Fishing Report: Dec. 11, 2015

NMDGF_Logo_ColorCimarron River: Stream flow on Monday near Cimarron was 22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Eagle Nest Lake: A thin layer of ice covered the majority of the lake and there was no fishing or snagging activity.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 43 cfs. Fishing was fair using copper John Barrs, small spoons and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Costilla: Stream flow on Monday near Costilla was 7.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for great spring fishing.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 544 cfs. Fishing for northern pike was slow but there were a few hooked by anglers using large streamers. Fishing was slow to fair using wooly buggers, copper John Barrs and garlic PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday was 11 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing on the good weather days was very good using spoons and blade baits at 42 to 47 feet for white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 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 onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us to buy one online.