Jicarilla Fishing Blog

20 September 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, September 20, 2018


Small updates for the week, include fire restrictions still in place at least until September 30th 2018 when our fire office will re-evaluate the weather and precipitation data. So no open fires or charcoal at the lakes, but propane grills or camp stoves are allowed. As new information comes in after the 30th I'll update the blog to reflect new regulations. I think it is to hot for a fire, but some folks just can't go fishing without a camp fire.


Today I went and took water quality measurements at the lakes and found the temperatures at all three lakes to be in the low sixties. I only mention it as many anglers frequently ask the current temperatures. 

Fishing reports have not been coming in at all, so I'm going to make my pitch for you ladies and gents to please submit reports to jicarillafishqs@gmail.com so I can share some information with the readers. Of course you can also call the office and talk to the Jacob or leave him a voicemail at 575-759-3255.

Have a good weekend, and please if you have a few minutes go fishing!








September 6th 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, September 06, 2018


The weather is sort of starting to reflect the appropriate season here in Dulce. September has brought some much needed moisture, of course with that has come lightening. Roads which have been getting rain have been drying quickly, but we are no means out of the drought. Fishermen and fisherwomen have slowly started getting out to the lakes and some have reported excellent fishing for bass and bluegill. One or two anglers have even started targeting trout with some mixed results. Lake temperatures are still in the low to mid sixties but are dropping slowly which should start to refresh the trout bite.

Of course we will be doing our fall surveys in the next few months, but currently things are looking better than expected after the brutal drought summer we just came through. Water levels in all of the lakes are down from last year but holding.

The fish crew will be out and about over the next few weeks getting ready for fall surveys, talking to anglers, and taking data for the upcoming stockings.

I will be out of the office next week and the office will be closed for a half day the 13th, closed all of the 14th, closed all of the 17th and will be back in service on Tuesday the 18th. This is a Jicarilla National Holiday and most non-emergency staff will be celebrating. The Wildhorse Casino and Hotel will still be open normal hours to sell permits if you need one! If you find yourself in the Stone Lake area please be respectful of the posted rules regarding the celebration and don't be surprised to find lots of folks in the area over this time frame.


Good Luck,