By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Blog Post
Trout are a coldwater gamefish. They grow in coldwater atmospheres where the water temperature levels do not surpass 70 levels throughout the year. In the majority of Southern New Mexico, trout would certainly not make it through throughout the summer season.
The State Video Game as well as Fish Division supplies catchable-size rainbow trout in the lakes as well as streams of Southern New Mexico starting in November to offer fishermens right here a possibility to capture trout. These stockings generally discontinue by the end of March.
There is one location in Southeastern New Mexico that has problems appropriate for the year-around survival of trout The Sacramento Hills around Ruidoso as well as Cloudcroft are high sufficient in altitude as well as have cooler temperature levels to sustain a number of great trout fisheries. The highest height in the location is Sierra Blanca at simply over 12,000 feet in altitude. It was the most southern hill in America to have glaciers throughout the last glacial epoch.
Both primary fisheries are Alto Lake as well as Grindstone Storage Tank. Both these lakes are carried out by the City of Ruidoso Parks as well as Entertainment. They allow sufficient as well as deep sufficient to lug trout with the summer season, however do not ice up in the winter season. They are well-equipped with rainbow trout. Alto Lake was equipped Jan. 12 with 749 rainbow trout. Grindstone was stocked Jan. 12 with 1,120 rainbow trout. They likewise consist of catfish as well as smallmouth bass. Palomino rainbow trout, likewise called gold rainbow trout, are occasionally captured in both lakes. Grindstone is recognized for generating huge, holdover rainbow trout.
The Rio Ruidoso runs throughout the community of Ruidoso. It is equipped throughout the year with rainbow trout. It was equipped Jan. 10 with 477 rainbow trout. This is a tiny stream as well as can obtain spied rapidly.
One more angling chance is the Rio Penasco at neighboring Mayhill. This brief, nine-mile stretch of spring-fed river has several of the very best fly-fishing in New Mexico. It is completely on personal land. A number of firms supply led fishing expedition as well as gain access to: The Rio Penasco Angling Firm (505).687.2221 as well as Mulcock Cattle Ranch (505).687.3352.
Mesilla Valley Flyfishers rents 2 miles of the Rio Penasco. They bill an everyday gain access to charge. Get In Touch With Fishermens Nook (505).522.3810.
Angling is likewise used at Mescalero Lake at the Inn of the Hill Gods Hotel as well as Gambling Enterprise. This gets on the Mescalero Apache Indian Appointment. Tribal licenses as well as licenses are called for.
Today’s Angling Record:
Santa Cruz Lake near Chimayo is shut for the winter. For upgraded problems, inspect the Bureau of Land Administration site or telephone call (505).351.1438.
The Bureau likewise takes care of the Orilla Verde Entertainment Location along the Rio Grande at Pilar. Outdoor camping gets on a first-come basis. No appointments. The Rio Grande streamflow is 503 cubic-feet-per-second at Taos Joint Bridge. This is greater than recently as well as over typical. The water is dirty. The Rio Grande at Pilar was equipped Jan. 12 with 1,479 rainbow trout. There are some huge, wild brownish trout. North pike are captured on huge banners in the Pilar as well as Taos Joint Bridge locations throughout the winter season.
The Rio Grande at Pilar was equipped Sept. 14 with 58,484 fingerling Rio Grande aggressive trout.
From the Colorado state line downstream to the Taos Joint Bridge, the restriction is two-trout-per-day in the Rio Grande. The Rio Grande Canyon over Pilar was equipped Jan. 12 with 186 rainbow trout.
Fenton Lake State Park is open for outdoor camping. Lake is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Outdoor camping by appointment just. It is heavily-stocked with rainbow trout. It likewise has some wild brownish trout as well as some Rio Grande aggressive trout. It was equipped Jan. 12 with 756 rainbow trout. It was equipped Dec. 12 with 665 catchable-size aggressive trout. Just 2 aggressive trout might be maintained as component of the 5 fish day-to-day restriction at Fenton. It is iced up. It is currently open for ice angling at your very own threat. For additional information telephone call (575).829.3630.
The Rio Cebolla, which moves right into as well as listed below Fenton Lake, was equipped Oct. 20 with 399 rainbow trout.
The angling has actually been great in the Jemez River. The streamflow is 26.0 cubic-feet-per-second. This is a greater than recently as well as simply listed below typical. It has wild brownish trout. It was equipped Jan. 12 with 752 rainbow trout.
The Rio San Antonio, a tributary to the Jemez River near La Cueva, was equipped Oct. 6 with 749 rainbow trout.
The Rio de las Vacas, an additional tributary, was equipped Oct. 20 with 500 rainbow trout.
These smaller sized tributaries are iced up over, as is San Gregorio Lake.
The 7 Springs Brood Fish pond, likewise called the Child’s Fish pond, is open. The angling is for fishermens 11-years old or more youthful. It was equipped Oct. 20 with 449 rainbow trout. It was equipped Dec. 12 with 217 catchable-size Rio Grande aggressive trout. The restriction is 3 trout-per-day. It is iced up..
Eagle Nest Lake at Eagle Nest State Park is currently open for ice angling. It was equipped April 19 with 82,237 fingerling kokanee salmon. A brand-new state-record kokanee was captured at Eagle Nest in 2014. Kokanee are sometimes captured ice angling.
Ice angling need to benefit rainbow trout, yellow perch as well as north pike. It was equipped Dec.15 with 7,839 sub-catchable rainbow trout. For additional information as well as existing ice problems, telephone call (575).377.1594.
The Cimarron River in Cimarron Canyon State Park is most likely iced up over as well as angling hard. The streamflow listed below Eagle Nest Dam was 2.00 cubic-feet-per-second. This coincides as recently. The Cimarron River near the community of Cimarron is cold over. Examine the Carson National park site to see if camping sites are open.
The Cimarron Crushed Rock Pit Lakes at Radical Camping area were equipped Oct. 12 with 399 catchable-size rainbow trout as well as with 60 rainbow trout balancing 16.1 inches in dimension. They are most likely iced up over currently.
Lake Maloya at Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton is currently open up to ice angling. Lake Alice, likewise at Sugarite State Park, is likewise open up to ice angling. Lake Alice was equipped Nov. 21 with 250 rainbow trout. Lake MaIoya was equipped Dec. 27 with 1,312 catchable-size rainbow trout. Phone Call (575).445.5607 for existing problems.
Clayton Lake shut Oct. 31 for the period.
Heron Lake State Park has open water for financial institution angling. Realize that the financial institutions are really sloppy. The watercraft ramps are shut. The lake degree is still reduced. It was equipped April 20 with 147,290 fingerling kokanee salmon. It was equipped June 27 with 40,006 below- catchable-size rainbow trout.
Phone Call (575).588.7470 for problems at both Heron Lake as well as El Vado Lake.
El Vado Lake State Park has rainbow trout, brownish trout, perch as well as little smallmouth bass. Lake surface area is shut because of cold. Boating is shut. The Dam Day Usage Location is shut for building. Water degree is reduced. The financial institutions are really sloppy. Attempt angling at the north end of the lake where the Chama River is available in.
Bluewater Lake State Park is open. Outdoor camping is permitted by appointment just. Lake water degree is reduced. Tiger muskies are being captured as well as the angling for them is reasonable making use of huge crank lures, rewriters as well as hotdogs. The restriction on tiger muskies is one-per-day at the very least 40 inches in size. It was equipped Jan. 10 with 4,500 rainbow trout. The trout angling need to be great till the stockers are captured or consumed by tiger muskies. The watercraft ramp is shut. Fishermens might introduce watercrafts at their very own threat along untaught coastline. Phone Call (505).876.2391 for existing problems.
Morphy Lake State Park shut Oct. 31 for the period.
Storrie Lake State Park near Las Las vega is open for financial institution angling. Boating is shut. It was last equipped June 7 with 3,034 rainbow trout. It likewise has some huge catfish. It might be iced up over.
Pecos Canyon State Park is open. In the Canyon, the river is cold over as well as streamflow has actually not been gauged. There might be some pockets of open water. The Pecos River at Villanueva State Park was equipped Dec. 21 with 383 rainbow trout.
Abbey Lake near Pecos was equipped Dec. 5 with 250 rainbow trout. Ice angling is not permitted at Abbey Lake. The lake was iced up as well as near angling.
Over in the 4 Corners, Navajo Lake State Park is open. Outdoor camping is by appointment just. Trolling minnow-imitating attractions like Rapalas can generate a prize brownish trout. Angling for north pike has actually been reasonable. Financial institution angling near the salmon run is reasonable for rainbow trout. It was equipped April 20 with 219,027 kokanee salmon fingerlings. It was equipped Dec. 2 with 6,353 sub-catchable rainbow trout. Boating problems are great. Phone Call (505).632.2278 for problems. Navajo Lake does not ice up.
Aztec Fish Pond #1 in Aztec was equipped Oct. 25 with 99 catchable-size rainbow trout as well as with 100 rainbow trout balancing 19.2 inches in dimension. It was equipped Jan. 4 with 87 rainbow trout. Tiger Park Fish Pond in Aztec was equipped Oct. 25 with 149 rainbow trout balancing 19.2 inches in dimension. It was equipped once more Jan. 4 with 772 rainbow trout.
Lake Farmington was equipped Jan. 10 with 1,120 rainbow trout.
Popular angling places on Carson National park consist of the Canjilon Lakes, the Trout Lakes near Cebolla as well as Hopewell Lake in between Tres Piedras as well as Tierra Amarilla. These are high-elevation lakes that are currently iced up.
The roadways to the Trout Lakes as well as Canjilon Lakes are most likely snowpacked as well as hard to take a trip. Hopewell Lake is close to Freeway 64 as well as might be accessed by treking in or by snow sled.
The camping site at Hopewell Lake is currently shut. The ice angling has actually benefited equipped rainbow trout as well as wild creek trout.
The Rio de los Pinos near the boundary with Colorado is likewise resumed or outdoor camping as well as angling. It was equipped Oct. 13 with 1,798 rainbow trout as well as likewise has wild brownish trout. It is most likely topping up as well as is difficult to fish.
The most effective river in the state as well as widely known throughout the angling globe is the San Juan River listed below Navajo Dam. The streamflow right here is 203 cubic-feet-per-second. This is less than recently as well as method listed below typical. The San Juan uses first-rate fly angling for huge trout.
The angling has actually been great with a range of fly patterns in the 4 miles of Top quality Water listed below the Dam. The angling right here is catch-as well as-release with flies and attractions having a solitary, barbless hook. There allow, wild brownish trout in the Top quality Water. A few of these fish would likely ruin the state document if they can be maintained as well as evaluated. The Top quality Water was equipped Oct. 5 with 40,000 sub-catchable rainbow trout.
The angling in the Lure Water of the San Juan listed below the Top Quality Water has actually been fair-to-good with flies, lure as well as attractions. A routine day-to-day restriction of 5 trout might be maintained right here. There are some huge brownish trout right here also. It was equipped Jan. 6 with 1,693 rainbow trout.
The complying with places are likewise open for angling.
Abiquiu Lake is open, consisting of the watercraft ramp as well as outing locations. Outdoor camping is open. It is handled by the Corps of Engineers. Appointments might be made at www.recreation.gov. The water degree is reduced, however greater than in 2014 at Abiquiu. A 4×4 automobile is advised for releasing watercrafts. The angling has actually been slow-moving for walleye, catfish as well as smallmouth bass. There are some good-sized trout in Abiquiu. They might have relocated right into superficial water. Phone Call (505).685.4371 for more details.
The Chama River listed below Abiquiu Dam is streaming at 104 cubic-feet-per-second. This has to do with the like recently as well as listed below typical. The water right here is dirty. It was equipped Jan. 4 with 386 catchable-size rainbow trout. The angling is most likely fair for equipped as well as holdover rainbow trout. There are a couple of huge, wild brownish trout right here. The restriction right here is two-fish-per-day.
The Chama River listed below El Vado Dam is streaming at 103 cubic-feet-per-second. This has to do with the like recently. The angling has actually been reasonable for equipped rainbow trout as well as wild brownish trout. You might hook a ruthless trout right here. It was equipped Sept. 26 with 2,244 rainbow trout. The state-record brownish trout was captured right here.
Over El Vado Lake, the streamflow on the Chama River at La Puente was not gauged because of ice.
Cochiti Lake has actually resumed. The angling has actually been fair-to-good for north pike. Angling for catfish can be rewarding. Tetilla Height Entertainment Location is open, however the camping site is shut.
Tingley Coastline in Albuquerque is currently being equipped with rainbow trout. It was equipped 3 times recently with a total amount of 1,800 catchable-size rainbow trout. The stockings will certainly proceed throughout the winter season.
The winter season equipping of trout has actually started in the drain canals of the Albuquerque location, The Albuquerque, Albuquerque (South), Belen, Bernalillo, Corrales as well as Peralta drains pipes were equipped recently.
The Red River listed below the Fish Breeding ground is streaming at 54.3 cubic-feet-per-second. This is greater than recently as well as over typical. It was equipped Jan. 3 with 524 rainbow trout. The Red River over Questa is cold over.
The Red River Breeding ground Fish pond is most likely iced up.. It was equipped Oct. 17 with 401 catchable-size rainbow trout as well as with 50 rainbow trout balancing 16.8 inches in dimension. Angling is for fishermens 11 years old or more youthful as well as 65 years of ages or older. The restriction is three-fish-per day.
Eagle Rock Lake near Questa is open. It was equipped Oct. 31 with 501 catchable-size rainbow trout as well as with 60 rainbow trout balancing 16.5 inches in dimension. It is iced up over. Ice might currently be risk-free. Usage care.
Cabresto Lake, a tiny, high-elevation lake obtainable by 4×4 automobile near Questa, has great ice angling for wild creek trout as well as wild aggressive trout.