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Feb. 17, 2017


February 17, 2017

Jimmy Martinez with his 28" brown trout

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 482 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque Drain was very good using salmon eggs, wax worms, earth worms and small bead-head nymphs for trout. Fishing on the, Belen and Corrales Drains was good using wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Closed to ice fishing due to thin ice conditions. Shoreline fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports. 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 104 cfs and 77 cfs respectively. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing pressure was light and fishing was slow for all species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 178 cfs. Early in the week, fishing on the Jemez was fair to good using wax worms, small bead-head nymphs and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing on the Cebolla above Fenton Lake was good using salmon eggs. We had no reports from other streams in the area.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Our only other report was of a big bass listed in Catches of the week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing for northern pike was slow but a few were caught by anglers using swim baits. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 517 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was fair using OJs, small streamers, Desert Storms, white bunny leeches, egg patterns and red larva. Fishing through the bait waters was fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait, worms, copper John Barrs and jerk baits

Catches of the Week:

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Jimmy Martinez of Ojo Sarco caught a 28-inch brown trout Feb. 10. He was trolling a Kastmaster on lead core line by the reservoir wall.

Tingley Beach: Noah Contreras, 4, of Los Lunas caught his limit of rainbow trout Feb. 6. He was using salmon egg PowerBait.

Lake Farmington: Ty Estavez, of Farmington, caught a largemouth bass weighing about 6 pounds Feb. 4. He was slowly dragging a 3/8-ounce jig.

Monastery Lake: Evan Romero, 8, of Cochiti Pueblo, caught a 14-inch rainbow trout Feb. 4. He was using PowerBait on a split shot rig with an 18-inch leader.


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