Fishing Report for September 27

Three generations of the Ortiz Family — Robert, Jr., Brenda, Robert, Sr., Amber, Toni, Madison, 1 1/2, and Robert, III, 4 — enjoy a fall day of fishing at the Red River City Ponds. (Photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Three generations of the Ortiz Family — Robert, Jr., Brenda, Robert, Sr., Amber, Toni, Madison, 1 1/2, and Robert, III, 4 — enjoy a fall day of fishing at the Red River City Ponds. (Photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)

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:

Mora River: Nick Lucero of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Sept. 17. He was using salmon eggs.

Rio Grande: Samantha Welch, 10, of Lindrith caught her first rainbow trout Sept. 16. She was fishing in the Pilar area and using earth worms. She wound up catching a limit of trout.

Fishing Reports, Northeastern New Mexico

Charette LakesWe had no reports from anglers this week.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 20 cfs. Fishing was very good using San Juan worms, bead-head, pheasant tail nymphs, wooly worms, copper John Barrs, elk hair caddis flies, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. 

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 good using PowerBait from the bank and trolling Platte River specials tipped with PowerBait this past week. Fishing was good using worms for perch. Fishing for kokanee was slow. Kokanee snagging season opens October 1. 

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.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 50 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs, prince nymphs and egg patterns 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 59 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 225 cfs. Fishing was very good using spinners, Kastmasters, small streamers, PowerBait and night crawlers for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 15 cfs. Fishing was good using worms and small, bead-head nymphs for trout. 

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

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Stubblefield Lake: Hue and Wesley Gonzales of Angel Fire reported catching two, 13-inch largemouth bass Sept. 24. One was caught on a spinner bait while the other was caught on a jig. We had no other reports. 

Ute Lake: Fishing slow to fair using bottom bouncer night crawler rigs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing for white bass was slow. A few largemouth bass and smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using spinner baits, jigs and top water lures. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.