Fishing Report — Sept. 19

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

 

Northeast

Cabresto Lake — We had no reports from anglers this week.

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.

Cimarron River — Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 17 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using parachute adams, stimulators, elk hair caddis, copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

Clayton Lake — Fishing for trout picked up a bit more this past week. Anglers did best using Power Bait. Fishing for all other species was slow. The boat ramp is now open.

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.

Eagle Rock Lake — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake — Fishing continued slow to fair for most species with the exception of northern pike. Anglers caught pike while fishing from boats and from the bank. They used a variety of lures including Arnies, Kastmasters, Panther Martins, Daredevles and Mepps spinners. A few trout were caught by anglers using Power Bait by itself or spinners tipped with Power Bait. Most of the perch caught this past week were reported as small and all were taken on worms. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was very light. The 21st annual Fish Fest will be Sept. 21 through Sept. 29. For more information, call 575-377-6941.

Gallinas River — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake — Fishing was slow to fair using Fisher Chick spinners, Power Bait, worms and copper John Barrs for trout.

Lagunitas Lakes — Fishing on the lower lake was quite good this past week. Anglers did well using Power Bait, worms and Fisher Chick spinners.

Lake Alice — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya — Trout fishing was fair to good using purple Power Bait, black wooly buggers, black ants and black beetles. If you catch a fish with a yellow tag be sure and report it to the folks at the Sugarite State Park office.

Los Pinos — Trout fishing was very good using worms. A few trout were also taken by anglers using hoppers, bead-head hares ears and salmon eggs.

Manzano Lake — We had no reports from anglers this week.

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. We had no reports from anglers.

Nutrias Lakes — Trout fishing was fair for anglers using worms.

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.

Red River — Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 116 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using poundmeisters, Panther Martins, night crawlers, Power Bait and salmon eggs.

Rio Costilla — Water flow below Costilla Dam on Monday was 19 cfs. Trout fishing was good using tricos, light colored sparkle duns and small hoppers.

Rio Grande — Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 446 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using poundmeisters, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, worms, night crawlers and spinners. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo — Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 52 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo — Water flow near Penasco on Monday was 170 cfs. Fishing was slow.

Santa Barbara — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake — Fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake — Fishing was slow for all species.

Ute Lake — Fishing was good using night crawlers, liver, shrimp and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was good using topwater lures, crank baits and jigging spoons for white bass. A few smallmouth bass were taken by anglers using topwater lures and jerk baits. Fishing for all other species was slow. The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.

 

Southeast

Bataan Lake — Fishing was slow for all species.

Black River — Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 16 cfs. Fishing was slow.

Blue Hole Park Pond — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bonito Lake — Closed.

Bosque Redondo — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes — Fishing was slow for all species. Check these lakes out during the winter trout stocking.

Brantley Lake — Brantley Lake State Park was closed to boating and swimming due to safety issues related to heavy rains and runoff into the lake. Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake — Fishing was fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

El Rito Creek — Before the heavy rains hit, fishing was fair to good using worms and copper John Barrs for trout.

Eunice Lake — Fishing was fair using worms, hot dogs and liver for catfish.

Greene Acres Lake — Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and blood bait for catfish.

Green Meadow Lake — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Grindstone Reservoir — Fishing was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jal Lake — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van — Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers, liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake — Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was light due to heavy rains in the area. Anglers are reminded that there is a 2-fish limit on channel catfish.

Pecos River — Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was .37 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Perch Lake — We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River — Stream flow at Ruidoso on Monday was 89 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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.

Sumner Lake — Rapidly rising water levels slowed fishing for all species. The level rose about 23-feet in the past few days. Fishing pressure was extremely light. The main boat ramp was the only boat ramp open as of Sunday.

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