NEW MEXICO: Crappie Fishing Fair Around Juniper Roots Using Jigs

Jemez River, East Fork, Guadalupe and San Antonio
– Flow on the Jemez River is 58 cfs. Currently the Rio Fire hasn’t officially closed any of the areas we typically fish except the Rio de las Vacas near the Chaparral Girl Scout Camp. The fire is about one mile southwest of Chaparral. Runoff is pretty much done over in the Jemez as a whole. The Rio de las Vacas / Guadalupe drainage still has a little murk to the water, but is at a wadeable level and fishing is fair. No reports of hatching stoneflies just yet, but it should start on the lower Guadalupe and Jemez River in a week or so. A dry fly dropper rig with No. 16-18 deep six caddis or a No. 18 psycho may in olive should pick up most of them. Stonefly nymphs on the lower Jemez and Guadalupe will also work. Some of the gullible fish are taking small dries like a parachute pheasant tail or a parachute Adams. Good reports on the East Fork and San Antonio up from Highway 126. The East Fork was stocked with 280 rainbow trout two weeks ago; The Rio Las Vacas was stocked with 1,050 rainbow trout two weeks ago; The San Antonio was stocked with 640 rainbow trout two weeks ago; and the Seven Spring Brood Pond was stocked with 280 rainbow trout two weeks ago.

Metro Drainages
– Trout fishing is reported as slow for trout on all methods.

Bluewater Lake
– Fishing is reported as slow for trout when using Power Bait from shore. The tiger muskies are fishing fair to good with a 40-inch fish taken last week. Also catfish are reported as good with a 20-pounder taken last week.

Cochiti Lake
– Water temps are in the low 60s. The east day use area is open. Fishing is reported as good for bass when using spinners and crank baits. Catfish are fishing fair using chicken liver and worms. Crappie are also fishing fair around root balls of juniper when using jigs.

Fenton Lake
– The lake is fishing good for trout using Power Bait and salmon eggs. The Cebolla River above the lake is fishing good for trout. Many anglers catching fish with most methods working. The lake was stocked with 2,496 rainbow trout last week.

Tingley Beach
– Trout fishing in the Tingley Beach children’s and central ponds has been fair. Winter trout stocking at Tingley has ended and we are looking forward to catfish stockings in time for the summer holidays. There are nice bass in the children’s ponds. Fair reports from fly-rod anglers at the catch and release pond using bunny leeches and egg patterns. The central pond was stocked last week with 220 triploid rainbow trout.

New Mexico
Dept of Game & Fish

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