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 very slow for all species.
Conchas Lake: Pressure has been light and reports are slow for all species. A 5.5 pound largemouth bass was caught early last week on the south side using a top water lure. Catfish are fair at night with chicken liver.
Ute Lake: The water is getting a little cooler and fishing has picked up. A few walleye have been caught in shallow water with crank baits. White bass are fair with jigging spoons at 30 feet. Smallmouth and largemouth
bass are fair to good using top water lures. Catfish are good with stink bait, chicken liver or 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 a few reports of catfish being caught below the dam with chicken liver or worms.
Santa Rosa Lake: Bass are slow using crank baits or plastics, but most are small. Catfish are good on cut bait, worms or chicken liver. No reports on other species.
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