Abiquiu Lake fishing for walleye was good in 15 to 20 feet of water on rock ledges. Due to low water levels, anglers are advised to use four-wheel drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.
Abiquiú Lake is has approximately 5000 surface acres in which about 2,000 acres of former Ghost Ranch land. It is the second of three dams constructed on the Chama River watershed between 1935 and 1972. Abiquiu Dam is one of our country’s highest earthfill dams. Towering 338 feet above the Rio Chama stream bed and stretching out 1,540 feet.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass are available in the reservoir as well as Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Kokanee Salmon, Channel Catfish with an occasional White Crappie, Bluegill, and Brown Trout being caught.
The lake has recreation facilities for picnicking, walking, swimming, boating and camping. Camping at Riana Campground include excellent facilities surrounded by red sandstone cliffs and mesas.