Jicarilla Fishing Blog

February 8th Ice Report

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Jicarilla Ice Report: 08 February 2016

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: ten to ten and a half inches (10.0” to 10.5”) of ice covering the entire lake, Use Caution as we have been experiencing extremely warm day time temperatures and conditions can change rapidly! Ice sheet is snow packed with approximately 2” of snow.

Road has been plowed, but is still snow packs and slick. We are expecting more snow this week so snow coverage and road conditions might change. With warm days this snow may turn to mud.

Notes on fishing: Fishing pressure has slowed and fish are weary. No signs of ice melt, but this week is going to be warm according to the weatherman. Lighter line and smaller jigs might be what it takes as these fish have seen meal worms for almost a month and a half now. Reported catch of 1 catfish 2 trout and 1 bass from this weekend.

Embom Lake:  The ice has become slushy and is NOT safe! DO NOT GO ONTO ICE! Embom is closed to ice fishing until further notice.

Notes on fishing: N/A.

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****  

28 January 2016

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jicarilla Ice Report: 28 January 2016

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: ten to ten and a half inches (10.0” to 10.5”) of ice covering the entire lake, Use Caution as we have been experiencing extremely warm day time temperatures and conditions can change rapidly! Ice sheet is currently covered in snow pack.

Road has been plowed, but is still snow packed and slick in areas.  With warm days snow may turn to mud. As always be careful!

Notes on fishing: Yellow powerbait and clean curly tail jigs seem to be the most productive. Trout up to four pounds have been reported this week.

Embom Lake:  Due to gas production in the benthic material of the lake, the ice has become slushy and is NOT safe! DO NOT GO ONTO ICE! Embom is closed to ice fishing until further notice.

Notes on fishing: N/A.

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation***** 

Ice Report

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jicarilla Ice Report: 19 January 2016

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Ten and half inches (10.5”) of ice covering the entire lake, variable thickness depending on location. Use Caution as we have been experiencing extremely warm day time temperatures and conditions can change rapidly! 4” of snow currently covering the ice sheet, and no slush.

Road has been plowed, but is still snow packs and slick. We are expecting more snow this week so snow coverage and road conditions might change.

Notes on fishing:  Trout up to twenty inches have been regularly caught. Most productive bait seems to be wax worms and small jigs.

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Due to gas production in the benthic material of the lake, the ice has become slushy and is NOT safe! DO NOT GO ONTO ICE! Embom is closed to ice fishing until further notice.

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation***** 

Tenth Annual Ice Derby Results

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, January 11, 2016

11 January 2016

Folks,

The Tenth Annual Ice Derby was held this weekend and despite the weather over a hundred people participated in the event. The fishing was pretty hot. Below for your curiosity are the rankings. The top anglers worked hard all day despite the cold and everyone it seemed had a great time.  I will try and post some photos when they become available to me.

Youth:

1ST Trason Garcia--- 3lbs. 8oz.

2ND O’ Ryan Atole--- 1lbs. 13oz.

3RD Charmagne DeJesus--- 1lbs. 1oz.

Longest & Heaviest: was held by the same fish

Ricci Soto with a rainbow trout measuring 22.5” and weighing 5lbs. 14oz.

Adult: (based on total bag weight)

1ST Jeremy Decker---73lbs. 6oz.

2ND Sue Lee---60lbs. 4oz

3RD Pa Yang---22lbs. 12oz.

4TH Nathan Pratt--- 20lbs. 12oz.

5TH Jen Zimmer---17lbs. 3oz.

6TH Ricci Soto---15lbs. 7.5oz.

A BIG THANKS to all the sponsors and volunteers for making the Tenth Annual Ice Derby a Success!

J.

Jicarilla Ice Derby

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, January 05, 2016

For Your Information:

The Tenth Annual Ice Derby WILL BE held this Saturday the 9th of January!

The Fisheries Crew Will See You There!

J. 

04 January 2016

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, January 04, 2016

Jicarilla Ice Report: 04 January 2016

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Six and half inches to seven and half inches (6.5” to 7.5”) of ice covering the entire lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Use Caution as we have been experiencing extremely warm day time temperatures and conditions can change rapidly! 2” of snow currently covering the ice sheet.

Road has been plowed, but is still snow packs and slick. We are expecting more snow this week so snow coverage and road conditions might change.

Notes on fishing: too many large trout to mention, powerbait and feather jigs seem to be the most productive but corn has also been successful. Trout up to five pounds have been regularly caught.

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Five inches (5.0”) of ice covering all of the lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making it extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. USE EXTREME CAUTION!

Road has been plowed one lane to the vault toilets.  See anticipated

Notes on fishing: same as Mundo.

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****

31 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, December 31, 2015

Jicarilla Ice Report: 31 December 2015

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Six inches (6.0”) of ice covering the entire lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making it extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. Use Caution as today is extremely warm and conditions can change rapidly!

Road has been plowed, but is still snow packed and slick.

Notes on fishing: One angler caught a five pound rainbow on orange powerbait

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Five inches (5.0”) of ice covering all of the lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making it extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. USE EXTREME CAUTION!

Road is drifted with snow, hike from highway is best way to ensure not getting stuck.

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****  

28 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, December 28, 2015

Jicarilla Ice Report: 28 December 2015

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Four inches (4.0”) of ice covering the entire lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making it extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

The road to get to the boat ramp has 2 feet of snow and extremely rutted/rough. Need high clearance four wheel drive to even attempt. I’ll get the roads plowed when the lake is deemed satisfactory to fish.

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Three inches (4.0”) of ice covering all of the lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making It extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

The road to get to the lake has 2 feet of snow and extremely rutted/rough. Need high clearance four wheel drive to even attempt. I’ll get the roads plowed when the lake is deemed satisfactory to fish.

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****

21 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, December 21, 2015

Jicarilla Ice Report: 21 December 2015

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Two inches (2.0”) of “Slush” ice covering the entire lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Three inches (3.0”) of “Slush” ice covering all of the lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****  

17 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jicarilla Ice Report: 17 December 2015

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: half an inch (0.5”) covering three quarters of the lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: half an inch (0.5”) covering all of the lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****