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 fair using suspending jerk baits at the upper end of the Ute Creek arm and on the upper end of the Canadian arm for white bass. Fishing was fair using minnows and night crawlers for catfish. A few walleye were taken on jig and white grub combinations fished at 12-to-14 feet. A few […]
Fishing was slow-to-fair using power bait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on tiger musky.
Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs and power bait.
Fishing was slow-to-fair using minnows and jig and grub combinations for walleye and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 1,230cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was fair-to-good using worms and spinners for trout. A few walleye were taken by anglers using grubs and sassy shad We had no reports on other species. Fishing below Caballo was slow.
We had no reports from anglers this week.