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April 21st Main Lake Water Temp. 58 Degrees
The Lake elevation is 3777.87 and the storage is 145,000 acre feet. The Main Lake is clear.
It was a pretty good week of fishing when you could get on the Lake.
White Bass-Trolling with Flicker Shad, Bandits, and Bombers is working in various parts of the Lake. They are a little more scattered so you need to stay on the move.
Walleye-We saw several limits of Walleye this week. It is a little hard to pinpoint a depth right now, it changes with each passing cold front. One thing that is constant, Live Minnows fished on Jigs is producing the best. Main Lake points are the best bet, like I said, depth has varied from 10 to 25 feet, depending on the day. The daylight and dusk bite is still good using suspending Jerk Baits.
Bass-They are really starting to come on. Smallmouth are moving up into 5 to 12 feet of water, again, depending on the weather conditions. 4" Worms, Grubs, and shallow running Crankbaits have all been good. We are starting to see more Largemouth. Brush in 6 to 12 feet of water is one place to target. Senkos, Craws, and Creature Baits have all been reported as turning a few Blacks.David Lough brought by a 5.71 lb. Largemouth for a picture Saturday, nice fish David!
Catfish-The bite has been fair. Punch Bait and Chicken Liver have been working.
Crappie-They have been fair in Ute Creek. We had 2 reports of nice catches coming on our Skitter Grub. The weather is playing havoc with the crappie , as well.
REMINDER-The new year for NM fishing starts April 1. The Licenses must be purchased on line from NM Game & Fish. There are no over the counter licenses, so you need to have your license before you come to the Lake!
The Logan Bass Club will be hosting the 10th Annual Ute Lake Big Bass Tournament Saturday, May 2nd, from safe light to 3:00 PM. Entry fee is $50.00 per person. $500.00 wil be paid for the largest Bass of the day, and there are 3 places paid for each hour. Boaters meeting will be at the American Legion at 7:00 PM, May 1st. This tournament is to benefit the Logan 4th of July fireworks. It is a lot of fun and is one of the better paying tournaments held in our area. There is an entry form posted on our tournament page. For more information contact:
Calvin Liles 575-403-6161
Pete May 575-403-8696
Jerry Osborn 575-403-7453
Until next week,
TIGHT LINES AND GOOD FISHING!
Ben and Kathy
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