The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.
Area lake reports:
CONCHAS LAKE: Fishing for walleye was slow-to-fair using bottom bouncer/crawler rigs, crank baits and grubs. Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was fair-to-good using tubes, senkos, worms, creature baits and crank baits. A few bass were also taken on top water lures. Fishing at night was good using liver, cut bait and minnows for catfish. Fishing was fair using worms, minnows, jigs, grubs and poppers for bluegill. Fishing for white bass was slow-to-fair using crank baits, grubs and spoons.
UTE LAKE: Fishing was good using spoons for white bass at 20-to-30 feet. Fishing was fair-to-good using drop shot rigs on main lake points, crank baits, tubes and top water lures for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using jigs in deep trees for largemouth bass. Fishing was very good using minnows and worms for bluegill. Fishing was good using cut bait, chicken liver and stink baits for catfish. Fishing for crappie was slow. We had no reports on other species.
Catches of the week
Ute Lake: Sunday, Aaron Brewer, 15, of Clovis caught a 5.64-pound walleye. He was using a deep diving crank bait.
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