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This Week


Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 943 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, corn salmon egg combinations and PowerBait for trout. Fishing for tiger muskie was fair for anglers using jig and grub combinations, swim baits, large flies and crank baits. We had no other reports.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,220 cfs and 1,520 cfs respectively. Fishing has been slow with the high-water release. A few trout have been caught by anglers using salmon eggs and worms. NEW SPECIAL TROUT WATER: Catch and release with use of artificial fly and lure and single barbless hook only from the USGS gauging station below Cooper's Landing to the Rio Nutrias confluence.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. A few smallmouth bass have been caught by anglers using crank baits, jigs and spinner baits. We had no other reports

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good again this past week using crank baits and jerk baits near the dam for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports. The main area park boat ramp opened Saturday.

Fenton Lake: Fishing from float tubes and small boats was good using may fly imitations, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing from the bank with bait was a bit slower but anglers did manage to catch a few using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Heron Lake: Bank fishing was good using roe sacs and green and salmon peach PowerBait for rainbow trout and a few kokanee salmon. We had no other reports. The Sierra Vista boat ramp opened this past weekend and the boat dock is in place.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 237 cfs. The Jemez, San Antonio, East Fork were running high and fishing has been slow. Fishing on the Cebolla was fair using worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Lake Farmington: Nonmotorized watercraft are now allowed on Lake Farmington. Fees are $50 for the season or $5 daily. We had no reports from anglers.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and PowerBait for brown trout and rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using jigs, worms, grubs, 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 490 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality waters was fair to good using red larva, red annelids, small jigs, OJs, comparaduns and olive and brown wooly buggers. Fishing through the bait waters was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait, night crawlers, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, jerk baits and Kastmasters.


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