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Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 1,120 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jerk baits, swim baits and deep diving crank baits for tiger muskies up to 31 inches. Fishing for catfish and trout was slow.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 598 cfs and 602 cfs respectively. Trout fishing above El Vado was good using Chernobyl ants, wooly buggers, hoppers and spoons. Fishing below El Vado was good using Berkley Power Worms, wooly buggers, prince nymphs, pheasant tail nymphs, night crawlers and PowerBait for rainbow and brown trout. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was slow. 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 slowed considerably with the heat this past weekend. A few trout were caught by anglers using PowerBait, caddis imitations, parachute Adams, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 15 cfs. The heat continues to have 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. There were a few browns caught on the East Fork by anglers using copper John Barrs and elk hair caddis. Fishing on the Cebolla was slow to fair using elk hair caddis, copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was good using Ricos, Whopper Ploppers, Pop Rs, finesse worms on drop shot rigs, jerk baits, wooly buggers and spinners for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using jigs, swim baits, minnows, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair to good trolling kokanee killers, double whammies, Panther Martins and Arnies tipped with PowerBait for kokanee salmon. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 1,720 cfs. The flow will continue to ramp down to an expected 500 cfs on July 5. Trout fishing was good using San Juan worms, pink and cream egg patterns, chamois leeches, wooly buggers, red and orange annelids, RS2s and small jigs. Best action in the bait waters was for anglers using night crawlers, small spoons and jerk baits.


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