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March 3, 2017


Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 440 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms, copper John Barrs and red annelids for trout.

Bluewater Lake: The lake is now completely free of ice and open to boat and shoreline fishing. Fishing has been slow due to murky water conditions.

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 117 cfs and 79 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was very good using a wide variety of small bead-head nymphs, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

Fenton Lake: The lake remains 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 lake is completely free of ice and open to bank fishing. The boat ramps remained closed. We had no reports from anglers.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes under a bubble, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 48 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was fair using worms for trout. Trout fishing on the Cebolla above Fenton Lake was fair using salmon eggs. Fishing on the San Antonio was slow. We had no other reports.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jerk baits, crank baits and swim baits for northern pike and an occasional smallmouth bass. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using swim baits and crank baits. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 534 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality waters was about the same as last week with bright colors working best. Red annelids, Desert Storms, princess nymphs, OJs and egg patterns were some of the patterns that produced. A few fish were also caught by anglers using wooly buggers and bunny leeches. Fishing through the bait waters was fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait, worms, red copper John Barrs and jerk baits

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was very good using Velveeta cheese, PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs. A few trout were also caught by anglers using small spoons, Pistol Petes, San Juan worms and wooly buggers. We had no other reports.


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