03-04-09: 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 but there were a few bass and catfish caught this past week. Best baits for the bass were senkos, jigs and worms. Anglers fishing for catfish did best using worms and minnows.

Ute Lake
Fishing was fair using suspending jerk baits at the upper end of the Ute Creek arm and on the upper end of the Canadian arm for white bass. Fishing was fair using minnows and night crawlers for catfish. A few walleye were taken on jig and white grub combinations fished at 12-to-14 feet. A few smallmouth bass were taken on minnows. We had no reports on other species.

Catches of the Week
Ute Lake
On Feb. 26, Jim Welch of Fritch, Texas caught a 6.28-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a minnow.

If you have a catch of the week story or want to share your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to fishforfun2@hotmail.com. Your story may be included in the next report. For catches of the week include name, date, location, type of fish, length and bait used.

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