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FISHING REPORT

 


Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs, tubes, creature baits, senkos and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using minnows, bottom bouncer night crawler combinations, crank baits and grubs. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 1,250 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was good using spoons, in line spinners, large crank baits and large flies for tiger muskies. Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait, corn and worms. Ernie Baca of Belen and his brother, Donysio Martinez of El Paso, caught and released several tiger muskies over a two day period this past week. We had no other reports.

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 1,480 cfs and 1,800 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using weighted wooly buggers and worms for 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 slow to fair using worms and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits and plastics for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Kastmasters, wooly buggers, caddis imitations, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and spoons 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. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using corn, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, brush hogs, senkos, swim baits, creature baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for crappie was good for anglers using small tubes and grubs. Fishing was fair using swim baits and crank baits for northern pike. Anglers trolling near the mouth of Frances Canyon caught a few kokanee salmon. They were using Arnie’s and Panther Martins. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was scheduled to increase to 4,500 cfs and then to 5,000 cfs on Tuesday May 23. Fishing from drift boats was fair to good using a variety of attractor patterns.

 

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