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Catches of the week:
• Rio Mora: Kyle Deavers of Racine, Wisconsin, caught and released a 20-inch rainbow trout and a 19-inch rainbow trout April 8. He was using Pink Shrimp Pautzke eggs and Mountain Wildfire Fire Bait.
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Northeast Fishing Report
Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was .20 cfs. Trout fishing was good using red San Juan worms, green copper John Barrs, worms and drifted salmon eggs. The best spinners were black bodied Panther Martins with the gold spinner. A section of the river has been closed due to a fuel spill. The closed area starts at mile marker 291 and goes to the Perryville Day use area. Anglers are asked to steer clear of the area. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was very good for anglers using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, worms and gold and black Panther Martins.
Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow to fair using worms and salmon eggs.
Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was very good using Pink Shrimp and Silver Label salmon eggs, Fire Bait and PowerBait for rainbow trout.
Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. The lake has opened to boating and one of the courtesy boat docks is partially installed and useable.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was good using green garlic PowerBait and black and olive wooly buggers.
Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing continued slow this past week with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.
Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 123 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using wooly buggers and worms for trout.
Red River City Ponds: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 715 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was good using caddis dries and nymphs and poundmeisters for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using worms and salmon eggs. Fishing down river from Bernalillo and through the Albuquerque area was fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no other reports.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 52 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 39 cfs. Fishing was very good using worms, Fire Bait, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 73 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Springer Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.
Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, jig and minnow combinations, curly tail grubs and jerk baits for walleye. The jerk baits continued working best in the late evening hours. Fishing was fair using senkos, grubs and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using stink baits and prepared baits in shallow water for catfish. The surface water temp was in the mid 50s.