Fishing Report for Friday, December 9, 2016

Photo by Bekah Hardick
Photo by Bekah Hardick

This fishing report 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. Need a license? Click here to buy online.

Cimarron RiverStream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was .42 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: As of Sunday, the lake was closed to boating due to thin ice on the lake. There was still some bank fishing access but we had no reports from anglers.

Lake Alice: A thin layer of ice was forming on the lake with some open spots for bank fishing but we had no reports from anglers.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout. Fishing pressure was very light.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 39 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 381 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 6.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.



Storrie Lake: Angling pressure was extremely light. We had no reports.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good jigging in 40 to 48 feet of water for walleye. Fishing for white bass was fair to good using blade baits and spoons in 35 to 40 feet of water. The key was finding the schools of fish willing to bite. We had no other reports. The surface temp was about 50 degrees.

Catches of the week:

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at We may include your story in our next report.For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.