: QUEMADO LAKE: The lake remains open; however, the Gila National Forest strongly advises against ice fishing or going on the ice for any reason because of dangerously thin ice conditions caused by recently warming weather. Anglers reported multiple people have fallen through the ice and that it is extremely dangerous.
Reported by: New Mexico F&G
Lures & Spinners
The 800-acre Quemado Lake Recreation Area is located approximately 20 miles
south of Quemado. The recreation area includes the 131 acre manmade trout lake. The
lake is nestled between piñon-juniper woodlands and pine forests at an elevation
of 7860 feet. Quemado is stocked all with rainbow trout in
fall, winter and spring months. Quemado lake offers year round trout fishing and
warm water fishing for channel catfish and small mouth bass during the summer
months. ((more on Quemado Lake)
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Fishing licenses are required in New Mexico. Anglers fishing on lakes and streams on National Forest lands are also required to purchase a Habitat Improvement Stamp.