FISHING REPORT, Sept. 17
Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Fishing was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using worms and Power Bait. We had no reports on perch.
Conchas Lake: The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground ramp. The lake level rose about 5-feet this past week. Fishing was fair using crank baits, tubes, jigs and topwater lures for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using white crank baits for white bass. Fishing for walleye was slow to fair for anglers using crank bait, minnows and bottom bouncer night crawler rigs. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.
Coyote Creek: The Coyote Creek State Park was closed temporarily due to heavy rain and flooding in the area. We had no reports from anglers.
Monastery Lake: Before the heavy rains came, trout fishing was fair to good using bead-head prince nymphs, salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Morphy Lake: Morphy Lake State Park was closed temporarily due to heavy rain and flooding in the area but reopened Sept. 14. No reports.
Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 551 cfs. The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. Early last week, trout fishing on the Pecos was good using salmon eggs, bead-head wooly buggers, San Juan worms, bead-head pheasant tails, copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from the Mora.
Santa Rosa Lake: The main boat ramp has reopened to no wake boating. Heavy rains brought the lake level up about 30-feet over the past few days. Fishing was slow for all species but should pick up as levels taper off.
Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Source: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish