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All about fishing for longnose gar and northern pike in NM.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in New Mexico waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in New Mexico

Northern pike
Northern pike.

Larger lakes across the state of New Mexico, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Brantley Lake, Caballo Lake, Elephant Butte Reservoir, Navajo Lake, Red Bluff Reservoir, Santa Rosa Lake, Sumner Lake, Ute Lake and some rivers.

Fishing for other species in New Mexico

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

NM State Record: 12 lbs 8 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

NM State Record: 36 lbs 0 oz

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

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in New Mexico, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

Best fishing lakes in New Mexico!