Fishing in New Mexico

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Top Fishing Spots in New Mexico

Eagle Nest Lake
Eagle Nest Lake is great for boaters, campers, hikers and wildlife enthusiasts. This alpine lake is regularly stocked with trout and salmon.
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.
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Common Catches in New Mexico

Bluegill
Bluegill
The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.
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. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms. It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Mexico.

New Mexico Fishing Tips And Information

River Fishing Tips & Techniques

River Fishing

Get fishing tips, techniques and more to enjoy the best freshwater fishing in rivers.

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Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.

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