Jicarilla Fishing Blog

17 January 2019

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, January 17, 2019


We have got quite a bit of winter around here and the last snow was very wet. All roads will be wet/slush/mud as long as the temperatures remain above freezing.  The ice sheet is under about 9-12" of slushy snow and water. With this much water and slush on top of the ice sheet conditions can be hard to "see" from shore. As always use extreme caution on the ice and use your best personal judgement before walking out onto unknown ice sheet.

We really need the water the snow has brought since the region is still in Exceptional Drought (the highest drought rating) so I'm not upset.

Please be extra careful out there and I'll get an update on conditions Tuesday (Monday is a holiday).

Take care and enjoy your weekend, build a snowman!



10 January 2019

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, January 10, 2019


Just a quick ice update before the weekend. Mundo had 6-8" of slush and snow on top of 5-9" of ice. Roads are slush to snow packed and the weather man is calling for snow over the next few days. Fishing has been excellent with bait, pink and white, white and chartreuse jigs working well. 10 to 12 fish an hour has been reported by multiple anglers. I have noticed some confusion on what is legally allowed during ice season, Please Read The Proclamation available on the main page in .pdf format to make sure you stay legal! Every time I talk to anglers there is always a diversity of questions regarding limits, rods, baits, etc. we try to make the proclamation easy to read and digest as well as access online if questions arise. If you happen to be at the office we have paper copies of the Non-Tribal member proclamation available as well.

Have a good weekend!



07 January 2019

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, January 07, 2019

Fishing Update Folks,

The weekend people have been reporting on average 5-10 trout per hour on all tackle types with sizes ranging from 10-21". The ice as of Saturday was reported at 6" with lots of slush on top. It has been snowing so there will also be fresh snow on top of the sheet. With snow comes winter driving to access all fishing areas HIGHLY RECOMMEND 4x4 with good tires!

Hope the New Year is treating you all well,






04 January 2019

Jicarilla Hunt - Friday, January 04, 2019

Happy New Year Folks!

The office has been closed all week but the latest ice report is 5-7" on Mundo and good fishing. Sorry I don't have more information but anglers have not been sending in reports as consistently this year with the crazy weather.

Enjoy the New Year!