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FISHING REPORT

This Week

 

March 24, 2017

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, curly tail grubs and jigs for smallmouth bass and walleye. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 1,680 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque Drain was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms and PowerBait for trout. Fishing on the Bernalillo Drain was fair using salmon eggs and small bead head nymphs for trout. Fishing on the Peralta Drain was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for trout and worms for catfish and small largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was described as sporadic with a few trout and a few tiger muskie caught. Best baits for trout were worms and PowerBait while big flies and swim baits worked for tiger muskie. 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 987 cfs and 1,300 cfs respectively. Fishing was slow at both locations due to the high-water release.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light. Caleb Campbell of Albuquerque managed to catch a nice smallmouth bass on March 16 that weighed 2.5 pounds and one smaller fish. He was using a crank bait and reported that the water was still quite muddy from the runoff.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using Rapalas near the dam for smallmouth bass up to 16 inches. We had no other reports.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using brown and black wooly buggers with a chartreuse tail, Pistol Petes, San Juan worms, assorted colors of PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Tony Sanchez , Art Sanchez and Mike Hutchins caught mixed bag limits of brown and rainbow trout. They were using garlic and cheese PowerBait.

Heron Lake: Bank fishing was good using roe sacs, chartreuse and rainbow PowerBait and salmon eggs for rainbow trout. We had no other reports. The boat ramps remain closed but the lake level is rising slowly.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 253 cfs. The Jemez, San Antonio, East Fork and Guadalupe are all running high right now and fishing has been slow. Fishing on the Cebolla above Fenton Lake was good using worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

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 was slow to fair using crank baits, spoons and PowerBait for brown trout and rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using jigs, tubes, worms and crank baits for smallmouth bass and an occasional largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits and crank baits for northern pike. We had no other reports.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was very good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs, salmon eggs, Kastmasters and Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

 

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