: HERON LAKE: Fishing from the bank and from boats was slow this past week. We heard of two brown trout caught by anglers trolling Rapalas and one small lake trout caught on a jig and cut bait combo. The lake level continues to rise but four wheel drive was still recommended for launching at the primitive ramp.
Reported by: New Mexico F&G
Lures & Spinners
About: -Heron Lake is a picturesque lake in the mountains set among tall pines. The 6,000-acre lake that favors
fishing, sailing views of Brazos Cliffs. Produces 14- to 20-inch kokanee, and 10- to 20-plus-pound
lake trout. Ice fishing is popular in winter for the arctic set. Heron has a
marina and a visitor center along with several scenic campgrounds that line the shore of this scenic lake.
full developed campsites are available.) Many visitors use guides to provide proper equipment and advice. For
more information, contact the state park at (505) 588-7470.
Directions: Heron Lake State Park is 11 miles west of Tierra Amarilla via US highways 64 and
84 and NM 95.