Catch and release is the custom in Patagonia. Photo: Tipiliuke Lodge Should you wish to master the art of fly fishing in Patagonia, it’s worth remembering this: “There is nowhere in fly fishing for you to drink beer.” Fishing guide Adrian Cataldi tells me this, and Cataldi should know; for there is no more seasoned fly […]
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This serene lake, located 25 miles west of Grants, is set in a pinon-juniper landscape with views towards the Zuni Mountains. The park offers camping, hiking, birding, horseback riding and fishing. And not just any fishing – you’ll find some of the best tiger muskie fishing at Bluewater Lake! Park Elevation 7,554 ft Activities Boating: […]
Midland, MI (January 23, 2019) – Scientific Anglers, the market leader in fly lines and leader and tippet, is proud to announce Brian Silvey has joined the Scientific Anglers Pro Ambassador team. Brian is a tremendous angler with over three decades of fishing experience. In his role, Brian will be a valued angler as well […]
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 […]
Cutthroat trout featured on new license plate SANTA FE – A new Share with Wildlife program license plate available to the public features a Rio Grande cutthroat trout, New Mexico’s state fish. “Anglers and everyone who enjoys our state’s fish and aquatic habitats will love this new license plate,” said Ginny Seamster, program coordinator for […]
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 […]
RIO GRANDE CUTTHROAT TROUT NO LONGER AN ENDANGERED SPECIES CANDIDATE SANTA FE –New Mexico’s state fish, the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, no longer is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday. Since 2008, aggressive conservation efforts by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish […]
Wildlife species including bears, skunks and raccoons that normally are inactive during the winter months are on the move, and some of them already are making mischief among people’s trash and pets. The Department already has received five bear complaints this spring and expects many more as drought conditions persist. There also have been two […]
Fishing access is restricted to foot traffic; motor vehicles are not permitted on the ice at this time. Ice thickness measurements taken by the New Mexico State Parks Division have met requirements for walk-in access to the lake according to criteria established by the Department of Game and Fish and State Parks. The State Parks […]
You’ll find the RV Resort just a quarter of a mile from the entrance to Elephant Butte Lake State Park, which contains the largest lake in New Mexico. The Resort is the perfect staging location for planning activities and outings for Spaceport America Tours, Bosque Del Apache Bird Refuge and Ghost Towns. We have discounts […]
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 […]
The proposed project is located about 5.5 miles west of Española along Forest Road 144 and would involve development of pumice on about 380 more acres than are presently being mined on lands owned by CR Minerals. The existing mine has been in operation since the early 1960’s and was purchased by CR Minerals in […]
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 […]
The Cimarron is starting to fish well with a pre-runoff inflow from the tributaries and should improve weekly thru June. We are still using Ute Creek Ranch and the Cimarroncita. The Red hasn’t really had it’s usual good Spring but is getting there and the bestfishing will probably be post runoff this year. The caddis […]
After 3 warm and sunny days I went looking for bugs and fish on my favorite stream. El Nino weather patterns have stolen the sun that usually warms the flow of local streams. The Red always leads the way into Spring with caddis as early as Feb and BWOs and little Brown stones. I’ve been […]
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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.
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.
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.