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Catches of the week:
• Lake Alice: Nancy Sanchez of Raton caught a 21.75-inch rainbow trout April 19 using rainbow PowerBait.
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Northeast Fishing Report
Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 12 cfs. Trout fishing was good using worms, salmon peach PowerBait, Panther Martin spinners, San Juan worms and copper John Barrs. Rick Aguilar caught a mixed bag limit of trout April 21. He was using a black body, gold blade Panther Martin. 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 fair using garlic PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs.
Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was very good using small bead-head nymphs, worms and salmon eggs.
Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for rainbow trout up to 20 inches. A few trout were also caught by anglers trolling spinners on light tackle. Fishing was fair to good using big streamers, jointed Rapalas and spinners for northern pike. We had no other reports. 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 and rainbow PowerBait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes and Panther Martin spinners.
Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was very good using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, Joe’s flies, spinners and spoons.
Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.
Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 212 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Red River City Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,960 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was slow.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 106 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 106 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs for trout.
Springer Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and large Mepps spinners for northern pike. Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was sporadic at best with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.
Ute Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Model A Bombers, Flicker Shad and Strike King crank baits on the Canadian arm for walleye. Fishing was fair using senkos, curly tail grubs, swim baits and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using stink bait for catfish. Fishing for crappie was slow to fair using minnows. The surface water temp stayed in the low 60s.