Bluewater Lake: Sept. 6, Kc Chavez of Peralta caught a 36-inch, 17-pound tiger musky. She was using a Mepps number 4 spinner with a green skirt.
Chama River: Sept. 6, Kathy Nalley of Roswell caught a 31-inch, 7.3-pound lake trout. She was using a black Panther Martin.
On Sept. 8, Kim Daneck of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch brown trout while fishing with a Panther Martin.
Elephant Butte: Sept. 8, Eldon McWhorter of Bosque Farms caught and released a 5.72-pound largemouth bass. He was using a deep diving crank bait.
San Juan River: Sept. 9, Larry Johnson of Navajo Dam caught a 23.5-inch rainbow trout. He was using a streamer.
Ute Lake: Sept. 8, Garrett Marshall of Amarillo caught and released a 5.34-pound smallmouth bass.
Sept. 9, Butch Williams of Amarillo caught and released a 4.19-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a crank bait.
The following came in too late for last week’s report but we thought they were definitely worth mentioning:
Navajo Lake: Aug. 31, Shanna Robinson of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch, 7-pound smallmouth bass. She was using a trout colored lure and fishing near the Sims Marina. Sept. 3,Tom Bridge of Navajo Dam caught a 21-inch, 6-pound smallmouth bass. He was fishing the San Juan arm and using a 3-inch green pumpkin senko.
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