Albuquerque News.Net. Official subreddit of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Drain at Rio Bravo in Albuquerque NM. The Rio Grande is a confusing river, often leaving anglers skunked. This is a collaborative project - … Fishing for trout was fair using large colorful bead head nymph flies. The 311 service is a single telephone number for all non-emergency City of Albuquerque inquiries and services. It is legal to float down the Rio Grande in kayaks, canoes, rafts and other non-motorized water craft. Stand overhead to capture magnificent photos of the Rio Grande, or … Some of these species and habitats are sensitive to humans. The killing or taking of wildlife within a state park is prohibited unless in accordance with NM Game and Fish. Details: Smallmouth Bass. Fishing The Albuquerque Drain In Winter. Navajo Nation – Whiskey Lake, north of Gallup at 8,000 feet, offers average catches of 14- to 18-inch rainbow trout and a decent opportunity for 20-24-inch and larger fish (closed Dec.-Apr.). All Rights Reserved. Fishing for trout near the hatchery was fair using dry hopper and nymph fly rigs. Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Rainbow and Brown trout fishing in San Juan River with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. Prior to opening Charlie's Hunting & Fishing Specialists. Only about one-third of the native fish species known or likely to have occurred historically in the Rio Grande of southern New Mexico and west Texas can still be found there. Plan your trip to avoid sensitive habitat. Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskie was fair to good Rapala lures and swimbaits. I've heard of Cochiti Lake, Bluewater Lake, and the Butte. Before your trip, don’t forget to inform someone of where you are going and when you plan to be back in case of an emergency. All anglers are required to have a New Mexico fishing license. Mark’s been a good & positive ambassador for the bass fishing community in Texas. The lake was open to ice fishing, but ATV traffic and Six Mile Day Use Area closed due to unsafe ice conditions. They are no strangers to the needs of New Mexico's Outdoorsmen & women. The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) has interpretive displays about the Rio Grande and hiking trails that lead to scenic views of the river. IMS facilitates everything from the initial walk-through, pricing and onsite services to the final invoicing. More information on the Rio Grande, Rio Hondo, Rio Chiquito and the Rio Pueblo. Up In The Hills Productions presents: Fishing the backyard II Rio Grande River fishing, Albuquerque, NM. 2017 ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Most river bridges in the Albuquerque area provide access, with some walking required from the parking areas. Red Rock Balloon Rally in TRUE 360. The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District maintains over 1,200 miles of irrigation ditches and canals (Dumars and Nunn, 1993) that transfer water to and from 70,000 acres of croplands located between Cochiti Dam and the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. We hope to inspire, invite, and encourage fishermen to plan their next trip to the Upper Rio Grande. Learn More. A set of guiding principles are: 2. Call 452-5200 or see www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information. The boat ramp is open. It has a deep cultural heritage that incorporates the cultures of the United States and nearby Mexico. Dress in layers, bring plenty of water, and use sun protection. The others have disappeared, the victims of dams, channelization, disruption of natural flow patterns, droughts, and habitat loss. Located adjacent to the Rio Grande Bosque, Tingley Beach consists of fishing ponds that are open to the public, free of charge. Clean trash from your own boat. When an animal has been disturbed, it will stop its normal activity (sleeping, eating etc.) Anglers reported that there was a lot of ice on the lake. Caught on a trout line with a small channel cat as bait. ... Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week. The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park offers year round activities that get citizens up close and personal with Rio Grande Valley State Park wildlife including birds, bats, fish, geese, cranes, and other critters. The Sandia Reservation north of Albuquerque features fishing all year. ... Staff from the BioPark’s Aquatic Conservation Facility released 34,000 minnows into the Rio Grande in Albuquerque on November 16, another release planned later this month. See the Nature Center events calendar (http://www.rgnc.org/activities.htm) or call (505) 344-7240 for complete information. Wildlife Guidelines and Rules: In any float be sure to watch wildlife and waterfowl at a distance to protect the environment. Bring Binoculars and long lenses for viewing. The official website for the City of Albuquerque. So I passed over the river today, water was pretty high given all the rain but under normal circumstances, are there typically fish in it & are you allowed to catch and release? Now that you’re ready for your adventure, we suggest the following ways to get out on the Rio Grande this year. Whirling … The three small lakes are stocked... Isleta Lakes. Best time of day to fish: morning-afternoon. The rio grande in town is too shallow, warm, slow and muddy to have consistent productive fishing until you get North of cochiti Lake. For non-emergency police calls, call (505) 242-COPS. Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was not measured due to ice. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The Rio Grande streamflow is 359 cubic-feet-per-second at Taos Junction Bridge. The Rio Grande in the United States, known as the Río Bravo (or, more formally, the Río Bravo del Norte) in Mexico, is a river, 1,885 miles (3,034 km) long, and the fourth longest river system in the United States. Please see www.kirtlandforcesupport.com for details. Chaco Culture National Historic Park in TRUE 360. Do any of there's offer decent bank fishing? The hike in and out of the box is very strenuious but accessible for the determined and fit angler. Call the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish at (505) 222-4700 for complete details of fishing in and around Albuquerque. Bluewater Lake. Keeping the tradition alive! This behavior may escalate to “flushing” or suddenly moving away. Dip low over the mighty Rio Grande while listening to commentary on the area's geology and environment from your pilot. ... Quemado Lake: Anglers reported fishing … ... Ice Fishing - Several lakes in the area are great for winter ice fishing. 7; Details; erickp10. The Upper Rio Grande area offers some of the best fishing in Colorado. I caught some fish and cleaned up some trash. Both Boating Under the Influence of any alcohol or drugs is prohibited as well as Boating While Intoxicated, using the same legal standard as with Driving and with similar penalties. The Rio Grande in Albuquerque is also available for fishing. New Mexico River Adventures offers a variety of Outdoor experiences in and around the Santa Fe/Taos area of northern New Mexico. Natal is a major tourist destination and an exporting hub of crustaceans, carnauba wax and fruits, mostly melon, sugar apple, cashew and papaya. The fishing has been fair-to-good for rainbow and brown trout. Call the Open Space Visitor Center at 897-8831 or see www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information. Albuquerque Area Drains . As far as in town fishing the diversion channel on the east side of the river, as well as the clear ditch in Corrales, is stocked with trout in the winter and a few holdovers make it through the summer depending on water conditions. Edit: also noticed you were asking about catch and release this will give you all the info you need on fees and regulations. General. The Best Fishing Spots Around Albuquerque Sandia Lakes. Fishing for trout was good on warm days using bead head nymphs, midges and small Griffith’s gnat dry flies for rising fish. Best access point: Pilar, John Dunn Bridge, hike in waters of Rio Grande Wild and Scenic area. Rio Grande: Andrew Yates of Taos caught a 30-inch northern pike using a large streamer Oct. 23. Phillip Lepori. Bernalillo County Open Space provides access to the Rio Grande and Bosque at several of its properties including the Durand Open Space and the Valle del Bosque Open Space. New Mexico law mandates the wearing of a PFD/Life Jacket at all times while aboard a canoe, kayak or rubber raft or stand up paddleboard and to carry a whistle or horn capable of being heard ½ mile away. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Please see this website for details on the Rio Grande and other Rivers in the state. Rio Hondo: Stream flow cfs, Monday … All anglers are required to have a New Mexico fishing license. Fishing for trout was good using jigs tipped with worms. Best stretch: Pilar area, John Dunn Bridge area, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic area. Discreetly view and restrain your impulse to get closer. Check the Water and Weather Conditions: High flows during the spring runoff provide some of the best times to float the river. See www.bernco.gov/openspace or call (505) 314-0400 for more information. By heading out at sunrise in a hot air balloon, you'll be able to watch and snap photos as the sun's first rays fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains. Matthew Martinez of Magdalena caught a 20-inch brown trout using a blue Panther Martin spinner Oct. 16. Area Drain Maps: Bernalillo - Albuquerque - Corrales - Belen - Peralta (Updated) ... Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout; Legal and Safety Advisories. The closest livery for paddlecraft rentals is in Bernalillo at Quiet Waters Adventures. When I say they were out, I really mean they were out of everything, and it wasn’t even close to the Rio Grande. Quarai, Salinas Pueblo Missions in TRUE 360. Located adjacent to the Rio Grande Bosque, Tingley Beach consists of fishing ponds that are open to the public, free of charge. Call 452-5200 or email. The fishing has been fair-to-good for rainbow and brown trout. 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