The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.
Area lake reports:
Clayton Lake: Trout are good with some limits being reported. Best bets are power bait, corn or worms. A few small catfish have been caught on night crawlers. No reports on other species.
Conchas Lake: The lake is low and clear with water temperature at 51 degrees. Walleye are good using jigs and minnows and crappie are good with many limits being caught also on jigs and minnows. Bass fishing is fair, with most being too small to keep.
Ute Lake: The lake is fairly clear and water temperature is 54 degrees. Walleye are reported as excellent with many limits being caught trolling deep diving lures or jerk baits, or jigging with minnows. Crappie are scattered and a few have been caught on minnows. White bass are reported as good using jerk baits. Small mouth and large mouth bass are fair with jerk baits, jigs and senkos. Catfish are fair using stink bait.
Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – Walleye are reported as good using minnows. Best reports are around the dam and in Violation cove on the east side. No reports on other species.
Santa Rosa Lake: The water level is rising, the water is murky. Walleye are fair using jigs or plastics. Crappie are fair using minnows, but they are in deep water. No reports on other species.
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