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 […]
Fishing was slow for most species but there were a few northern pike taken on spinner baits and deep diving crank baits and a few catfish taken on beef liver and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species
Anglers are to practice catch and release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish.
Fishing was slow for all species.
Trout fishing was slow.
Water flow on Monday below Sumner Lake was 96cfs. Trout fishing was slow-to-fair using power bait, worms and salmon eggs.
We had no reports from anglers this week.