Northwest Animas River – The flow is 240 cfs. No report due to weather. Chama River – No read on flow due to ice on the upper stretches. Below El Vado Lake, the flow is 382 cfs and the flow below Abiquiu Lake is 388 cfs. The Chama below El Vado Dam has the […]
New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports
Northern pike were illegally stocked in Eagle Nest Lake. Recent surveys have indicated populations of the predatory fish have increased substantially and include four-year age classes with fish ranging in size from 12 to 30 inches. Northern pike have been known to destroy salmonid fisheries throughout North America. Proposed regulations would remove daily harvest and […]
July 5, 2011 Northwest Animas River – The flow is 1,990 cfs. The river is muddy and still flowing fast with run-off. No fishing report. Chama River – Upper section flow is 142 cfs. and below El Vado, the flow is 728 cfs. Fishing is fair in the upper Chama with better reports […]
Fishing was slow but there were a few bass and catfish caught this past week. Best baits for the bass were senkos, jigs and worms. Anglers fishing for catfish did best using worms and minnows.
Fishing was slow-to-fair using jerk baits, deep diving crank baits and slow rolled spinner baits for northern pike. The best reports came from anglers fishing the main lake and the San Juan arm. A few smallmouth bass were taken on worms and jigs fished at 16-to-25 feet. A few trout were taken by anglers trolling […]
The lake opened to fishing on March 1 but we had no reports from anglers.
We had no reports from anglers this week.
Due to deteriorating ice conditions the lake is closed to fishing at present. For updated conditions call the park office at 575-377-1594.
Water flow below Navajo Lake as of Monday morning was 499cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was fair-to-good using wooly buggers, San Juan worms, leeches, egg patterns, parachute adams, dead chickens and small hair jigs. Fishing through the bait waters was good using salmon eggs, power bait, worms, jigs and jerk baits.
Trout fishing was fair-to-good using salmon peach and garlic power baits, salmon eggs and spinners.