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Walleye Lakes In NM

Most fishermen would never guess that New Mexico has several excellent walleye fisheries. Abiquiu Reservoir, Caballo Lake, Clayton Lake, Cochiti Lake, Conchas Lake, Santa Rosa Lake, Sumner Lake and Ute Lake all have populations of walleye.

Fishing for walleye in New Mexico

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 16 lbs 9 oz

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New Mexico State Walleye, Sauger & Saugeye Records

The state record walleye was caught out of Clayton Lake.

This toothy fish will eat virtually anything it can catch and get in its mouth. They prefer small fish and will eat crustaceans, worms and insects. They tend to be somewhat wary and prefer the safety of deeper darker water. Trolling for walleye with deep diving crankbaits, jerkbaits, spinners and live bait provides a way to cover vast areas and locate concentrations of fish. Use of planer boards allows anglers to cover water out both sides of the boat while trolling. Try fishing for walleye from sundown to midnight, particularly during the heat of summer.

Walleye fishing in New Mexico

Walleyes prefer moderately deep lakes with gravel, rock or sandy bottoms. It is found primarily in cold water lakes but has proven to survive in warmer impoundments. It is prized for its great tasting filets. Click here to learn all about walleye fishing.

New Mexico walleye spawn in spring and when they have the option will choose to migrate from the lake up into feeder streams to spawn. If this option is not available they seek out shallow bars or shoals with clean bottom surfaces near deep water.

Watch this video for walleye tips and tactics.

Walleye Resources

In-Fisherman - Walleye
U.S. Fish & Wildlife - Walleye
The National Wildlife Federation - Walleye

 

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