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All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout in local lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in New Mexico

Trout Waters

Abiquiu Reservoir, Caballo Lake, Eagle Nest Lake, El Vado Lake, Heron Lake, Navajo Lake, Springer Lake, and Stone Lake are some of the larger lakes in the state with a population of trout. In addition, some smaller lakes and rivers may also contain trout. Several lakes in the state offer ice fishing for trout.

Trout Species In The State

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 31 lbs 12.5 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 10 lbs 2 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 20 lbs 4 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 31 lbs 6 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Select the best trout lures and baits

Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.

New Mexico State Record Trout

The state record rainbow trout was caught from Santa Cruz Lake.

The state record cutthroat trout was taken out of Latir Lakes.

The state record brook trout was taken out of Hidden Lake.

The state record brown trout came from the Chama River.

The state record lake trout was caught in Heron Lake.

Visit the New Mexico Game & Fish website for information regarding trout stocking in New Mexico.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Additional trout information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation
Trout Unlimited

 

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