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August 11, 2017

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, tubes, salt craws, curly tail grubs, crawdad imitation flies and night crawlers for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow to fair for anglers using minnows, leeches, bottom bouncer night crawler rigs 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 907 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for trout was slow but a few were caught by anglers using PowerBait and worms. Fishing was slow to fair using, swim baits, Rapala X-Raps and big flies for tiger muskies. We had no other reports.

Brazos River: Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Mary "Lisa" Guevara reported great fishing over the weekend. She and friends Julie and Steve Price caught limits of rainbow trout. They were using Fire Balls and worms.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 153 cfs and 277 cfs respectively. Fishing above and below El Vado was good using wooly buggers, small midge patterns, night crawlers, Fire Balls 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.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow. A few trout were caught by anglers using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs, worms and PowerBait.

Heron Lake: Bank fishing was good using assorted flavors and colors of PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. A few kokanee salmon and rainbow trout were caught by anglers trolling with spinners tipped with corn in the Ridge Rock and Piedra Cove areas. We had no other reports.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using finesse worms, tubes, jigs, curly tail grubs, crawdad flies, crank baits and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass up to 4.5 pounds. Fishing was fair using swim baits, jerk baits, chatter baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing for kokanee salmon was slow. 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 very good using San Juan worms, RS2s, crystal flash emergers, chocolate foam wing emergers, dead chickens, small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and red and cream larva. Through the bait waters, anglers did well using San Juan worms, Chernobyl ants, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs, PowerBait, night crawlers, Panther Martin spinners and Yozuri pins minnows.


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