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.
Fishing report, June 17
CHARETTE LAKES: Trout fishing on the lower lake was rated as sporadic by most anglers this past week. A few limits were caught but several anglers reported catching only two or three fish. Best baits were power bait, spinners and salmon eggs.
CIMARRON RIVER: Water flow near below Eagle Nest as of Monday was 14cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good for anglers using small gold spinners, mayfly nymphs, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using Pistol Petes, power bait and salmon eggs.
CLAYTON LAKE: Night fishing was quite good this past week. Anglers did well using worms, corn and spinner/worm combinations for a mix of catfish, trout and walleye. We had no reports on other species.
CONCHAS LAKE: Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good again this past week for anglers using tubes, sweet beavers, salt craws, senkos, crank baits, jerk baits and top water lures. Most of the bass caught were in less than 8 feet of water. Fishing for crappie slowed but there were a few taken by anglers using minnows, tubes and jigs. Walleye fishing was fair for some anglers but very good for others using Rat-L-Traps, senkos, grubs, jigs, spinner/worm rigs and tubes. Anglers reported catching walleye near Rattlesnake Island, near the dam and at the upper end of the lake. Night fishing for catfish was good using liver, shrimp and night crawlers. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms and flies.
COYOTE CREEK: We had no reports from anglers this week.
EAGLE NEST LAKE: Fishing from boats was good this past week as anglers caught quite a number of rainbow trout and kokanee. They were trolling spinner/worm and spinner/corn combinations and still fishing with worms and power bait. Fishing from the bank was fair for anglers using worms, power bait and salmon eggs for a mix of perch and rainbow trout.
HOPEWELL LAKE: Trout fishing was fair for anglers using power bait, salmon eggs, spinners and olive and black wooly buggers.
LAKE MALOYA, LAKE ALICE: Trout fishing was rated as fair by anglers at both lakes this past week. On Maloya, best baits were home made dough baits, power bait, salmon eggs, spinners and Pistol Petes. At Lake Alice anglers did best using home made dough baits and power bait.
MAXWELL LAKES: Trout fishing was slow. Fishing pressure was light.
MC ALLISTER LAKE: Due to poor water quality, the lake will remain closed until further notice.
MONASTERY LAKE: Trout fishing was fair to good for anglers using Pistol Petes under a bubble, corn, power bait, salmon eggs and small spinners.
MORPHY LAKE: Trout fishing was fair for anglers using yellow power bait, salmon eggs, spinners, Pistol Petes and worms.
PECOS RIVER: Water flow near the town of Pecos as of Monday morning was 203cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using spinners, copper john barrs, elk hair caddis, night crawlers, wooly worms and wooly buggers.
RED RIVER: Water flow below the hatchery was 262cfs. Trout fishing was slow to fair using spinners and night crawlers.
RIO GRANDE: The water flow Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,940cfs. Trout fishing was slow but there were a few fish taken by anglers using night crawlers and spinners. We had no reports on other species.
SPRINGER LAKE: Fishing was good using large in line spinners, jerk baits and Rat-L-Traps for northern pike. Fishing was fair to good using worms and cut bait for channel catfish and mud cats. We had no reports on other species.
STORRIE LAKE: Trout fishing was fair this past week for anglers using spinners, power bait and salmon eggs. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms and liver.
STUBBLEFIELD: We had no reports from anglers this week.
UTE LAKE: Fishing for catfish was very good this past week for anglers fishing at night and using liver, night crawlers and cut bait. Fishing for white bass was good for anglers working the main lake and Canadian arm and casting or trolling crank baits at depths of 8-to-14 feet. Fishing for walleye was a bit sporadic but some anglers did well trolling crank baits and bottom bouncer/worm rigs. Fishing for largemouth bass was fair-to-good for anglers using senkos, tubes, crank baits, jerk baits and top water lures. Most of the largemouth were in less than 10 feet of water. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair for anglers working rocky points and using worms and lizards on drop shot rigs. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms.
SANTA ROSA LAKE: Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair for anglers using senkos, crank baits, tubes, jerk baits, salt craws and top water lures. A few walleye were taken by anglers using grubs, crank baits and night crawlers. A major water release was scheduled to begin on the 16th and last for about two weeks. Check with the state park office at 505-472-3110 for boat launching conditions over the next few weeks.