NEW MEXICO: N. East Lakes & Creeks – Trout fishing Fair Using Wooly Buggers

Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 37 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using small wooly buggers, Cimarron specials, flash back pheasant tails, copper John Barrs, elk hair caddis, small Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

Conchas Lake: The boat ramps are closed and will remain closed until water levels come up and are deemed safe for launching boats. Anglers may still launch nonmotorized craft such as canoes and kayaks. Fishing from the bank was slow to fair using minnows, spinner baits, nightcrawlers and worms for a mixed bag of walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and catfish. Try casting topwater lures in the morning hours for some good bass action.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs and small copper John Barrs.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Panther Martins, Arnies and Z Rays tipped with corn for kokanee and an occasional rainbow and northern pike. Anglers reported decent catches using light line rigs and lead line rigs to four colors. Fishing from the bank was fair using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for a mixed bag of rainbow trout and perch. Fishing for northern pike was slow to fair using swim baits, spoons and spinners.
Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, homemade dough baits, Pistol Petes, parachute adams and wooly buggers.

Los Pinos: Trout fishing through the regular waters was good using copper John Barrs, bead-head hares ears and salmon eggs.

Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was slow.

Morphy Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and worms.

Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 26 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs, flashback pheasant tails, prince nymphs, hoppers and small spinners.

Red River: Water flow below the hatchery was 39 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using green copper John Barrs, PMDs and poundmeisters. Anglers also reported some good caddis action in the evening hours.

Rio Costilla: Water flow as of Monday was 5.6 cfs. Anglers reported some good trout action in spite of the low water conditions. They were using parachute adams and small tan baby boy hoppers. The key to success was putting the leader not the fly line over the fish.

Rio Grande: The water flow Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 184 cfs. Fishing pocket water near the John Dunn Bridge was good for anglers using hoppers and black deer hair parachute ants. A few trout were also taken on worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait.

Rio Hondo: Water flow near Valdez on Monday was 16cfs. Trout fishing was fair using elk hair caddis and small hoppers in the evening hours.

Rio Mora: Water flow near Terrero on Monday was 6.9 cfs. Trout fishing was slow to fair using worms and small copper John Barrs.

Shuree Ponds: The water level on the ponds has been quite low and fishing was reported as slow.

Springer Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Storrie Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, corn and cheese. We had no reports on other species.

Ute Lake: Fishing was generally slow for all species. There were a few smallmouth bass and largemouth bass taken by anglers using crank baits and tubes. Anglers trolling crank baits picked up an occasional walleye and white bass. There was also some brief topwater action for white bass. Fishing for catfish was slow to fair using chicken liver and dough baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was around 75 degrees.

New Mexico
Dept of Game and Fish