Fishing Report May 7

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Fishing Report May 7, 2019

By George Morse

Streamflows in Northern New Mexico remain very high and fishing is difficult in the major rivers. The streamflows in the smaller tributaries is high but appears to be dropping slightly. Some snow is forecast for later this week at very high elevations above 10,000 feet, so places like Hopewell Lake and the Canjilon Lakes will likely still be hard to reach and possibly still iced over. Streamflows are likely to stay high for at least another two weeks, but some of the smaller streams are offering good fishing now.

Fishing Report March 26

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Fishing Report March 26, 2019

By George Morse

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

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Fishing Report March 19

By George Morse

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.