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NEW MEXICO: Jackson Lake – Trout Fishing is Fair Using Power Bait

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Chama River – No read on flow due to ice on the upper stretches. Below El Vado Lake the flow is 186 cfs and the flow below Abiquiu Lake is 236 cfs. The Chama below El Vado dam has the most consistent good fishing on the Chama. The stretch downstream of the village of Chama into El Vado reservoir is slowing down. The release out of El Vado is murky but fishable. The stretch below Abiquiu Dam is fishing good and the water clarity is getting better.

San Juan River – Upper section – Catch and Release flow is 475 cfs. Midges are hatching all day long. At the moment they are very small, midge pupa and larvae, size 22 to 28, gray, black, chocolate, cream and olive have been best. The hatch is strongest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Try fishing BWO’s from 1 to 5 p.m. The hatch is getting lighter as winter is here but the fish are still looking for them. Dark or light gray, brown and olive have been the best colors in a size 20 and 22. Both dry and wet patterns. Back to black and brown midges in the evenings. Bunny leaches are great attractors in brown, black, purple, and white. It is the time of year for eggs and larvae. Orange, peach and pink have been the best colors for eggs. Fish a red or orange larva behind it.

Abiquiu Lake – Fishing is slow for all species.

Jackson Lake – Trout fishing is reported as fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms from shore.

Lake Farmington – Trout fishing is reported as fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. Best success is reported close to the dam. The lake was stocked with 2,999 rainbow trout last week.

Morgan Lake – Fishing for bass is reported as slow to fair when using crank baits and various plastics.

Navajo Lake – Trout fishing continues to be fair to good from the dam using spinners and streamers.

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NEW MEXICO: Power Bait, Worms & Spinners Tipped with Corn Working Well

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Animas River – The flow is 417 cfs. The river is fishing fair for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

Chama River – Upper section flow is 30 cfs. Below El Vado, the flow is 598 cfs. The upper Chama in the Sargent Wildlife area has the most consistent good fishing on the Chama as a whole. The stretch flowing downstream of the village of Chama into El Vado reservoir is low and the water temps are high making fishing very slow. The river below El Vado is open within Cooper’s El Vado Ranch. Big nymphs dead drifted and finished with a swing or stripping streamers is the way to go there. The stretch below Abiquiu Dam typically won’t really fish well until autumn when irrigators aren’t calling for water. The river above El Vado was stocked with 753 rainbow trout last week.

San Juan River – Upper section – Catch and Release flow is 493 cfs Fishing is good but fly choices have become smaller with the lower and clear water. In the mornings, use a red midge larva as your point fly and trail a size #24-26 black or gray midge pupa like a UV flash midge emerger. As the afternoon progresses, change your flies to baetis, such as a gray or chocolate RS2 or foam wing emerger. Small #16-18 ants fished along the banks are also bringing up fish. The PMD hatch on the lower river is waning but, there are some still around from Simon downstream.

Abiquiu Lake– Fishing is slow for all species including walleye with a few smaller-sized fish being caught. Some smallmouth bass have been reported but at best it is hit and miss for them. Catfish are reported as slow but a few bigger fish have been taken in the coves with stink bait and liver.

El Vado Lake – Fishing is slow due to a lot of recreational traffic on the water.

Heron Lake– Fishing is fair for trout from the bank and trolling. Most success has been by Willow Creek along the channel into the lake. Power Bait, worms and spinners tipped with corn are working well. Salmon fishing is good when trolling double whammies, Kokanee Killers and Panther Martins tipped with corn and garlic Power Bait in 20 to 30 feet of water. Best fishing is around Rattlesnake Island and on the east side of the main lake.

Jackson Lake – Trout fishing is reported as fair to good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. Spinners with gold blades are reported working well on the back side of the lake.

Lake Farmington – Trout fishing is reported as fair to good by the spillway using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

Navajo Lake – Salmon are reported as good to excellent using double whammies, super dupers and z-ray in 60 feet of water. Best fishing is from the dam to Francis Canyon. Northern pike are still hitting and reported as good. Try using xr-14 or f-18 lures in the afternoons. Top water gear is working in the mornings. No report on other species.

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NEW MEXICO: Bait fishermen Try Spinners, Salmon Eggs or Power Bait

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Cimarron River
-Flows below Eagle Nest Dam are 45 cfs and 42 cfs near Cimarron. It is irrigation season and the releases out of Eagle Nest Lake are have varied from 20 cfs to the current level of 45 cfs. The flows are a little high making for tougher fishing in the upper reaches around Tolby campground. There is a little more room the farther downstream you go. Dark midges and baetis nymphs like tungsten WD40s, black psycho Mays, chocolate Johnny flashes, and black zebra midges on a nymph rig or dry / dropper would be good choices. The river was stocked with 1,695 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago and the gravel pit lakes were stocked two weeks ago with 279 triploid rainbow trout.

Red River
– Flows at Questa 36 cfs and 60 cfs below the hatchery. Fishing is fair to good for rainbows below the hatchery with bead-head nymphs and various flies. Bait fishermen might try spinners, salmon eggs or Power Bait. Upper river is starting to turn on using the same methods but fishing is a bit slower. The river below Questa was stocked with 2,099 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago.

Rio Grande
– Flows are 253 cfs near Cerro and 399 cfs below the Taos Junction Bridge. Dry fly fishing has slowed, but nymph fishing is still good depending on clarity. Currently the visibility is about a foot. Best chance at dry fly fishing is in the evenings provided the wind isn’t howling. Trout fishing is reported as good at Pilar, the Hondo and Red River confluences. Pike and bass have been reported as fair. The Pike are fishing better in the upper stretches of the river when using red and white lures. The bass are fishing better in the lower stretches when using spinners and various plastics. The river was stocked with 2,764 triploid rainbow trout last week.

Rio Hondo
– Flows are at 34 cfs. Lower section at confluence with Rio Grande is best. Trout are slow to fair with various flies, spinners and worms.

Rio Pueblo
– Flows are at 66 cfs and there is no report this week. The river was stocked with 841 triploid rainbow trout last week.

Charette Lakes
– Fishing is reported as fair with some trout being landed in the range of 9 to 20 inches. Power Bait is the choice from the bank and when trolling use small perch baits in green and orange. The lower lake was stocked with 788 triploid rainbow trout last week.

Clayton Lake
– Fishing for trout is reported as good to excellent with limits being taken on Power Bait and worms. Fish are averaging 10 inches with some up to 15. The lake was stocked with 2,797 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago.

Eagle Nest Lake
– Boat ramps are open but docks are not in. Fishing for trout and perch is reported as good form shore. No reports on trolling light pressure Best bet is to use roe, Power Bait and salmon eggs. Water temps are still cold and fly fishing is reported as slow for now.
Lake Alice and Lake Maloya– Fishing is reported as good on both lakes using corn and worms for stocker-sized trout. Lake Alice was stocked with 349 triploid rainbow trout and Lake Maloya was stocked with 2,100 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago.

Maxwell Lakes
– Lake No. 13 is reported as off and on with an occasional trout landed. Some fish are large — up to 24 inches. Best success is reported using Power Bait, worms and spinners. The lake was stocked two weeks ago with 1,401 triploid rainbow trout last week.

Springer Lakes
– Fishing is reported as fair for small pike up to 26 inches on cranks and rattle traps.

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COLORADO: Trout are Picking Up Off Lures and Power Bait

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Barr Lake

Channel catfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, rainbow trout, walleye, bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie are found at Barr Lake.

Rainbow trout were stocked in the lake in March and April. Fish from the shore or from a boat on the north side of the lake. No fishing is allowed in the wildlife refuge and on the Barr Lake dam.

Trout are picking up off lures and Power Bait from the boat ramp area. Fishing from boats is slow.

Also from shore, channel catfish, yellow perch, crappie, bluegill, and both largemouth and smallmouth bass have been caught near the boat ramp area.

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