Fishing Report: Dec. 18, 2015

nmdgf-bear-head-logo-111wCimarron River: Stream flow on Monday near Cimarron was 9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: There was a layer of thin ice on much of the lake which was unsafe for ice fishing. However, there was some open water for bank fishing. We had no reports from anglers.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 46 cfs. Fishing was fair using small spoons and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 695 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners for brown trout. We had no reports on other species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: Fishing this past week was good using jigging spoons and blade baits at 42 to 48 feet for white bass and walleye. Action slowed over the weekend. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.

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The fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, is generated from information provided by area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Need a license? Visit to buy one online.