The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.
Area lake reports:
• Clayton Lake: The lake has turned over, but due to heat and humidity there has been no pressure and no report. Look for fishing to pick up by the end of August.
• Conchas Lake: Catfish are good with cut bait or liver. Walleye are good in the south end of the lake by Rattlesnake Island, but unfortunately most are too small to keep. No reports on other species.
• Ute Lake: Catfish are good at 6-8 feet with stink bait or chicken liver. Bass and walleye are slow. 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 species.
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