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FISHING REPORT

 

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 3,950 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, spoons, crank baits and swim baits for tiger muskies. Fishing for trout was slow with just a few caught by anglers using PowerBait, corn and worms. We had no other reports.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 198 cfs and 799 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using night crawlers, spoons, night crawlers and PowerBait for rainbow and brown trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu. NEW SPECIAL TROUT WATER: The river from the USGS gauging station to the confluence of the Rio Nutrias is now catch and release only using single barbless hook artificial flies and lures.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using assorted colors and scents of PowerBait, Fire Balls, Kastmasters, chamois leeches, black leeches, wooly buggers, caddis imitations, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair to good using spinners and yellow, salmon peach and garlic scented PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lake Farmington: Nonmotorized watercraft are now allowed on Lake Farmington. Fees are $50 for the season or $5 daily. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout. We had no other reports.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was very good using minnows and small jigs for crappie. Jerry Atencio reported fast paced crappie fishing in La Jara Canyon. They were using minnows and small chartreuse and white jigs. Fishing was good using baby brush hogs, worms, jigs, swim baits, jerk baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits, minnows, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 4,770 cfs. Trout fishing from drift boats was good using San Juan worms, orange and peach egg patterns, wooly buggers, large bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and orange and red annelids. We had no other reports.

 

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