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Fishing report — Nov. 13

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Northeast

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 6.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, worms and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using slab spoons for white bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Trout fishing was rated as good to excellent by anglers using salmon peach and rainbow Power Bait. Fishing for perch was very good using worms. Kokanee snagging was nonexistent. We had no reports on northern pike. The boat ramp has been closed due to low water conditions. The lake remains open to canoes, kayaks and other paddle craft.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Alice: Fishing was fair to good using marshmallows for trout. Fishing pressure was light.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using chartreuse Power Bait, marshmallows and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. We had no reports on perch.

Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair using salmon peach Power Bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

Mt View Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 34 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using egg patterns, salmon eggs and worms. We had no reports on catfish.

Red River: Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 53 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using wooly buggers, poundmeisters, spinners and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Costilla: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 703 cfs. High water slowed fishing some this past week but there were a few trout caught by anglers using weighted wooly buggers and worms. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 13 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 8.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using slab spoons and blade baits for white bass. Anglers who found schools of fish did well using slab spoons in 28 to 32 feet of water. Fishing was slow to fair using slab spoons for walleye. The walleye were scattered. A few channel catfish were caught by anglers using stink baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 452 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the south Albuquerque Drain was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs under a bobber for trout. Fishing on the Belen Riverside Drain was slow to fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports from the other drains in the area or on other species.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing pressure was light and fishing was slow but there were a few tiger musky caught by anglers using swim baits, umbrella rigs and crank baits. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use bait fish at this lake.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 79 cfs and 87 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair to good using salmon eggs, night crawlers, San Juan worms and egg patterns for a mixed bag of rainbow and brown trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was fair to good using tubes, jigs, worms and crank baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Anglers using white crank baits while fishing for bass also picked up several walleye and white bass and snagged a few carp. We had no reports on other species.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fenton Lake: Trout fishing was very good using Power Bait and marshmallows.

Heron Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light. All boat ramps have been closed due to low water conditions. Small boats, canoes and kayaks may still be used. Possession of kokanee is not permitted here or on Willow Creek during the closed season which runs from October 1 through November 13. Kokanee snagging opens on November 14 here and on Willow Creek.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez as of Monday was 26 cfs. Fishing on the Cebolla was fair using worms. Fishing on the Jemez River was fair using copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and worms. We had no reports from the other streams in the area.

Laguna Del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species with just a few bass caught by anglers using worms, tubes and jigs. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.

San Gregorio: Trout fishing was slow.

San Juan: Water flow below Navajo on Monday was 353 cfs.Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using foam wing emergers, Griffith’s gnats, scintillas, small bead head pheasant tails, egg patterns, San Juan worms and zebra midges. Fishing through the bait waters was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, wooly buggers and worms.

Santa Cruz Lake: This water has closed to boating and will remain closed until mid-July of 2015. The only fishing access will be from the overlook, which will remain open. The Bureau of Land Management will be renovating the north lake campground, boat launch, picnic area and main access road. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using marshmallows, Power Bait, salmon eggs and garlic cheese for trout. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was fair using olive streamers.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest

Bear Canyon: Fishing was fair using worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bill Evans Lake: Trout fishing was good using salmon peach, chartreuse and rainbow Power Bait, salmon eggs, Gulp eggs and worms. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was light. The water was murky.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using slab spoons and minnows for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using tubes, jigs, crank baits and swim baits. Fishing was slow to fair using liver, night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 87 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout.

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

Percha Dam: Fishing was slow for all species.

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

Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 27 cfs. Fishing was fair using night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

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

Young Pond: Closed for an art fair through November 15.

Southeast

Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 101 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Bonito Lake: Closed.

Bosque Redondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: The main entrance to the park has reopened. Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms and Power Bait for trout.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Rito Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow for all species.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner on Monday was 4.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood on Monday was 32 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

 
 
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