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Fishing Report

January 6, 2017

 

January 6, 2017

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Carl Stanley

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 319 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using San Juan worms, small jigs, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing was good using San Juan worms, zebra midges, salmon eggs, PowerBait, worms under a bobber and wax worms. We had good reports from the Albuquerque, Belen, Bernalillo, Corrales and Peralta Drains.

Bluewater Lake: Closed to ice fishing but there was some open water for bank fishing over the weekend. We had no reports from anglers. For updates, contact the State Park office at (505) 876-2391.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice due to danger from falling trees.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 93 cfs and 102 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using Z Rays, San Juan worms and wooly buggers for a mix of brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair using streamers, San Juan worms and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. Carl Stanley of Albuquerque caught a nice brown here December 26. He was using a Barr's Bouface streamer.

El Vado Lake: Fishing pressure was extremely light and we had no reports this past week.

Fenton Lake: Closed to fishing and all other activities due to thin ice conditions. For updates, call the State Park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Due to low water conditions, only small craft such as canoes and small john boats can be launched.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 28 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was fair to good using small bead-head nymphs, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports from other streams in the area.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week. Nonmotorized watercraft are now allowed on Lake Farmington. Fees are $50 for the season or $5 daily.

Navajo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 348 cfs and visibility was from 1 to 1.5 feet. Fishing through the Quality waters was good using San Juan worms, red larva, bunny leeches, princess nymphs and Desert Storms. Fishing through the bait waters was good using worms, PowerBait, garlic cheese, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and red larva.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was very good using wax worms, PowerBait, San Juan worms and spoons for trout. Marisa Chavez of Albuquerque caught her limit of trout December 30. The fish ranged in size from 10 to 14 inches. She was using chartreuse PowerBait. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using small midge patterns, bunny leeches and red San Juan worms.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

 

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