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Fishing Report & Catch of the Week

January 27, 2017


January 27, 2017

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 350 cfs. Fishing was good using egg patterns, streamers, small jigs and salmon eggs for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque Drain, Bernalillo Drain, Corrales Drain and Peralta Drain was good using wax worms, San Juan worms, salmon eggs, worms and small streamers for trout. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Closed to ice fishing due to thin ice conditions. There was some open water for shoreline fishing this past week. Anglers managed to catch a few trout. They were using PowerBait, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait. For updates on ice conditions, contact the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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 101 cfs and 102 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using streamers, worms and salmon eggs for a mix of brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was good using worms, streamers, micro mays, San Juan worms and copper John Barrs for trout.

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: The ice around the shoreline has disappeared and the lake is open to bank fishing. We had no reports from anglers.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 25 cfs. Early in the week, fishing on the Jemez was fair using 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: Fishing pressure was light. Fishing was slow for all species.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 357 cfs with visibility less than one foot. Fishing through the Quality Waters was good using red annelids, streamers, wooly buggers, red hots, Desert Storms, red larva, bunny leeches, egg patterns and princess nymphs. Fishing through the bait waters was good using worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs, San Juan worms and wooly buggers.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was very good using meal worms, PowerBait, Zeke's trout bait, salmon eggs and San Juan worms for trout. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was fair to good using small streamers, egg patterns and olive and green bunny leeches. We had no other reports.


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