Fishing report 6-24-08
This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair-to-good this past week. Anglers did well using salt craws, sweet beavers, crank baits, senkos, jerk baits and top water lures. Fishing for crappie was fair for anglers fishing at night and using minnows. Walleye fishing was fair for anglers using crank baits, grubs, jigs, spinner/worm rigs and minnows. Anglers reported catching walleye near Rattlesnake Island and at the upper end of the lake. Fishing for white bass was fair using crank baits and sassy shad. Night fishing for catfish was good using liver, shrimp and night crawlers. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms and flies.
Night fishing was good for anglers using minnows and fishing for walleye and white bass. Most of the action took place on the main lake. During the daytime hours the action slowed considerably but there were a few walleye and white bass taken by anglers casting and trolling crank baits. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair-to-good for anglers using senkos, tubes, crank baits, jerk baits, worms and top water lures. Most of the bass caught were in less than 10 feet of water. Fishing for bluegill was good using worms. Fishing for catfish at night was good for anglers using minnows, night crawlers, liver and dough baits.
Catches of the week
Ute Lake: June 22, Fernando Alvarado of Albuquerque caught a 5.98-pound largemouth bass. He was using a Rat-L-Trap.
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This report was compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.