24 October 2014
I fell ill with the Super Flu this week and have been out of commission, to the point where watching TV was too much effort. But For the loyal readers, despite doctors orders I came into the office with a handful of colrox wipes and a facemask (not really) to give you guys the recent updates.
The first round a Mundo Lake stocking was completed last week as mentioned in previous posts large bodied rainbow trout were stocked from catchable 11” fish all the way up to 10 pounders. Though it was impossible to net all the biggest fish for a quick camera shot I have attached a few photos of some of the nicer and one unique fish for you viewing pleasure. We were hoping the kids could model off the 5-8 pounders but they were too much for them to hold still, long enough for a photo. So you get my ugly mug.
Sampling on the Navajo River wrapped up this week. With me on my presumed death bed the better two thirds of the Fisheries Crew Rosenburg Tafoya took the lead and made sure the goals were accomplished. I have not had a chance to enter data and review locations of fish as of yet.
Notes of nice brown trout in deeper runs and pools were taken and even a few fish close to spawning condition. It appeared to be maybe a little early for full spawning mode in the sites sampled. That means if you have not had a chance to come streamer or spinner fish the river this year, it is not too late. She is running beautiful with about 30cm of visibility and at 40cfs. Sculpin patterns would be my go too this time of year even in fire tiger but of course the classic browns and olives should produce.
Due to my illness and the river sampling the fisheries crew has not yet conducted its gill net survey. I am hoping on doctor’s order to be able to start surveying on Monday the 27th.
Also, when out at Mundo you may notice the construction of a large pavilion structure, which has been a joint project between Jicarilla Construction Department and Jicarilla Game and Fish. Please enjoy once completed and report all suspicious activity or vandalism to Dulce Police Department or JicarilGame and Fish Law Enforcement Division.
Sadly as soon as the concrete was poured some girls though it would be nice to put their hand prints and names in the slab multiple times. It builds character I guess, but looks like vandalism to me…