Fishing & Stocking Report: Sept. 8, 2015

From the New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish website:

Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday below Eagle Nest was 22 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, brassies, San Juan worms and elk hair caddis flies for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was fair using olive and grey elk hair caddis flies, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms for perch. Fishing for trout was slow to fair using PowerBait, spinners and Platte River specials. We had no reports on kokanee or northern pike. The 23rd annual Fish Fest will be held Sept. 19-27. For more information, call 575-377-6941.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was slow for all species.

Morphy Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 62 cfs. Fishing was good using poundmeisters, red and orange stimulators, San Juan worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Costilla: Stream flow on Monday near Costilla was 68 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 339 cfs. Fishing above the John Dunn Bridge was good using streamers and spinners for northern pike. Fishing in the Pilar area was fair using streamers and zonkers for smallmouth bass. Trout fishing was good using wooly buggers, San Juan worms, Fisher Chick spinners, poundmeisters, salmon eggs and night crawlers. We had no reports on northern pike.

Shuree Ponds: Fishing was fair to good using wooly buggers, elk hair caddis and parachute Adams flies and spinners for trout.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and night crawlers for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using chicken liver, night crawlers and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was good using earth worms and night crawlers for bluegill. Fishing was fair using spoons and blade baits for schooling white bass at 25 feet. Anglers reported the white bass were suspended over about 40 feet of water. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow with just a few caught by anglers using top water lures. Fishing for walleye was slow. The surface water temp was in the mid to upper 70s.

This fishing report, provided by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, 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?

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