Fishing Report April 2, 2019
By George Morse
The new license year began April 1 and you will need to purchase a 2019-2020 fishing license or fishing and game hunting license now. They are available from license vendors across the state, State Game and Fish Department offices and online.
The Pojoaque Valley High School baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Shiprock High School March 23 at Pojoaque. The Chieftains took the opening game of the twinbill 8-0 and won the second game 7-1 as the Elks struggled to score runs in both games.
The Española Valley High School and Pojoaque Valley High School softball teams have started their seasons including an early, pre-district matchup between the two future District 2-4A rival at the Roseanne Noedel Memorial Tournament hosted by St. Michael’s High School. Española came away with an 8-5 victory in what will be several showdowns between the two local rivals.
Fishing Report March 26, 2019
With apricot trees blooming all over the Espanola Valley, spring is definitely here. People with allergies are starting to suffer as juniper pollen fills the air. The spring winds are starting to blow and the snow is starting to melt. The lower elevation snowpack is disappearing rapidly. A lot of snow still remains at high elevations thanks to our wet winter. Rivers are beginning to rise and soon some spring flowers like daffodils and tulips will begin to bloom if they haven’t already.
Fishing Report March 19
Spring officially begins in just a couple of days and the weather has turned more like spring recently. Temperatures in Northern New Mexico are in the 50’s and 60’s. There are still some lakes that are closed to fishing due to unsafe ice conditions, but it shouldn’t be long before most of the lakes are free of ice and open to fishing. Some of the higher small lakes above 9,000 feet will remain frozen until April and even into May.
All the Lady Panthers could do was wait. The Pecos High School girls basketball team could only watch while Mescalero High School’s Pearl Pike would shoot a free throw that if she made it would give the Lady Chiefs a 39-38 victory in the Class 2A state championship game March 15 at The Pit in Albuquerque.
The Española Valley High School Lady Sundevils were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the media interview room despite having just played a basketball game at the early hour of 8 a.m. in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state basketball tournament March 12 at The Pit in Albuquerque. Kaylee Chavez, Anita DeAguero and Destiny Valdez had reason to smile because the 13th-seeded Sundevils had just pulled off a 54-44 upset win over the fifth-seeded Highland High School Lady Hornets at The Pit.