Jicarilla Fishing Blog

12 April 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fish Fans,

The wind is howling, not a good day for fishing. Please check weather reports before planning a fishing trip. 

FISHING DERBY UPDATE:

DERBY MAY 5TH 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Registration at Mundo Lake starting at 9:00am

$30.00 entry for adults and $15.00 for children (12 and under). CASH ONLY, please bring correct change if possible!

Event T-shirt with entry while supplies last

Weigh in will be held at the Wildhorse Casino and Hotel

Categories include Largest Trout, Smallest fish, Best bag of 5 trout (weight), and Youth only competition.

FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN CASH PRIZES! 

Prizes also include roto-molded Cabelas Coolers and assorted fishing tackle!

All monies raised by this event go to stocking lakes here on the Jicarilla!

Come out and fish to support a good cause. Maybe win some cool stuff!

I will be going on a fishing trip next week and will not be returning to the office until Monday the 23rd of April. I will not have access to voicemails or e-mails during this time. I will return all communications promptly when I get back to the office.

Mike Parker if you are reading this I would love to answer your questions about fishing here, but you did not leave your return phone number in the voicemail making it hard for me to call ya back...

Enjoy the wind!

J.



09 April 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, April 09, 2018


Fish Fans,

All I can say is every report I have received makes me wish I were fishing. 20 fish an hour 17-23" at Mundo on flies from shore. Of course the fly angler did not mention a pattern, but I'm willing to guess if it that good it can't be to complicated. Most reports have been from lure and fly anglers from the evening hours. All of which is pretty amazing as I have not even stocked yet. So before the summer doldrums hit the fishing should remain amazing for quite some time! Have not heard any recent reports from Stone nor Embom but there are fish in both those lakes as well. All of these fish are holdovers from previous years which means they might not be as willing to eat bait since they have seen those tricks before...

This week is shaping up to be the first week of summer as far as sunlight/temperatures etc. so please plan accordingly.

The Fish Crew is on the river all week conducting its annual spring sample. Please if you have questions leave me a voicemail at the office and I will call you back either in the morning or evening when I return to the office (575) 759-3255. Of course you can always use the e-mail jicarillafishqs@gmail.com.

May 5th DERBY DAY! 

Hope all is well.  

J.

LOST & FOUND

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, April 05, 2018

I got a call yesterday that a regular angler left his favorite fly rod at Mundo Lake earlier this week. If you have any information or would like to return the rod to its proper owner please contact me at the office (575) 759-3255 or jicarillafishqs@gmail.com.


28 March 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Fish Fans,

Just a quick update. It snowed in yesterday and as some may guess began the cycle of mud season yet again. Roads are very muddy and consider access from the highway at Mundo.

I received some seriously cool news yesterday that Enbom had great overwinter survival of fish for the first time that anyone can remember. The fish are in the 16-17" range. The road into Enbom will also be EXTREMELY MUDDY.

I will be out of the office until Monday but will be sporadically checking my e-mail (jicarillafishingqs@gmail.com). My best friend is getting married, thus putting a significant damper to his fishing career (I'm joking of course). 

Also just a reminder that the new fishing season starts APRIL 1ST 2018!

J.

26 March 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, March 26, 2018

Despite the first day of spring being on March 20th it almost seems like it should still be winter. But sadly it is not. The Western United States is currently facing down one horrific drought year, and our recreational fishing lakes are not immune to the ever warming and drying conditions this year appears to be providing. Some watersheds in New Mexico are currently sitting below 10% of average water, and some are nearer to 2%.

The fishing reports I have been receiving seem very good. One angler reported one fish out of Stone Lake, but he did not indicate a size. And Many anglers at Mundo have been reporting 18 plus inch fish with lots in the 14-16" range. The road has dried out but that can change with any new moisture.

Good luck!

J.




15 March 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fish Fans,

Stone and Mundo were ice free as of today but Embom still had coverage. It rained this afternoon and the roads are back to being sloppy, so if you decide to go fishing be careful and avoid the dirt if at all possible.

Fishing reports include two 18" Rainbows on lures at Mundo as well as two that were in the 14-15" range. One angler noted that bait was not working for him but when he switched to lures the action picked up.

Monday the Fish Crew and sponsors will be finalizing the schedule for the May 5th Derby, so I can update the forum next week with that information. The T-shirt design has already gone to Advertising Ideas for layout and printing! Thanks to J.C. Knighthawke for yet again drawing up a beautiful design!

 THE ROADS ARE MUDDY!

j.

 

05 March 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, March 05, 2018

Folks,

After a large out cry from parents with children graduating over the weekend of May 19th the Fish Crew has decided to move the derby to the weekend of May 5th! 

This will be the first and last rescheduling of the event.

!!DERBY MAY 5TH!!

J.

01 March 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, March 01, 2018

Fish Fans,

The weather is a strange bird sometimes. There has been some light sheet ice covering 1/3 to 1/4 of Mundo this week. I do think you can fish but if the wind picks up you might not have free choice of where on the lake... Small boats and float tubers should be very cautious of moving ice! The road situation is VERY MUDDY! I hope we get a few more storms to round out the winter, as we always need moisture.

We have selected May 19th (Armed Forces Day) for our spring derby. Memorial Day and more importantly Mothers Day both fall in May, lots of M's. I didn't think many fishermen nor fisherwomen would want to skimp on Mothers Day (at least not the smart ones). 

!!!Just an FYI 2018/2019 Fishing Permits will be required April 1st!!!!

I'll keep the updates coming as the Fish Crew finalizes its 2018 plans!

J. 


22 Feburary 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, February 22, 2018


Folks,

The ice is mostly cleared, though winter is still here. Please exercise extreme caution as many roads are very muddy.

The Fish Crew will be back in the office starting Monday.

Have a good weekend!

j.

15 February 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Folks,

Winter tried to come around the last few days, I can see snow in the mountains to the east but Dulce mostly received rain. Which has made for a muddy mess. I won't complain about precipitation as we are always in need of it. 

The ice situation has not changed and Mundo Lake is still covered approximately 50% by slushy ice sheet. It is receding slowly but hopefully snow and more winter will keep spring away for just a little longer.

The ice sheet is not safe for ice fishing!

The Fish Crew will be out of the office next week on business but will be responsive to e-mails at jicarillafishqs@gmail.com

J.