Fishing Report for Tuesday, May 9

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: Manuel Torres of Taos caught a 40-inch, 17.5-pound northern pike May 6 using a Panther Martin. Nicolas Sanchez, 19, of Los Lunas, caught a 33-inch,15-pound northern pike May 6 using a spoon in a rainbow trout color.
  • Lake Maloya: Adrian Mendez, 14, of Raton, caught a 27-inch, 7-pound rainbow trout May 7 using orange PowerBait.
  • Morphy Lake: Zara Bustos, 6, of Las Vegas, caught a 14.5-inch rainbow trout May 6 using a Panther Martin.
  • Ute Lake: Nic Lubera, 16, of Clovis, caught a 23-inch walleye May 7 using a live minnow. Monty Landcaster of Logan caught and released a 4.68-pound largemouth bass May 7.

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 below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 1.0 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using mosquitoes, Cimarron specials, wooly buggers, parachute Adams, parachute BWOs, bead-head hare’s ears, San Juan worms, Panther Martin spinners, worms and PowerBait. 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 a wide variety of PowerBait, Fire Balls, worms and spinners. 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. Kathryn Phillips reported great fishing over the weekend catching and releasing several trout in a few hours. She was using a bead-head prince nymph.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Berkley power eggs and worms for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing and fishing from anchored boats was good using PowerBait, strip leeches and wooly buggers for rainbow trout. Trolling for trout is picking up as some anglers did well trolling Panther Martin spinners and Platte River specials. Fishing for northern pike was fair to good using clousers, wooly buggers, zombie fox flies, spinners and swim baits. We had no other reports.

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was very good using PowerBait.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was reported as excellent as most anglers caught limits. They were using PowerBait, Pistol Petes, Fire Balls, Panther Martins, Kastmasters and a wide assortment of flies.

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

Morphy Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, spinners, PowerBait, worms and Gulp eggs for trout. Mike Schroetke reported very good to excellent fishing this past Friday. He was using spinners and took home of limit of 14 to 17-inch rainbow trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow near Pecos on Monday was 305 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using San Juan worms, small streamers, salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms for trout

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 202 cfs. Fishing was fair using poundmeisters, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Streamflow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 1,770 cfs. Trout fishing in the Taos area was fair despite 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 134 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 106 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs for trout.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jigs and minnows for walleye. The best reports came from anglers trolling crank baits. Fishing for white bass picked up a bit this past week. Best baits were crank baits, Kastmasters and grubs. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was very good using tubes, senkos, crank baits, jerk baits and spinner baits. Anglers finding the right brush did very well using minnows and small plastics for crappie. We had no other reports.