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FISHING REPORT

 

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 2,000 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice due to danger from falling trees.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, jerk baits, salt craws, tubes and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using spinners and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using shrimp, hotdogs and chicken liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was good trolling with yellow Panther Martins and double whammies for a mixed bag of kokanee salmon and rainbow trout. Fishing was very good using Rooster Tails, Panther Martins, curly tail grubs and crank baits for smallmouth bass. The boat ramp at the north end of the lake has opened.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair for some and good for others using PowerBait, Fire Balls, meal worms, leeches, caddis imitations, copper John Barrs, parachute Adams, spoons and Pistol Petes for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing from boats was slow with just a few rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee salmon caught by anglers trolling yellow Panther Martins at about 18 feet. Bank fishing was sporadic as a few anglers caught limits of trout while others only picked up one or two. Anglers having the best luck were using PowerBait. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 15 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, East Fork and the San Antonio. Fishing on the Cebolla was using elk hair caddis, small streamers, copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was good using Pop Rs, Ricos, Whopper Ploppers, tubes, finesse worms on drop shot rigs, crank baits, wooly buggers and spinners for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was 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 Panther Martins and PowerBait. We had no other reports.

Catches of the Week at Navajo Lake: Cory VerHaar, 10, of Farmington, caught and released a 19.25-inch, 5-pound largemouth bass June 21. He was using a tube in shallow water. Mike Kmatz of Elephant Butte caught and released a 4.7-pound smallmouth bass June 24. He was fishing up the Pine arm and using a 4-inch watermelon black fleck senko.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 4,290 cfs. The flow will continue to ramp down to an expected 500 cfs on July 5. 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, egg patterns, bunny leeches, wooly buggers, large bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, orange and red annelids and small jigs.

 

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