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GO FISH: Weekly fishing report Dec. 9-16

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By The Staff

Editor’s note: This fishing report, compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Catches of the week

Rio Grande: Nov. 29, Byron Bishop, 10, caught and released a 36-inch northern pike. He was using a 9-inch jerk bait.

Sumner Lake: Dec. 6, Sean Matthews of Santa Fe boated a 27-inch, 5-pound walleye and a 26-inch, 8-pound catfish. He was using a Leprechaun swim slab. Another 8-pound catfish was caught during the week by an angler from Clovis. He was also using a jigging spoon.

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week include name, date, location, type of fish, length and bait used.

Fishing report, Dec. 9

CONCHAS LAKE: Fishing was fair using spoons in 20 to 30 feet of water for white bass and a few walleye. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was very light.

EAGLE NEST LAKE: As of this past weekend there was some thin ice in low lying areas but still plenty of open water for bank fishing. Fishing for rainbow trout was fair using power bait, roe sacs and salmon eggs. Fishing for perch was slow. Fishing pressure was very light.

LAKE MALOYA, LAKE ALICE: Trout fishing at Lake Maloya was very good again this past week. Anglers did very well using home made dough baits, salmon eggs, worms and power bait. Lake Alice had a covering of thin ice and was unsafe for fishing. Fishing pressure was light.

MONASTERY LAKE: Trout fishing was slow to fair using power bait, salmon eggs, cheese, Pistol Petes and spinners.

PECOS RIVER: Water flow near the town of Pecos as of Monday morning was 61cfs. Trout fishing was slow but there were a few fish taken by anglers using salmon eggs and worms.

RED RIVER: Water flow below the hatchery was 57cfs. Trout fishing was slow to fair using wooly buggers, spinners and night crawlers.

RIO GRANDE: The water flow Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 317cfs. Trout fishing was fair using streamers, spinners, jerk baits and night crawlers. Fishing was fair using large jerk baits, black and chartreuse spinner baits and jigs in the Pilar area for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

SHUREE PONDS: There was a thin layer of ice on the ponds which was unsafe for fishing.

SPRINGER LAKE: We had no reports from anglers this week.

STORRIE LAKE: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and power bait for trout.

UTE LAKE: Fishing for white bass was good for some but slow for others. Anglers who did best were using slab spoons and fishing at depths of 26 to 30 feet. They were fishing the Canadian arm of the lake and also reported catching a few walleye. A few good size smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using spoons at 40 to 45 feet. We had no reports on other species.