Fishing report — Feb. 16

The fishing report is compiled from reports by area wranglers.

Coyote Creek – Flow is 5.7 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with

no pressure.

Pecos River – No read on flows near Pecos due to ice. The fishing is really slow above the town of Pecos. Better fishing down at Villanueva State Park if you can get it in on a weekday. The best fishing is when the sun is on the water. Nymph fishing is better than dry flies. Egg patterns, red or green copper johns, prince nymphs, and scuds tend to fool most of the stocked fish.

Conchas Lake – Fishing is reported as slow with very little pressure. Water is low and cold. There is ice around the edges of the lake making shore fishing tough.

Morphy Lake – The lake closed Oct. 31 and re-opens next April.

Santa Rosa Lake – Lake levels are good with some ice on the more still sections of the lake. Very little pressure from anglers. A few boats out on the water. Reports of the walleye turning on at 35 feet with minnows and various rigs.

Sumner Lake – Winter trout waters, stilling basin – Fishing remains slow on the lake. Several boats were out early on the weekend, none had a good report. Fishing is good below the dam for Rainbow Trout using Power Bait and assorted lures like Z-rays and Mepps Spinners.

Ute Lake – Between the wind and chilly weather there has not been much fishing pressure. Reports of a few Walleye taken at 40-60 feet deep on Leprechaun swim slabs and also minnows fished Texas rigged. White bass are schooled up pretty tight. Horseshoe is reported as the best bet when slabbing in 40-45 feet of water. A few small mouth bass and channel cats have also been eating the same baits in the same places as the Whites.