Aug. 15, 2007 Fishing Report

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.

Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was slow this past week. There were a few black bass taken by anglers using top water lures early and late in the day and senkos deep during the day. Fishing for catfish and walleye was best at night. A few walleye were taken off the flats by anglers using grubs and crank baits. The best baits for catfish were liver and night crawlers. Fishing for bluegill was slow-to-fair for anglers using worms.

Ute Lake
Fishing for smallmouth bass picked up a bit this past week as numbers of fish caught increased. Most were small fish but anglers caught several while using senkos and worms rigged whacky style and fishing points. A few crappie were taken by anglers using jigs tipped with minnows and fishing in deep trees. Fishing was slow for catfish but a few were taken by anglers fishing at night over baited holes and using liver.

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