Fishing report: 30-inch brown trout caught on San Juan River; salmon-snagging season opens

The Daily Times staff

Brazos River: Mike Jozwiakowski of Santa Fe caught and released a 17-inch brown trout below the Brazos Box using a pheasant tail nymph fly Oct. 4.

Chama River: Lynda Trujillo of Santa Fe caught a 16-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs Oct. 5.

Eagle Nest Lake: Shawn Roberts of Taos caught a 17-inch kokanee salmon fishing from the bank using a worm Oct. 6. Michael Lopez, Michael Lopez Jr. and Pancho Montoya, all of Pojoaque Pueblo caught a pike and several rainbow trout using a Panther Martin spinner and salmon peach PowerBait Oct. 4.

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish's Los Ojos Hatchery staff holds a captured kokanee salmon spawner at Heron Lake.

Navajo Lake: Matthew Medina of Albuquerque caught 6 kokanee salmon using snagging hooks Oct. 1.

Pecos River: Benjamin Naranjo of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch brown trout using nightcrawlers Oct. 1.

Chama River:  Sean Saiz, age 19, of Albuquerque caught a 25-inch brown trout below El Vado Lake using a Panther Martin spinner Sept. 29.

Rio Costilla: Tom and Pearl Yeager of Des Montes caught a 17.5-inch and 18-inch rainbow trout using Panther Martin and Rooster Tail spinners Sept. 28.

An angler works the Texas Hole on the San Juan River in this 2019 file photo.

San Juan River: Mary Freelove of Round Rock, Texas caught a 30-inch brown trout using a fly Sept. 29.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Lylah-Jane, age 3, of Albuquerque caught two 18-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs while fishing with her grandpa Martin Sept. 28.

Stocking report 

More than 1,700 triploid rainbow trout were released Sept. 30 in the San Juan River below the quality waters and 914 triploid rainbow trout were released the following day also below the quality waters.

More than 1,000 triploid rainbow trout were released Oct. 1 in the Tiger Park Pond in Aztec and approximately 100 were released the same day in Aztec Pond Number 1.

The fishing report is published weekly each Tuesday by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.