Fishing report — Nov. 7

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: Closed for the season.
Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 3.3cfs. Keep this water on your list for spring fishing. Low water conditions this time of year make for some tough fishing.
Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.
Conchas Lake: The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground ramp. Fishing pressure was very light and fishing was described as slow for all species. The surface water temp was in the mid 50s.
Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: Kokanee snagging seemed to pick up again this past weekend as several anglers reported taking limits near the boat ramp. Kokanee snagging is not allowed on the ramp. Fishing for trout was fair to good using roe sacs, salmon eggs and Power Bait. A few were also taken by anglers trolling Platte River specials tipped with Power Bait. We had no reports on northern pike or perch.
Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lagunitas Lakes: Trout fishing on the upper lake was slow to fair for anglers using Power Bait and salmon eggs. We had no reports from the lower lake.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using homemade dough bait.
Los Pinos: Trout fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Maxwell Lakes: Closed for the season.
Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait.
Morphy Lake: The lake closed for the season Oct. 31.
Nutrias Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 44cfs. The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. Trout fishing was fair to good using bead head hares ears, Panther Martin spinners, Power Bait and salmon eggs.
Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 53cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using poundmeisters, wooly buggers, worms and salmon eggs.
Rio Costilla: Water flow near Costilla on Monday was 9.7cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 333cfs. Trout fishing was slow to fair using bead head hares ears, copper John Barrs, streamers, spinners, Kastmasters and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 16cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Mora: Water flow near Terrero on Monday was 12cfs. Fishing was fair to good using bead head prince nymphs and salmon eggs.
Rio Pueblo: Water flow near Penasco on Monday was 12cfs. Trout fishing was slow.
Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers.
Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Storrie Lake: Over the past weekend, fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using Power Bait.
Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using blade baits and spoons for walleye. Most of the fish were taken at 28 to 32 feet. Fishing for white bass was described as sporadic with just a few taken by anglers using spoons and blade baits. Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using liver. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 50s.

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was generally slow for all species with very light fishing pressure. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s.
Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 424cfs. Trout fishing was slow to fair using parachute adams, bead head pheasant tails, Power Bait and salmon eggs.
Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing pressure was very light and fishing was slow for all species. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use bait fish at this lake.
Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 87cfs and 154cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using salmon eggs, wooly buggers and bead head hares ears for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow with murky water conditions. We had no reports on kokanee snagging on the portion of the river from El Vado Lake to the west boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area. The season runs through December.
Cochiti Lake: The main boat ramp is now open. The Tetilla Peak area and the day use area are closed for the season but other areas are open for bank fishing. We had no reports from anglers this week.
El Vado Lake: Kokanee snagging was described as sporadic again this past week with anglers having their best luck working the west side of the dam. We had no reports on other species.
Fenton Lake: Fishing pressure was extremely light and we had no reports from anglers this week.
Heron Lake: The only boat ramp open is the primitive ramp in the Ridge Rock area. Boaters are able to launch but advised to use caution. Launching with four wheel drive vehicles is recommended. Fishing remained slow for all species and fishing pressure was extremely light. Salmon snagging opens here and on Willow Creek Nov. 8 and runs through Dec. 31.
Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Jemez Waters: The Jemez River was flowing at 31cfs on Monday. Trout fishing here and on the Rio Cebolla was fair using copper John Barrs and salmon eggs. Fishing on the Rio Guadalupe was slow. We had no reports from the East Fork and Rio Las Vacas. The East Fork on the Valles Caldera remains open to fishing Fridays through Sundays weather permitting. No reservation is required but angler must check in on site.
Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.
Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Navajo Lake: Kokanee snagging continued to be quite good for anglers working the south corner of the dam this past week as several limits were taken. Fishing for catfish in the same area was very good for anglers using roe sacs. Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using jigs. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 50s.
San Gregorio: We had no reports from anglers this week.
San Juan: Water flow below Navajo on Monday was 279cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using leeches, red annelids, size 20-26 pheasant tails, cream and red midge larva and parachute adams. Fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, streamers and small spinners.
Santa Cruz Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Tingley Beach: Trout fishing was fair to good at the Central and Youth Ponds for anglers using salmon eggs and Power Bait. Fishing for all other species was slow. We had no reports from the Catch and Release Pond.

Southwest

Bear Canyon: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and Panther Martin spinners.
Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for trout was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and spinners. We had no reports on other species.
Caballo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Elephant Butte: Fishing was slow to fair using spoons for white bass. Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow. We had a report of one largemouth caught and released by an angler using a jig. Fishing was slow to fair using liver and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 50s to the low 60s. Monticello, Rock Canyon and Dam Site boat ramps remain closed due to low water conditions.
Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 41cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using Power Bait for trout.
Lake Roberts: A construction project to improve the dam has begun and falling lake levels may make it increasingly difficult to fish. The project is expected to continue into next summer.
Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday morning was unavailable. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southeast

Bataan Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 8.1cfs. Trout fishing was slow.
Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout.
Bonito Lake: Closed.
Bosque Redondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Brantley Lake: The State Park office announced the reopening of the lake to boating and swimming. Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and small spoons. We had no reports on other species.
Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
El Rito Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good for some and very good for others. Best baits for trout were Power Bait, salmon eggs and small Kastmasters. We had no reports on other species.
Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Van: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.
Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was very good using Power Bait, spinners and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 8.9cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.
Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Ruidoso on Monday was .52cfs. Trout fishing was slow.
Santa Rosa Lake: The No Wake restriction has been lifted with the major influx of water but anglers are advised to use extreme caught due to floating debris and other possible hazards. The water clarity continues to improve but is still described as murky. Fishing was slow to fair using spoons and grubs for crappie. Anglers fishing for crappie are also picking up an occasional walleye. We had no reports on other species.
Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The Alamo boat ramp and the main boat ramp are the only ramps open.

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