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Feb. 24, 2017


February 24, 2017

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 563 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: The lake is now completely free of ice. Both boat ramps are open and the lake level has come up about 16 feet. We had no reports from anglers.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 114 cfs and 79 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using small bead-head nymphs and salmon eggs 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: As of this past Monday, the lake was completely free of ice and open to bank fishing. The boat ramps remained closed. We had no reports from anglers.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 62 cfs. Early in the week, fishing on the Jemez was slow with the high-water conditions. 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 to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing for northern pike was slow to fair using jerk baits and swim baits. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using swim baits and jigs. 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 princess nymphs, small streamers, Desert Storms, bunny leeches, OJs, egg patterns and red larva. Fishing through the bait waters was fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait, worms, wooly buggers and jerk baits


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