Fishing Report: 05-30-2007

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Conchas Lake
Fishing for walleye was good for anglers using grubs, night crawlears, crank baits and spinner/ worm and spinner/minnow combinations. We had several good reports from anglers fishing the south side of the lake. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good for anglers using senkos, top water lures, crank baits and spinners. Fishing for crappie was fair for anglers using minnows. Fishing for bluegill was good for anglers using worms.

Ute Lake
Anglers reported walleye fishing as good-to-excellent this past week. Several limits were taken by anglers trolling bottom bouncers/night crawler rigs, spinner/minnow rigs and crank baits for walleye suspended over brush in 15-to-20 feet of water. Fishing was good using jigs and minnows for crappie. The crappie were a bit smaller than previous weeks but still taken in good numbers. Fishing was fair using tubes and jigs for smallmouth bass. Most of the bass were taken in 10-to-25 feet of water off main lake points. Fishing was very good using cut bait, liver and night crawlers in 4-to-6 feet of water for catfish.

Catch of the Week
On May 23, Marc Ahlen of Albuquerque caught a 17 inch smallmouth bass at Conchas Lake. He was fishing from a float tube and using a triple threat green and orange grub.

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This report was compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.