Guide To Fishing At Heron Lake
AKA: Heron Reservoir
A local favorite cold-water lake, Heron Lake is a 5,900-acre lake offering good trout fishing and kokanee salmon fishing. In winter when there is safe ice, decent ice fishing opportunities also exist.
At an elevation over 7,000 feet the lake is located in the north-central part of the state, at Tierra Amarilla. About 35 miles of shoreline can be explored by boat, and much of the lake can be accessed for fishing from the bank. Four boat launch ramps and four docks are available to assist boat owners. Canoes and kayaks can be portaged from several convenient locations around the lake. Local fishing guides offer a variety of package deals.
What to fish for...
Fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon at Heron Lake in New Mexico.
Primary fish species residing in Heron Lake
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Heron Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Heron Lake Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off State Route 95, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Click here for a New Mexico Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Heron Lake State Park Campground - 575 588-7470
Heron Lake NM Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Heron Lake State Park
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Heron Lake offers fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon in central NM.