Fishing reports — Aug. 26

QCS staff The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using senkos, swim baits, crank baits, worms and baby brush hogs for smallmouth bass and a few largemouth bass. Most of the bass were small again this past week. Fishing was […]

Blue-footed booby makes unprecedented appearance at Conchas Lake

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Bird watchers are migrating to Conchas Lake for the rare chance to catch a glimpse of a blue-footed booby. That’s an ocean bird, for the uninitiated. First spotted Aug. 15, bird enthusiasts speculate the juvenile bird got caught up in a storm and landed in New Mexico, though park […]

Fishing report — Aug. 19

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers Area lake reports Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using soft plastics, crank baits and top water lures for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Most of the bass were small. Fishing at night was good using liver, cut bait, shrimp and minnows […]

City sells water to Ute Lake Ranch

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday approved a bulk sale of water to Ute Lake Ranch and set a new water rate for two Quay County water cooperatives. Commissioners agreed to sell 500 acre feet of water to the Ute Lake Ranch Public Improvement District 2 for $75,000. “The sale […]

Tucumcari commissioners approve bulk water sale

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday approved a bulk sale of water to Ute Lake Ranch and set a new water rate for two Quay County water cooperatives. Commissioners agreed to sell 500 acre feet of water to the Ute Lake Ranch Public Improvement District 2 for $75,000. “The sale […]

Aug. 12 fishing report

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: CONCHAS LAKE: Fishing for walleye was slow-to-fair using bottom bouncer/crawler rigs, crank baits, minnows and grubs. Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was fair using tubes, senkos, creature baits and crank baits. A few bass were also […]

Ute Lake State Park hosts prairie fest

Freedom New Mexico Ute Lake State Park will host the second annual Ute Lake Prairie Fest today. Park officials said in a news release visitors may hear Kiowa legends and witness the “brilliant canopy of stars as the old timers saw them more than a century ago.” “This event will highlight the rich cultural and […]

Holiday visitors down; revenues up

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Attendance at Ute Lake State Park was down over the holiday week, but visitors generated record revenues, officials said. Ute Lake officials reported 34,104 visitors were on hand from June 29 through Sunday, about 5,000 fewer than a year ago. But this year’s visitors produced $31,735 in revenue — […]

07-04-09: Calendar

Today: Starting at dark, fireworks show at Windy Point Ute Lake State Park. . Call 487-2402.Today: 9 p.m., Fireworks display, Conchas Lake north side at marina, fireworks will discharged off of a barge, $5. Entrance fee per vehicle. Call 868-2270 or 868-2251.Today: Dark-thirty, Elks Lodge Annual Fireworks display, Elks parking lot. Call 461-1510.Sundays ongoing: 2:30 […]

06-30-09: Fishing Report

This June 30 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. Conchas LakeFishing was fair-to-good using poppers, tubes, senkos, brush hogs, craws, buzz baits and crank baits for […]