The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.
Area lake reports:
• Clayton Lake: There has been light pressure and fishing is slow. A few channel catfish have been caught on night crawlers. Look for fishing to pick up in the next few weeks.
• Conchas Lake: The water is murky and the temperature is about 75 degrees. Walleye are in deep water and are reported as fair to good with minnows, although many are small. Catfish are good at night with chicken liver. No reports on other species.
• Ute Lake: The main lake is clear and the river arms are stained. Catfish are good at 4-8 feet with stink bait or chicken liver. White bass are fair at 30 feet with jigging spoons. No reports on other species.
• Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – Pressure has been light and fishing is slow for all species. There are reports of a few catfish being caught below the dam with chicken liver or worms.
• Santa Rosa Lake: Largemouth and smallmouth bass are good with crank baits, white curly tails or other white plastics. Catfish are good on cut bait or chicken liver. No reports on other species.
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