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Fishing At Navajo Lake

AKA: Navajo Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, kokanee salmon and northern pike at Navajo Lake in New Mexico.

A haven for boating, camping and fishing, Navajo Lake is a 15,000-acre lake on the northern border of the state. It is the second largest lake in the state and boasts nearly 160 miles of shoreline. For fishing enthusiasts it is a dream destination that offers both warm-water and cold-water fish species. Bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, trout, salmon and sunfish all reside here. Much of the southern portion of the lake is surrounded by parks, some of which provide access for fishing from the shore. Three boat launch ramps and three boat docks serve boaters with launch of fishing boats, water-ski boats, pleasure boats and pontoons. Canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats can be portaged from numerous areas in the parks. Also, a variety of rental boats are available at the marina and nearby boat rental outlets.

Primary fish species residing in Navajo Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Kokanee salmon Northern pike

Navajo Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES NO NEARBY
RV Hookups: YES NO NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Navajo Lake State Park Campground - 505 632-2278

Cottonwood Campground - 505 632-2278

Navajo Lake NM Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Navajo Lake State Park
36 Road 4110
Navajo Dam, NM 87419
505 632-2278

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