Fishing Report for Tuesday, October 4

Fly fishing guide Bekah Hardick caught this rainbow trout today on the Red River towards the upper valley using purple wooly buggers, Amy's ants, and elk hair caddis. (Photo by Bekah Hardick)
Fly fishing guide Bekah Hardick caught this rainbow trout today on the Red River towards the upper valley using purple wooly buggers, Amy\’s ants, and elk hair caddis. (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.

Catches of the week:

Morphy Lake: Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas caught a 24-inch rainbow trout Sept 30. He also caught several other rainbows and cutthroats fishing from his float tube. He was using a size 16 elk hair caddis.

Pecos River: Nikolas Adler of Santa Fe caught a 22-inch rainbow trout while fishing above Windy Bridge campground Oct. 1. He was using a prince nymph.

Red River: Lehi Muro, 8, of Albuquerque caught a limit of trout Oct. 1. He was fishing with his dad, Mark and using worms under a bobber. Abby Shivers, 5, and Hannah Shivers, 4, of Logan caught limits of trout Sept. 20. They were fishing the river behind town with their dad, Royce and using worms and white PowerBait.

Rio Grande: Seth Kohrs of Albuquerque, caught and released several brown trout including a 24-inch beauty and two others over 20 inches Oct. 2. He was using a size 4 double bunny streamer.

Storrie Lake: Leslie Benefield of Albuquerque was fishing with her family and caught a 4.5-pound carp Sept. 24. She was trolling a worm.

Ute Lake: Eldon McWhorter of Bosque Farms caught and released a 6.61-pound smallmouth bass Oct. 1. He was using a drop shot rig.

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 fishforfun2@hotmail.com. 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.

Fishing Report

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 20 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was good using small spinners, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes, worms and PowerBait for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for rainbow trout was fair to good using PowerBait from the bank and trolling spinners and Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait. Fishing was good using worms for perch. Fishing for kokanee was slow. Kokanee snagging season opened October 1 and was reported as slow.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing was fair using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for rainbow trout and Pistol Petes for brown trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Morphy Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, elk hair caddis and small bead-head nymphs for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow on Monday was 41 cfs. Trout fishing was good using wooly worms, San Juan worms, small spinners, salmon eggs and worms. Denise Gonzalez of Albuquerque caught and released a 19-inch rainbow on Oct. 2. She was fishing above the Mora campground and using salmon eggs. We had no other reports. Margarito Maestas was fishing the river below Monastery Lake Oct. 2 and caught a nice rainbow. He was using a night crawler.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 46 cfs. Fishing was very good using worms, salmon eggs, copper John Barrs and PowerBait for trout.

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 220 cfs. Fishing was very good using spinners, Kastmasters, streamers, PowerBait and night crawlers for trout. Anglers using streamers in the John Dunn Bridge area also reported catching a few smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 13 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms and small bead-head nymphs for trout.

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

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ute Lake: Fishing slow to fair using small plastics on the bottom in 25 to 30 feet of water for walleye. Fishing for white bass was slow. Fishing was fair using drop shot rigs, jigs and senkos for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using stink bait and night crawlers for catfish We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.