10-31-2007: 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 was fair using crank baits, tubes, drop shot rigs and worms for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Most of the fish were small. Fishing was slow-to-fair using liver and dough bait for catfish. A few walleye were taken by anglers using jigs, grubs and Wally Pop/worm rigs. A few white bass were taken by anglers using minnows and crank baits.
Ute Lake
Walleye fishing was good this past week for anglers using jig and minnow combinations at 25-to-35 feet. A few walleye were also taken on crank baits and grubs worked at the same depths. Fishing was fair using crank baits across rocky points for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using cut bait, liver and shrimp for catfish. Most of the catfish were taken by anglers fishing at night. There were a few white bass caught but they were scattered and found at depths of 10-to-40 feet and were taken on minnows, crank baits and grubs.
Catches of the week
Oct. 24, Ivory Williamson of Logan caught a 4.56-pound walleye at Ute Lake. He was using a jig and minnow combination.
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This report was complied by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.