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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:34pm

Borderlands Fishing Report

Water Body Report
Amistad No Reports.
Bataan Lake We had no reports from anglers this week.
Black River Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 59 cfs. We had no reports from anglers
Blue Hole Park Pond Fishing was good using chicken liver and hot dogs for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Bonito Lake Closed
Bosque Redondo Fishing was slow for all species but there were a few catfish caught by anglers using liver and night crawlers.
Bottomless Lakes We had no reports from anglers this week.
Brantley Lake The main entrance to the park has reopened. Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish. Fishing this past week was very good for anglers fishing near the dam and at the north end of the lake. They caught and released large numbers of largemouth bass in the 12- to 14-inch range and one that weighed in at 6 pounds. They were using crank baits, jigs, tubes and jerk baits. Anglers using the crank baits and jerk baits also reported catching and releasing a large number of white bass.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake We had no reports from anglers this week.
Chaparral Park Lake Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
El Rito Creek Fishing was fair using worms, grasshoppers and bead-head hares’ ears for trout.
Elephant Butte Lake Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinners, spoons and minnows for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using crank baits, tubes and jigs. Fishing was fair using chicken liver, beef liver, homemade dough bait and night crawlers for catfish. Len Lo Presto of Las Cruces caught eight crappie and eight catfish in one 11-hour stretch this past week. He used Berkley Gulp minnows for the crappie and beef liver for the catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 70s.
Eunice Lake Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers, liver, stink baits and hot dogs for catfish.
Green Meadow Lake Fishing was good using liver and dough bait for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using spinner baits, tubes and chatter baits for largemouth bass. Darrell Carr of Ruidoso caught several bass here this past Saturday. He was using a green and white chatter bait, a chartreuse spinner bait and black tubes.
Greene Acres Lake Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, night crawlers, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish.
Grindstone Reservoir No reports.
Jal Lake Fishing was fair to good using liver and dough baits for catfish.
Lake Van Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs, liver and stink baits for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Oasis Park Lake Fishing was slow for all species.
Pecos River Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 85 cfs. Fishing was slow but there were a few catfish caught by anglers using chicken liver, stink baits and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species.
Perch Lake Fishing was fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
Ruidoso River Stream flow at Ruidoso on Monday was 52 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Rosa Lake Fishing was slow to fair using homemade dough baits, chicken liver and stink baits for catfish. Fishing for all other species was sporadic at best with just an occasional walleye, crappie and smallmouth bass caught by anglers using crank baits.
Sumner Lake Fishing was slow for all species.