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March 17, 2017


March 17, 2017

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 663 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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 306 cfs and 345 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was good using small bead-head nymphs, worms and salmon eggs for rainbow trout. Fishing below El Vado was good using wooly buggers, small spoons and worms for rainbow and brown trout.

Fenton Lake: As of Monday, the lake is 75 percent free ice. Fishing was very good using San Juan worms, leech patterns, egg clusters, assorted colors of PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. 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. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and homemade dough bait for rainbow trout. We had no other reports. The boat ramps remain closed.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 134 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was slow. Trout fishing on the Cebolla above Fenton Lake was good using worms, salmon eggs, copper John Barrs and egg patterns. We had no other reports.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow to fair using Kastmasters, Pistol Petes, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Nonmotorized watercraft are now allowed on Lake Farmington. Fees are $50 for the season or $5 daily.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing for all other species was slow but there were a few smallmouth bass caught by anglers using jigs and a few northern pike taken on swim baits.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 479 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality waters was slow to fair using small jigs, bunny leeches, wooly buggers, red larva, princess nymphs and San Juan worms. Fishing through the bait waters was fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait, night crawlers and Super Dupers and Kastmasters.


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