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 small trout have been caught on Power Bait and a few catfish caught
with chicken liver. Look for fishing to pick up at the end of August.
Conchas Lake: Walleye are good in the south end of the lake by
Rattlesnake Island, but most are small with few keepers. No reports on
Ute Lake: The water is clear and the temperature is about 80 degrees.
Catfish are good at 6-8 feet with chicken liver. White bass are fair at 30
feet with jigging spoons or trolling slabs or jigs. Largemouth and
smallmouth bass are fair at 12-16 feet with tubes, Senkos or 4-inch worms.
Walleye are slow with minnows. No reports on crappie.
Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – pressure has been
light and fishing is slow for all species. There are reports of a few
small catfish being caught on chicken liver or worms.
Santa Rosa Lake: Bass are fair with crank baits, plugs or jigs. Catfish
are good with cut bait, worms or chicken liver. No reports on other
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