: EAGLE NEST LAKE: Hot spot for perch: Perch fishing continues to be the hot ticket here as anglers did very well again this past week. Fishing was great from the shore and from anchored boats. The best bait was worms. Fishing was fair using Platte River specials, Panther Martins and Z Rays tipped with Power Bait for rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee. Fishing for northern pike was slow. The 22nd Annual Fish Fest will be Sept. 20-28. For details call (575) 377-6941.
Reported by: Mountain View Cabins
Lures & Spinners
This 2,000-acre impoundment alongside U.S. 64 northeast of Taos is one of the state's premier kokanee and trout lakes; also has yellow perch. Good in open water or through ice for 14-inch-plus rainbows.