Fishing Report for Tuesday, Aug. 15

Dustin and Owyn Rhodes of Elkhart, Kansas, landed these trout along the Red River near the baseball field. (Chronicle 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:

  • Clayton Lake: Aaron Earle of Clayton caught an 8.5-pound channel catfish Aug. 12. He was using chicken liver.
  • Morphy Lake: Angelo Ortiz, 4, of El Pueblo, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout Aug. 7. He was using a worm under a bobber on his mini Spider Man rod.

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com and we may include your story in our next report. Include name, age, hometown, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

Northeast Fishing Report

Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver and worms for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports. Due to low water conditions, the boat ramp remains closed. 

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 13.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and Pistol Petes.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday below Costilla Dam was 65.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Silver Label Fire Bait, worms, Pistol Petes, Rooster Tails and Super Dupers for trout. 

Eagle Nest Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms, Panther Martins and Platte River specials. Fishing was very good using worms for perch. We had no reports on other species.

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

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was slow. Fishing pressure was extremely light. 

Lake Maloya: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, parachute Adams, elk hair caddis, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Fishing was good using worms for perch.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 85 cfs. Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, worms, stone flies, midge imitations for trout. 

Red River City Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 411 cfs. Fishing was good using elk hair caddis, bead-head wooly buggers, poundmeisters, copper John Barrs, Panther Martin spinners, Mepps spinners and night crawlers. Fishing was fair using streamers, spoons and spinners for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 34.2 cfs. Fishing was good using parachute Adams, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 22.6 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Peñasco on Monday was 26.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Ute Lake: Fishing was very good using liver, cut bait and prepared baits for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using jigging spoons for white bass. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the high 70s.