FISHING REPORT

 

September 1, 2017

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, crank baits, jerk baits and top water lures for smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using curly tail grubs tipped with night crawlers, bottom bouncer rigs and worm harnesses at 10 to 20 feet for walleye. Bank fishing in the morning hours is good using worms for bluegill and small smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 182 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 345 cfs and 469 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using hoppers, yellow sallies, wooly buggers, 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.


Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chatter baits, creature baits, jigs and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using shrimp, worms, chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using San Juan worms, Pistol Petes, worms, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using spinners.

Heron Lake: Fishing was very good around the boat dock areas using worms and garlic PowerBait. A few small kokanee salmon were caught by anglers trolling spinner/corn combinations. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 16.7cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was fair for anglers using worms and salmon eggs. Fishing on the Cebolla was very good using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and night crawlers for trout. Several reports indicated that hoppers seem to be working on all streams in the area.

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using Pop Rs, swim baits, tubes, curly tail grubs, crawdad flies, crank baits, jerk baits and chatter baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using swim baits, chatter baits, jerk baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was very good using worms, spinners and small crank baits for perch. Fishing for kokanee salmon was slow. We had no other reports.


San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was 705 cfs. Fishing through the Quality Waters was good using ants, hoppers, Griffith's gnats, dead chickens, RS2s, foam wing emergers and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. Fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using worms, night crawlers, Chernobyl ants, San Juan worms, wooly buggers and copper John Barrs. The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a transfer of release from the City of Farmington Power Plant to the Auxiliary release point beginning Friday Sept. 1 where it will remain for the next 10 days. Some variations in flow and an increase in turbidity may be noticed during this time frame.

 

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