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 trout are reported as slow with rainbow Power Bait working best. No reports on other species.
Conchas Lake: The water is fairly clear with the temperature in the upper 50’s. Walleye are reported as good with minnows. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows. Bass are fair to good but most are small. Catfish are fair fishing worms off the bottom. All fishing has been best from the shore and off the dock.
Ute Lake:The water is stained and temperature is 57 degrees. Walleye are very good at 10-30 ft. with jigs and minnows. Crappie are fair in 13-18 ft. of water using grubs or minnows. White bass are reported as slow trolling crank baits. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are fair with soft plastics and jerk baits. Catfish are fair using stink bait.
Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – Walleye are reported as good everywhere on the lake with crank baits and minnows. No reports on other species.
Santa Rosa Lake: There has been light pressure due to winds, and crappie are reported as fair using small curly tails or minnows. Fishing was slow for all other species.
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