May 16th 2016
Lots of people have been calling and e-mailing regarding fishing at Mundo, but only a few have sent in a report.
Luckily one of the old guard long time Jicarilla fishing groups came up and gave Mundo a pontoon boat effort this weekend. They managed approximately 25 fish each in the 16-18” range and one 40” obese tiger musky (after those kind of numbers who is still counting?) Largest trout of the weekend was 23”. These guys are a little guarded with their secrets but mentioned 8-10 feet or more of water on intermediate type fly lines and nothing special as far as fly selection. They were overheard to say “It rivaled Stone Lake during the hayday…”
That’s as glowing of a recommendation as I think you can get. Damsels, hares ears, prince nymphs, smaller beadhead wollybuggers, according to other fisherman were productive, fly selection was not as important as overcast conditions as the bite slowed significantly when the sun came out.
Shore anglers did not fare as well, and bait has not been producing on these large hold over fish (if they didn’t fall for the ‘ole powerbait trick last year, why would they this year?). Spinners and small crank baits have also been much more productive than bait, but few anglers seem to be using gear.
No new reports from Embom.
Spring fishing will only last so long, so if you are on the fence about a trip I would make it happen soon.