Bass fishing was very good this past week. Anglers fishing for white bass did well using minnows, top water lures, curly tail grubs, sassy shad, Lytle Secret's and crank baits. Several good size smallmouth and largemouth bass were taken by anglers using Ricos, Pop Rs and buzz baits in the early morning and late evening hours.

Many of the bass taken on top water were in the 2-to-4 pound class. There were also several bass taken on jigs, senkos, jerk baits and Gulp worms. Fishing for walleye was very good for anglers trolling Reef Runner Deep Little Rippers (Barbie Doll, Orange crush, Eriedescent, Mixed Veggies and Cat Dog) at 25 feet over 35 feet of water.

Several limits of 18-to-22 inch walleye were taken. Fishing for catfish was good for anglers using stink bait over baited holes.

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Fish Species: Walleye, Bass
Bait Used: Reef Runner Deep Little Ripper
Tackle Used: Shimano Tekota 300 LC
Method Used: Trolling
Water Depth: 35
Water Temperature: 81
Wind Direction: varied
Wind Speed: light to none
Mary Michael with her first Ute walleye.
Mary Michael with her first Ute walleye.

Brandon with another Ute beauty.
Brandon with another Ute beauty.

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About The Author: Captain Brian Stangel

Company: ABQ Sportfishing

Area Reporting: New Mexico

Bio: Brian Stangel has fished many different bodies of water since 1975 growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan, spending many summers on the waters of Green Bay and the Door County Peninsula. Brian moved to New Mexico in 1993 and took up his passion of fishing again in 2001 after a short break. He discovered many untapped resources, not just fishing, but also in the promotion of products and educating people on how to use them. New Mexico has a unique environment and Brian has brought many techniques to the area not previously seen. His willingness to educate and help people is apparent from his website and his on the water experiences that he writes about.

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