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FISHING REPORT

 

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using green and olive grubs, swim baits, crank baits and tubes for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was very good using minnows, crank baits, jigs, swim baits and grubs. Richard Goke of Albuquerque reported catching a limit of walleye and catching and releasing several smallmouth bass over the weekend. He was using jigs and swim baits. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 2,250 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using spoons, large crank baits and large flies for tiger muskies. Fishing for trout was slow. A few were caught by anglers using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Brazos River: Fishing was fair using worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice due to danger from falling trees. They are not expected to open in 2017.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 521 cfs and 1,450 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using pheasant tail nymphs, prince nymphs, PowerBait and worms for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu. NEW SPECIAL TROUT WATER: 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 fair to good using jerk baits, crank baits, swim baits and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good using grubs, tubes and crank baits for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using garlic PowerBait, Fire Balls, Kastmasters, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout. Angela Reynolds and Marcus Sanchez of Rio Rancho caught limits on Sunday. They were using yellow garlic and red salmon egg PowerBait.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good trolling spinners and bait fishing with PowerBait and Fire Balls for a mixed bag of rainbow trout and kokanee. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 312 cfs and fishing was good until the water levels came up. Anglers did well using worms, stone flies, bead-head hare's ears and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing on the East Fork was good using bead-head hare's ears, flash back pheasant tail nymphs, bead-head prince nymphs and worms for brown trout. The Gilman Tunnel access to the Rio Guadalupe will be closed for construction for approximately 45 days. The river can still be accessed from the north via Hwy 126 during this time. We had no other reports.

Laguna del Campo: Opened for the season May 1. Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout.

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 tubes, brush hogs, senkos, grubs, swim baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for crappie was fair to good for anglers using small tubes and grubs. Fishing was fair to good using swim baits for northern pike. We had no reports on kokanee.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, Panther Martins, Kastmasters and worms for trout.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 3,600 cfs. The next changes in flow are as follows: Wednesday, May 10 the flow will increase to 4,000 cfs and on Friday, May 12 to 4,400 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

 

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