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FISHING REPORT

 

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 3,820 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spoons, large crank baits and large flies for tiger muskies. Fishing for trout was slow with just a few caught by anglers using PowerBait, corn and worms. 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 this year.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,540 cfs and 1,010 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair to good using weighted wooly buggers, spoons 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 but there were a few smallmouth bass, white bass and walleye caught by anglers using tubes, spoons, crank baits and spinner baits. We had no other reports.

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using assorted colors and scents of PowerBait, Fire Balls, Kastmasters, chamois leeches, wooly buggers, caddis imitations and Pistol Petes for trout. Austin Wetsch reported a great trip with his wife and mom. The three of them caught and released numerous trout, three of which were 18 inches in length. They were trolling Pistol Petes and spoons.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank and from boats was fair to good using spinners and yellow, salmon peach and garlic scented PowerBait for rainbow trout. Several large carp were caught by anglers participating in the annual carp derby. They were using corn and worms. 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 this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was very good using brush hogs, worms, senkos, jigs, swim baits, jerk baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for crappie was fair using small tubes and grubs. Fishing was fair using swim baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing for kokanee salmon was slow with just a few caught by anglers trolling Arnies deep. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 4,650 cfs. Trout fishing from drift boats was fair to good using San Juan worms, egg patterns, wooly buggers, large bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and orange and red annelids. We had no other reports.

 

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