New Mexico Trout Fishing
All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout in New Mexico lakes and streams.
NM Trout Fishing Waters
Caballo Lake, Eagle Nest Lake, El Vado Lake Heron Lake and Navajo Lake are some of the larger lakes in the state with a population of trout. In addition, some smaller lakes and rivers may also contain trout.
Visit the New Mexico Game & Fish website for information regarding trout stocking in New Mexico.
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
New Mexico Record Trout
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
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
NM State Record: 31 lbs 12 oz
World record: 41 lbs 0 oz
NM State Record: 10 lbs 2 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
NM State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
NM State Record: 20 lbs 4 oz
World record: 72 lbs 0 oz
NM State Record: 31 lbs 6 oz
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Additional trout fishing information
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Trout fishing waters and information, by state.
The habits of trout.
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate New Mexico waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.