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FISHING REPORT

This Week

 

April 21, 2017

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 2,050 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,410 cfs and 1,770 cfs respectively. Fishing has been slow with the high-water release. A few trout have been caught by anglers fishing along the edges and using salmon eggs and worms. The river from the USGS gauging station to the confluence of the Rio Nutrias is now catch and release only using single barbless hook artificial flies and lures.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using spinners and PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no other reports. The main area park boat ramp has opened.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using garlic PowerBait, light colored may flies, wooly buggers, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait for lake trout. We had no other reports. The water level has risen sufficiently to open both boat ramps.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 316 cfs and fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing on the East Fork was fair to good using copper John Barrs, bead-head hare's ears and worms for brown trout. Fishing on the San Antonio was good using salmon eggs, worms, copper John Barrs and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow 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 fair to good using jigs, worms, grubs, swim baits, senkos and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits and spinner baits for northern pike. Fishing for crappie was slow to fair for anglers using small tubes and grubs. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 474 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality waters was fair to good using RS2s, red annelids, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, comparaduns and dead chickens. Fishing through the bait waters was good using night crawlers, PowerBait, salmon eggs, copper John Barrs, jerk baits and Kastmasters.

 

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