NEW MEXICO: Trout Fishing was Fair Using Power Bait & Wax Worms

Conchas Lake:
Fishing pressure was light again this past week and fishing was slow for all species. Anglers who wish to do so can still launch boats from the Cannon Cove area.

Eagle Nest Lake:
As of this past Saturday the ice thickness was 15 to 16 inches. Fishing was fair to good using worms for perch. Fishing for trout was fair using ice jigs, worms and Power Bait. A few northern pike were caught by anglers using ice jigs.

Lake Maloya:
Ice conditions over the weekend ranged from a depth of 10 to 12 inches. Fishing was good using homemade dough baits, salmon eggs and ice jigs for trout.

Manzano Lake:
Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait and wax worms.

Rio Grande:
The water flow Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 360 cfs. Ice affected flow readings farther upstream. Trout fishing was fair to good using bead-head pheasant tails, salmon eggs and worms. We had no reports on other species.

Stubblefield Lake:
The lake has reopened with a new agreement reached with the Vermejo Conservancy District. However, with the current low water conditions, fishing is discouraged at this time.

Ute Lake:
Fishing pressure was light this past week. A few white bass were taken by one angler who was fishing deep with jigging spoons. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the high 30s.

New Mexico
Game & Fish