#FishNM21 – Plan your NM fishing trip

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If you have tracked the weekly Fishing Report, you would notice that there have been A LOT of great catches all across New Mexico this year. Whether you have been out fishing this year, or planning your first fishing trip, this series will help you get started.

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook event feed for the topic related to your questions.

Schedule and registration:

August 18 – Where to start? Reading and understanding the Fishing Rules and Information Booklet, using the Fishing Planner and a special early look into new tools the Department will be releasing soon to help you plan your trip! Find the recording on our Facebook page.

August 26 (date change) – NM Trout and Bass Challenges. New Mexico Bass and Trout Challenges are in full swing! During this session we will cover those challenges and talk about where and how to fish for those species. Register for the Webinar. 

August 30 – New Mexico’s native trout – Join us to talk about conservation, management, habitat restoration and fishing for New Mexico’s native trout species. Register for the Webinar. 

September 7 – All about raising fish in New Mexico! During this session, we will be talking about the State-owned fish hatcheries. Have you ever wondered how they are managed for restoration and sport? Join us for more and let us know what questions you have. Register for the Webinar.

Each session will start at 6:00 p.m. and can also be viewed live on the Department’s Facebook page.


Fishing Conditions and Trip Planner LogoFishing Conditions and Trip Planner

Over the past few months the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has developed several tools to help you learn about fishing conditions across the state and to help you plan your trip.

  • Each week the Department produces the Fishing Report. Driven by angler input, the Fishing Report highlights public waters across the state, what bait is working and of course the fishing hot spots.
  • Using Fishing Report data, biologists developed charts  to show when fishing is best at different waters and for different species in the Fishing Conditions and Trip Planner. You can search by the water body or the fish species.
  • The Department’s newest release is the interactive Fishing Waters Map with a wealth of information on fishing locations in New Mexico. It displays hundreds of fishing access points with information of fish species available, facilities, accessibility, boat ramps and general regulations.

Need help learning to use these tools and the Fishing Rules and Information Booklet? You can view our recent webinar with biologists on the Department’s Facebook Page.

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