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 generally slow.
A few small trout have been caught on Power Bait and a few catfish have been caught
with chicken liver. Look for fishing to pick up at the end of August.
Conchas Lake: Walleye are good in the south end of the lake by
Rattlesnake Island, but most are small with few keepers. No reports on
Ute Lake: The water is clear and the temperature is about 80 degrees.
Main lake is clear and river arms are stained. Catfish are good at 4-8
feet with stink bait. White bass are fair (hit and miss) at 30 feet with
jigging spoons or trolling slabs or jigs.
Some large-mouth bass are being caught near reeds using Senkos and spinner baits,
but the best bite is the small-mouth bass using Senkos in the 10-feet-deep weed
beds. Walleye are slow in the mornings with Senkos from shore and a few
reported when trolling in 20 feet of water. No reports on crappie.
Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – pressure has been
light and fishing is slow for all species. There are reports of a few
small catfish being caught on chicken liver or worms.
Santa Rosa Lake: Bass are fair with crank baits, plugs or jigs. Catfish
are good with cut bait, worms or chicken liver. No reports on other
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