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Northeast
Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, Pistol Petes tipped with worm and grasshoppers for rainbow trout. We had no reports on perch.
Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 27 cfs. Trout fishing was good using zebra midges, stimulators, elk hair caddis, brassies, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes.
Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using Power Bait and spinners for trout. Matt Baumann of Albuquerque did well over the weekend, catching several trout while using spinners. A few bullheads were caught by anglers using worms. Fishing for all other species was slow. The boat ramp is now open.

Conchas Lake: The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground ramp. Reports this week were about the same as last as fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jerk baits, spinner baits and topwater lures for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using deep diving crank baits and bottom bouncer night crawler rigs. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits and Kastmasters for big white bass. Fishing for catfish was fair using shrimp, liver and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.
Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, Power Bait, hoppers, bead-head prince nymphs and parachute adams.
Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, salmon peach Power Bait, bead-head nymphs and Pistol Petes.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was slow for some and slow to fair for others fishing for trout. Best baits were spinners tipped with Power Bait while trolling and Power Bait for anglers fishing from the bank. Anglers trolling picked up an occasional northern pike. Fishing was fair to good using worms for perch. Fishing for kokanee was slow. The 21st annual Fish Fest will be Sept. 21 through Sept. 29. For more information, call 575-377-6941.
Gallinas River: Trout fishing was fair using hoppers, salmon eggs and worms.
Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was good in the early morning and evening hours using Power Bait and Pistol Petes. Most of the fish caught were in the 9- to 12-inch range with the exception of one 3-pound plus rainbow caught early last week.
Los Pinos: Trout fishing was good using attractor patterns, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and worms.
Manzano Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, spinners and Pistol Petes.
Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was good using bead-head prince nymphs, salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Morphy Lake: Trout fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using Power Bait and worms. The boat ramp remains closed due to low water conditions.
Nutrias Lakes: Trout fishing was fair using spinners, parachute adams, Pistol Petes and worms.
Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 22 cfs. The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. Trout fishing on the Pecos was good using salmon eggs, bead-head wooly buggers, bead-head prince nymphs, copper John Barrs, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing on the Mora was good using worms and wooly buggers.
Red River: Water flow near the hatchery Monday was 38 cfs. Trout fishing was good using poundmeisters, bead-head prince nymphs, night crawlers, Power Bait and salmon eggs.
Rio Costilla: Water flow below Costilla Dam on Monday was 24 cfs. Trout fishing was good using tricos, light colored sparkle duns and small hoppers.
Rio Grande: Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 210 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using poundmeisters, copper John Barrs, worms and spinners. Andrew Orlicky of Albuquerque hooked and landed a nice 19-inch rainbow in the bridge area. He was using worms. We had no reports on other species.
Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 14 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Pueblo: Water flow near Penasco on Monday was 2.8 cfs. Fishing was slow.
Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Springer Lake: Fishing pressure has been very light due to extremely low water conditions and fishing was slow for all species.
Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Ute Lake: White bass fishing picked up this past week as several limits were taken by anglers trolling shallow running crank baits. Most of the white bass were cruising about six feet below the surface. Fishing was fair using topwater lures in the morning hours for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few catches reported by anglers using crank baits and worm harness rigs. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.

Northwest
Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using topwater lures, crank baits, jerk baits and tubes for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow but there were a few taken by anglers using bottom-bouncer worm rigs and fishing deep. A few rainbow trout were taken by anglers using Power Bait and spinners. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.
Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 111 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, in-line spinners and gold and silver spoons for tiger musky. Most of the fish were in the 30-inch class or smaller. Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use bait fish at this lake.
Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was good using worms, Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and Power Bait. Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 101 cfs and 302 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using wooly buggers, bead-head prince nymphs, copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and worms for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using copper John Barrs, bead-head hare’s ears, night crawlers and spinners.
Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Fenton Lake: Trout fishing was slow. Cooler temps this week may improve water and fishing conditions at the lake.
Heron Lake: The only boat ramp open is the primitive ramp in the Ridge Rock area. Boaters are able to launch but advised to use caution. Launching with four wheel drive vehicles is recommended. Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light.
Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Jemez Waters: The Jemez River was flowing at 11 cfs on Monday morning and was recently stocked. Fishing on the upper and lower Cebolla was very slow for anglers this past week. Fishing on the Valles Caldera was best on the nonrainy days on the East Fork. The best reports were still coming from anglers fishing near the head waters. They were using hoppers. The portion of the San Antonio on the Valles Caldera will reopen for fishing on Sept. 18. For information on fishing the Valles Caldera visit www.vallescaldera.gov.
Laguna del Campo: Trout fishing was fair to good using spinners, Pistol Petes, worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Navajo Lake: Fishing was very good using tubes, crank baits and topwater lures for smallmouth bass. Scott and Michael Whitney had a great time with smallmouth bass last Wednesday. They caught 65 bass with just under a 2-pound average. They found the fish very active in shallow water. We had two other very similar reports. Fishing for northern pike was slow with just a few taken by anglers using crank baits and spinner baits. We had no reports on kokanee.
San Gregorio: We had no reports from anglers this week.
San Juan River: Water flow below Navajo Dam on Monday was 560 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using RS2s, bunny leeches, parachute adams, UFOs, cream midge larva and barbless spinners. Fishing through the bait waters was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, worms, Panther Martins and jerk baits.
Santa Cruz Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. The boat ramp has been closed and the water level is about 30 feet below the spillway.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central Pond and Youth Pond was fair to good using hot dogs, shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Southwest
Bear Canyon: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bill Evans Lake: Fishing for bass was slow with just a few taken by anglers using tubes, craws and topwater lures. We had reports of a 10-pound-plus largemouth caught this past week but were unable to obtain the details. Fishing was fair using hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using shrimp and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on catfish or crappie. One lane remained open at the main boat ramp.
Elephant Butte: Fishing slowed some over the weekend as most anglers reported tough fishing for white and black bass. A few white bass were caught by anglers using white crank baits, grubs and minnows. A few small smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits and tubes. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using shrimp, night crawlers, liver and white crank baits. We had no reports on other species. The Monticello, Rock Canyon and Dam Site boat ramps remain closed due to low water conditions.
Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using hot dogs, liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 207 cfs. Fishing on the West Fork was fair to good using wooly buggers, ants and small copper John Barrs for trout and an occasional smallmouth bass. We had no reports from the main Gila.
Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week. As the rains and runoff in the area subside, the lake level will drop making it increasingly more difficult to fish and the project to improve the dam and spillway will continue.
Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Quemado Lake: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, worms and Pistol Petes. We had no reports on other species.
Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday morning was 6.4 cfs. Fishing was good using corn for carp. We had no reports on other species.
Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers.

Southeast
Bataan Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 2.1 cfs. Fishing was slow.
Blue Hole Park Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week. The pond was recently stocked with trout and should provide some decent action.
Bonito Lake: Closed.
Bosque Redondo: Fishing was fair using night crawlers, liver and dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. .
Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species. Check these lakes out during the winter trout stocking.
Brantley Lake: Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
El Rito Creek: Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms and copper John Barrs.
Eunice Lake: Fishing was good using worms, hot dogs and liver for catfish.
Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using shrimp, hot dogs, night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish.
Grindstone Reservoir: Hot spot for trout: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout. Several anglers reported catching limits over the weekend. We had no reports on other species.
Jal Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and hot dogs for catfish.
Lake Van: Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers, liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good using shrimp and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Anglers are reminded that there is a 2-fish limit on channel catfish.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 116 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.
Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Ruidoso on Monday was 5 cfs. Trout fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs, worms and small bead-head prince nymphs.
Santa Rosa Lake: The main boat ramp has reopened to no wake boating and the lake level continues to rise. Fishing was fair using night crawlers, shrimp and liver for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow.
Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow with the exception of a few carp and small catfish caught by anglers using night crawlers and worms. We had no reports on other species. Due to low water levels the main boat ramp closed Monday. The east side ramp remains open.

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