Fishing Report for Tuesday, May 16

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: Jonathan Lopez caught a 22-inch rainbow trout May 13 using rainbow PowerBait.
  • Fenton Lake: Christina Romero, 9, of Albuquerque, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout May 13 using PowerBait.
  • Gravel Pit Lakes: Olivia Radasa, 2, of Mora, caught her first brown trout May 13 using worms.
  • Storrie Lake: Mike Barela of Las Vegas caught a 33.5-inch, 15.5-pound catfish May 13. He was using PowerBait.

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 We may include your story in our next  report. For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

Northeast Fishing Report

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 93 cfs and the water was murky. Trout fishing was fair using gold spinners, worms and salmon eggs. 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 using salmon peach PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was very good using small bead-head nymphs, worms and salmon eggs.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and small spoons for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing and fishing from anchored boats was good using PowerBait. Anglers trolling for trout did well trolling using Arnie’s, Panther Martins and Platte River specials. A few trout were also caught by anglers using wooly buggers and Pistol Petes. Fishing was fair using worms for perch. We had no other reports.

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, Pistol Petes, Kastmasters and Panther Martins.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, Fire Balls, Panther Martins, Kastmasters, wooly buggers, damsel flies and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow to fair using spoons, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 317 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 2,610 cfs. Trout fishing in the Taos area was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using spoons and weighted wooly buggers.  We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 161 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 168 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait, large streamers and large spinners for northern pike. We had no reports on other species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn and Fire Balls for trout up to 16 inches. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, liver and stink bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Ute Lake: Fishing was fair using bottom bouncer spinner minnow combinations at about 20 feet for walleye. Fishing for white bass was slow. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good using tubes, senkos, worms and grubs. Fishing was good using live minnows for crappie. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.