in New Mexico
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes in New Mexico
Caballo Lake, Eagle Nest Lake, El Vado Lake and Heron Lake are
the larger lakes in the state with a healthy population of trout.
In addition, some smaller lakes and the rivers flow into and out
of these trout lakes may also contain trout. Visit the New Mexico
Game & Fish website for information regarding trout
stocking in New Mexico.
The New Mexico state records were caught from:
Brook trout - Hidden Lake
Brown Trout - the Chama River
Cutthroat trout - Latir Lakes
Lake trout - Heron Lake
Rainbow trout - Santa Cruz Lake
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in New Mexico.