Jicarilla Fishing Blog

30 March 2017

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Folks,

It has been a very busy week. The fishing seems to be heating up as the turbidity settles in Mundo Lake and the temperatures rise (currently about 49 degree water temp for those interested in such things). Today in the two hours I was out helping install the docks three rainbow trout were landed one 18" one 16" and one 14" all on worms.

Mundo Lake is as full as she can be without flooding the spill way parking lot. As of today 3 docks have been installed by the Fish Crew.

All good news. More good news is Stone Lake has recovered to 2012 levels, which is still low, but much much much better than the last 5 years! The lake will be stocked with 8-9" fish this Spring. of course a hot dry summer could totally deplete the gains received thus far in 2017...This stocking is a gamble on a nice cool summer, a good monsoon, and hopefully an awesome winter again. I know that sounds like a lot of wishes, and it is. I would not suggest planning a Stone Lake fishing trip this year as they are going in at 8" to 9"! It is possible they would be near catch-able sized by fall (if a few of the wishes come true). I will re-iterate this is a gamble, and of course I will keep you all up to date as the year progresses.

We are currently scheduling stocking for the spring so the fishing at Embom and Mundo will only be getting better than it already is, which is awesome!

Jacob


 

21 March 2017

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Folks,

I know this is the news you have all been waiting for...(Imagine a Drum Roll)...The Ice is off Mundo Lake. The lake has also risen approximately five feet and is only a 2 feet below the parking lot. All good news! The lake due to the run off is turbid (of color). I have not received any fishing reports for trout but the catfish bite was very good on Sunday.

Embom Lake has been overflowing for at least a week and is now complete full to spillway level. 

Stone Lake has come up approximately 2 feet and is still receiving run-off as I write this. I will not know total depth increase from run off for a few weeks as I hope we still have some snow coming! (3 feet of fresh wet snow would be great)

DO NOT FORGET :The new permit season starts April 1st.

The fish crew will be getting the Mundo docks out in the next week or so, once run off has slowed down.

We will be stocking trout this year into Embom and Mundo as of now, on a similar schedule to last year (spring and fall).

Hope all is well,

J.




March 9th 2017

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, March 09, 2017

Folks,

Quite a few of you have been calling and writing, and the common question is if the lake is open for fishing... As of today there is still ice covering Mundo Lake. It is not safe for ice fishing and it is covering the complete lake surface making open water fishing impossible. The weather has taken a serious swing towards spring so I do not think the sheet will stick around much longer.

Just to let everyone know the new permit season starts on April 1st 2017. The new proclamation has been posted to the main page of the website. There were no changes made to limits or pricing for the 2017/2018 season. Please remember to read the proclamation and familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations. 

We get a lot of questions at the lake about limits, and I wonder what would have happened if the angler bumped into a warden instead of the fish crew...

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Jacob