Fishing Report for Tuesday, April 18

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:

Rio Grande: Leonel Mata, 8, of Odessa, Texas, caught a 21-inch walleye April 16. It was  his first ever walleye and he was using night crawlers.

Springer Lake: Chantal Davis of Wagon Mound, caught a 7-pound catfish and two  northern pike April 11. She was using cut bait.

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Northeast Fishing Report

Cimarron RiverStream  flow below Eagle Nest Lake on  Monday was 8.1 cfs. Trout fishing was good using worms, salmon eggs, spinners, red San Juan worms and copper  John Barrs. 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 garlic PowerBait,   worms and gold and black Panther Martins.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing was good using salmon eggs, corn, worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers trolling spinners on light tackle. The lake has opened to boating and one of the courtesy boat docks is partially installed and useable. 

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was very good using garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, Panther Martins and Super Dupers. 

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was excellent using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, wooly buggers, Pistol Petes, Joe’s flies, spinners and spoons. 

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 189 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 1,220 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was slow to fair using weighted worms, wooly buggers and poundmeisters for trout. We had no other reports. 

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 85 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 88 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. 

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait for northern pike. Fishing was fair using cut bait and night crawlers for catfish. 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 jig and minnow combinations and curly tail grubs for walleye. Fishing was fair using 4-inch worms, curly tail grubs and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using stink bait for catfish. The surface water temp was in the high 50s to low 60s.