Fishing Report for Sept. 5, 2017

Monte Verde Lake at Angel Fire Resort is also a popular fishing spot with members and guests. (Photo courtesy Angel Fire Resort)

Catches of the week:

  • Springer Lake: Mykel Jon Vasquez, 8, of Las Vegas, caught a 27-inch northern pike Saturday (Sept. 2) using a rattling Zara Spook.

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Northeast Fishing Report

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.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 8.04 cfs. Fishing was fair using tricos for trout. You’ll need to sneak up on the fish with the low water conditions. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday below Costilla Dam was 74.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Fire Bait, worms, Pistol Petes, salmon eggs, copper John Barrs and spinners for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Trolling for trout was a bit sporadic this past week with some anglers doing well using light tackle baited with Platte River specials and Mepps and Panther Martin spinners. Fishing from anchored boats and from the bank was fair to good using PowerBait for trout and worms for perch. A few northern pike were caught by anglers using large streamers, custom tied flies and small spinners. The 25th Annual Fish Fest will be held Sep. 2 through 10. For more information, call (575) 377-6941.

Hopewell Lake: Fishing for trout was slow to fair using worms and PowerBait under a bobber.

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, damsel flies, wooly buggers, hoppers, Pistol Petes, marshmallows, corn and PowerBait for trout. Fishing was good using worms for perch.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Morphy Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 66.3 cfs. Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, worms, elk hair caddis and midge imitations for trout.

Red River City Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 262 cfs. Fishing was good using poundmeisters, caddis, copper John Barrs, spinners and nightcrawlers for brown and rainbow trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 25.7 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using elk hair caddis, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 20.2 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Peñasco on Monday was 16.2 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using elk hair caddis, parachute Adams and worms for trout.

Shuree Ponds: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes and a wide assortment of nymphs for trout.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms for perch and catfish. Fishing for northern pike was slow but a few were caught by anglers using top water lures and crank baits.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ute Lake: Fishing for white bass was good for anglers using jigging spoons at 25 to 35 feet. Fishing for catfish was good using night crawlers. Fishing was very good using night crawlers for big bluegill. A few largemouth bass and smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using tubes, senkos, top water lures and crank baits. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the mid to upper 70s.