New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for April 11th, 2017

Catches of the week: Bosque Redondo: George Romero of Clovis caught a 29-inch catfish April 7. He was using night crawlers. Pecos River: Josiah Roybal, 5, of Pecos, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout April 9. He was fishing near the Dalton Day Use area and using corn. Rio Grande: Kyle Deavers of Racine, Wis., caught …

California saltwater salmon season set to open south of Horse Mountain on April 1st

03/28/2017 – John Snyder – Southwest Fishing News    California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery north of Horse Mountain will remain closed for all of 2017 due to historically low …

Threatened Green Sturgeon Rescued from the Fremont Weir and Returned to Sacramento River

  03/21/2017 – John Snyder – Southwest Fishing News   Biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently saved a Sacramento River green sturgeon trapped in the Fremont Weir. The five-and-a-half-foot long fish was stranded in the nearly two-mile-long concrete weir when Sacramento River floodwaters receded. Sturgeon in this area are migrating …

New Mexico Fishing Reports

03/21/2017 – J. W. Snyder – Southwest Fishing News  This weeks fishing reports Bluewater Lake: Andrew Venable, 13, of Grants, caught and released a tiger muskie March 20. He was using a trout rig. Caballo Lake: Nick Mondragon of Nambe caught a 23-inch walleye March 18. He was jigging a curly tail grub. Conchas Lake:  …

California Releases First Million of Evacuated Fish into Feather River

03/20/2017 – John Snyder – SWFN   The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released one million state and federally listed threatened spring-run Chinook salmon into the Feather River on Monday, March 20. These were the first fish to …