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New Mexico Salmon Fishing

All about fishing for coho salmon in NM.

Salmon fishing in New Mexico

Eagle Nest Lake, El Vado Lake, Navajo Lake and Heron Lake are the primary salmon waters in New Mexico. The New Mexico state record coho salmon was caught from El Vado Lake and the NM state record kokanee salmon came out of Navajo Lake.

Fishing for salmon in New Mexico

Coho Salmon

Coho salmon

World record: 33 lbs 7 oz

NM State Record: 4 lbs 6 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies. For more details check here for articles about fly fishing.

Salmon Organizations

Atlantic Salmon Federation

Atlantic Salmon Trust

Atlantic Salmon Museum

Pacific Salmon Commission

Pacific Salmon Foundation

New Mexico Salmon Fishing

The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies, as well as a variety of other lures and baits.

Salmon fishing waters and information, by state.

 

Learn the life cycle of salmon

The more you know about the life cycle and seasonal migration of salmon, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit New Mexico salmon fishing waters. Visit the salmon fishing page for more information about the life cycle of the different species of salmon.

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Best salmon fishing waters in New Mexico!