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March 31, 2017


March 31, 2017

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 1,230 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque Drain, Belen Drain and Peralta Drain was good salmon eggs, worms, PowerBait, small spinners and marshmallows for trout. Fishing for catfish was fair using worms. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was described as slow to fair using worms and PowerBait for trout. Fishing for tiger muskie was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using jig and grub combinations, swim baits and crank baits. 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 1,010 cfs and 1,360 cfs respectively. Fishing was slow at both locations due to the high-water release but there were a few browns and rainbows caught by anglers using weighted wooly buggers and night crawlers.

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

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits and jerk baits near the dam for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using brown and black wooly buggers, Pistol Petes, San Juan worms, assorted colors of PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. The best reports came from anglers using an assortment of flies.

Heron Lake: Bank fishing was good using roe sacs and green PowerBait for rainbow trout and a few kokanee salmon. Fishing was fair using cut bait for lake 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 323 cfs. The Jemez, San Antonio, East Fork are all running high right now and fishing has been slow. Fishing on the Cebolla above Fenton Lake was good using small gold spinners, 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 and PowerBait for brown trout and rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using jigs, tubes, worms, swim baits and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, spinner baits and crank baits for northern pike. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 484 cfs. There will be some minor variations in flow during the day from Tuesday, March 28, through Thursday, March 30. The changes are a result of a City of Farmington tests on one of their power production units. Following the tests, the release will be set at 500 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality waters was fair to good using red larva, red annelids, small jigs, black bunny leeches, OJs, princess nymphs and olive and brown wooly buggers. Fishing through the bait waters was good using salmon eggs, night crawlers, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, jerk baits and Kastmasters.


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