Fishing Report for Tuesday, March 7

Paul Gonzales of Las Vegas, New Mexico, caught this 24.4-inch cutthroat trout using a spinner at Morphy Lake on March 4

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:

Eagle Nest Lake: Andrew Gonzales, of Eagle Nest, caught a 22-inch rainbow trout March 5. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.

Morphy Lake: Paul Gonzales, of Las Vegas, caught a 24.5-inch, 6.5-pound cutthroat trout March 2. He was using a spinner.

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Cimarron RiverStream flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was .20 cfs. A section of the river has been closed due to a fuel spill. The closed area starts a mile marker 291 and goes to the Perryville Day use area. Anglers are asked to steer clear of the area.

Eagle Nest Lake: As of this past weekend, there was plenty of open water for fishing from the bank. Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and PowerBait. We had no reports on other species. For updated conditions, call the state park office at (575) 377-1594. 

Lake Alice: Fishing was fair using Panther Martin spinners for trout up to 12 inches. Fishing pressure was light. 

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was reported as good. Anglers having the best luck were using Colorado spoons and brown bead-head wooly buggers. 

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was fair using chartreuse and salmon peach Power Bait and Kastmasters for trout. 

Morphy Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and spinners.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 44 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Opened for the season March 1. We had no reports.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 632 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms and spoons. Fishing in the Corrales and Bernalillo area was fair using spinner baits and night crawlers for largemouth bass and night crawlers and liver for catfish. We had no other reports. 

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 15 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using bead-head hares ear nymphs, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was reported as sporadic this past week with some anglers reporting just one or two trout while others reported catching limits. Best baits were salmon eggs and PowerBait. 

Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Sling Blades and jig and grub combinations for walleye at 20 to 25 feet. Fishing was fair using finesse worms and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. The surface water temp was in the upper 40s.



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