EAGLE NEST – Recent tests of trout in the Cimarron River show that the fish are now safe to eat because no traces of pollution were found from a 2016 fuel spill. A 1.5-mile stretch of the river off N.M. 64 within the Colin Neblett Wildlife Area and Cimarron Canyon State Park was closed in […]
New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports
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 […]
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 […]
Water flow below the hatchery was 58cfs. Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs and copper john barrs.
Fishing was slow-to-fair using crank baits, spoons and minnows for white bass and a few walleye. Fishing was fair using senkos, jigs, worms and chigger craws for black bass. Most of the bass were in less than 10 feet of water. Fishing for all other species was slow.
Trout fishing was slow-to-fair using power bait just off the bottom.
Fishing was slow but there were a few bass and walleye caught over the past weekend. Best baits were night crawlers, chigger craws, sweet beavers, jigs and crank baits. We had no reports on other species.
The water flow Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 703cfs. Fishing was slow and the water was starting to get a bit murky from the runoff.
Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 105cfs. We had no reports from anglers.