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NEW MEXICO: East Central – Chicken Liver will Also Catch Fish

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Conchas Lake

– Reports of walleye fishing picking up. Fish are being found in 20 feet of water and moving deeper with the warming water. Fish are hitting jigs with worms and minnows. Some bass are being taken off points and structure. No report on what they are hitting. Catfish are reported as fair using trot lines baited with liver and stink bait.

Santa Rosa Lake

– Walleye are reported as fair to slow, although many are small. Bass are fair to slow. Best bet is to try downsized crank baits and soft plastics around the points and on the flats. Catfish are fishing well using minnows and cut bait along the warmer water in the coves.

Storrie Lake

– Fishing is good for trout using Power Bait, with many limits taken. Catfish are fair to good with chicken liver.

Ute Lake

– Walleye are reported as good when using crank baits in 3 to 6 feet of water containing thick brush and trolling over thick brush in 12 to 18 feet of water. If you are not in the brush, chances are you will not catch a walleye. Smallmouth bass are reported as good. Whacky rigged Senkos or a real nightcrawler will catch smallies in 15 to 20 feet of water on the edges of the 8 to 10 foot flats. Also catching large bluegills doing the same thing. Largemouth bass are reported as good. The morning bite in the back of the coves is best. Frogs are a good pick and rattle baits are also working well. Crappie are reported as slow. White bass are hit and miss, with some reports of limits taken. When you can find them, the action is non-stop. Channel cats are reported as fair using stink baits in 10 to 30 feet of water. Chicken liver will also catch fish.

New Mexico
Dept of Game & Fish


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NEW MEXICO: East Central – Bass Are Everywhere, Try Downsized Crank Baits & Soft Plastics

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Santa Rosa Lake
– Same as last week, largemouth bass were active around brush and large structures, try flipping tubes and jigs into them. Walleye are reported as good, although many are small. Bass are everywhere; try downsized crank baits and soft plastics around the points and on the flats. Crappie, up to 1.4 pounds, are hitting just about everything presented to them. Best bites came from tubes in the main creek channel off the bluffs. Catfish are very active as well using minnows and cut bait.

Storrie Lake
– Fishing is good for trout using Power Bait, with many limits taken.  Catfish are fair to good with chicken liver.

Sumner Lake
– Fishing is good for walleye along the Eastern Bluffs and near the mouth of the Alamogordo Arm trolling white and fire tiger crank baits and rattle-traps 8-12 ft. Fair for largemouth and smallmouth casting white crank baits along coves and structure 2-5 ft. Good for white bass using a variety of plastic worms, spoons and crank baits. Fair for channel cat below the dam on the Pecos River, also on the West shoreline south of the Main boat ramp using chicken liver. No reports on crappie.

Ute Lake
– Fishing is good to excellent. Walleye are fishing good to excellent trolling crank baits over brush in 10-15 feet of water or try crawlers in 17-22 feet of water. White Bass are fishing fair. Large and Small mouth bass are reported as excellent and are hitting most anything thrown at them.  For the smallies, try the top water early in the mornings and Senkos whacky rigged later in the day. The largemouth are on their beds in 4-6 feet of water. Crappie are fishing good up the Canadian around rock and brush and in the main lake coves using minnows in 2-4 feet of water. Catfish are good in 2-8 feet of water with chicken liver or stink bait. Fish near the reeds and brush for best results.

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