: HERON LAKE: Fishing was slow with just a few small lake trout caught by anglers using jig and cut bait combinations. Fishing was fair using Power Bait and spinners for rainbow trout. We had no reports on kokanee. 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.