Guide To The Best Bass Fishing Lakes In New Mexico
Find great fishing for spotted, redeye, shoal, smallmouth and largemouth bass in New Mexico lakes. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing.
Bass Lakes In NM
The major lakes in New Mexico with healthy populations of bass include Abiquiu Reservoir, Brantley Lake, Caballo Lake, Clayton Lake, Conchas Lake, El Vado Lake, Elephant Butte Lake, Navajo Lake, Red Bluff Reservoir, Santa Rosa Lake, Sumner Lake and Ute Lake.
Bass In New Mexico
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 15 lbs 13 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 7 lbs 3 oz
World record: 9 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 8 oz
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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For New Mexico
When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and top water lures are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.
New Mexico State Record Bass
The state record largemouth bass was caught from Bill Evans Lake.
The state record smallmouth bass came from Navajo Lake.
The state record spotted bass came out of Cochiti Lake.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in New Mexico.
Bass fishing basics video.
Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Land of Enchantment.
Catch big bass!
Bass fishing information by state.
The lifecycle of bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit New Mexico bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.