Fishing Report for Tuesday, April 10

Jeremy Gavelek of Houston enjoys March fly fishing at Fawn Lakes outside Red River. (Photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)

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.

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

Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake:  Fishing was slow. A few rainbow trout were caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.25 cfs. Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using light colored nymphs and worms. PowerBait and worms were working best at the Gravel Pit lakes, but the action was slow there as well.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was slow with just a few fish caught by anglers using jigs, tubes, spinner baits and swim baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 50s.

Costilla Creek: We had no reports from anglers.

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

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using large streamers and spoons for northern pike. At present, the lake is closed to all types of boating. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait for rainbow trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Fire Balls.  

Los Pinos River: Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, small Fisher-Chick spinners, copper John Barrs and Green Drakes.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Morphy Lake:  Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes and wooly buggers for trout. Jaelyn Garcia reported that she and Jeremy caught several rainbow trout between 12 and 14 inches on April 6. They were using black wooly buggers.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 47.2 cfs. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, night crawlers and nymphs for trout. Mike Yashimoto reported catching and releasing five brown trout and several rainbow trout while fishing around Terrero. He was using a purple chubby Chernobyl with a prince nymph trailer. Alicia Eccleston of Tijeras caught a 19-inch cutbow trout while floating a night crawler.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 81.6 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 257 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was very good using elk hair caddis, green weenies, bead-head hares ear nymphs, flash back pheasant tail nymphs, night crawlers and spinners for trout. Fishing was fair using large streamers for northern pike. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 52.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Kastmasters, Fisher-Chick spinners, Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, worms, Fire Balls and wooly buggers for rainbow and brown trout. Anglers did well from the bank and from boats.

Shuree Ponds:  Closed for the season.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon peach PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using spinners. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for was slow to fair depending on what day you were on the water. Anglers who found fish on the better days were using jerk baits, jigs, tubes and senkos in shallow water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass and jerk baits and jig and minnow combinations in the evening hours for walleye. Fishing for all other species was slow. The surface temp varied widely from the low to the high 50s.