Fishing report – June 13

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Northeast

Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed for about six months while the dam is being rebuilt.

Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait for trout. Best reports came from anglers fishing from the bank. Fishing was fair using worms for perch.

Cimarron River: Hot spot for trout: Fishing was very good using large brown or gold stone flies for trout. Anglers also reported good fishing using Cimarron specials and Cimarron worms, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 57 cfs.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species. Due to low water conditions, only small boats, kayaks and canoes can be launched.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, grubs, sassy shad, minnows and spinners for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, jigs, bottom bouncer/night crawler combos, spinners and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was good using tubes, crawdads, top water lures, crank baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using cut bait, stink bait, liver and nightcrawlers for catfish. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 60s.The steep north-side boat ramp is open.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using hoppers, copper John Barrs, Power Bait, salmon eggs and cheese.

Eagle Nest Lake: Hot spot for perch: Fishing continued to be very good using worms for perch. Anglers reported catching limits of perch in less than two hours. Fishing was good trolling spinners, Pistol Petes and small spoons on light tackle for trout and kokanee. Bank fishing for trout was good using Power Bait. Fishing was good using jerk baits, swim baits, Kastmasters and large spoons in shallow water for northern pike.

Hopewell Lake: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs, worms and spinners.

Lake Maloya: Hot spot for trout: Trout fishing continued to be very good this past week. Anglers did well using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, spinners, corn, worms, Power Bait, homemade dough baits and salmon eggs for rainbows and browns. Several big fish were caught with the biggest reported at 10 pounds.

Los Pinos: Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms, spinners, copper John Barrs and bead-head San Juan worms.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait for trout up to 22 inches. We had no reports on other species.

Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was fair using worms, Power Bait and Pistol Petes.

Morphy Lake: Hot spot for trout. Fishing was very good using Power Bait, cheese, homemade dough baits, Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and cheese.

Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 110 cfs. Trout fishing was good using stone flies, copper John Barrs, bead-head prince nymphs, worms and spinners. Fishing on the Mora was good using copper John Barrs.

Red River: Water flow below the hatchery was 90 cfs. Fishing was good using poundmeisters, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs and worms for trout.

Rio Grande: The water flow Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 365 cfs. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair using jerk baits, spinners and black and brown wooly buggers. Fishing for trout was good using poundmeisters, copper John Barrs, caddis, hares ears, spinners, salmon eggs and nightcrawlers. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Pueblo: Water flow as of Monday morning was 20 cfs. Trout fishing was good using poundmeisters, stone flies and bead hares ears.

Shuree Ponds: Closed for the season. Opens July 1.

Springer Lakes: Fishing was fair using cut bait, Daredevles and Rat-L-Traps for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, corn, salmon eggs and cheese for trout. Fishing was fair using liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: Hot spot for bluegill: Fishing was very good using worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using soft plastics for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Best lures were senkos, brush hogs, crawdads and smallie beavers. A few bass were also taken on topwater lures fished early in the day. Fishing was good jigging and trolling for walleye. Bottom bouncer-night crawler rigs and spinner-crawler rigs worked best. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using stink baits and liver in shallow water for catfish. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 60s.

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits and jerk baits in the coves for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using cut bait, minnows and liver for catfish. Fishing for walleye was sporadic but there were a few taken by anglers using crank baits, minnows and grubs. We had no reports on other species.

Animas River: As of Monday morning flow near Cedar Hill was 1,000 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using wooly buggers, San Juan worms, spinners and nightcrawlers.

Bluewater Lake: Hot spot for tiger musky. Fishing for tiger musky was excellent this past week. Anglers did very well using Dynamic and Reaction Innovation swim baits, Rapala husky jerks, Lucky Craft jerk baits, large spinners and crank baits. Fishing for catfish was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using stink baits, worms and dough baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 60s.

Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was slow but there were a few taken on salmon eggs and Pistol Petes.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 935 cfs and 925 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using black Panther Martins with gold blades, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout up to 21 inches. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair trolling crank baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using light-colored Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and black wooly buggers for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing for kokanee just keeps improving. Several limits were taken this past week by anglers trolling assorted spinners and small spoons tipped with white corn and trolled at a depth of 15 to 22 feet. Fishing from the bank was fair using corn, salmon eggs and power bait for small rainbows, lakers and kokanee.

Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jemez Waters: Water flow on the Jemez as of Monday morning was 12 cfs. Trout fishing was good using worms, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and hoppers. On the Rio Guadalupe, fishing was good using stone flies, bead-head hares ears and worms. On the Cebolla, fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs and copper John Barrs.

Laguna del Campo: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and spinners. This is a special trout water open to anglers age 14 years or under, 65 years and older, handicapped anglers or up to 2 parents/guardians in direct supervision of a child or children age 14 years or younger who is fishing. This water was formerly known as Burn's Canyon Lake.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.

Manzano Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs.

McGaffey Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using white jigs and trolling Mepps spinners and small silver Krocodile spoons for crappie. The best report came from anglers fishing the Pine arm of the lake. Fishing was good trolling green spinners and wedding rings tipped with corn across the mouth of Francis Canyon. Fishing was good using poppers and wooly buggers for smallmouth bass. Several smallmouth and largemouth bass were also taken by anglers using Pop Rs, jerk baits, senkos, tubes and crank baits. Bass were taken in the coves and on main lake points. We also had reports of a carp caught on an ant imitation. Sounds like great fun on a fly rod. Fishing for northern pike was slow but there were a few taken on crank baits, jerk baits and swim baits. Fishing was good using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. Surface temps ranged from 60 degrees to 65 degrees.

Ramah Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan: Water flow below Navajo Lake as of Monday morning was 522 cfs. Trout fishing in the Quality Waters was very good using streamers, small pheasant tails, foam wing emergers, red larva, gray or chocolate Johnny flash and San Juan worms. Fishing through the bait waters was good using nightcrawlers, spinners, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers and jerk baits.

Santa Cruz Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs, spinners, Pistol Petes and small crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: This water is open to fishing for youth under the age of 12 and

an excellent place to take youngsters and get them interested in fishing. The pond is well stocked to offer youngsters a great fishing experience.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central Pond was good using hot dogs, liver, homemade dough baits and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing at the Catch-and-Release Pond was slow.

Southwest

Bear Canyon: Fishing was slow to fair using liver, stink bait and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good trolling white crank baits, sassy shad, spinners and spinner/minnow combinations for white bass. Fishing was fair trolling spinner/night crawler combinations, crank baits and jig-night crawler combinations for walleye. Fishing was fair using stink baits for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Elephant Butte: Fishing was fair to good trolling white, chartreuse, chrome and fire tiger Bombers for white bass and an occasional walleye. We had good reports from the Long Point and McRae Canyon areas. Fishing was fair using tubes, senkos, Pop Rs, jerk baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Crappie fishing was slow but a few were taken by anglers using minnows and small jigs. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, shrimp and stink baits for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Surface temps on the main lake were in the high 60s.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 28 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. For updated information regarding closures in the area call 575-533-6231.

Glenwood Pond: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait.

Lake Roberts: Hot spot for trout. Fishing continued to be very good using Power Bait, salmon eggs, and salmon egg/corn combinations and crank baits for trout. Fishing for largemouth bass was good using crank baits. We had no reports on other species.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 1,390 cfs. Fishing below Caballo was fair using stink baits for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: The Snow Lake-Dipping Vat Campground has been closed until further notice due to the Whitewater-Baldy Fire Complex. For more information call 575-533-6231.

Southeast

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bonito Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, Power Bait, worms, salmon eggs, corn and copper John Barrs. Fishing was fair using corn for carp.

Bosque Redondo: Fishing was fair to good using worms and chicken liver for catfish. A few trout were taken by anglers using worms and spinners.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing for trout was fair to good using chartreuse and yellow Power Bait, Pistol Petes, worms and salmon eggs.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow but there were a few catfish caught by anglers using nightcrawlers and liver. We had no reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait for catfish. The best reports come from anglers fishing the early morning or late evening hours.

Pecos River: Water flow on Monday below Sumner Lake was 147 cfs. Fishing was good using nightcrawlers and chicken liver for catfish.

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Water flow at Hollywood on Monday was 1.8 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using sassy shad, curly tail grubs, crank baits and minnows for walleye. Fishing was fair to good using minnows and jigs for crappie. Anglers reported catching crappie from the bank as well as from boats. Fishing for smallmouth bass was slow but there were a few taken on jigs and crank baits. A few catfish were taken on stink baits and liver. We had no reports on other species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, grubs, minnows and spinners for white bass. Fishing was good using worms, liver and stink bait for catfish. Fishing for walleye slowed some with the rising waters but a few were taken on crank baits and nightcrawlers. We had no reports on other species. The only boat ramp accessible at this time is the east-side ramp.

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