The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.
Area lake reports:
Clayton Lake: There has been light pressure and fishing is generally slow. A few catfish have been caught on night crawlers and a few bass have been picked up using rubber worms. One out-of-state angler had success fishing for walleye, landing three nice ones weighing 5.5 pounds, 8 pounds, and 9.5 pounds.
Conchas Lake: The water is fairly clear and the temperature is about 76 degrees. Walleye are in deep water and are reported as slow with minnows. White bass are fair jigging and trolling crank baits, spinners or worms. Catfish are good at night with chicken liver. No reports on other species.
Ute Lake: Walleye are slow with trolling producing best results. White bass are scattered, but jigging spoon slabs at 30 feet may pick up a few. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are slow in the early mornings using top
water lures. Catfish are good with stink bait or chicken liver. No reports on other species.
Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – Pressure has been light and fishing is slow-to-fair for all species. A few small mouth bass have been taken on top water lures and catfish are slow to fair at night using chicken liver. There are a few reports of 2-4 pound catfish being caught below the dam with chicken liver or worms.
Santa Rosa Lake: Largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair with crank baits or white curly tails. Catfish are good on cut bait, worms or chicken liver. Reports are fair for crappie at night with worms. Walleye are slow.
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