Karl Moffatt/New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Scott Bernard, manager, shows off a large rainbow trout raised at the Lisboa Springs Fish Hatchery in Pecos.
Definitely not a whopper - Larger trout now in lakes

By Karl Moffatt
State Game & Fish Department

Anglers should be catching fatter fish this summer because the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is growing them even bigger than ever.

“I don’t know what they’re feeding them down at the hatchery, but they need to keep it up,” says Josh Anspach Hanson, 34, of Albuquerque. “It’s sure made my fishing really exciting again.”