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Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 3,250 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 591 cfs and 324 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using night crawlers, spoons, night crawlers and PowerBait for rainbow and brown trout. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using wooly buggers, copper John Barrs and night crawlers. 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.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using assorted colors and scents of PowerBait, Fire Balls, meal worms, copper John Barrs, chamois leeches, black leeches, wooly buggers, caddis imitations, parachute Adams, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. Chris Griego of Albuquerque caught and released an 18-inch cutthroat trout and five others in the 15-inch range June 17. He was using copper John Barrs.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 22.3 cfs. The heat has had a major effect on the stream fishing here this past week. We had reports of slow fishing on the Jemez, Rio Guadalupe and the San Antonio. Fishing on the Cebolla was fair to good using copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing access has remained open to all streams west of US Hwy 4 while crews battle the Cajete fire.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and spoons for trout. We had no other reports.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using minnows and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was good using tubes, swim baits, baby brush hogs, worms, jigs, jerk baits, crank baits, wooly buggers and crawfish flies for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using jigs, swim baits, minnows, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair to good trolling kokanee killers, double whammies and Arnies tipped with corn or PowerBait for kokanee salmon. A few rainbow and brown trout were caught by anglers using Kastmasters, Panther Martins and PowerBait. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 4,750 cfs. The flow is expected to ramp down beginning June 23 and last about 12 days. The next releases are scheduled Friday, June 23, to 4,000 cfs and Monday, June 26, to 3,400 cfs. Trout fishing from drift boats was good using San Juan worms, orange and peach egg patterns, wooly buggers, large bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and orange and red annelids. We had no other reports.


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