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 and many limits have been reported. Bass are generally 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 65 degrees. Walleye are good from shore and trolling, with some limits reported. Jigs, worms, Rapalas or crank baits are working well. Crappies are slow with jigs and minnows. A few white bass have been caught while tolling for walleye. No reports on catfish.
Ute Lake: The water is lightly stained and temperature is 62 degrees. Walleye are good trolling deep diving crank baits. Crappie are reported as good using small jigs and minnows. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are good at 3-5 feet with crank baits or soft plastics. White bass are scattered with a few being caught on minnows. Catfish are fair using stink bait.
Sumner Lake: Winter trout waters, stilling basin – Fishing has been slow with light pressure due to high winds over the weekend. A few white bass were caught on shiny lures, and walleye and crappie are slow. No reports on other species.
Santa Rosa Lake: Walleye are good jigging orange or white curly tails. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are reported as slow with crank baits and jigs. Crappie are good using chartreuse and white curly tails, sassy shads and plastics, with some limits reported. No report on catfish.
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