Jicarilla Fishing Blog

Fishing Report 6-22-10

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fishing Report 6/22/10

            The Jicarilla Fishing Lakes have been producing great fish in good numbers this week. The hot spot this week is Mundo Lake, and its diversity is shining through with 4 out of the 5 species showing up in good numbers and sizes. We are still waiting for the giant Bass report but the action on 10-14 inch fish has been tremendous. Trout fishing has hit the summer groove with the best results in the early mornings and late evenings. Stone Lake is still extremely slow, despite the abundant insect life that is beyond amazing right now. Enbom has been good to excellent and I saw at least 3 hookups in the 20 minutes I spent there this morning. The Navajo River has cleared up and the grasshoppers are really getting going. Dulce Lake has not been reported but I suspect that it is good to excellent for catfish.

            Mundo Lake has been great for Rainbows, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, and Channel Catfish. The Green algae bloom has subsided at Mundo and fall out is underway. The water will still take a week or so to clear up. Trout have been hitting better in the early morning and late evenings. The best reports are from anglers using flies including wooly buggers, damselflies, renegades, various beadheads, and the ever popular hybrid the pistol pete. Powerbait and worms were also reported and fishing from the top down with a bobber will reduce weed issues. The Largemouth Bass are slamming grubs and spinnerbaits fished near shore and success has been excellent for fish between 10 and 14 inches. One of our summer employees, Trent Muniz, caught 20 of these fish in only 2 hours yesterday (6/21).  The Bluegill are very aggressive right now due to spawning behavior and insatiable appetites. Just about any fly size 12 or smaller will catch one after another with beadhead nymphs getting the best action. These fish are overpopulated in Mundo Lake and they taste great so take a few home for tasty bite sized filets. Channel Catfish have become a target species lately since the long days and warm nights are here at last. Anastacio Valdez a local tribal member caught the big fish over the weekend which was 25 inches and just shy of 8 lbs. He caught this behemoth on a worm under a night bobber near the spillway.

            Enbom Lake is also best early in the morning and late into the evening. The average Rainbow in Enbom Lake is 8 inches but many anglers are catching a mixed bag of fish up to and over 18 inches. Flies reign again this week and the best reports are woolly buggers and leech patterns in dark colors. I spoke to one angler who had success with a Parachute Adams dry fly which does a good job to imitate the callibaetis mayflies. Enbom Lake is getting fairly weedy and fishing on the bottom is not recommended right now. This lake will be the first stop for the aquatic weed harvester and we hope to begin operations late next week. Bring your float tube and cool off at Enbom this weekend.

            Stone Lake is getting over a slight green algae bloom and has had very little pressure. I did get the chance to speak with a qualified Stone Lake Vet this morning who has been fishing this great lake for nearly 50 years. He and his nephew spent 2 days on the water without a single bump which is disconcerting considering the significant time this gentleman has had to perfect his Stone Lake strategy. While we were talking I began to notice huge tadpoles with heads like silver dollars and tails at least 3 inches long. All told, I observed more than 20 of these giant tadpoles as they foraged around the bottom. I believe that they are tiger salamander larvae but the investigation is underway and I will try to capture and photograph some specimens. Yes, they do look like trout food.

            The Navajo River is clear to 1-2 feet but still has a muddy hue. The grasshoppers are becoming very active and a hopper dropper strategy is worth a shot. I sent the summer guys there this afternoon for a little fishing in the newly enhanced 1 mile section, and they had success. They were both fishing beadhead buggers in dark colors and had several good bites until Trent landed one fat 15 inch Rainbow on a brown bugger.

            Now is a great time to enjoy the fisheries resources of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. Bring a friend, family, or come by yourself and enjoy some great fishing and beautiful summer weather.

Kevin Terry

Fisheries Biologist, Jicarilla Game and Fish Department  

Fishing Report 6-15-2010

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fishing Report 6/15/10

            Summer is here a week early at the Jicarilla Fishing Lakes. Both Mundo Lake and Stone Lake have an algae bloom, and the aquatic plants are beginning to show up. Overall, the fishing has been fair to good at the lakes but we did not hear any news from Stone Lake or Dulce Lake. The wooly bugger is back in the loop, and it has been the ticket at Mundo Lake recently. Enbom is producing fish on bait as well as flies and to a lesser extent lures. The Navajo River is clearing up from last week but it still has a slight muddy tinge. This is not uncommon on the Navajo River as it rarely gets very clear. The surrounding rivers are in the midst of the salmonfly stonefly hatch, and they may be happening here as well. Dulce Lake is stocked with Channel Catfish and a few experimental trout. There haven’t been any reports from Stone Lake.

            Mundo Lake is in the summer groove with warm temps, a green algae bloom, and increasing activity in the 3 warm water species. Trout fishing has been slow to fair with bait and fair to good with flies. The best reports for trout are from anglers using wooly buggers in brown and black or similar colored pistol petes. Lures are picking up a few trout, as well as Bass near shore. The average Rainbow is 10-12 inches but fish over 15 are still showing up regularly. The Bluegill fishing has been excellent with small flies. They have been hitting beadheads and wooly buggers and the catch rates have been quite high. There have been a few guys chasing Bass with spinner baits and plastics and the action has been good for fish between 10 and 14 inches. There have not been any giants reported yet, but that should change any day when the big ones get aggressive while guarding their nests. If you enjoy fishing for either Largemouth Bass or Bluegill please help us out by keeping small 8-12 inch bass and any size bluegill. These fish are getting overpopulated and growth rates have slowed down substantially. Fortunately both species are great to eat! Catfishing should be good, but the only reports this week are from incidental catches.

            Enbom has slowed down a little and the fishing is considered fair to good right now. Catch rates have varied over the week, but there have been times of excellent action. Enbom Lake fishes better in the mornings and evenings this time of year. The average Rainbow is 8-10 inches and bigger fish are mixed in. The best bait report is from anglers using worms fished up off of the bottom. The best overall reports are from anglers using flies and lures from a boat or float tube. Most of these folks are fishing a slow troll and covering water including the north half of the lake that is hard to access from the shore. The fish have been more active and surface oriented in the early mornings and just before dark. That is the best chance for dry fly fishing with chironomidae midges and callibaetis spinners. Grasshoppers are out and about and might be worth fishing near shore in a breeze.

            Stone Lake currently has a green algae bloom that started late last week. This bloom will be more concentrated in some areas, so move around if the algae seems particularly thick. We didn’t receive any reports this week. Insect activity continues to flourish and the damsels are everywhere. We set an overnight gill net last week and only caught 2 of the spring stockers. Both of these fish were very fat and had completely packed stomachs made up of 90% damselflies. Both fish were also over 9 inches which means that they have grown 3 inches in 6-8 weeks.

            Dulce Lake is ready for action. Approximately 4,000 10 inch Channel Catfish were stocked over a month ago now. They should be on the bite and fishing is open 24 hours a day. We have not received any reports so far. The campground at Dulce is open but use extreme caution when driving into it. The road has been neglected for 10 years and the ruts are quite deep. 2wd vehicles with little or no clearance are strongly discouraged and even 4wd trucks should use caution. It will be sometime before we can get our bulldozer out there to fix it.

            The Navajo River is low and close to as clear as it gets. Fishing worms or a san juan worm fly pattern is a good idea. Also, keep your eyes open for any hatching stoneflys. There is approximately 12 miles of fishable water on the Navajo river.

            This week marks the beginning of business for the student run PASS Boat and Tackle shop at Mundo Lake. This is the second year for this group of students and they are open for business beginning Wednesday June 16, 2010. The hours of operation will be 11am -8pm Wednesday through Sunday and they are located at the spillway at Mundo Lake. They have small jon boats with trolling motors for rent, as well as tackle, snacks, and refreshments. For details please view the “whats new” section of our website www.jicarillahunt.com. Have a great week and catch the big one.

Kevin Terry

Fisheries Biologist

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Department

               

Fishing Report 6-9-10

Jicarilla Hunt - Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Fishing Report 6-9-10

            The Jicarilla Fishing Lakes have been HOT! That goes for the recent daytime temps as well as for the fishing action at both Enbom and Mundo Lakes. The trend is set to continue fishing wise but the weather man is predicting slight reductions in daytime temps, with projected averages in the upper 70’s and lower 80’s for the next week. Both Enbom Lake and Mundo Lake continue to produce good catch rates for mixed sizes of Rainbow Trout. Mundo Lake is beginning to show its diversity and anglers have been catching 4 out of the five species on a regular basis. There is currently a slight green algae bloom that has been taking off at Mundo over the past couple of days. Stone Lake continues to punish those few anglers who know, as I do, that there are huge monsters lurking in the depths gorging themselves on a full menu of aquatic invertebrates. The Navajo River is muddy due to a spike in discharge after unseasonable heat over the weekend.

            Mundo Lake is just starting to have a green algae bloom that will persist over the next couple of weeks or so. This bloom should not affect the fishing too much, but it may cause the lure and fly fishing to slow down a little bit. The Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, and Channel Catfish are all getting very active and some are showing signs of spawning behavior. In fact, on a quick foray this morning to Mundo I came across an angler fly fishing from a float tube who had caught 4 out of the 5 species of fish in the lake in just an hour. The only species missing was a Brown Trout but they are quite rare in Mundo Lake. That’s right, he caught a catfish on a flyrod. Another angler had 3 trout over 15 inches in his creel and was halfway to his limit in just a couple of hours. There has been a substantial callibaetis mayfly hatch at Mundo recently and the trout will rise to these insects in the mornings and evenings. I have not received any direct reports from Bass anglers but trout anglers have seen big Bass near shore and around the docks. Several large catfish have been sighted near shore also, indicating that both species are getting ready to spawn. The best trout reports have been from bait anglers using powerbait and worms and also from anglers using various flies including beadhead nymphs, damselflies, and pistol petes.

            Enbom Lake has been good to excellent for Rainbows averaging 8-10 inches with bigger fish mixed in. The callibaetis hatch is happening at Enbom as is the usual chironomidae midge hatch. Reported baits include powerbait, worms, and salmon eggs. Flies have been the hot ticket lately, and the usual Jicarilla Lake patterns and many others are all finding success. I talked to a guy on Monday who was catching them on a stonefly nymph which doesn’t even exist at Enbom Lake. The water is rusty but visibility is up to 6 feet. The aquatic plants are starting to cause issues for anglers fishing the bottom, so try to keep your bait up a little. Float tubes have been able to access some of the shallow spots on the north half of the lake which holds good numbers of fish.

            Stone Lake is giving us hell, as has been the case this entire season. I have seen a few boats out this past week but have only spoken to one angler. He told me that he has only had a few bites in the past couple of weeks. As for the other anglers we have seen, who knows? Remember that we put in over 100,000 fish in April and given historical growth rates they should be a fat happy 8-12 inches by now.   Where are they? Well, I hope to answer that and more in next week’s report after we try another Gill Net set. The water is in good shape with weeds just beginning to show up along the shorelines. The bugs are hatching in ridiculous numbers and all three of our major invertebrates are well represented. Things are bound to change at Stone Lake, and it might be you who finds the secret.

            The Navajo River is a little high and muddy this week after the extreme heat from Sunday spurred a good North Slope melt off. This should subside and clear up in the next few days.

            Jicarilla Fishing Permits are NOW available ONLINE at www.jicarillahunt.com. You can purchase and print your valid Jicarilla Fishing Permit from the comfort of your home or office. See you on the water.

Kevin Terry

Fisheries Biologist

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Department

 

FREE FISHING DAY 6/5/2010 !!!!!!

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, June 03, 2010

Saturday June 5th is a Free Fishing Day at the Jicarilla Fishing Lakes. This day is also the Free Fishing Day for the State of New Mexico. The Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Department is pleased to honor the same day and we encourage folks to get out and fish. Due to the late notice, please pass this message along to friends and family. Have a safe and Fun Day!!!!

Kevin Terry
Fisheries Biologist
Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Department

Fishing Report 6-2-10

Jicarilla Hunt - Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Fishing Report 6/2/10

            The Memorial Day weekend was great at the Jicarilla Fishing Lakes. The campgrounds were full but not crowded, and the fishing was excellent at both Enbom Lake and Mundo Lake. I was holding off a little on this report hoping to get a few more email reports from a direct source, but the deadline is fast approaching and the hearsay has been more than adequate this week. The big news is trout fishing, and both Enbom Lake and Mundo Lake have been great for rainbows averaging 8-10 inches with bigger Rainbows over 14 inches mixed in about every 4th fish or so. Stone Lake is still very slow, but there have been extremely prolific hatches of damselflies, Chironomidae midges, and more recently the callibaetis mayflies. There hasn’t been much talk about Bass or Catfish but I expect that will change soon as the water temps continue to rise and both species start spawning. The surface water temp at all three lakes is approximately 65 degrees.

            Mundo Lake has been good for Rainbow trout with bait, lures, and flies. The most frequently reported bait was yellow powerbait but worms certainly had honorable mention. Small lures including kastmasters and panther martins are also getting good action. Flies of a very wide variety are picking up good numbers of trout and the smaller beadhead nymphs are hooking bluegill frequently also. There hasn’t been any mention of dry fly fishing at Mundo. Pheasant tails, woolly buggers, damselflies, and many others will catch trout. I have seen Bass cruising the shorelines and around the docks and I suspect that reports of big bass will hit my email any day.

            Enbom Lake has been excellent for Rainbow Trout that average 8-12.These fish are mixed in with larger fish up to and over 20 inches. I talked with a young fly fisherman (~8) yesterday who took quite a ride on his float tube before landing a 20 inch Rainbow. The chironomidae midges continue to hatch in good numbers at Enbom and there has been a little dry fly action in the evenings. Bait is fishing well at Enbom and powerbait and worms have been the ticket. Grasshoppers are showing up too, so you might try one behind a bobber in windy afternoons. The most commonly reported flies are black and brown woolly buggers but I expect a chironomidae midge pupae ( nymph) pattern would slay them. I also saw a few damselflies crawling out at Enbom Lake yesterday. Enbom still has a rusty hue, but visibility is good to 5 feet.

            Stone Lake did have some pressure over the weekend but I did not hear a single thing beyond that. Everyone I talked to saw boats and float tubes out there but no one offered a report. I assume the bite is still slow but I really don’t know. I did observe callibaetis mayflies hatching in large numbers yesterday, and I am sure there are fish gorging themselves on the emergers. Try a hare’s ear nymph for this hatch. The time is now for great fishing and camping at the Jicarilla Fishing Lakes.

Also, we are very happy to announce that the Jicarilla Game and Fish Department will begin selling fishing permits on the website www.jicarillahunt.com by the week’s end. Now you can purchase and print your Jicarilla Fishing Permit from the comfort of your home. See you soon!!!

Kevin Terry

Fisheries Biologist

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Department

 

 

Fishing Report 5/26/2010

Jicarilla Hunt - Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fishing Report 5/26/2010

            Fishing at the Jicarilla Lakes has been good to excellent over the past week. The reports have been coming in and Enbom Lake and Mundo Lake continue to produce large trout in good numbers. I just got back from vacation, so I will be summarizing the report from the fisheries technician Rosenberg Tafoya for those of you who get the report from our website. I also received some good reports via email. The Holiday weekend is fast approaching and camping and fishing at the Jicarilla Lakes is exactly what the doctor ordered.

            Mundo Lake has been Excellent this week. Reported baits include orange, yellow, and rainbow powerbait. Lures reported include dare devils in red and white or silver and red, Kastmasters in rainbow, silver and orange, orange, and red, Panther Martins, and Blue Fox spinners. Flies reported include Hares Ear nymphs, Pheasant Tail Nymphs, and Pistol Petes in olive, brown, or black. There were more than 30 fish larger than 14 inches reported caught at Mundo over the last week and at least 2 of those were at or better than 20 inches. It would be fair to say that the numbers actually caught are way higher than that. People are focusing on the large trophy trout out there right now and therefore we haven’t heard much from folks targeting Bass, Bluegill, or Catfish. However, the conditions should be favorable for targeting these fish species as well.

            Enbom Lake has also been excellent this week. The same orange, yellow and rainbow colors of powerbait were reported and very similar lures as well. Most of the fly action was on wooly buggers, but I suspect that beadhead nymphs, renegades, and chironomidae patterns will turn fish also. We did stock Enbom Lake with the same numbers of large fish as Mundo, so anglers can expect to pick up some large fish along with the standard 8-12 inch rainbows.

            Stone Lake has been very slow. The few reports we received suggested multiple hours with very few hits and no fish landed. The water quality is great and the hatch of chironomidae midges is in full effect. The wind has contributed to the low pressure, but mornings and evenings offer a chance to catch the really big one at Stone Lake. Anglers can fish from the shore, float tube, or boat right now.

            The Navajo River continues to offer a chance at big browns. Worms have been the only thing reported and are probably the best choice right now in the off colored water. There are several great new pools in the mile of stream that was rehabilitated last year in an effort to create and enhance habitat used by the Roundtail Chub. The Roundtail Chub is a fish that is native to the Colorado River Drainage and is currently in trouble throughout the majority of its historical range. The Jicarilla Apache Nation is working to protect this species in its waters and therefore these fish need to be released immediately upon capture. The first picture in the Fishing 2009-10 album in the photo gallery is a Roundtail Chub if you have never seen one before. Please help us protect these beautiful fish and let us know when where and how you caught them.

            Have a great Holiday Weekend!!!!!

Kevin Terry

Fisheries Biologist

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Dept.

Fishing Report 5/18/10

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fishing Report 5/18/10

            Fishing has been good to excellent this week at the Jicarilla Fishing Lakes. Most of the recent pressure and action has been split between Mundo Lake and Enbom Lake, but we did hear of a Lunker that was caught at Stone Lake on Saturday. The water is clearing up at both Enbom Lake and Mundo Lake and Stone remains crystal clear. The year’s first Bass reports have come in and folks are catching Bluegill as well. We have completed the year’s spring stocking with a load of 1,500 lbs. of 16-22 inch  Rainbow Trout that was split between Mundo Lake and Enbom Lake on 5/17/2010.  A couple of local anglers each caught big Browns on the Navajo River over the weekend. One of the Browns was caught with a worm by Josh Martinez, a Dulce Local, and it measured in at just over 20 inches. The Navajo River is still off color a little but fishing quite well. There were no reports from Dulce Lake this week.

            Mundo Lake is fishing good to excellent. Most anglers are targeting trout and the bite has been good for Rainbows with what appears to be a dual average. Half of the fish reported were the smaller 8-10 inch fish and the other half are averaging 14-16 inches with even larger fish reported. That dual average should persist for the next few weeks with the addition of 750 lbs. of Trophy Rainbows ranging from 16-22 inches that were stocked into Mundo Lake yesterday (5/17).The best reports were from anglers using smallish spinners especially dark colors, and flies including wooly buggers, pheasant tails, renegades, zug bugs, leeches, hares ears, and damsels. The good old lure/fly hybrid, the “Pistol Pete”, also faired very well at Mundo Lake this week. The docks will be installed for the year at Mundo Lake sometime between now and the Holiday Weekend (Memorial Day) depending on time and weather. A couple of anglers have started to target Bass at Mundo and they are having success with spinnerbaits along the shorelines. There haven’t been any huge Bass yet, but the 10-12 inch fish are pretty aggressive. There were no reports on Catfish this week.

            Enbom Lake was far and away the hot spot this week at the Jicarilla Fishing Lakes. As many as 17 anglers were out there over the weekend, and the action was hot. Most of the success was on spinners and flies similar to the ones reported for Mundo. Also similar to Mundo, was the dual average reported, with approximately half of the Rainbows caught at 8-10 inches and half of them at 14 inches or better. I have heard of at least 10 Rainbows caught in the 18 inch range. Enbom was also stocked yesterday (5/17) with 750 lbs. of 16-22 inch trophy Rainbow Trout. These fish stocked well, and dispersed quickly in the rusty colored water that is still in the process of clearing up after runoff. The Chironomidae hatch is substantially more active at Enbom right now when compared to Mundo Lake. There should be a possibility for dry fly fishing early mornings and in the evenings or any other time when the wind is down.

            Stone lake is still giving folks a hard time. To date, over 95% of the attempts at Stone Lake have been fruitless. Consequently, the fishing pressure is extremely low and therefore we have fewer and fewer reports. Finally, for the first time since ice out I have a fish caught at Stone Lake to report. Unfortunately, the report is second hand, but it comes from a reliable source. The fish was caught with a lure from shore and was a Rainbow Trout that measured 23 and ½ inches. The water is in excellent condition and the Midge hatch is going off big time. With any luck, the action will pick up soon.

            Conditions are excellent at the Jicarilla Fishing Lakes right now. Don’t forget that camping is free with a valid Jicarilla Fishing Permit. Consider the Jicarilla Fishing Lakes for your next aquatic adventure!!!!!

Kevin Terry

Fisheries Biologist

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Department

 

Update 5/13/2010

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hello Everyone,

I was informed yesterday that a client was trying to contact me through email via the website and that his message did no get through. This was a problem that resulted from migrating to a new hosting service for our website and it has been resolved. If you are one of the folks that tried to contact me and didn't receive a reply, please try again. I apologize for any inconveniences that this problem caused.

Thank You

Kevin Terry
Fisheries Biologist
Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Department

Fishing Report 5/11/10

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fishing Report 5/11/10

            The Jicarilla Fishing Lakes are shaping up, with good fishing reported at both Mundo and Enbom Lakes. Flies and Lures have had the best report but bait including powerbait and worms is also working. Stone Lake has had a little pressure but very few reports have come in, and most of those have been hearsay. We stocked Dulce Lake today (5/11) with approximately 4,000 8-10” Channel Catfish. Our next Trophy Trout stocking will happen on Monday 5/17 with 1,500 lbs of trophy Rainbows from 15-22”. These fish will be divided between Enbom and Mundo Lakes.

            Mundo Lake is fishing fair to good this week. Visibility is improving at 3-4 feet and the water temps are in the mid 50’s. There were only a couple of reports this week and the best action reported was on lures and pistol petes trolled by boat. Several nice Rainbows were reported in the 14-17” range as well as the smaller stocker Rainbows that are currently averaging 8 inches. There were no reports from anglers targeting Bass or Catfish.

            Enbom Lake is fishing well with flies and lures. Darker colors are the best and spinners, small spoons, and woolly buggers are all working. Anglers are catching the big trophy fish with quite a few Rainbows in the 14 to 18 inch range reported this week. I did not receive any reports from bait anglers, but I suspect the bite on bait is picking up also. The water clarity is improving but the visibility is still limited to 2-3 feet. The Chironomidae midges are beginning to hatch and dry fly action has been possible on calm evenings. The pupae (emerger) of this large midge are black with whitish stripes and a light colored head and wing casing. Most fly shops will carry these big Midges in size 10-14. The good old black or Brown Pistol Pete behind a water bubble is another option worth consideration right now. Enbom has been the popular spot this past week.

            Stone Lake has yet to produce a single fish as far as I know. I have received a few second hand reports of boat activity over the weekend but I didn’t hear any news on success. I have found that I get more reports from anglers who didn’t get a bite than I do from anglers turning fish all day. Maybe the fish are biting after all.

            Dulce Lake has been stocked for the year with 4,000 8-10” Channel Catfish and 3,000 4-6” Rainbows. The Catfish should start biting in the next week or so, but the trout will take approximately 2 months before they reach a catchable size. We are excited to get Dulce Lake back into the circuit.

            Everything is really starting to happen at the Jicarilla Lakes. We are one stocking (5/17) away from completing the spring stocking regime. The insects are beginning to hatch and the weather is getting better. It’s a late start, but a start nonetheless. I will see you out there.

Kevin Terry

Fisheries Biologist

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Dept.

           

Fishing update 5/6/2010

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, May 06, 2010

 This update is to let all of you know that I got a chance to test our sonar in Horse Lake today. We haven't stocked it since 2007 and there shouldn't be any fish at all out there. I trolled around for more than an hour an did not map a single fish. Whoooo!!! You may remember a couple weeks back when I reported mapping a bunch of fish of various sizes at Stone Lake but didn't know how accurate the fish finder was. Well, now it is safe to say that I do trust the machine after all. I also received some positive news late yesterday that a local angler had a big hit at stone Lake while trolling on tuesday evening. I still believe that we lost a portion of the trout population over the unusually long winter, but I don't believe it was as bad as first suspected after the gill net results. Things are just weird this year, but the bugs are beginning to fly and that is a good thing. 
 
Kevin Terry
Fisheries Biologist
Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Dept.