Borderlands Fishing Report

Water Body Report
Amistad Water fairly clear; 51–55 degrees; 35.09' low. Black bass are fair on Stanley jigs and green pumpkin soft plastic worms on light Texas rigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs and grubs. White bass are fair on slabs and crankbaits. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
Bataan Lake Trout fishing was good using small spoons, Pistol Petes, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.
Black River Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was .86 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Blue Hole Park Pond Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait.
Bonito Lake Closed.
Bosque Redondo Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, Panther Martin spinners, salmon eggs and spinners. We had no reports on other species.
Bottomless Lakes Trout fishing at the Devil’s Inkwell and at Pasture Lake was fair for anglers using Power Bait.
Brantley Lake Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake The water level has been lowered for shoreline and dock work. The winter trout stocking has been diverted to Bataan Lake.
Chaparral Park Lake Trout fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, Power Bait and small Kastmasters.
El Rito Creek Trout fishing was very good using worms and Power Bait.
Elephant Butte Lake Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jerk baits and grubs for white bass and an occasional striped bass. There were a few largemouth bass caught by anglers using crank baits and tubes. Fishing for catfish was fair using cut bait, live shad and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 40s to the low 50s. The Marina Del Sur, Rock Canyon and Dam Site marinas are open.
Eunice Lake Trout fishing was good using Power Bait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs.
Green Meadow Lake We had no reports from anglers this week.
Greene Acres Lake Trout fishing was good using Power Bait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs.
Grindstone Reservoir Trout fishing was very good using worms, Power Bait, small spoons and Pistol Petes.
Jal Lake Trout fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Lake Van We had no reports from anglers this week.
Oasis Park Lake Trout fishing was very good this past week as several limits were caught by anglers using worms, salmon eggs, homemade dough bait, Pistol Petes, wooly buggers and Power Bait.
Pecos River Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 83 cfs. Fishing was fair using Power Bait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Perch Lake Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, homemade dough bait, worms, spinners and Pistol Petes.
Ruidoso River Stream flow at Hollywood on Monday was 13 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Rosa Lake Fishing was slow for all species.
Sumner Lake As of this past Sunday the surface water temp was in the low 50s. Fishing was slow for all species.