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New Mexico Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
June 19 2024


New Mexico Fishing Areas


New Mexico offers a diverse range of angling opportunities, from high mountain streams to large reservoirs. Some of the popular angling destinations include the San Juan River, Rio Grande, Chama River, Eagle Nest Lake, and Navajo Lake. These locations have different fishing regulations and require permits, so it's important to check beforehand.

The state offers a variety of fish species, including trout, bass, pike, catfish, and kokanee salmon. The best time to fish in New Mexico varies depending on the species, but generally, the spring and fall seasons offer excellent fishing conditions. The average temperature during these seasons ranges from 50-70°F.

When fishing for trout, anglers often use flies such as woolly buggers, midges, and nymphs. Crankbaits and soft plastics are popular choices for bass fishing. For catfish, chicken liver or stinkbait are commonly used.

Interesting fishing facts about New Mexico include the fact that the San Juan River is considered one of the best trout fishing rivers in the world, and the state record for a rainbow trout caught was 15 pounds, 11 ounces. Additionally, Elephant Butte Lake is one of the largest reservoirs in the state and is home to a variety of fish species.

Location State Fish Habitat
Bluffs Fishing Site
New Mexico
Columbine Creek Fishing
New Mexico
Cove Day Use Area
New Mexico
Cowles Ponds
New Mexico
Cowles Ponds Fishing Site
New Mexico
Dalton Fishing
New Mexico
Dark Canyon Fishing Site
New Mexico
El Rito Creek Fishing
New Mexico
Fisherman's Point
New Mexico
Hidden Lakes Fishing
New Mexico
La Junta Fishing Site
New Mexico
Las Casitas Fishing Site
New Mexico
Mcgaffey Lake
New Mexico
Mogollon Box Day Use Area
New Mexico
Red Bluff Reservoir
New Mexico Striped Bass, White Bass
Red River Fishing
New Mexico
Rincon Fishing Site
New Mexico
Rio Chama Fishing
New Mexico
Rio Chiquito Fishing
New Mexico
Rio Fernando Fishing
New Mexico
Rio Grande Fishing
New Mexico
Rio Nutritas Fishing
New Mexico
Rio Trampas Fishing
New Mexico
Rio Vallecitos Fishing
New Mexico
Rito De La Olla Fishing
New Mexico
River's Bend Fishing Site
New Mexico
San Diego Fishing Site
New Mexico
Shuree Lakes Fishing
New Mexico
Trampas Lakes Fishing
New Mexico
Upper Dalton Fishing Access Fishing Site
New Mexico
Windsor Creek
New Mexico

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