The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.
Area lake reports:
• Clayton Lake: Trout are reported as fair with worms or Power Bait.
Catfish are good with night crawlers, liver or Power Bait. Largemouth bass are fair using plastic crawdads. No reports on other species.
• Conchas Lake: Walleye and crappie are reported as very slow. A few largemouth bass have been caught in the early mornings using top water lures, and smallmouth bass are good using crank baits. Catfish are good on stink bait or worms.
• Ute Lake: The water is clear and the temperature is in the high 70’s.
Walleye are reported as good trolling crank baits. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are slow to fair, but they are in deep water. White bass are fair using top water lures, jigs or spinners. Catfish are good with chicken liver or stink bait.
• Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – Pressure has been light and fishing is slow. A few catfish have been caught below the spillway with chicken liver and night crawlers.
• Santa Rosa Lake: The warm weather is taking a toll on the fishing and reports are slow for all species. An occasional catfish has been caught in the evenings on worms or liver.
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