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August 4, 2017

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs, tubes, crank baits, crawdad imitation flies and night crawlers for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was fair for anglers using crank baits, leeches, bottom bouncer night crawler rigs, minnows and jig and grub combinations. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 1,470 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 293 cfs and 318 cfs respectively. Fishing above and below El Vado was good using hoppers, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, Mepps spinners, Panther Martins, night crawlers, salmon eggs and PowerBait for brown and rainbow 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 crank baits, sassy shad and jerk baits for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and white bass. Fishing was fair using hotdogs, shrimp and homemade dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using worms under a bobber for bluegill and perch. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was very good using Mepps spinners, Panther Martins, tubes, grubs and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair trolling spinners tipped with corn at the upper end of the lake for kokanee salmon. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and hoppers for brown and rainbow trout.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 38.1 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow. Fishing on the Cebolla was fair to good using salmon eggs and copper John Barrs for stocked rainbows and small parachute Adams and elk hair caddis for cutthroats. Fishing the upper San Antonio on the Valles Caldera was good using hoppers, beetles, mosquitos, elk hair caddis and ant imitations for brown trout. David Menicucci reported that he and his son caught and released numerous browns here on July 30. Their best flies were hoppers and beetles. Stealth fishing is a must.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using finesse worms, tubes, jigs, baby brush hogs, wooly buggers, curly tail grubs, crawdad flies, crank baits and spinners for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using jigs, swim baits, spoons, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair trolling kokanee killers, double whammies and Arnies tipped with PowerBait and corn for kokanee salmon. We had no other reports.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 490 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using disco and jujubee midges, San Juan worms, chamois leeches, hoppers, ants and egg patterns. Through the bait waters, anglers did well using San Juan worms, hoppers, ants, Fire Balls, PowerBait, night crawlers and Yozuri pins minnows.


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