Posts Tagged ‘fishing’

Wintertime Fishing in the Jemez

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Upper Jemez River

While most of the streams in the Jemez Mountains and Northern New Mexico are frozen and covered with snow right now, the Jemez River  just an hour from Albuquerque, provides an excellent opportunity for Winter fishing. The Jemez River is formed at Battleship Rock by the confluence of the San Antonio River and the East Fork. The river flows south along State Hwy 4 and provides excellent trout habitat for about twelve miles where the bridge for Hwy 485 crosses the river. It is this section of river that is stocked throughout the winter months. (more…)

Hunting New Mexico 2012….What's New?

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Valles Caldera Bull

Nice Jemez Buck

Much is new for hunting in New Mexico for 2012. First and foremost the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is going paperless for all draw applications. The paper application no longer exists.

All hunters must purchase a new license. All hunters wishing to purchase or apply for any big game or turkey license, must first purchase an annual Game hunting (small game) License or combination Game-hunting and Fishing License. By itself, a Game-hunting License is valid for hunting all small game and both upland and migratory game birds. The purchase of a Game-hunting and Fishing License is valid for fishing in addition to hunting small game.

Applications will only be accepted on-line or via the telephone (888-248-6866). Application deadline is March 28, 2012. The application fee and full license fee will be charged at the time the application is submitted. Credit cards, debit cards and “electronic checks” are acceptable forms of payment. If requested at time of application, refunds will be offered for the Game-hunting License, but not the combination Game-hunting and Fishing License. Refunds will be issued in May. Hunters who are unsuccessful in the draw are encouraged to keep their Game-hunting License and use it for hunting small game during open seasons.

For full information on all that is new please stop by Amanda’s for a new proclamation available now, or here.

The good news is that it appears that their will be no increase in license fees this year for the sixth straight year. Over the counter Game-hunting, Combination Game-hunting and Fishing and Fishing Licenses will be available for purchase at Amanda’s March 28, 2012.

Kids And Their Fish in the Jemez Mountains 2011

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Sammie and Her Kid's Pond Rainbow

Success for Lucy

15 Inch Rainbow For Taryn

Take a kid fishing. Good advice and many of you did in 2011. Kudos to you. Here are a few pictures of happy youngsters. (more…)

Free Fishing Day This Saturday in the Jemez

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

28 inch Brown Taken From the Rio Cebolla Oct 2010

This Saturday, September 24th, is free fishing day in the State of New Mexico. This fishing opportunity is designated twice a year by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

No fishing license is required by any angler this Saturday to fish any public water in the State of New Mexico. All other rules and regulations apply.

We would hope that you take this opportunity to visit the beautiful Jemez Mountains and bring a friend that might not otherwise want to fish, because of cost.

Young Fisherman Goes Bonkers on the Rio Cebolla

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Fishing the Rio Cebolla in the Jemez Mountains

Eight Year Old Kendrik Johns on the Rio Cebolla

Last Saturday and Sunday eight year old Kendrik Johns caught and released over a hundred rainbows each day using dark colored nymphs and Elk Hair Caddis. “If I had not seen it happening with my own eyes, I would not have believed it”, according to Kendrik’s dad Erik.

Here's the Skinny – Labor Day in the Jemez Mountains

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Hunter Bradshaw Doin' His Thing

Labor Day weekend is upon us. Four days in the beautiful Jemez Mountains at a most beautiful time of the year.
The forest is open with no fire restrictions. It is gorgeous, green and inviting. All of the areas that folks normally use for recreation are accessable and unaffected by the Las Conchas Fire. Hiking trails, forest roads, hot springs, fishing access and all campgrounds are open for use.

Kid’s Pond Warning

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Lexi Loo and a Nice Rainbow

The Kid’s Pond at the Seven Springs hatchery is a wonderful place to take your kids to experience a successful day fishing. To access this fishery, drive approximately three miles past Fenton Lake on Hwy 126 and turn right onto FR314. After a short distance you will see the parking lot for the Kid’s Pond. There is no charge to park or fish. Fishing is restricted to children eleven years old and younger. There is a nice bathroom facility and the pond is open for fishing daily from 8:00am till 5:00pm. Catching fish at the Kid’s Pond is not a “sure thing” but it’s pretty close. Normal bag limits apply to the kids at the pond…five fish per day. Right now, fishing has been fabulous for Rainbows to 16 inches and the occasional Brown up to 20 inches.

Fenton Lake Action Fast After Reopening

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Successful Fenton Lake Fishermen

Fenton Lake reopened with a bang Saturday, July 30th. Most anglers reported catching limits of nice sized Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout. Some up to eighteen inches.
Most baits were working Saturday and Sunday but worms and Salmon/Peach Powerbait seemed to be the hottest.
The water quality at the lake is very good right now and after a months rest the fish are active and hungry. Now is a good time to be at Fenton Lake.

Facts about Fishing in the Jemez

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

All you need to know about fishing in the Jemez.