SANTA FE – The State Game Commission has reopened properties within the Santa Fe National Forest to coincide with the U.S. Forest Service’s announcement to reopen the forest starting Monday, July 9. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has also scheduled fish to be stocked in waters within the forest boundaries, including Monastery […]
New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports
Game and Fish investigates fish die off in Pecos River SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is investigating a fish die off in the upper Pecos River from the village of Pecos to Cowles. The die off is affecting brown and rainbow trout and is being attributed to stress induced […]
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 […]
EAGLE NEST LAKE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ICE FISHING EAGLE NEST – Eagle Nest Lake is temporarily closed to ice-fishing due to recent warm weather and winds that have produced unsafe conditions, the Department of Game and Fish and New Mexico State Parks announced. There had been a good layer of ice on the lake, but […]
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.