This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
Check out the stocking report through March. 10. Lake levels and stream flows.
Catches of the week:
- Bluewater Lake: Andrew Venable, 13, of Grants, caught and released a tiger muskie March 20. He was using a trout rig.
- Caballo Lake: Nick Mondragon of Nambe caught a 23-inch walleye March 18. He was jigging a curly tail grub.
- Conchas Lake: Robert Stamm caught and released a 5-pound largemouth bass March 17. He was using a perch colored Shad Rap.
- Elephant Butte Lake: Robert Bryant of Albuquerque caught and released a 6-pound largemouth bass March 15. He was using a 9-inch purple Yamamoto Senko. Gene Thomas of Truth or Consequences caught and released a 10-pound, 2-ounce largemouth bass March 16. He was fishing the Rattlesnake Island area and using a white tube.
- Fenton Lake: Javon Daniel, 6, of Rio Rancho, caught a 21-inch rainbow trout March 16. It was his first fish of the day and he was using salmon peach glitter PowerBait.
- Maxwell Lake 13: Jody Gray of Ute Park caught a 21-inch rainbow trout March 16. Jody was using salmon peach PowerBait.
- Navajo Lake: Jared Fishburn, 14, of Farmington, caught a 25-inch brown trout March 17. He was using a fire tiger Rapala.
- Red River Hatchery Pond: Townes Webb, 4, of Austin, Texas caught and released his catch of the day, a nice rainbow trout. He was using chartreuse PowerBait.
The following catches came in late but deserve a mention:
- Brantley Lake: Peyton Kennard, 11, of Roswell caught and released his first largemouth bass March 12. He was using a minnow under a bobber. Jen Kennard of Roswell caught and released a 3.5-pound largemouth bass March 12. She was using a minnow under a bobber.
If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.