New Mexico fishing and stocking report for Dec. 5

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This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

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Rio Grande pike

Catches of the week

  • Heron Lake: Aaron Suazo caught a 22-inch rainbow trout Nov. 27. He was using a white shad swim bait.
  • Lake Maloya: Jessica Pargament of Raton caught a 20-inch rainbow trout Dec. 4. She was using yellow PowerBait.
  • Rio Grande: Andrew Black of Santa Fe caught and released a 38-inch northern pike Dec. 3. He was fly fishing and using a bunny streamer.

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at We may include your story in our next report.

For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.