Fishing report — April 21

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.

Area lake reports:

Clayton Lake: Trout are reported as fair with power bait, corn or worms. Walleye are fair using jigs, night crawlers or minnows. No reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: The lake level is rising and the water temperature is in the upper 50’s. Walleye are reported as good using jigs and minnows. Crappie fishing is slow off the docks with jigs and minnows. Bass are

still scattered and fishing is slow. No reports on catfish.

Ute Lake: The lake is fairly clear and water temperature is 56 degrees. Walleye are reported as good with jerk baits, jigs or minnows. Crappie are scattered and a few have been caught with minnows. White bass are reported as slow using jerk baits. Small mouth and large mouth bass are fair with jerk baits, jigs and brush hogs. Catfish are good using stink bait or minnows.

Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – Walleye are reported as fair to good drift fishing with minnows. Best reports are around the Alamogordo arm and in Violation cove. No reports on other species.

Santa Rosa Lake: The water level is rising and the water is murky. Walleye are fair using jigs and white or chartreuse curly tails. Crappie are fair using small curly tails or minnows. Bass are reported as fair to good with top water lures and jigs.

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