New Mexico Fishing Report November 2005

New Mexico Fishing Report November 2005

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers.

Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

NORTHEAST AREA

CANJILON LAKES: No reports.

CIMARRON RIVER: Fishing is fair for brown and rainbow trout.

CLAYTON LAKE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout, catfish and black bass.

COCHITI LAKE: Fishing is fair for white and black bass as well as an occasional pike. Fishing pressure is still very light. No reports on other species.

CONCHAS LAKE: Fishing is fair for crappie from the marina and in the North Island area. Fishing is fair for white bass on crankbaits. Walleye fishing is slow, with a few fish caught in 40 feet of water. No reports on other species.

COYOTE CREEK: Fishing is slow-to-fair for rainbow trout using small spinners, salmon eggs and worms.

EAGLE NEST LAKE: Fishing is good trolling for rainbow trout as well as from the bank on powerbait. Fishing is good for perch on worms. Salmon snagging is still slow.

HOPEWELL LAKE: Fishing is slow-to-fair for rainbow trout.

MONASTERY LAKE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout on powerbait, salmon eggs and nightcrawlers.

MORPHY LAKE: Fishing is slow-to-fair for rainbow trout.

PECOS RIVER: Fishing is fair-to-good for brown and rainbow trout on small bead head woolly buggers, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. Best hours are midday and afternoon.

RED RIVER: Fishing is slow-to-fair for brown and rainbow trout.

RIO GRANDE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout and a few browns. Anglers are also catching an occasional northern pike.

SPRINGER LAKE: No reports.

STORRIE LAKE: No reports.

STUBBLEFIELD: No reports.

UTE LAKE: Fishing is very good for largemouth bass in the 4-5 pound class on crankbaits. Fishing is fair for white bass and smallmouth bass on slab spoons in 15 to 25 feet of water. Walleye fishing is slow. No reports on other species

NORTHWEST AREA

ABIQUIU LAKE: No reports.

BLUEWATER LAKE: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout from the bank, slow for catfish.

CHAMA RIVER: Water flow below El Vado is 250 cfs as of November 8. The water is still murky. Trout fishing has been fair. Best baits were nightcrawlers and powerbait. Below Abiquiu, fishing has been fair-to-good for trout in the quality waters.

EL VADO LAKE: No reports.

FENTON LAKE: Fishing is slow-to-fair for rainbow and cutthroat trout on powerbait, salmon eggs and nightcrawlers.

HERON LAKE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout from the bank on powerbait and various lures. Fishing is slow for lake trout.

JACKSON LAKE: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout.
JEMEZ WATERS:
Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbows, browns and cutthroats on small bead head wooly buggers, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs.

LAKE FARMINGTON: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout.
NAVAJO LAKE:
Fishing is slow-to-fair for most species. Salmon snagging has slowed down signficantly.

SAN JUAN RIVER: Fishing in the quality waters is very good on pheasant tails, floating RS2s, scintillas, San Juan worms and red larvae. Fishing is good in the bait waters on nightcrawlers, salmon eggs and spinners.

SOUTHWEST AREA

BEAR CANYON LAKE: Fishing is slow for rainbow trout on powerbait and salmon eggs. .

BILL EVANS LAKE: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout on powerbait, nightcrawlers, salmon eggs and various lures.

BURN LAKE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout on powerbait. Fishing for catfish is slow.

CABALLO LAKE: Fishing is slow for all species.

ELEPHANT BUTTE: Fishing is slow for all species.

ESCONDIDA LAKE: Trout fishing is good on powerbait and salmon eggs.

GLENWOOD POND: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout.

LAKE ROBERTS: Fishing is slow-to-fair for rainbow trout on powerbait, salmon eggs and various lures.

PERCHA DAM: Fishing is slow for all species.

QUEMADO LAKE: Fishing has been slow for rainbow trout on worms and salmon eggs. Anglers are reminded that tiger muskie fishing is catch-and-release only.

RIO GRANDE: Anglers are having some success on walleye, white bass and catfish on worms, jigs and liver near Hatch. The water level is expected to remain low through the winter. Fishing overall has been slow

SNOW LAKE: No reports

WILLOW CREEK: No reports.

SOUTHEAST AREA

BATAAN LAKE: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout.

BONITO LAKE: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout on powerbait, salmon eggs and pistol petes.

BOSQUE REDONDO: Fishing is slow-to-fair for rainbow trout.

BOTTOMLESS LAKES: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout.

BRANTLEY LAKE: No reports. Fall netting surveys indicate that fishing should be fair for white bass and small largemouth bass.

CARLSBAD MUNICIPAL LAKE: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout.

CARRIZOZO LAKE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout.

CHAPARRAL PARK LAKE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout.

GREEN MEADOW LAKE: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout.

GRINDSTONE LAKE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout on powerbait, salmon eggs and pistol petes fished under a bubble.

JAL LAKE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout.

LAKE VAN: Fishing is fair-to-good for rainbow trout.

PECOS RIVER: Fishing has been slow-to-fair for channel catfish below Sumner Lake using nightcrawlers, liver and shrimp. Fishing is fair for rainbow trout.

PERCH LAKE: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout.

ROSWELL KID’S POND: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout.

RUIDOSO RIVER: Fishing is fair for rainbow trout.

SANTA ROSA LAKE: Fishing is slow for all species. Pressure is very light.

SUMNER LAKE: Anglers have been catching a few small walleye. No reports on other species.

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