The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.
Area lake reports
Clayton Lake: Trout are good from the shore with Power Bait. Bass are slow with an occasional report of one being caught while fishing for trout. There are no reports on other species.
Conchas Lake: The water is fairly clear and the temperature is in the upper 60s. Walleye are good from shore and trolling. Jigs, Wally Divers, Rapalas and night crawlers are working well. Crappie are slow with jigs and minnows. White bass are fair to good with crank baits, sassy shad and minnows. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are reported as fair to good with tubes and Senkos. No reports on other species.
Ute Lake: The water is lightly stained and temperature is in the upper 60’s. Walleye are good trolling bombers, Wally Divers and crank baits. Crappie are reported as good using small jigs and minnows. Smallmouth bass are good with grubs and worms and largemouth bass are good at 2-5 feet with spinner baits or soft plastics. White bass are still scattered with a few being caught on minnows. Catfish are good using stink bait.
Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – Reports for walleye are sporadic. Some success has been reported jigging with grubs, trolling bottom bouncer rigs with night crawler trailers, or drift fishing with minnows. Most are in 10-15 feet of water and best reports have been from the west shoreline near Spears canyon, off the gravel points and near the mouth of the Alamogordo Arm. White bass and largemouth bass are fair.
Catfish are fair below the dam with chicken liver and night crawlers.
Santa Rosa Lake: Walleye are good with chartreuse or white curly tails and crank baits. Smallmouth bass are reported as good with crank baits and jigs. Largemouth bass are fair. Crappie are good using sassy shads, worms and minnows. No report on catfish.
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