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New Mexico Fishing Report

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Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to New Mexico, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Abiquiu Reservoir, Brantley Lake, Caballo Lake, Conchas Lake, Eagle Nest Lake, El Vado Lake, Elephant Butte Reservoir, Heron Lake, Navajo Lake, Red Bluff Reservoir, Santa Rosa Lake, Sumner Lake, Ute Lake and others. Many of the lakes in New Mexico have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.

NM Local Fishing Reports

Pecos River is a popular New Mexico trout stream

San Juan River Fishing Report

Weekly Fishing & Stocking Report By New Mexico Game & Fish Department

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

New Mexico is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Salmon, Catfish, Stripers, Northern Pike, Longnose Gar and sunfish including Green Sunfish, Longear Sunfish, White Bass, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

New Mexico fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived New Mexico fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to New Mexico for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in New Mexico are home to professional fishing guides. These larger cities include Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Carlsbad, Clovis, Gallup, Roswell and others scattered across NM, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of New Mexico fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.