Fishing Report for June 21


This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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. Need a license? Click here to buy online.

Catches of the week

Ute Lake: Jaylene Rael, 7, of Tucumcari caught her first fish June 14. It was a 14-inch smallmouth bass. She was fishing in the Mine Canyon area and using worms.

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Weekly Fishing Report

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 12 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms for trout.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, spoons and spinners for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair trolling Double Whammies and Arnie’s tipped with corn behind Christmas trees for kokanee and rainbow trout. Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs from the bank and from anchored boats for rainbow trout. Fishing was fair using worms for perch. We had no reports on other species.

Hopewell Lake: Trout fishing was good using Kastmasters, Panther Martins, PowerBait, marshmallow salmon egg combinations and worms under a bobber.

Lake Alice, Sugarite Canyon State Park: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout up to 16 inches.

Lake Maloya, Sugarite Canyon State Park: Fishing was good using spoons, PowerBait, worms, elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, and Pistol Petes for rainbow trout. The Friends of Sugarite Canyon have purchased trophy size brown and rainbow trout that will be stocked this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 135 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River City Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Rio Costilla: Stream flow near Costilla on Monday morning was 97 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,470 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using weighted wooly buggers, Kastmasters and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 89 cfs. Fishing was good using San Juan worms and bead-head nymphs for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 28 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Opens for the season July 1.

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

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, senkos, craws, grubs, worms, jerk baits and top water lures for smallmouth bass. The bass have moved out a bit deeper. Fishing was fair to good using bottom bouncer night crawler rigs and crank baits in 20 to 22 feet of water for walleye. Fishing was very good using top water lures and crank baits for white bass. Fishing was very good using poppers and worms for bluegill. Fishing was very good using cut bait, night crawlers and liver on trout lines and with rod and reel for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.