Fishing in New Mexico

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Top Fishing Spots in New Mexico

Bluewater Lake State Park
Located 40 miles west of Grants. The park offers boating, camping, hiking, birding and fishing opportunities.
Ute Lake
Fishing, water sports and more await at one of New Mexico’s longest lakes.
Eagle Nest Lake State Park
Anglers can fish from the banks or by boat. The park offers a nice retreat for fisherman, boaters, and wildlife enthusiasts.

Common Catches in New Mexico

Bluegill
Bluegill
Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.

Types of Fishing in New Mexico

River Fishing

River Fishing

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Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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