New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for July 28

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This fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg of Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) 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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As COVID-19 continues to force all of us to make changes to our daily schedule, the Department would like to remind you that together we can make a difference. To help minimize the spread of the virus:

  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Wear a face covering
  • Avoid interacting with large groups

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The Department is continuing to adapt our ways of working to conserve wildlife for all New Mexicans. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Department biologists and conservation officers continue to conduct wildlife surveys, contact anglers and OHV recreationists and stock fish in open waters throughout the state.

Our teams are wearing personal protective equipment for everyone’s safety while working in small groups for maximum social distancing. We ask for your help to keep everyone safe and healthy by following the NMDOH public health emergency order by wearing PPE while staying at least six feet away from staff and equipment.


Catching Big Fish with Small Bugs, volume 1

We would like to welcome anglers to join in contributing to the weekly fishing reports. For future “Catching Big Fish with Small Bugs” reports or other stories, tips and tricks, please share your contributions with Dustin at

Whenever I am going to fish a lake, river or pond, I try to pay very close attention to what is on the fish buffet. More specifically, I try to notice what the fish are primarily eating. The buffet changes often and usually consist of either baitfish or insects. For this report, we are going to focus on the very small midge insect that trout love to feast on.