPHY LAKE: The lake closes for fishing Oct. 31 and will reopen next spring.
PECOS RIVER: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 27 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using single salmon eggs on a small hook, small flashback pheasant tails and small copper John Barrs.
RED RIVER: Water flow below the hatchery was 33 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, Power Bait and salmon eggs.
RIO GRANDE: The water flow Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 228 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using parachute adams, copper John Barrs, Pistol Petes, bead-head pheasant tails, small wooly buggers, Power Bait, worms and spinners. Fishing was slow to fair using large bunny leeches for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.
RIO HONDO: Water flow near Valdez on Monday was 12 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
RIO MORA: Water flow near Terrero on Monday was 7.5 cfs. Trout fishing was slow with just a few fish taken on worms and small copper John Barrs.
RIO PUEBLO: Trout fishing was slow.
SANTA ROSA LAKE: Fishing pressure continued to be very light and fishing was generally slow for all species. However, there were a few smallmouth bass and catfish caught by anglers fishing from the bank and using spinner baits, jigs, liver and nightcrawlers. We had no reports on other species. The boat ramp has been closed but the lake is accessible for canoes and kayaks.
SHUREE PONDS: The water level on the ponds has been quite low and fishing was reported as slow.
SPRINGER LAKE: Fishing was slow for all species.
STORRIE LAKE: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, cheese, salmon eggs, corn salmon egg combinations and spinners. We had no reports on other species.
UTE LAKE: Fishing for walleye picked up considerably this past week as several limits were caught during the week and over the weekend. Best action was reported by anglers using blade baits in 30 to 40 feet of water. Fishing for white bass was fair to good using slab spoons at 20 to 25 feet. Fishing for catfish was good using stink bait. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow with just a few taken by anglers using worms, jigs and crank baits. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.
Source: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish