Guide To The Thrill Of Fishing For Salmon In New Mexico
All about fishing for coho salmon in NM.
Eagle Nest Lake, El Vado Lake, Navajo Lake and Heron Lake are the primary salmon waters in New Mexico.
Fishing for salmon in New Mexico
World record: 33 lbs 7 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 6 oz
World record: 9 lbs 10 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 0 oz
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New Mexico State Record Salmon
The state record coho salmon was caught in El Vado Lake.
The record kokanee salmon was taken out of Navajo Lake
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.
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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