8/6 Fishing Report

The New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s fishing report appears below:

Conchas Lake
Bluegills were still providing the best action this past week. Worms, poppers and small jigs were the best baits. Fishing for catfish was good for anglers using shrimp, cut bait, hotdogs, stink bait and night crawlers. There were quite a number of catfish taken on trotlines as well as rod and reel. Fishing for walleye was fair for anglers trolling spinner/night crawler combinations in the early morning hours and were taken at depths of 15 to 21 feet. Fishing for small mouth bass was fair for anglers using curly tail grubs, tubes and top water lures.

Santa Rosa Lake
Fishing was rated as slow to fair for anglers using tubes, crank baits and grub for black bass. Fishing was fair using shrimp, liver and night crawlers in the evening hours for catfish.

Sumner Lake
Fishing was fair using worms for bluegills. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Ute Lake
The Ute Lake Marina has closed temporarily but the boat ramps are open and in good condition. Fishing was reported as very good by some anglers fishing for white bass. Most of the fish were taken on crank baits, jigs and minnows. The best action was reported by anglers fishing the mouths of coves. Fishing was fair for anglers using deep running crank baits for walleye. There was also some good night time action for anglers using minnows under floating lights. A few black bass were taken on senkos, grubs, tubes and crank baits. There are no reports on other species.