A picturesque lake set among the tall pines of northern New Mexico, Heron Lake has been designated a “quiet lake” where boats operate at no-wake speeds only, making it an excellent location for all types of paddle craft. Heron also has amazing sailing, cross-country skiing, and hiking. Heron is a fisherman’s paradise with record-size trout […]
New Mexico Fly Fishing Reports
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 […]
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 […]
As of Monday the lake was still closed to fishing but the park was open to other activities. For updated ice conditions, contact the park office at 575-829-3630.
Fishing was fair using minnows, jigs and spoons for walleye. Anglers fishing for walleye reported catching a few bass and crappie.
We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bank fishing was slow-to-fair near the La Laja boat ramp using Z Rays, power bait and salmon eggs for rainbow trout. Fishing from boats was slow but there was one lake trout caught by anglers trolling a crank bait at 60 feet. Fishing pressure was very light.
We had no reports from anglers this week.
Trout fishing was slow-to-fair using power bait, salmon eggs and spinners.
Opening weekend fishing was slow-to-fair using night crawlers and corn for trout. One 16 inch walleye was caught on night crawlers and several mud cats were caught on worms and night crawlers.
Water flow on the Jemez as of Monday morning was 80cfs near Jemez Springs. Trout fishing on the Cebolla and the lower Jemez was fair using worms, salmon eggs and small bead head nymphs. We had no reports on other streams.
Bank fishing for trout at Lake Maloya was very good using rainbow and pink power baits for 12-to-14 inch fish. Lake Alice was closed due to thin ice. For updated conditions call the state park office at 575-445-5607.
Trout fishing was very good using salmon eggs and pink, red and rainbow power bait. The best reports came from anglers using salmon eggs.
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 […]