The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.
Area lake reports:
• Clayton Lake: Trout are good from the shore with worms or Power Bait and many limits have been reported. Bass are generally slow with an occasional report of one being caught while fishing for trout. Walleye are slow with night crawlers working best. Catfish are fair using chicken liver or stink bait.
• Conchas Lake: Walleye are good with chartreuse Gizits, jigs and worms. Crappie are scattered and slow. A few smallmouth and largemouth bass have been caught with Senkos. Catfish are good using stink bait or worms.
• Ute Lake: The water is clear and temperature is 75 degrees. Walleye are good trolling crank baits or spinners with leeches. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are good at 12-15 feet with soft plastics. White bass are schooling and are being caught on the surface with crank baits. Catfish are good using stink bait. No reports on crappie.
• Ute Lake State Park hosts an all-day celebration beginning at 10 a.m., with a parade in Logan followed by a horseshoe contest at the park and a fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m., over Ute Lake. For more information, call 575-487-2284.
• Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – The water is muddy due to the water release out of Santa Rosa Lake. Fishing is slow for all species.
• Sumner Lake State Park, the Sumner Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Friends of Sumner Lake host a fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m., on July 4. For details, call 575-355-2541.
• Santa Rosa Lake: Water is being released and fishing has slowed considerably. Walleye are slow with jigs, worms or minnows. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are reported as slow with spinner baits and jigs. Crappie are slow using minnows. No reports on catfish. 70 channel catfish were stocked last week.
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