Fishing Report for Tuesday, May 2

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: Kevin Farinelli of Eagle Nest caught and released a 24.5-inch rainbow trout April 30 using a shack special fly.

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Northeast Fishing Report

Cimarron River: Stream fCimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 3.6 cfs. Trout fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, Panther Martin spinners, 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 good using garlic PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs. The 25th Annual Children’s Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, May 13. For more information, contact the Cimarron Canyon State Park office at (575) 377-6271. 

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls from the bank for rainbow trout. Fishing from boats was fair to good for anglers trolling spinners. A few northern pike were caught by anglers using jointed Rapalas and big streamers. We had no other reports. 

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

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was very good using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, spinners and spoons. 

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

Morphy Lake: Fishing was good using wooly buggers, Pistol Petes, spinners, PowerBait, worms and Gulp eggs for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 137 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using poundmeisters, copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

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 1,370 cfs. Trout fishing in the Taos area was fair in spite of the high flows. Anglers did best using caddis nymphs. Fishing in Albuquerque area was fair using cut bait and liver for catfish. We had no other reports. 

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 55 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 61 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for trout. 

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Peñasco on Monday was 73 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: Open for the season July 1. 

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and large Mepps spinners for northern pike to 36 inches. 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 good trolling crank baits for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair using minnows for crappie. We had no other reports.