Fishing report — May 5

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

Area lake reports:

Clayton Lake: Fishing is good for 16-17-inch rainbows with many limits reported. Spinners and power bait are working best. No reports on other species. Officials said 2,772 rainbows were stocked last week.

Conchas Lake: The water is fairly clear with the temperature in the mid-60s. Walleye are reported as slow with minnows. Crappie are good in shallow water with jigs and minnows. Bass are slow but most are small. No reports on catfish.

Ute Lake: Walleye are reported as very good with jigs and minnows. Crappie are fair in 10-15 feet of water using small minnows. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are moving into spawning areas and are fair with jigs and spinner baits. Catfish are slow using stink bait. No reports on white bass.

Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin walleye are reported as good trolling bottom bouncers with night crawlers around the rocky points. Crank baits and minnows are working well for walleye along the brush line at 6-9 feet in the northern river channel. Largemouth bass are reported as fair to good using tube jigs off the rocky points.

Santa Rosa Lake: There has been light pressure due to winds, and fishing was slow for all species.