Aug. 16, 2008 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 was fair using drop shot rigs, tubes, jerk baits and top water lures for a mix of largemouth bass and small-mouth bass. Most of the bass caught were in the 10-13 inch range. Fishing was fair using crank baits, grubs, spinners and top water lures. The best reports came from anglers fishing around Big Island and near Rattlesnake Island. Fishing was fair using liver, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. Anglers did best fishing at night and over baited holes. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms.

Ute Lake

Fishing for catfish was quite good this past week for anglers fishing over baited holes. They were using night crawlers, liver and dough baits. Fishing for largemouth bass and small-mouth bass was fair-to-good for anglers using top water lures, 4 inch worms and white grubs. Fishing for white bass was good for anglers using top water lures, spinners and crank baits. Anglers using crank baits also caught a few good walleye. The white bass are schooled up and if you can find a school you can have a blast.

Catches of the week

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