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New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Jan. 2, 2017

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Jan. 2

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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 latest stocking report.

Elephant Butte white bass

Catches of the week

  • Elephant Butte Lake: Samantha Dodd of Los Lunas caught a 2.8-pound white bass Dec. 30. She was fishing near Kettle Top and using a white deep-diving crank bait. Samantha also caught two white bass that weighed 2.4 pounds each and one at 1.5 pounds.

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:

  • Navajo Lake: EJ King of Aztec caught and released two northern pike that measured about 37 inches each Dec. 24. He was using a swim bait.

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 fishforfun2@hotmail.com. 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.

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