10-11-2008: 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 slow-to-fair using liver and dough bait for catfish. A few smallmouth bass and largemouth bass were taken by anglers using crank baits, tubes, senkos and power worms. Fishing was slow-to-fair using minnows, spoons and jigs for white bass. Walleye fishing was slow but a few were taken on deep running crank baits, spoons and bottom bouncer/worm rigs.

Ute Lake
Fishing was slow-to-fair using worms, tubes, senkos and salt craws for smallmouth bass and a few largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using night crawlers, liver and dough bait for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Catches of the Week
Ute Lake: On Oct. 4, the team of Massey and Johnson from Colorado weighed-in a 4.94-pound smallmouth bass. They were fishing in the Logan Open Bass Tournament

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week include name, date, location, type of fish, length and bait used.
Compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.