Fishing Report: Week of Nov. 6

Tim Urtiaga, owner of Eagle Nest Fly Shack & Lodge, caught this 46.75-inch, 27.1-pound Northern Pike at Eagle Nest Lake on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Eagle Nest Fly Shack & Lodge)

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:

Bluewater Lake: Evangeline Goodrich of Bluewater caught and released a 45-inch tiger muskie Nov. 4. She was using a large swim bait.

Elephant Butte Lake: Richie Dominguez of El Paso, Texas caught and released a walleye that measured approximately 36 inches Oct. 30. He was fishing at the dam site and using a while model A Bomber. Estevan Chavez of Casa Colorado caught and released a 4.61-pound largemouth bass Nov. 3.

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Northeast Fishing Report

  • Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.
  • Cimarron River: Stream flow near the town of Cimarron on Monday morning was 9.42 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.
  • Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.
  • Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using senkos, jigs, curly tail grubs, swim baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using spoons and blade baits for white bass and walleye. We had no reports on other species.
  • Costilla Creek: Mark your calendar to check this one out next spring.
  • Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was good using worms, PowerBait and small jigs for perch. Fishing was very good using worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls and spinners for rainbow trout. Several limits were reported. Fishing was slow to fair using in line spinners and worms for northern pike. Kokanee snagging was slow with just one 12-inch fish taken. We had no reports on other species.
  • Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout.
  • Fawn Lakes: Trout fishing was slow.
  • Gallinas River: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and worms for trout.
  • Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Lake Maloya: Fishing was fair to good using wooly buggers and Pistol Petes under a bubble, salmon peach and chartreuse PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
  • Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.
  • Monastery Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls, PowerBait and worms for trout.
  • Morphy Lake: Work has begun on the dam and the lake will remain closed through the end of the year.
  • Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos on Monday morning was 46.4 cfs. Fishing was good using copper John Barrs, prince nymphs, wooly worms, small gold spinners, worms and Fire Balls for brown and rainbow trout.
  • Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday morning was 41.8 cfs. Trout fishing below Questa was good using prince nymphs, Fire Balls and worms. Fishing at the hatchery pond was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms.
  • Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 199 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using prince nymphs, bead head hare’s ears, pheasant tails, Kastmasters, Panther Martins, Fisher Chick spinners, salmon eggs, PowerBait and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species.
  • Rio Hondo: Stream flow on Monday morning near Valdez was 6.85 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Rio Mora: Stream flow near Terrero on Monday morning was 9.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and worms for trout.
  • Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday morning was 11.8 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs and worms for trout.
  • Santa Cruz Reservoir: 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 slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
  • Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Ute Lake: Fishing was good using blade baits and spoons at 30 to 35 feet for white bass. Walleye fishing has picked up some and anglers found them at 35 to 50 feet. Most were caught by anglers using silver blade baits. A few smallmouth bass and largemouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits and jigs. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.

 

Northwest Fishing Report

  • Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 300 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs.
  • Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using large swim bait for tiger muskie. Fishing was good using night crawlers, hot dogs and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure has been light.
  • Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls.
  • Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 107 cfs and 102 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs, copper John Barrs, and wooly worms and for brown and rainbow trout. Anglers using worms also reported catching a few perch. Fishing below Abiquiu was good using worms, salmon eggs and small bead head nymphs for trout.
  • Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow. Fishing pressure was light.
  • Fenton Lake: Fishing was fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait, worms, gold and silver spinners, black wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout.
  • Heron Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and roe sacs for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light.
  • Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez near the town of Jemez on Monday morning was 19.1 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez and the East Fork was fair to good using worms, copper John Barrs and salmon eggs for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other streams.
  • Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.
  • Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow for all species.
  • Manzano Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
  • Navajo Lake: HOT SPOT FOR KOKANEE SNAGGING: Mathew Medina reported that he and Ambyre Medina of Albuquerque had their limits within 1.5 hours on Nov. 4 and many other anglers had the same success. Fishing was fair to good using roe sacs for trout. Fishing was fair to good using jig and grub combinations, senkos and worms for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits, crank baits and jigs for northern pike. Designated no-wake areas are closed from Oct. 1 through Nov. 8.
  • San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • San Juan River: Stream flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 324 cfs. Fishing was very good using RS2 flys, zebra midges, small bead head pheasant tails, black ants, red annelids and small egg patterns for brown and rainbow trout. Through the bait waters, trout fishing was good using worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls, egg patterns and small gold spoons.
  • Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Tingley Beach: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.
  • Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest Fishing Report

  • Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.
  • Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for catfish We had no reports on other species.
  • Caballo Lake: Fishing continued to be slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.
  • Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using spoons, curly tail grubs and blade baits for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow but a few were caught by anglers using jigs and spinnerbaits. Fishing was good using chicken liver, night crawlers, shrimp and cut bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.
  • Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 158 cfs. Fishing was good using small zebra midges and copper John Barrs for trout.
  • Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
  • Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
  • Percha Dam: Fishing was slow for all species.
  • Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
  • Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.10 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using liver and worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
  • Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Young Pond: Fishing was slow for all species.

Southeast Fishing Report

  • Alto Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
  • Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
  • Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday morning was 14.3 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.
  • Blue Hole Park Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until the spring of 2020.
  • Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout.
  • Brantley Lake: Fishing was fair to good using jig and grub combinations, crank baits and spoons for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, beef liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
  • Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.
  • Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
  • Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.
  • Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
  • Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms and PowerBait for trout.
  • Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and small spoons for trout. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
  • Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Lake Van: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. Fishing was good using night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
  • Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
  • Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday morning was .25 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Ruidoso River: Stream flow on Monday morning at Hollywood was 34.9 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.
  • Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs, swim baits, senkos and spinnerbaits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species.
  • Sumner Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.