Fishing report — April 22

Northeast area

Cimarron River: The flows are 0.3 cubic feet per second below Eagle Nest Dam and 68 cubic feet per second near Cimarron. The water is low and murky. Fishing has been good with San Juan worms, small bead head nymphs and stonefly nymphs working well.

Costilla Creek: No read on flows below the dam due to seasonal closure; flow near the town of Costilla is 131 cubic feet per second. The Valle Vidal is closed until July 1.

Red River: Flows at Questa are 82 cubic feet per second, and 107 cubic feet per second below the hatchery. Trout are reported as fair below the hatchery with bead head nymphs most successful. Trout are fair in the upper river with stonefly nymphs and dark streamers.

Rio Grande River: Flows are 1,460 cubic feet per second at Taos Junction Bridge and 923 cubic feet per second near Cerro. The water is high and muddy, and runoff is making fishing difficult. Trout are poor, and there are no reports on pike or small mouth bass.

Rio Hondo: The water is high and muddy due to runoff. No report.

Rio Pueblo: Flow is 252 cubic feet per second. Runoff has hit here also, and there is no fishing report.

Cabresto Lake: No report.

Charette Lakes: No report.

Clayton Lake: Trout are reported as fair with power bait, corn or worms. Walleye are fair using jigs, night crawlers or minnows. No reports on other species.

Eagle Nest Lake: The lake is free of ice, but the boat ramps are still closed. Trout are reported as very good on roe sacs or power bait. Perch are fair with worms.

Lake Alice and Lake Maloya: Both lakes are murky from runoff. Fishing at Alice is slow with light pressure. Trout are reported as fair at Maloya, with crank baits, bright-colored power bait and marshmallows working best. Last week, 326 rainbows were stocked in Alice and 1,250 rainbows in Maloya.

Maxwell Lakes: No report this week.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season.

Springer Lakes: No report.