03-05-08: Fishing Report for Ute and Conchas Lakes

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 was slow-to-fair for anglers using spoons and jigs for white bass and walleye. A few black bass were taken by anglers using tubes, jigs and spinner baits. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake
Fishing picked up a bit this past week as anglers fishing near Romero and Horseshoe Bend found a mixed bag of crappie, white bass, walleye and smallmouth bass. They were using slab spoons, jig and minnow rigs and trolling rip sticks at 22-to-30 feet.

Catches of the week
On March 1, Dan Brophy of Espanola caught a 7-pound, 12-ounce walleye at Ute Lake. He was using a Leprechaun slab spoon.
If you have a catch of the week story, send it to us at billfishnm@hotmail.com . Include date, location, type of fish, length and bait used to catch the fish.

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