06-11-08: 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.

Conchas Lake
Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair-to-good for anglers using tubes, senkos, crank baits, jerk baits, grubs and top water lures. Fishing for crappie was fair-to-good for anglers using minnows, tubes, grubs and jigs. Most of the crappie activity was reported by anglers fishing near the north dock area. Walleye fishing was good for anglers using crank baits, grubs, jigs and tubes. There were some good catches reported from both the north and south sides of the lake. Fishing for catfish was fair using liver, shrimp and night crawlers. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms and flies.

Ute Lake
Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was good using senkos, lizards, worms, spinner baits, jerk baits and top water lures. Most of the bass were taken in less than 12 feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good for anglers fishing at night and using night crawlers, liver and shrimp. Fishing for crappie was fair-to-good using minnows, jigs and small tubes. Fishing was fair-to-good trolling bottom bouncer/night crawler rigs and crank baits across main lake points and flats for walleye. Fishing was good trolling crank baits at depths of 12-to-20 feet for white bass. Fishing was good using worms and small jigs for bluegill.

Catches of the week
Ute Lake: June 8, Brian Huffines of Amarillo caught a 5.65-pound largemouth bass. He was using a spinner bait.
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This report was compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.